An Islamic Republic that is; born in the country of Gambia. President Yahya Jammeh declared the formerly secular country an Islamic Republic.
“‘In line with the country’s religious identity and values, I proclaim Gambia as an Islamic state,’ said Jammeh on state television. ‘As Muslims are the majority in the country, the Gambia cannot afford to continue the colonial legacy,’ he added.”
No time for the ideals of dead white males, but rather, Islamic conquerors. Empires are fine as long as they implement sharia right?
“Gambia’s population of 1.8 million people is 95 percent Muslim. He said that other citizens of other faiths would still be able to practise.”
Get ready to pay the jizyah infidel scum. Let’s ask some peace-loving “Palestinians” what they think about taxes:
Suck it dhimmi:
“Jammeh, an animated orator who has earned the reputation for making surprise declarations over the course of his 21-year presidency, pulled Gambia out of the Commonwealth in 2013, calling it neo-colonial. In 2007, he claimed to have found a herbal cure for AIDS.”
Indeed, President Jammeh is a wise leader. I wonder whatever happened to his cure for AIDS?
“Despite strong commercial ties with Britain and other European countries whose citizens are regular visitors to Gambia’s white-sand beaches, relations with the West have deteriorated in recent years. ”
I wonder how much longer citizens of European countries will be visiting the beaches of Gambia?
“The European Union temporarily withheld aid money to the country last year over Gambia’s poor human rights record. Gambia, whose main industries are agriculture and tourism, ranks 165 out of 187 countries on the U.N. development index.
“Starved of development funds because of his deplorable human rights record and economic mismanagement, Jammeh is looking towards the Arab world as substitute for and source of development aid,” said blogger Sidi Sanneh, a former foreign minister who has become a U.S.-based dissident.“
Maybe President Jammeh can join forces with Boko Haram and the Islamic State to gain some funding.