Malawi Muslims organise protests over billboard

Some Muslims say they will disregard the Covid-19  preventive measures to take on the streets this week in  protests against the removal of a billboard in Blantyre which promoted the reading of the Holy Quran.

The controversial billboard

The billboard, which said that since people have read the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, they should now read the latest Testament which the billboard said is the Quran.

However, the Evangelical Association of Malawi expressed concern over the message and called for its removal and hours later, it was vandalised by unknown people.

Leader of a group calling itself  Concerned Muslims,  Ousman Kennedy said among other things, they want the Blantyre City Council to restore the billboard failing which they will also take a legal action despite the planned protests.

He however said the protests will be peaceful as the Muslim community intends to see to it that religious rights are respected in the country.

The protests are expected to take place in all major cities and in Mangochi district.

Minister of Civic Education and Unity has since asked Blantyre city council to apologise to both the Muslims and Christians over the billboard issue.

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Chiga
Chiga
1 month ago

I think when airtel are advertising their brand they probably will not waste space talking about TNM first, I wonder why the billboard took more space focusing on the Old and New Testaments of the Christian`s Bible than their main subject? Is it a good idea to compare the taste of apples to that of mangoes for instance?

Chinamwali Boy
Chinamwali Boy
1 month ago

It is no secret that the leaders of Muslim faith are under the DPP/UDF alliance and they will do anything to make Tonse alliance government look bad. The Tonse alliance government has taken a proactive initiatives to protect their interests but being side-chicks of DPP/UDF alliance they will do anything possible to paint a bad picture on the current government. There is lots of evidence to prove that the BCC is under DPP/UDF alliance because most of the workers there are the cadets. This is purely an inside job and the government should leave BCC and the Muslim leaders to… Read more »

Wawo
Wawo
1 month ago
Reply to  Chinamwali Boy

Za manyazi asilamu

Wiseup
Wiseup
1 month ago

What ever people. I for one do not see anything wrong with their bill board. We Christians do it all the time, we evangelise to the moslems, satanists, etheists so nothing wrong with them trying to evangelise to us.

But one question to my moslem brothers; is the Quran not supposed to be touched by infidels? So how is it going to be read.

Al saif Allah al Jihad
Al saif Allah al Jihad
1 month ago

#BRING BACK OUR BILL BOARD . IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ISLAM KNOW THAT ITS THE SECOND LARGEST RELIGION IN THE WORLD AND IT STARTED 600 YEARS AFTER DEATH OF JESUS BUT IT WILL OVERTAKE CHRISTIANITY BY 2050 SO MALAWI CHRISTIANS STOP YOUR ARROGANCE AND RELIGIOUS BULLING ISLAM IS HERE TO STAY AND IT WILL OVER TAKE CHRISTIANITY SOON .

Wawo
Wawo
1 month ago

Not in Malawi , you are a minority, try it.

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
1 month ago

Who cares, I will be dead by 2050 and will make sure to never never read a Qoran. The billboard was targeting Christianity

Jaabir cryton
1 month ago

As salaam clykm warhmatullah wabarakatuhu

Mpweya zii
Mpweya zii
1 month ago

DPP operatives awa.why now ? Anthu akuopa jail awa so trying to create chaos.. But God ( Muslim God, Christian God etc) is bigger that than and is not a God of confusion. Zitayeni izi asilamu anzanga.

Tommy
Tommy
1 month ago

Arrest all those trying to disregard covid measure… dziko lino sila a Silamu… this is a Christian nation

Al saif Allah al Jihad
Al saif Allah al Jihad
1 month ago
Reply to  Tommy

malawi is an ISLAMIC STATE ndichifukwa mizikiti imamangidwa mtauni pamene ma church onse amamangidwa mphepete mwa manda chufukwa akhuristu ndi mfiti

Christian
Christian
1 month ago

kuyankhula kozetsa chidani uku,, Just take Lilongwe yokha mupange compare number ya ma church anamangidwa mu mzinda umenewu ndi number ya mizikiti ndiye muganizire statement yomwe mwalembayo

Mbuya
Mbuya
1 month ago
Reply to  Tommy

MALAWI IS A CHRISTIAN NATION. ASILAMU ALIBE CHITUKUKO. SANANGA MASUKULU KOMA MIZIKITI. AZIPITA KWAWO KU IRAQ

Mphepo Zinai
Mphepo Zinai
1 month ago

Asiyeni achite ma Demo awowo awone iwakanthe Covid.

Official
Official
1 month ago

Join the discussion…Exactly @ Banda.

Savimbi
Savimbi
1 month ago

Try to do your Demonstration as Moslems, but you have to know, Christians will do Demonstration after you, That you have to be guaranteed.

The Message on that Billboard was Mockery /Abomination of the highest order /Mtopola/kuwayamba dala akhristu, by referring to their Old and New Testaments comparing to Last Testament, which you say is Koran.

The more you think of Demonstration, the more you prompt Christians to not leave this Billboard mockery let it die down.

Tangosiyani zama Demonstrations izo, bcoz nkhani yi siyitha. Zichepetseni basi, forget it and do something else rather than adding fuel to the fire.

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