Muslims take legal action against BT council over billboard vandalism

Islamic Information Bureau says it has instructed its lawyers to take legal action against Blantyre City Council over the vandalism of its billboard which caused friction with a Christian body.

The controversial billboard

An official from the Islamic Information Bureau which erected the controversial billboard said Muslims were surprised that the council vandalized the billboard even before hearing the side of the story from the bureau.

The billboard says having read the Old and the New Testament of the Holy Bible, people should now read the latest Testament the billboard says is the Holy Quran.

“We found the action of the council and the Evangelical Association of Malawi as provocative but we will use legal means to seek justice,” said the official.

Unknown people defaced and vandalized the billboard just hours after the Evangelical Association of Malawi wrote the council to remove the billboard or face unspecified action.

Meanwhile, government has asked the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to intervene on the matter.

Minister of Civic Education and Unity Timothy Mtambo has written PAC, calling on the quasi-religious organization to engage leaders of the religious groups over the matter.

Mtambo says the government is interested in the matter because it borders on peace, religious rights and national unity.

 

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Nalingula
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Nalingula

Now Strange Beliefs from the East want to Make Malawi their Battle Ground …My message to you all …Munthu wakuda kupita Mayiko azungu,aluya kapena ayuda Samatengedwa Ngati munthu …All these books you are Arguing about have been Used to Justify the Enslavement of Black people …Zanuzo tenganani muzikakangana where those Books came from…I think a Chipembedzo Cha makolo tikumane ,Anthu a Zipembedzo zakunjawa afuna ationongere Dziko-…

Asyene lyosi
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Asyene lyosi

That’s why we have democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, many boards are advertised from different companies and organizations doing competitive business but the other one don’t go and pulls down the other ones board let people sees it that’s democracy so don’t give us a reason to believe what they were saying that mcp or chakwera don’t want Islam to exist in Malawi

Asyene lyosi
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Asyene lyosi

Does the board do any harm to Christians or non Christians for that matter it didn’t stop people to be Christians or non Christians it simply says read the Quran as the last testament. Think carefully before you complain pastors please

Mwinithako
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Mwinithako

Muslims do not swindle any money from people.They help osati zomwe enanu mulemba yapa kkk

Chilungamo Nchabwino
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Chilungamo Nchabwino

People who do not understand the law are so quick to go to court. The law is very balanced. The signage was provocative and made someone angry who vandalized the sign. Find the vandal and take them to law don’t waste the city’s time with a legal matters that won’t stand in court. Malawi is a multi-religious, multi-cultural society learn to be diplomatic or move to a country that permits has allows only what one religion.

Tan
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Tan

Didn’t you see pictures of cars belonging to the city council at night with part of the torn advert in there at the site at night

Huti
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Huti

MCP does not believe in religious freedoms. The pentecostals think they are ruling Malawi through Chakwera.

Banda
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Banda

All religious Billboards should Not be put on public Property only on Church
or Mosque Property, Blantyre Council should not have issued a permit to allow this billboard to have been installed on Public or Government Land. Government has a duty to remain neutral to religious beliefs.

Chittanooga
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Chittanooga

Yes. And the message on the billboard should not stir religious sensitiveness when it is erected on church or mosque land. The erection of that billboard on public land was not in order. Public land belongs to government according to Land Act in the Laws of Malawi.

Bob Finyeol9
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Bob Finyeol9

We should not forget that Laz Chakwera, then president of the Assemblies of God, asked the then state President, Bingu, to declare Malawi a Christian nation. Could this incident be linked to that?

MKANDAWIRE
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MKANDAWIRE

Time to face justice. We have been studying Bible Knowledge but we didn’t complain. What is your fear to read other religions’ books?

Jefry
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Jefry

Exactly on point ✊

kanchenga
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kanchenga

it’s not fear its choice Sime choose the Bible ssome the other We went to Christian schools so wee read the Bible. Others went to the other Schools so they read the other books. CHOICE.

Kast
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Kast

Iwe. Ndiye mwana. Do you think during MCP time there was choice. EVERYONE was forced to study the bible

Chittanooga
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Chittanooga

You are lying. Ask Kaisi Sadala CEO of Tobacco Commission if he was forced to read the bible when he was at Likuni Boys Secondary School. Liar. MCP never forced anyone to take that subject. Its your religion that forces others to pursue Islamic studies or else you are “liquidated” and its in the Quran.

Ngombwax
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Ngombwax

Just curious: Was the BT city council responsible for the protection of this billboard? Why are they culpable? I can’t believe a fuckin’ billboard might ignite a religious conflict. Just calm down people! Slow down. Don’t let religion get into your head. No wonder Bushiri and other charlatans (both christian and muslim) swindle you day in and day out.

Lumbani
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Lumbani

Probably not but there have been captured on camera ripping it off

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