PAC meets over Muslim billboard vandalism: Agree to pacify the religious clash

Quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has met in Lilongwe on Thursday where members discussed how to ease religious tension between Christians and Muslims following the vandalism of a Muslim billboard.

PAC vice chairperson  Osman Karim, executive director Robert Phiri and board member Agnes Kamoto.

PAC spokesperson Gilford Matonga has confirmed the meeting, saying they were moved by the Minister of Civic Education and Unity  Timothy Mtambo, who wrote them requesting for the PAC intervention.

“We were meeting to discuss how best to mediate on the matter. We will take up the task,” said Matonga.

PAC membership is inclusive of both Christians and Muslims.

However, Matonga could not be drawn to comment on when the mediation would start and details of the mediation process.

In a strongly worded letter, Muslim Association of Malawi described the action to vandalise the billboard as provocative.

In a letter signed by Dinala Chabula, the association says the Muslim Information Bureau sought all legal processes before the Blantyre city council granted permission to erect the billboard.

The Evangelical Association of Malawi, Blantyre chapter asked the council to pull down the billboard, describing it as provocative and an insult to Christianity.

The billboard has a message which says since people have read the Biblical Old and New Testaments, they should now read the latest Testament which the billboard say is the Quran, the holy book of Muslims.

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Munthu
Munthu
1 month ago

It says if.. IF not since. Why change?????

Thongo
Thongo
1 month ago

Tingomenyanapo basi,,,asilamu mulimo angati muno? Mukakaikaso chi bilubidi chanu tikachosaso…

MKANDAWIRE
MKANDAWIRE
1 month ago

Follow a religion that preaches about the oneness of God by not associating Him with anyone or anything avoid following the religions which preach falsehood contrary to that trying to win people for their own benefits because on the day of judgement you will not have an opportunity of reversing your Faith bro.
We live once we die once take heed of that bro.

#MyPresident
#MyPresident
1 month ago
Reply to  MKANDAWIRE

The best way is not to follow any religion at all. In that way you are not indoctrinated with hypocrisy of theology. Just practice science and you will be good to go.

Mchirico
Mchirico
1 month ago

There was nothing wrong with the billboard as it potrayed the Islamic belief. The Quran mentions and makes reference of the old, new testaments and biblical prophets including Jesus Christ in many places. Mentioning old scriptures is part of Islamic teachings only strange to Christians who don’t understand Islam at all. The billboard did not insult the Bible and Christian at large but potrayed the Islamic belief and removing it is a clear violation of Muslim rights to express their belief in the country.

Chinamwali Boy
Chinamwali Boy
1 month ago

The problem that Muslim religion here in Malawi is an agent of UDF and DPP to cause religious strife. Majority of muslim leadership do everything to discredit UTM and MCP and no wonder they hard a program on MBC with a sole reason of pandering to DPP campaign. What the muslim leadership should know is that the majority of people are now smart and cannot pander to such nonsense. DPP will not come back in 2025 and the sooner the muslim leadership realise this the better for their religion. It can’t always be violence violence violence, DPP DPP DPP, UDF… Read more »

monosile
monosile
1 month ago

Why do Muslims always preach their Islam by quoting the bible, why not concentrate on your koran always you talk about the bible, Christians do not bother about your Koran, so stop using or quoting the bible for your silly teachings because that is provoking.

Tiikalero
Tiikalero
1 month ago
Reply to  monosile

Judges, priests, nun and many other professionals including the one against the billboard learn, learned Quran.

Mwini muzi
1 month ago
Reply to  monosile

The Quran was written in 500AD long after the Bible was published. Muhammad quoted from the many verses in the Bible that’s why the teachings have some similarities.Iam a Christian and have read the Quran many many times yet am intact with my Christian religion and can’t be swayed even an inch.

GRM
GRM
1 month ago

They were wrong by mentioning the bible, another faith material in their message. Very provocative

abdulLLAH Jihad
abdulLLAH Jihad
1 month ago

WITH BILLBOARDS OR NO BILL BILLBOARDS ISLAM IS THE FASTEST GROWING RELIGION IN THE WORLD AND IT WILL OVERTAKE CHRISTIANITY BY 2050 FOR NOW ITS THE BIGGEST IN AFRICA.

Nepotism
1 month ago

Fake

Usakane
Usakane
1 month ago
Reply to  Nepotism

Not fake, check or google

Chinamwali Boy
Chinamwali Boy
1 month ago

You mean terrorism is the fastest growing religion? Google it and you will find that it is islamic terrorism which is growing at an alarming rate in Africa.

guguda
guguda
1 month ago

I am a Christian and I saw that on TV. It’s very unfortunate because once you Moslems are in the majority you will force people to worship allah because you are intolerant

Banda
Banda
1 month ago

Enact laws that religious billboards are not placed on Government or Public lands. This billboard was a provocation to Christianity when all Christens know Muhammad is a false prophet

abdulLLAH Jihad
abdulLLAH Jihad
1 month ago
Reply to  Banda

HOMOSEXUALITY PRIESTS AND PRIESTS CHILD SEX SCANDALS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CHRISTIANITY A FALSE RELIGION

Chinamwali Boy
Chinamwali Boy
1 month ago

Just like murderers and paedophiles are associated with islam. Was the so-called prophet Muhammad not a paedophile? Yes he was. Whas the so-called prophet Muhammad not a murderer? Yes he was.

Malawi belong to the citizens

When poverty levels are high people find reasons to start fighting on useless things.Christianity is big religion and it will continue to depend on the Holy Bible like wise the Islam is a big religion and it will still depend on the Holy Koran , until the end of the world.There is no reason to ask those who believe in Christianity and the Bible to stop believing what the Bible says.Whoever thought of the Billboard with those words was wrong.No one can ask believers of these religions to stop what they believe.What u can do is to preach the gospel… Read more »

Mr Truth Pains
1 month ago

Everything I wanted to write up u have already worded it my brother.

Malawian/Human
Malawian/Human
1 month ago

the best response ever. Who are we/you to believe that your region is better than the other and to try and force it on another person. Believe what you believe in and keep it to yourself or with others you share the same believe with.

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