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U.S Ambassador urges Muslims to uphold unity

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA - United States Ambassador to Liberia, Christine Elder, is urging Liberian Muslims to uphold unity and peaceful co-existence as they observe the Holy Month of Ramadan

Ambassador Elder said: “Unity across communities is particularly important as Liberia takes on its own security responsibilities and prepares for 2017 Elections.”

“This was the core of President Obama’s message to Muslims in the United States,” she noted.

The U.S envoy spoke Monday, July 4, 2016 when she visited the Heritage Mosque in Monrovia in observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan. She also admonished would -be candidates to denounce violence and divisive politics and pursue the vision of unity, peace and democracy.

Ambassador Elder donated assorted items and reaffirmed her government’s continued support to Liberia.

Responding, the Grand Mufti, Sheikh Aboubakar Sumaworo, expressed gratitude to Ambassador Elder on behalf of the Muslim Community for the visit and gesture.

Sheikh Sumaworo said: “Majority of the Muslims in Liberia are Soni Muslims who believe in tolerance and peaceful co-existence.”

 


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