Islamic Commission for Justice and Freedom (ICJF) has condemned the beating of a Muslim chief in Rumphi and the ongoing killing of albinos.
The commission says in Malawi, which is a God-fearing nation, everybody has freedom of practising their faith and right to life.
Executive director for the commission Shaibu Abdulrahaman Ajassie made the remarks in an interview on Wednesday. He asked government to probe the beating the group village head M’bodo and let the law take its course.
“We are fully condemning the barbaric malpractice of the beating GVH M’bodo in his 89th year for choosing to practice Islam and providing land for a Mosque near his house.
“We believe a real Christian cannot do that, but this is a thug and not a Christian. There is a no go-zone in the country because Malawi is a God-fearing nation,” said Ajassie.
He said it is uncalled for to have a Muslim tortured during this Month of Ramadhan, when all Muslims in the world are fasting, saying this is traumatising to the old chief.
During a press conference ICJF addressed on Sunday, the commission also joined well meaning Malawians in condemning the brutal killing of albinos in the country.
“Our stand on this issue is very strong as well. It should be well understood by all Malawians that killing of any innocent person is a great sin before God Almighty. Specifically, this is why Islam addresses this malpractice of killing innocent people as one of the greatest sins one can commit on this earth,” said Ajassie.