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Leaders restrain 500 Tabliqs over mosque

By Vision Reporter

Added 12th August 2001 03:00 AM

MUSLIM leaders on Friday restrained a group of over 500 Tabliqs from wrecking havoc on Mayangayanga village in Mukono district, where their incomplete mosque was brought down by some people in the area.

MUSLIM leaders on Friday restrained a group of over 500 Tabliqs from wrecking havoc on Mayangayanga village in Mukono district, where their incomplete mosque was brought down by some people in the area.

By Edris Kisambira MUSLIM leaders on Friday restrained a group of over 500 Tabliqs from wrecking havoc on Mayangayanga village in Mukono district, where their incomplete mosque was brought down by some people in the area. Sheikh Sulaiman Kakeeto, the leader of the Tabliqs in Uganda, told The New Vision on phone, “I am aware of the destruction that was done. “What I told them was to go there, pray and assess the situation and talk to government leaders like the Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Asadu Lutale, so that the problem can be solved peacefully,” Kakeeto said. Over 500 Muslim Tabliqs on Friday raided Mayangayanga village threatening to kill and destroy property, including houses, following the destruction of their incomplete mosque on a disputed piece of land. Kakeeto said they do not want to clash with the perpetrators of the act, but that what they want is government to intervene in the matter, and see to it that those who carried out the act are prosecuted. “We don’t want to clash with them, all we want is the reconstruction of the mosque, and the prosecution of those who carried out the act. We are going to talk to Government,” he said. “We don’t want Government to say that Muslims don’t obey the laws of the country. All we want is for Government to intervene in these matters,” Kakeeto said. The Secretary General of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) said they were aware of what happened but he could not confirm whether a directive stopping the Tabliqs was issued. Sheikh Yahaya Seviiri, one of the leaders of the Tabliqs who raided the village and tried hard to restrain his fellow Tabliqs with whom he had travelled to Mukono, told The New Vision yesterday that they had received a call of restraint from Muslim leaders in the country. The Nagalama Police station could not be reached for an update on the situation yesterday. Ends

Leaders restrain 500 Tabliqs over mosque

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