Prominent Nigerian-born Evangelist, Pastor Victor Ajisafe has blasted prominent Islamic scholar and Grand Mufti of Zimbabwe, Mufti Ismail Menk over alleged claims that Sierra Leone is an Islamic state.
In what would be described as the biggest religious hate speech ever in the history of Sierra Leone, Ajisafe, who also doubles as the founder and President of the Sanctuary Praise Church had described Mufti as “a liar and an angel of Darkness who have come to deceive Sierra Leoneans”
Recall that Mufti was in Freetown on a two-days visit (Islamic lecture) mission on from 21 -23 September. Menk landed at the Lungi International Airport on Thursday, 21 September on the invitation of the Foundation of Islamic Information Sierra Leone (FOISIL) and held an inspirational lecture at the jam-packed National Stadium on Friday and at the Freetown Central Mosque at Rokupa. It is worthy to note that over 50,000 people filled the National stadium during Multi’s lecture, a record which is the first of it’s kind in the history of Sierra Leone.
Multi, during his visit to President Koroma at the state house lodge in Freetown has said that part of the reasons why he has visited the country was to sympathize with the victims of the August 14th Mudslide and Flood disasters and also pray for those who lost their lives, as well as for the country. However, Pastor Ajisafe has countered his claim and his religion describing Islam as a “religion of terrorism”.
The man of God said that Mulfti’s preaching about Jesus is not true. He also added Sierra Leone does no have a trace of Islam. “You have idol worshiping and Christianity, those are the two religion here.”, Ajisafe added. He further alleged that Ex Late Sierra Leone President, Alhaji Tejan kabbah sold Sierra Leone out to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation through a back market.
Meanwhile, mixed reactions has trailed the speech of the famous Evangelist. While many has described it as an hate speech which could bring up hatred in a religious tolerant country like Sierra Leone, others have supported him claiming that Imam’s and other Islamic leaders are also known to use hate speeches against Christians in the country.
— Alpha Kam4 (@AlphaKamara4) September 26, 2017
This fool needs to go back to Nigeria-The religious tolerance Sierra Leone has will not be destroyed. Many families are religiously mixed. https://t.co/4nrNRIM85L
— Sabi Sierra Leone (@SabiSierraLeone) September 26, 2017
The audio and video of Ajisafe’s preaching which is currently trending across WhatsApp and other social media platforms in Sierra Leone has been obtained by Sierraloaded.
Read full transcript of the audio below:
“Darkness can only thrive where light has been kept under a bush hell. Oh Yes! Islam can only spread where Christians don’t preach because where we preach the difference is very clear. We are the that stands and preach and the one we are preaching about comes and approves and testify that what we have said is true by taking problems away from people and healing the sick and making the blind to see and make the cripple walking. We are the only the one that preach about Jesus and that Jesus will show up and confirm that what we are preaching is true. But when we keep quiet then lies, lies, lies…
“Can you imagine the man called Mufti who came to Sierra Leone because they see us that we look vulnerable, we are poor, we can easily be deceived. He could stand in the national stadium of this country and telling this nation that this nation is an Islamic state. What an amfront. There is nothing like Islam in the history of Sierra Leone. You have idol worshiping and Christianity, those are the two religion here. Besides, is that what the constitution says? He lied. He told a lie.
“He came and trying to project Islam as a religion of peace, who is He deceiving? The symbol of Islam is a religion of sword. Go and kill. Every terrorism in the world has been carried out by a Muslim. Every terrorist act, there is no Buddha there, no is no Anywhere you hear of terrorism it is Islam. And yet he can to convince us and lie to us. We know that one of the secrets of Islam is deception. He should go and deceive them in other worlds. He is a wool in sheep’s cotton. What he is saying and what he believes are different. If anybody doesn’t believe in Jesus, he is not a true Muslim… Lie… Lie… Does he mean it? Do they believe in his virgin birth? Do they believe in his life? Can you compare the life of Jesus to the life of Mohammad? Do they believe in his death? Do they believe in his resurrection? If they believe all that about Jesus, then the person will stop being a Muslim. You cannot believe Jesus and remain a Muslim. It is not possible. Because Jesus saves lives, Jesus transforms lives. You cannot receive the spirit of Christ and still remain a Muslim. So, He lied.. He lied…
“Wool in sheep’s cotton. An angel of darkness showing himself as an angel of light to deceive and to lure people into lies. I want him to know tht under this nation Jesus Christ is lord. Jesus is lord under Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is not an Islamic state. Sierra Leone belongs to Jesus Christ.
“He’s a Wool in sheep’s cotton with a mission to deceive, to carry men to hell. Jesus Christ is the light of the world. I know why he claimed that Sierra Leone is an Islamic state. Because the Ex late President of Sierra Leone, Alhaji Ahmed Tijan Kabbah, through a back door, through black market took Sierra Leone to Islam by joining this nation to OIC because of money. He did that.”