Mullah Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, President of Maldives giving Friday Prayer sermon
President’s Religion On Trial In Supreme Court
President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s membership of the Muslim faith was subjected to a Supreme Court hearing on Thursday, after the religious conservative Adhaalath Party challenged his bid for re-election on the basis he is “without doubt an infidel”.
A sheikh and lawyer representing the Adhaalath Party accused the president of denying concepts such as the second coming of Jesus, the ascension of the Qur’an and the awarding of blood money.They also contend the president has attempted to spread Christianity in the Maldives – a charge Gayoom’s party has frequently levelled at his opponents.
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