Uganda: Muslims Protest Israeli Bombing of Palestine

On January 16, 2009, a section of Muslims held a protest in Kampala against the Israeli military offensive in Gaza. During the prayers at Kololo airstrip, the Muslims, led by Sheikh Nooh Muzata, condemned the atrocities committed by the Israeli Defence Forces against the people of Gaza. After the prayers, a delegation led by Prof. Abasi Kiyimba, marched to the foreign affairs ministry to present a petition condemning Israel. The foreign affairs state minister, Henry Oryem Okello, said the Government does not support any kind of terrorism.

Other delegates were Sheikh Obeid Kamulegeya, Sheikh Hassan Kirya, Hajji Ahamed Lubega and Sheikh Muhammad Katuramu. Muslim clerics called upon the international community to step up pressure towards Israel to halt its “campaign of murder and destruc They urged world leaders to boost efforts to maintain a strong Palestinian state, so as to bring an end to 60 years of anguish. Kiyimba said: “Muslims should stop buying products from companies that are against Palestine, because by using such products you are supporting your enemies to kill your brothers.” Prince Badru Nakibinge Kakungulu, Prince Khalifan Kakungulu, the Amir Ummah Sheikh Abdul Hakim Ssekimpi, Muslim MPs Erias Lukwago, Latif Ssebagala and Lule Mawiya attended.

Mawiya urged the NRM Government to make its stand on the conflict known.

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Muslim clerics called upon the international community to step up pressure towards Israel to halt its “campaign of murder and destruction”.

They urged world leaders to boost efforts to maintain a strong Palestinian state, so as to bring an end to 60 years of anguish.

Kiyimba said: “Muslims should stop buying products from companies that are against Palestine, because by using such products you are supporting your enemies to kill your brothers.”

Prince Badru Nakibinge Kakungulu, Prince Khalifan Kakungulu, the Amir Ummah Sheikh Abdul Hakim Ssekimpi, Muslim MPs Erias Lukwago, Latif Ssebagala and Lule Mawiya attended.

Mawiya urged the NRM Government to make its stand on the conflict known.

After the prayers, a delegation led by Prof. Abasi Kiyimba, marched to the foreign affairs ministry to present a petition condemning Israel.

The foreign affairs state minister, Henry Oryem Okello, said the Government does not support any kind of terrorism.

Other delegates were Sheikh Obeid Kamulegeya, Sheikh Hassan Kirya, Hajji Ahamed Lubega and Sheikh Muhammad Katuramu.

Muslim clerics called upon the international community to step up pressure towards Israel to halt its “campaign of murder and destruction”.

They urged world leaders to boost efforts to maintain a strong Palestinian state, so as to bring an end to 60 years of anguish.

Kiyimba said: “Muslims should stop buying products from companies that are against Palestine, because by using such products you are supporting your enemies to kill your brothers.”

Prince Badru Nakibinge Kakungulu, Prince Khalifan Kakungulu, the Amir Ummah Sheikh Abdul Hakim Ssekimpi, Muslim MPs Erias Lukwago, Latif Ssebagala and Lule Mawiya attended.

Mawiya urged the NRM Government to make its stand on the conflict known.

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