Male: Conspiracies are being hatched against Islam in the Maldives and Islam is strategically maligned before young Maldivians so they do not accept the truthfulness of Islam and think negatively about the only true religion in the world. This was said by the Maldives Minister of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed.
The Minister of Islamic Affairs has warned that Islam is being targeted by the Christians and Freemasons as they are working to “create doubts” on Islam within the hearts of young Maldivians which is high concerned situation.
According to the local media, the Islamic Minister is claiming that there is a “strong psychological war” conducted by “various Christian organizations” to “wipe out” Islam from the Maldives.
Shaheem further claimed that the Freemasons – a secretive society originating from Europe – is carrying out activities “in secret” within the Maldives.
Shaheem was speaking at a ceremony to mark the 886th anniversary of the Maldives’ conversion to Islam from Buddhism, in accordance to the legend taught in Maldivian schools.
He stated, “Various Christian organizations and missionaries are strongly involved and active in our society. They are working within us and outside, trying to create doubts on Islam within the hearts of young people.”
“We have got a lot to do to strengthen Islamic faith through the national curriculum. We have to clarify the doubts being cast in the hearts of young generation. We can only overcome this through unified collaboration,” he added.
Maldivian President, Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, meanwhile expressed similar sentiment to the Islamic Minister, asking the public to be cautious of activities being carried out to allow other faiths into the country.
Waheed said that the Maldives has remained an independent and sovereign nation because it is a “100 percent Islamic state” and that the “unity and brotherly bond” between people is the result of Islam.
He said in his address, “It saddens me to say that despite the existence of such a bond, today we’re seeing a little weakening of that bond. We need to seriously think about this, especially when the introduction of multi-party politics has resulted in deterioration of familial bonds and social well being.”
He also said that it is important for people to create love towards Islam and strengthen Islamic faith, as the country celebrates the day the Maldives embraced Islam.
President’s Office Media Secretary, Masood Imad, said that the government has not been made aware that undercover Freemason organizations or Christian missionaries are operating in the country in an attempt to undermine Islam.
Massod added that the matter would be better forwarded to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs for clarification.
“We try to keep out of these matters,” he said.