U.S. Ambassador Identifies With Muslims
By Janjay F. Campbell
As Muslims observe the month of Ramadan and recommit themselves to their faith, United States Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Deborah Malac, yesterday identified with the Muslim communities in New Georgia and on 17th Street respectively.
The U.S. Ambassador donated assorted food items to the Muslim Community at both Mosques and read a special statement from President Barack Obama.
In the statement, President Obama reminded Muslims in the country that Ramadan is a time when Muslims recommit themselves and keep the month of Ramadan holy. The US President said no one should be targeted because of how they worship. “Muslims are encouraged to keep in their prayers those who are suffering around the world,” the statement added.
The Muslims’ representative at the New Georgia Mosque, Vehaf Kromah lauded Ambassador Malac and prayed for her longevity and that Liberia and America will always maintain their strong friendship. He stressed that Ambassador Malac’s visit was important and that they greatly appreciate her for the visit.
Heads of the Muslim Community in New Georgia led U.S. Ambassador and her team on a guided tour of the Mosque that is being erected. The youth leader thanked Ambassador Malac for her kind gesture and appealed to the Ambassador to assist the community in constructing the Mosque.