In Sierra Leone this morning, religious tensions swiftly rose when audio clips attributed to one of the nation’s most popular and best known preachers, Evangelist Victor Ajisafe started circulating on the social media. The disturbing audio set the nation talking as Sierra Leoneans began protesting against it as hate speech. Facebook and Whatsapp soon went on fire with denunciation of the christian preacher, with some people calling for action from the government as the speech threatened the religious tolerance in Sierra Leone.
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and children’s Affairs , Dr. Sylvia Blyden , reacted swiftly with a press statement condemning the Reverend’s speech and
Following an emergency meeting chaired by the Minister , further action has been taken . Ajisafe has been arrested for questioning and for his own safety. His churches have also been suspended.
Here is 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.”