Dreaded fetish priest Nana Kwaku Bonsam, and the Ashanti Regional Ahlussunna Wa-Jama’a, a sect in the Muslim religion, have both taken a stance against the recent proliferation of homosexual activities in the country.
In separate but related interviews, the two called on Ghana’s government to take a firm stance against homosexuals and tighten the laws that make gay activities illegal in the country.
According to Ahlussunna Wa-Jama’a, homosexuality, besides being abhorred by all the religious groupings in the country, is also illegal in the country’s constitution, therefore the government should sternly deal with those that would engage in the act.
This was disclosed by the Ashanti Regional Chief Imam of the Ahlussunna Wal-Jama’a Muslim sect, Sheikh Muhammed Kamil Muhammed, at a press conference held at Asawase, a densely-populated Muslim area in Kumasi.
He warned that homosexuality is a great sin in the sight of Allah so if Ghanaians fold their arms and watch for the sinful act to gain roots in the country, very soon, the fury of Allah would be on the entire country. According to the Chief Imam, “It is very important at this juncture to bring in the government. Leadership is key in the fight against homosexuality and lesbianism….We therefore call on the government to institute measures towards addressing this very serious matter, especially in the educational system, by collaborating with the religious bodies.”
Sheikh Kamil Muhammed observed also that homosexuality practices are alien to the Ghanaian culture “and the universal culture in general also frowns on and abhors this unnatural relationship between persons of the same sex”.
As Muslims, he observed, “We owe it a duty to strive towards eradicating this sinful act in society and we would want to believe that the Christian and traditional bodies too will give helping hands in this regard.”
In order to curb this social canker, the Chief Imam suggested the intensification of education on Islamic principles to sensitize the public on the dangers that homosexuality and lesbianism can bring to the country.
He also called for collaboration between Muslims and Christians as well as traditional leaders to battle homosexuality and lesbianism by preaching against it in churches and mosques or at any public place.
Sheikh Kamil Muhammed, again, implored the media to use their various networks to always speak against this social canker to help save mother Ghana from Allah’s anger.
The Chief Imam slammed the smoking of tobacco in public places, saying, “Islam prohibits anything that has a harmful effect on the health of the human body.’
The tobacco bill, he lamented, has been under consideration for a long time.
“We will want to appeal to government to hasten the passage of the bill relating the tobacco use to safeguard the health of Ghanaians in this regard.”
The fetish priest sounded rather vexed when he told NEWS-ONE that he is disappointed that the authorities have watched unconcerned as homosexual activities flourish all across the countries.
Speaking in Twi, Bonsam said homosexual practices have a spiritual dimension and that it is not a practice that brings good fortunes.
“If the government cannot make laws that are strong enough to fight homosexuals and the churches also cannot handle it, then I suggest they leave it to some of us to take care of it.
“I have dealt with many people who say they are addicted to this practice and we have done rituals that have changed that spiritual feeling they have for their fellow man. But if we are doing our parts to save the land from curses and we see the law makers behave as if it is okay for a man to sleep with a man, as is done in the White man’s land, then we have a serious problem at hand.
“Maybe, one of these days, a Minister’s son would return from a boarding school as a victim of gay practice with his anus bleeding and then we would realize that we need to do something against it,” Bonsam noted.
Source: NEWS ONE