President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that the presence of acts that create divisions within society poses a danger to the peace of the nation.
Addressing the nation on the occasion of the Maldives’ 56th Independence Day, President Solih highlighted that promoting extremist beliefs and Islamophobic hate speech are acts intended to divide the people.
He called upon the public to stand against violations of the Islamic tenets and creating hate, in order to maintain the peace and independence of the nation. The President added that such acts will not be tolerated under any circumstance.
Observing that these radical extremist beliefs contradict Islamic beliefs, President Solih claimed that these beliefs are unrelated to the behavioral and religious aspects of Islam.
President Solih revealed that in addition to legal measures, a more permanent solution is to incorporate Islamic values into the education system to allow children to grow with steadfast beliefs of rightful Islamic teachings.
He stated that the necessary measures to solve such issues within the education system have been identified, and are being rectified.