A LETTER TO THE VICE PRESIDENT
From: Adnan Adams, Executive Director of MUYAD Social Services
THE ANTI-ISLAM GES DIRECTORS MUST BE SACKED NOW BEFORE THEY CAUSE UNCONTROLLED TENSION IN THE COUNTRY
Your Excellency Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahmud Bawumia, I know you have heard or been informed about recent humiliation of some Muslim students (citizens of the land who are also protected by the 1992 Constitution of Ghana) in some PUBLIC SCHOOLS in the country as well as other Muslims in the country.
I write to humbly draw your attention once again to these happenings in our schools and many other institutions including the public health institutions, state owned enterprises and corporate organisations, that is, if you are already not aware of such HUMILIATION AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MUSLIMS in the country.
This is based on the fact that, as the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MUYAD SOCIAL SERVICES, I have copied your office several petitions on humiliations and discriminations against Muslims in the country.
Back to history, at the 2017 and 2021 January 7 swearing-in ceremonies, Ghanaians were proud that, the country recognizes Christianity and Islam as legitimate religions in the country, which the 1992 Constitution has endorsed.
The 1992 Constitution of Ghana, being the supreme law of the land, also, allows every legitimate religion in the country and their followers to “…practice and manifest their religion without any discrimination..” (Article 21)(1)(c)) of the Constitution of Ghana. But, the real life situation in the country is highly untold of a country which prides itself as a beacon of democracy in Africa. As the Christians in the country are perpetrating an ‘ANTI-ISLAM AGENDA’.
On several occasions, this agenda has been manifested by Christian heads and superiors of many public and private institutions against Muslims (mostly our women) on issues of freedom to worship, discrimination against wearing of hijab, forcing Muslims to attend Christian church/worship services in schools and at offices, denying Muslims of employment opportunities, forcing Muslim women to take of their hijab when taking official pictures among others.
Your Excellency, you do not only owe Muslims in the country a ‘duty of service’ religiously but politically as well. This is because, aside His Excellency the President of Ghana priding with you to Ghanaians and Muslims that, the Jubilee House is balanced religiously as the Bible and Quran can always be found at the highest office of the land, politically many Muslims today follow your political party because you are a Muslim, advertently increasing the support base of your party among the Muslims community.
So, what do you have to show to the allegiance you owe the Muslims in the country as a Muslim?
Now, let me break down the issues:
GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE AND SOME HEAD OF SO-CALLED ‘MISSION SCHOOLS’ ON ANTI-ISLAM AGENDA
In very recent times, there have been uproar between Muslim parents and the Headmistress and Management of Wesley Girl’s SHS (Cape Coast) over the several decades of religious discrimination against Muslim students posted by the computerised system to that school because it is a ‘public or government subvented school’. The headmistress is on public record to have pronounced that the practice of Islam is forbidden in the school and in manifesting her pronouncements, she again forbade Muslim students in the school from fasting in the Holy month of Ramadan in which Muslims across the globe are required to do.
That notwithstanding, the Board, Management and Heads of the Methodist, Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, AME Zion and other Christian Education Units have arrogated to themselves, ‘powers of the President of the land’ with support and supervision from the GES, to take the laws into their hands (an act the President will not even find it easy to do) to humiliate and discriminate against Muslims in the country.
Your Excellency the Vice President, I am very much aware that, you can still recall the famous incident of Abdul Gaffar, of blessed memory (May Allah grant him paradise among the martyrs), which happened at another ‘so-called mission school’ Adisadel College (Cape Coast). Let us assume the deceased was a Christian and the incident happened in an Islamic school….. Your guess is as good as mine!
GES SUPERVISED AND SUPPORTED A CHRISTIAN HEADMASTER TO USE ASSETS OF AN ISLAMIC SCHOOL TO FORM ‘CHRISTIAN MOTIVATED SCHOOL’
In one of the petitions which I copied your office; dated 16/01/2020, addressed to The Director-General of Ghana Education Service on the subject line: “PETITION FOR ACTION AGAINST THE ‘UNQUALIFIED’ HEADMASTER OF TAWHEED SHS”, the Muslim population in Ghana and all Ghanaians who are religiously tolerant, especially those in the Asokore Mampong Municipality, expected a resounding response or outcome, but as usual the petition was swept under the carpet with impunity by the Director-General of GES. Please, your Excellency, you can kindly refer to your archives of “receipts” or petitions for a copy of the petition so you can get the details of the whole scenario.
OTHER PETITIONS TO THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ON RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MUSLIM STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Again, MUYAD SOCIAL SERVICES on the 30/09/2019 petitioned, The Minister of Education on the subject line: “PETITION AGAINST RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MUSLIMS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES” and copied your high office. Yet, there was neither a response nor an action taken and we also did not see, nor hear any action or directives taken by your office to the minister.
A reminder was sent to the Minister of Education dated 31/10/2019 and copied your high office. No response nor any action was taken to resolve the predicament of Muslim students in the country.
THE HYPOCRISY OF GES AND SOME CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES ON THEIR PRETENTIOUS AND FAKE PUBLIC LOVE FOR MUSLIMS
To explain further the deliberate and calculated actions of the GES and the Board and Heads of Christian ‘Mission Schools’ to undermine the practice of Islam in the country, despite their double standards, hypocritical, pretentious and fake love for Muslims in the country; let me borrow and re-echo the write-up of a brother in Islam as a reaction to the lame and unfounded excuses the GES, Board of Wesley Girl’s SHS and the Methodist Church Ghana gave as a response to the uproar and resistance to the school’s directive to stop Muslim students from fasting in the month of Ramadan.
Below is the write-up:
“The attempt by Wesley Girls High School and the GES to massage the ignoble act of religious discrimination has been exposed. The leadership of the two institutions went into a meeting and subtly created the impression that, Fasting causes health conditions among Muslims and other groups who fast.
“From time immemorial, Doctors and Scientists have acknowledged the health benefits of Fasting. Who are you to turn the face of truth to suit your narrow, parochial and callous agenda of discriminating against Islam? Where is this new theory coming from? The assertion that, Muslims develop unpleasant health conditions when they fast is a fallacy and a shameful lie
“In any case, the rules of Fasting provides that, people who have health challenges are exempted from Fasting. So, if the girl had any health condition for which she should not fast, the parents would have known and informed the school authorities accordingly.
“Now, on what grounds did Wesley Girls High School deny the student the right to fast?”
2nd May, 2021″
Your Excellency, to cut my letter short, as a Muslim what will be your jihad (legitimate course of action or actions as the Vice president of Ghana) taken on behalf of Muslims in the country on all these unlawful treatment, humiliation and discrimination?
Your Excellency, to update yourself with the whole ‘ANTI-ISLAM AGENDA’ endorsed by the GES and other public institutions, kindly let your capable research team help you do further researches on the following topics below:
The link between Tawheed Islamic SHS and J.A. Kuffour SHS (Sokoban) all in Ashanti region. How was a Christian made a headmaster of an Islamic school? This same headmaster with support and supervision from MOE and GES stole the assets of the Islamic school to form another school.
Do we still have public schools which are classified as ‘Mission Schools’ in the country which are owned solely by the churches even after those churches were compensated some decades ago with taxpayers monies?
Thank you for your kind attention and time to read my long letter as we expect your response and a feel of your presence as a Muslim Vice President. We gladly await your swearing-in as the president of Ghana in fulfilment of your ambition.
A Sincere Citizen
Adnan Adams Mohammed