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Somali religious council warns against corruption and women in the upcoming elections
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Somali religious council warns against corruption and women in the upcoming elections

Somali Religious Council has strongly warned politicians and election delegates against engaging in corruption in the upcoming polls expected in the country. Press statement on Sunday from the bold religious authority that brings together respected Somali religious scholars has warned the government against advocating for women in politics saying it is dangerous and against Islamic religious ethics. “Somali religious council cautions the nation against so called quota of women in politics, it is non Muslim driven agenda that will lead to disintegration of family,” said part of the statement. The council also called upon delegates and tribal elders tasked to elect members of parliament to ensure free and fair decision and against engaging in graft during the voting exercise. “Somali religious council calls upon the people to respect the promise trusted upon them by the religion by ensuring moral and God fearing leaders to power and not drug addicts or dealers into leadership,” The council also called upon tribal elders tasked to select members of parliament that so called quota of women in politics is neither religious nor democratic but darkness. The bold call by religious authority towards the people and government of Somalia comes just few weeks to the historic elections in the country and there is no doubt that it will affect directly or indirectly the outcome of the polls as far as topics on women. By Hassan Istiila