The Deputy Speaker of People’s Majlis and MP of Galolhu Uthuru constituency, Eva Abdulla has spoken against the famous Islamic preacher Dr.Bilal Philips.
She spoke against him on twitter, after Youth Minister Ahmed Mahloof had announced that Dr.Bilal Philips had accepted an invitation to promote tolerance, peace and harmony to the youth of Maldives. He is scheduled to be visiting the Maldives from 12th to 18th of March.
In response, MP Eva said that while the world is in much need of “tolerance, peace and harmony”, the preacher Bilal Philips is not the man for the job. “Even a perfunctory glance at Google would show that Bilal Philips is not the man for the job.”, said Eva.
She further said that he has propagated extremism, violence against women, and destructive views on democracy. She urged the Minister to stop the program to bring him to the Maldives.
The Canadian scholar has previously visited Maldives to deliver religious sermons. However, it is to be noted that many countries have previously denied entry to him on various grounds such as links to extremism.