AS RAMADAN FAST BEGINS: GOV DICKSON URGES MUSLIMS TO SOBERLY REFLECT ON GOOD DEEDS OF PROPHET MOHAMMED

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AS RAMADAN FAST BEGINS: GOV DICKSON URGES MUSLIMS TO SOBERLY REFLECT ON GOOD DEEDS OF PROPHET MOHAMMED

On behalf of myself, the Government and good people of Bayelsa State, I want to seize this opportunity marking the commencement of the Ramadan fast today, to send warm greetings to all our Muslim brothers and Sisters across Nigeria.

As you partake in the Ramadan Fast in line with the commandments of the Holy Quran (Chapter2: 185), I urge you to soberly reflect on the good deeds of Prophet Mohammed, while using the period to also pray for peace and unity in our country. The period of the Fast also offers you a unique opportunity to demonstrate our love for one another as Nigerians, Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. Let us use this period to renew our commitment to our nation and strengthen the bonds of unity amongst our people irrespective of tribe or religion.

I wish you all a spirit-filled Ramadan Fast.

Signed
His Excellency, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson
Governor, Bayelsa State

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2 Responses to “AS RAMADAN FAST BEGINS: GOV DICKSON URGES MUSLIMS TO SOBERLY REFLECT ON GOOD DEEDS OF PROPHET MOHAMMED”

  1. theemanifesto July 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    Reblogged this on theemanifesto and commented:
    From The Government Of Bayelsa, This RAMADAN.

  2. markinowei July 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Obama: ‘Tryavon Martin Could Have Been Me’…The President Makes An Important Speech About Race In America (VIDEO/TRANSCRIPT)
    ————————-
    REPORTERS: Whoa!

    Q: Hello.

    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: That’s so — that’s so disappointing, man. Jay, is this kind of — the kind of respect that you get? (Laughter.)

    Q: Wake up!

    Q: What brings you out here, Mr. —

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, on — on — on television it usually looks like you’re addressing a full room.

    Q: (Laughs.) It’s just a mirage.

    Q: There’s generally not —

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: All right.

    (Cross talk.)

    Q: (Inaudible) — got the Detroit story.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: I got you. All right. Sorry about that. Do you think anybody else is showing up? Good.

    Well, I — I wanted to come out here first of all to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is — is very much looking forward to the session.

    Second thing is I want to let you know that over the next couple of weeks there are going to obviously be a whole range of issues — immigration, economics, et cetera — we’ll try to arrange a fuller press conference to address your questions.

    The reason I actually wanted to come out today is not to take questions, but to speak to an issue that obviously has gotten a lot of attention over the course of the last week, the issue of the Trayvon Martin ruling. I gave an — a preliminary statement right after the ruling on Sunday, but watching the debate over the course of the last week I thought it might be useful for me to expand on my thoughts a little bit.

    First of all, you know, I — I want to make sure that, once again, I send my thoughts and prayers, as well as Michelle’s, to the family of Trayvon Martin, and to remark on the incredible grace and dignity with which they’ve dealt with the entire situation. I can only imagine what they’re going through, and it’s — it’s remarkable how they’ve handled it.

    The second thing I want to say is to reiterate what I said on Sunday, which is there are going to be a lot of arguments about the legal — legal issues in the case. I’ll let all the legal analysts and talking heads address those issues.

    The judge conducted the trial in a professional manner. The prosecution and the defense made their arguments. The juries were properly instructed that in a — in a case such as this, reasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. And once the jury’s spoken, that’s how our system works.

    But I did want to just talk a little bit about context and how people have responded to it and how people are feeling. You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. And when you think about why, in the African- American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it’s important to recognize that the African- American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that — that doesn’t go away.

    There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me.

    CONTINUE READING HERE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-obamas-remarks-on-trayvon-martin-full-transcript/2013/07/19/5e33ebea-f09a-11e2-a1f9-ea873b7e0424_story.html
    Obama: ‘Tryavon Martin could have been me 35 years ago’
    Washington Post

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