Muslims fault atheists' call to ban religious studies
23 March 2015, 17:10
Nairobi - The Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) has faulted a proposal by Association of Atheists in Kenya to ban the teaching of religious studies in schools.
Speaking to News24, CIPK Organising Secretary Sheikh Mohamed Khalifa said Kenya is a religious country and asked the citizens not to be distracted by non- believers.
“These people are only seeking cheap publicity in the media and nobody should listen to them,” he said.
“We are telling the atheists not to take advantage of the freedom of expression to corrupt peoples' morals and undermine religion,” added Khalifa.
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Last week, Harrison Mumia, the chairperson of the Association of Atheists in Kenya was quoted in a section of the media calling for the abolishing of the two religious subjects in primary and secondary schools in the country.
“If we stop teaching Christian Religious Education (CRE) and Islamic Religious Education (IRE) in schools, we shall be a better society with better values (and) better morals,” said Mumia.
The leader of atheists in the country noted that children below 10 years should never learn that God created the earth in six days, because according to him religion divides, controls and misleads people.
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