THE ULAMA COUNCIL reiterated its strong support to the peace and security efforts of the local government and authorities in Zamboanga following a meeting held recently at City Hall.
Stakeholders agreed for a strong collaboration to thwart lawlessness and other security threats.
The Ulama Council said it is committed to support security measures being implemented in Zamboanga and stressed that it is now bridging the gap and correcting the narratives or wrong notion about and against Islam by including in their Friday sermons certain Islamic teachings with regard to killings and even suicide bombing.
Mayor Beng Climaco said the local government will help reproduce pamphlets of the Ulama Council on basic Islamic teachings that have been misconstrued or misunderstood by some.
The meeting was also attended by Colonel Joseph Thomas Martir, the city police chief; Colonel Antonio John Divinagracia, commander of the Joint Task Force Zamboanga; Councilor Josephine Pareja, and Climaco’s Executive Assistant on Muslim Affairs Yah-Yah Abdusalam, and other police and military officials. (Zamboanga Post)
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