- Prisoners will escape regardless of high security- Home Minister
- Maldives to get more specialists from India
- Maldivian candidate wins second term on anti-torture body
- Police knew about the prison escape only after 24hrs of their escape- Police
- JP to increase activities in the islands
- SEZ opportunities will be given to important matters unavailable in Maldives- Economic Minister
- Survey team for Bridge project will arrive on Friday- Economic Minister
- Hopes high for US assistance for Maldivian trade- Mohamed Saeed
- Second escape convict arrested
- Only MVR 1million passed for Omadhoo Harbour project while it needs MVR 37 million
- We will find Rilwan and hand him over to his family- Home Minister
- MVR 75000 reward for information on Shahum and Luthfee
- Govt should take the responsibility of issue of two escaped convicts- Nihan
President’s remarks on narcotics makes his creed is questionable- Dr. Afrasheem
Ungoofaaru MP, Dr. Afrasheem Ali has said that the recent remarks of President Nasheed on the issue of narcotics make his creed questionable.
Dr. Afrasheem said that the President only speaks against “hard drugs” even though Islam does not make any distinction between hard drugs and soft drugs. He said that these statements of President Nasheed denote that he considers soft drugs to be permissible and lawful to use.
Dr. Afrasheem said that such statements contradict the religion of Islam. He said that the President should clarify his stance regarding soft drugs.
Dr. Afrasheem further said that President Nasheed’s statements indicate that he wants to legalise alcoholic beverages and narcotics that is classified by the west as soft drugs.
“The mere abuse of narcotics and intoxicants does not take a person out of the fold of Islam. But however if the person legalise it, meaning he considers that which Allah has made forbidden to be lawful, then he is an apostate. And it upon such a person to hasten in repenting to Allah for this vile action,” Dr. Afrasheem said.
Dr. Afrasheem said that he does not know the true intent of the President’s remarks on the issue but said that it indicates that he does not consider the use of “soft drugs” to be prohibited.