His opponents charge that he — shock horror! — carried a cross during an Easter celebration. For that he was pelted with “missiles.” From AND, with thanks to DFS:
Lilongwe (AND). Angry Muslims today booed and threw missiles at Malawi’s Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Uladi Mussa who had to be protected by the Malawi Police during a protest of what they called his disrespect for the faith in Lilongwe today during the Meelad-Un-Nabi celebrations….
Saifulah Kongwe who is one of the infuriated Muslims told AND in a separate interview that Mussa had been using the Holy Islamic recitations to champion his political career and that last year he accompanied President Mutharika who is a Roman Catholic to an Easter function where he carried a cross.
“He has been saying “˜Ashihadu Ani Lailaha Ila Llah Wa Ashihadu Anna Muhammad Rasuru Illahi” [There is no other God but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet] during political meetings in order to entice Muslims to join DPP,” he said and said this was blasphemous.
Kongwe said when Mussa carried the Cross during a Good Friday Roman Catholic ceremony last year as a Muslim he renounced the Islamic faith.
“Since actions speak louder than words he communicated to us that he has left Islam and joined Roman Catholic so he really infuriated us when he turned up to preside over the celebrations. He should thank the presence of police otherwise we were going to manhandle him,” said Kongwe.
But Mussa said he recited the Holy Islamic word during any meetings being it political or religious because he wants to profess to the world of his deep Islamic conviction.
“It is also not true that I left my faith. I was born a Moslem and I will die a Moslem,” he declared before denying that he carried a cross in last year’s Christian function.