Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Islam, Freemasonry and Senegal

Scaremongering in the press continues with this article in the Daily Nation, a newspaper from Kenya. The President of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade admitted to being a former Freemason after being outed as such by the French weekly l'Express. The article discusses the constant rumors that various African heads of state are Masons and then highlights President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal.

The article seems to stoke up concern over the supposed Satanic and western influences from Freemasonry. The implication being that he is not qualified to be President nor should be considered a religious man if he's a Freemason.

President Wade has since had a news conference where he admitted his membership; declared that he had been "dormant" for many years; and was a devout Muslim.

The article in the Daily Nation is then followed by various comments from readers damning him for being a stooge of western empires or a Satan (probably the same thing from their point of view).

The obviously damning tone of the article is disappointing. Nothing good about Freemasonry is shown, only ghosts and rumors. It should remind us that being a Freemason is a very dangerous thing in some parts of the world.


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