President Abdulla Yameen has stated that, as long as the Maldives upholds its commitment to Islam as the single religion accepted by the State, we will remain a target of intellectual warfare
11 November 2017, Ref: 2017-373

While speaking at the 49th ceremony of the Republic Day, President Abdulla Yameen said that in modern times, colonialism does not come only through acts of terrorism. Instead, today, countries are subjugated by means of ideological warfare and malicious economic schemes.

While addressing the people, The President said that the easiest way to ‘colonize’ a country today is by weakening its economy, and by forcing them to depend upon another country for their income and livelihood. He reiterated that the private sector therefore, is an important partner for any Government pursuing economic independence of the country. The contribution of the private sector in our development is unparalleled. For such reasons, one of the main components of our economic policy is to introduce encouraging strategies which will enhance the private sector in the country.

Speaking at the ceremony, President Yameen highlighted that, acts of violent and religious extremism are also planned intellectually. Such ideological antagonism is what will disrupt the prosperity and the togetherness of the society by creating negative ideals, and will transmit over generations to come. Hence, we must take it as a national obligation to take measures to end the spread of such damaging ideologies.

 

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