Frank Bainimarama's rather expansive speech to mark Muhammad's Day and a blogger's rather cautionary piece on what he says is 'the Muslim colonisation of Fiji'
Today we celebrate the birth, life and immense spiritual influence of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
Prophet Muhammad lived a life of obedience to God, and taught the universal principles we all hold close: love, unity, tolerance and respect.
His teachings are the bedrock of Islam, and they transcend all cultures, societies and religions. These are indeed the same values all Fijians hold paramount.
Remembering the day of Muhammad’s birth is therefore a time for all Fijians to reflect upon the wisdom and guidance that faith confers upon each one of us, the responsibility that human beings have to one another, and to God.
Universal respect for each other, regardless of our race, religion and culture is a blessing shared by all of us.
This is a time to offer appreciation for the support Islam asks us to provide and the responsibility to advance opportunity and prosperity for people everywhere.
This a time to reflect within, envisioning the world we want to build – and the changes that we want to make.
This must begin in our own hearts, our own communities and be nourished by our faith.
In recent weeks, Fijians have expressed their respect and care for one another as we help each other in the face of devastating weather-giving to each other in a time of need.
We must sustain our faith, patience and love during the months and years ahead as Fiji moves together to a new, common future.
We are all Fijians. And today, we are all united in celebrating the principles of the Islamic faith, which contributes to our communities and our country.
The truth is Muslims, through Aiyaz Sayed Kaiyum, is colonizing Fiji. They are deceiving the people of Fiji using nice phrases and words such as modernization, a new Fiji without corruption, transparency, fairness to justify their staying in power. Look at what has been happening:
- Muslim riding hard on power (RFMF)
- Rule by decree
- Increase in the number of key positions in government being given to Muslims or those supporting Khaiyum
- Weakening of Fijian institutions and culture and land ownership
- Recruiting of non-Fijians, especially kaivalagis, to weaken Fijian's capabilities
Wake up Fiji. Wake up to the radical changes in our beloved peaceful and friendly country. Regrettably, Banimarama will not do anything: only he knows why it is Yes sir, three bags full Sir!