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He said people involved in such act should find time of their own to carry on with their devilish activities, but not a date that had been set aside for the purpose of glorifying God almighty.

“Sierra Leone is not just for devil dancers but for all Sierra Leoneans and those engage in such activities need to find a date for devil masquerades, and not on Eid-Ul-Adha celebrations,’ Sheikh Alie Bangura added.

The spokesman of the Temne community, Alhaji Gibril Kamara said the Eid-Ul-Adha happened to be the Muslims worshippers’ biggest celebration, adding that the actual Muslims would not engage in any devilish activity.

In his contribution, the Chief Imam of JamiilJahil central mosque Dr. Sheikh Ibrahim Salieu Kamara said the Eid-Ul-Adha was a perfect time for the nation to offer prayers on behalf of those that were perished in the 14 August landslide and flood flash in Freetown and its environs.

He said the act of masquerades was not part of the Islamic culture or celebration and added that the Muslim community had always frowned at such act.

Dr. Sheikh Ibrahim Salieu Kamara went on to state that this was the right time to ban all masquerades in the country, as the government did when the dreadful Ebola virus stuck in Sierra Leone.

The international community and other humanitarian organizations across the globe, he said were sympathizing with Sierra Leoneans, and that people should not seen dancing with devil masquerades or drink alcohol openly in the streets of Freetown and elsewhere.

Muslims across the country consider the day as a way to offer prayers for victims of the August 14th disaster and also pray for the country and government of Sierra Leone.

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