Tuesday, May 18, 2010

When a Leader Does the Right Thing

Photo credit goes to Haveeru dot com online

Don’t ask me about Gitmo resettlement, President Nasheed tells journalists

MALE, May 18, 2010 (HNS) – President Mohamed Nasheed has said he “does not want to listen to” comments on his plans to take Guantanamo Bay inmates telling journalists not to ask him questions about it.

Responding to Haveeru on Monday at a press conference after ratifying the Decentralisation Act, President Nasheed said the proposed Guantanamo Bay resettlement “will be within legal boundaries and the general principles of Maldives.”

Maldives being one of the few 100 percent Muslim countries will set a “questionable” example for the international community and people of scriptures if it does not help inmates held at Guantanamo Bay detainment facility in Cuba, he added.

President Nasheed stressed that the detainees resettling in Maldives are not terrorists and said the government had collected proof from United States government as well as other sources.

“I absolutely will not listen to the rumours that would follow once we help one of them when we can. I absolutely will not listen [to them],” he said.

“I believe we can only uphold Islam, Islamic values and Islamic culture if we lend them a generous helping hand. If we do not, we do not have the right to claim that we are such and such people.

Find article at Haveeru dot com online here


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Montgomery said...

Remember, no good deed goes unpunnished. Also keep in mind, although certified non-terrorists, they were still caught at the wrong place, at the wrong time, doing the wrong thing along with other al Qaeda, Taliban, soldiers-of-fortune, and mercinaries. Wil Maldives give them their own private island (they have lots) a la Devils Island? Might be just desserts.

Connie L. Nash said...

Thanx for the conversation...do keep coming back. I have lots to learn from you...

Connie L. Nash said...

Do you find, Montgomery, that there was anything amiss on the part of truth and humane treatment from the US end? And if so, what could we do better now?