I too would have re­signed: Faizer

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FRONT PAGE - BY YOHAN PER­ERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDAN­A

UPFA MP Faizer Musthapha yes­ter­day said he would have re­signed from his post if he was a min­is­ter of this gov­ern­ment.

MP Musthapha told Par­lia­ment that Mus­lim MPS re­signed from their min­is­te­rial posts as the Mus­lim so­ci­ety had wanted them to do so.“the Mus­lim civil so­ci­ety was of the opin­ion that Mus­lim Min­is­ters should not hold min­is­te­rial posts if they can­not pro­vide se­cu­rity to the Mus­lim com­mu­nity,” the MP said.

He said Mus­lims were not ex­trem­ists but a group that wished to work with mem­bers of other eth­nic and re­li­gious groups. “I was the first to op­pose the burqa in Par­lia­ment,” he said.

“Mus­lim peo­ple are liv­ing in fear af­ter the Easter Sun­day at­tacks.

They are liv­ing in fear es­pe­cially af­ter the in­ci­dents which oc­curred af­ter the bomb at­tacks on April 21 2019,” he added.

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