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Ghetto Guyana

  • Author: MR
  • Filed under: News
  • Date: Apr 24,2006 | 02:23 PM

BBC News Article here:Guyana minister shot dead at home

Heavily armed gangs have flourished in recent years in Guyana, and efforts by the police and army to crush them have so far failed.

My parents are shocked. They say Guyana was never like this back in the day. I guess guns have been imported into the country and now gangs have evolved from this.

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  • 21 Responses for "Ghetto Guyana"

    1. Mr GQ April 24th, 2006 at 4:17 pm

      Corruption, maybe?

    2. Young Muslims April 24th, 2006 at 7:03 pm


    3. Anonymous April 24th, 2006 at 7:07 pm

      ^^^What? Why does my comment have to go through moderation?

    4. W Ali April 24th, 2006 at 8:00 pm

      it’s also the recent proliferation of drugs. mixed in with the country’s high poverty rate, you’ve got yourself a regular cocktail for disaster.

    5. Reggae Powered DC2 April 24th, 2006 at 9:17 pm

      Guyana is wild. Drugs, guns, corruption, and the list goes on. Its real dangerous at night.

    6. Mr GQ April 24th, 2006 at 11:25 pm

      I can be dangerous at night, too. 🙂

    7. brit gal April 25th, 2006 at 7:50 am

      me too

    8. CONCERNED BROTHER April 25th, 2006 at 10:32 am

      please explain your comment to me that you wrote on W Ali
      ‘s blog. you said Islam needs more ‘tasuwuff’ than ‘extremism’ please explain either in this blog or to my e-mail:

    9. blueflame April 25th, 2006 at 10:38 am

      MR this is out of the blue, but do people who’r from Guyana have a different language? Just curious.

    10. W Ali April 25th, 2006 at 12:50 pm

      although at times it may sound like they speak a different language, guyanese people speak english only, caribbean style:P

    11. Salwa April 25th, 2006 at 1:17 pm


      i believe they speak Creole if im not mistaken… and English….
      salaam salaam

    12. Mujahideen Ryder April 25th, 2006 at 1:24 pm

      English is the major language, then Hindi, then Urdu. Creole is just West Indian English.

    13. Mujahideen Ryder April 25th, 2006 at 1:30 pm

      it’s very simple. Tasawwuf is all about taking care of our heart. Eliminating the diseases of the heart. If every Muslim focused on that, wallahi we would have such a great power, even the Shaytan would be crying. But that’s not in reality. In reality, Muslims are Muslims. So inshaAllah we can only hope for the best and make dua.

    14. concerned brother April 25th, 2006 at 1:59 pm

      taking care of the heart is something that is not new. it’s an established part of this deen and, unfortunately, some people raise this component of our deen and make it the goal of life, when it is not. taking care of the heart is a means its not the end. it would be a great error to say that taking care of the heart is the sole purpose of existence on earth, and it is not the only act of worship. let us all remember that taking care of the heart is an one obligation in addition to other obligations. you cannot complete other parts of your obligations w/o trying to cleanse your heart, nor can you attain success as defined in the book of Allah and the sunnah of His messenger, sws, by just trying to cleanse your heart and neglectiing the other obligatory duties on the ‘abd.

    15. Arifa April 25th, 2006 at 4:09 pm

      yep…politics does all kinds of things to ppl…

    16. rooq April 26th, 2006 at 12:42 am

      Curious, what are the religious demographics like in Guyana? How many Muslims relative to other religions?

    17. guyanese April 26th, 2006 at 9:34 am

      from what i heard…its about 20% muslims, 30% hindus, 50% catholics & christians…this is just an approximation

    18. Mujahideen Ryder April 26th, 2006 at 1:10 pm

      nah its more like 15% Muslims %35 Hindu, 45% Christian, 5% Other

    19. Yaser April 26th, 2006 at 3:03 pm

      They can speak English, but Guyanese is almost a creole. Its kind of where Jamaican is at. Its not a full blown creole, like what the Haitans did to French. Lets just say, they took English, and they made it do whatever they want it’d do. It’s definitely not English when they speak it though, even though its syntax and some vocabulary is similar.

    20. Blueflame April 28th, 2006 at 10:42 am

      Oh okay. Jazakallah khair for the answers everyone. 🙂

    21. AS May 3rd, 2006 at 11:48 pm

      yo Amir,

      you knew that was Uncle Jap’s cousin right??

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