"In line with the country's religious identity and values, I proclaim Gambia as an Islamic state," said [President Yahya] Jammeh on state television. "As Muslims are the majority in the country, the Gambia cannot afford to continue the colonial legacy," he added.
Said the Black African man whose country reflects the wave of Islamic conquest that spread out from the Arabian peninsula to overwhelm the pre-existing religious beliefs.
Work out just swell, this will. Yes, hmmm.*
UPDATE: And while I'm at it, why doesn't the United States ever get the benefit of that former-colony guilt club to wield against others to excuse anything we do?