Rihanna is getting ready for a visit to Senegal, but a religious group called “No to Freemasonry and Homosexuality” says she’s coming to push a “gay Illuminati” plot on the country. The Rihanna illuminati comments were first published in the the French language magazine Jeune Afrique.
Rihanna’s attending a conference in Senegal on Friday as an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education. The singer and ambassador is also set to meet with the French president Emmanuel Macron while she’s there.
“No to Freemasonry and Homosexuality” is a coalition of more than 30 religious groups based in Senegal. They have said Rihanna’s visit is a thinly veiled attempt to spread Satanism and advance the goals of the Illuminati. As spokesperson Cheikh Oumar Diagne told Jeune Afrique, “[She] doesn’t hide it: she’s part of the Illuminati, a branch of Freemasonry.”
“We will demonstrate from the moment she leaves the plane,” he warned. “And if necessary we will go before the Assembly, the Ministry of Interior or the presidency,” Diagne added.
Religious groups in Senegal have demonized homosexuals and Freemasons in the country, calling for attacks against them.
While Senegal is relatively tolerant, it is a deeply religious country where 90% of citizens identify as Muslim. That said, the government has not commented on the situation or said if they were considering this plea to ban Rihanna.
The Global Partnership for Education is actually trying to push an agenda to support underprivileged children, not LGBTQ rights. The coalition is trying to raise $2 billion by 2020 for that goal.
“We’re hoping that the conference marks the moment that momentum shifts globally on education and education financing,” Julia Gillard, the chair of the GPE board and Australia’s former prime minister, said before the meeting.“Over the last few years, there’s been growing global interest in education, particularly girls’ education, but financing hasn’t as yet followed. We need a change.”