Boko Haram Are Not Muslims – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said that members of the Boko Haram sect were not Muslims because no true adherents of Islam would subject the country to killings, bombings and other gory attacks the way they had done.

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From their modus operandi, Jonathan stated that the sect members were products of international terrorism and “not members of Islam or any other religion in Nigeria.

“Those who mindlessly and indiscriminately attack worship places, schools, health workers, motor-parks, banks and ordinary road users must be seen as they truly are: the brainwashed pawns of international terrorism.

They do not represent any true religion or section of the country and we must never play into their hands by succumbing to their nefarious ploys to incite religious, ethnic hatred and division among us,” the president stated.

In his Easter message to Nigerians yesterday, Jonathan urged Nigerians who he described as “dear countrymen and women” to continue to exhibit restraint and understanding in the face of seeming provocations.

“We must have peace, security and stability to effectively implement our agenda for national transformation in all parts of the country and we shall continue to work ceaselessly to re-establish the prerequisite conditions for nationwide progress and development.”

Assuring Nigerians of the federal government’s commitment to peace in the country, the president said security agencies and the armed forces would protect the unity and territorial integrity of the country.

He said, “It follows, therefore, that to successfully achieve our vision of becoming one of the most dominant nations on the global stage in the shortest possible time, we must stay together as a people and continue to effectively resist by all possible means, the evil machinations of global terrorists and their misguided domestic accomplices who seek to provoke turmoil, hatred and harmful divisions among us.

“I assure Nigerians that our security agencies, armed forces and I will continue to fully discharge our constitutional responsibilities of protecting the unity and territorial integrity of this country with all the powers and forces at our disposal.”

On Easter celebration, Jonathan said, “I greet and felicitate with you all as we celebrate Easter which commemorates the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ after his redemptive self-sacrifice for the eternal salvation of mankind.

Irrespective of our religion or faith, all holidays provide us with a fresh opportunity to establish stronger bonds with our family, friends and all those around us for more enduring, harmonious and beneficial relationships.

“As we celebrate this year’s Easter, I urge all Nigerians to rededicate themselves to living in peace and oneness with all members of their communities no matter their ethnicity, religious beliefs or places of origin.”

Forget amnesty for Boko Haram – Northern CAN
Meanwhile, the publicity secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the northern states, Elder Sunday Oibe yesterday maintained that there was no need for any amnesty for members of Boko Haram.

He spoke to journalists in Kaduna while reacting to a statement credited to the Anglican Bishop of Wusasa Diocese, Bishop Buba Lamido, who had call for an overhaul of the Christian body over its position on amnesty.

According to Oibe, “the Anglican bishop does not understand what amnesty means.

It’s on good note to know that all the politicians that have been accused, arrested and those who have been facing trial, including the ones that there houses have been destroyed and carry ammunition are all politicians from the same part of the country.

World Muslim League tasks Nigerians on peaceful co-existence
And after days of deliberations by scholars from within and outside Nigeria, the World Muslim League (WML) has advised Nigerians to rekindle the once mutual understanding which existed amongst them irrespective of their religion, creed and region.

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  • If they are not muslims, who they are, did Christian cover face, before Boko Haram will stop in this country, is when muslims rule as president in this Nigeria, you can never hear boko haram, did we know any thing call boko haram before, but because the man in top is a Christian!!!

      • Gooodluck or whatever you are called,know that christian are killed because you are voted in as a christian to rule this country.have you ever heared the rumour of boko haram in the past years of of other presidents.are you not suprise of this illegal killing?Did you know the men as you said that the are not muslim.Know that christian are loosing their life because of your pleasure

    • Mr what did you called yourself I‘m very pleased to call you an EDUCATED ILLITRATE.Why becouse tha‘s wat you‘er,hence you lack FOCUS&ANALYSES.If I may ask you,during whose regime does the BOKO HARAM start striking?What type of ODER the then President against them?And which Faith does Obasanjo belongs to?Or do you think it‘s only the CHRISTAINS votes that qualifies MR GOODLUCK to becomes the President of Nigeria?Good citizens are preaching PEACE&UNITY,death animals“(MUSHE)like you are busy preaching GOSPEL OF CONFUSSION to people.Bush animal“(NAMAN DAJI)

    • My problems with you people are sentiment and ignorance. Go and find out when Boko haram started? When their leader was killed? who was the president at that time? As your teacher i do not want to give you the answers. My pupil go and find out.

  • Then they who? please stop try to divert or telling what we all know. It part of them we see it everyday in the Arab Country. God help Nigeria

  • This man has mess up again
    I thik! He has take kakai and
    Egbo goscolo
    Speak as a mature man
    This People theiy hve declare
    Religion war agest chritians

  • I tink mr president is using torch light in a broad day light. Y will he say such a tin ? Isn’t it obvious dat dis is a religious war. In his predicessor regime, is there any boko haram ? He has to say d fact.

    • Am not suprise by ur comment, u are only trying to defend ur religion.they couldn’t try it with obj becos a military is always a military.

    • You Bashir will never say the truth and that is why there will not be a solution to it.you fail to correct them and if they are not Muslims why their principle rooted in your religion.a religion that says God has predestined either paradise or Hell fire making God seems wicked or if so,why do any one have to defend God!Fucking r…..

  • weds they r Muslims or pagans. all I want to here is how 60 of there sponsors where killed by a thunder storm on the aeroplane

  • Obj is the hell responsible of insecurity in nigeria he said nigerians must pay for not allowed him to alonget the tenure. The plan of 0bj n Gej is to reduce the population of notherners being the region to the timed who will be the president. At the end prof. Jerry gana knows all boko becouse when the founder of the sect(moh’d yusuf) alleged in court prof. Bail him as his shotty. So is true the sect are not muslim

  • Mr, chucks pray for our dear” stop talk about something you don’t know. as your “OGA GEJ AT THE TOP” said boko_haram are not muslim. i completely agree with him. becouse no religion that support terrorist, and in islam taking your own life is a serious offence that GOD will not forgive you. talkless of killing some_body. finally Mr chucks this thing started even before OGA GEJ become president.

    • @ Hassan- i don’t agree with the talk that BK are not muslims. If they are not, the the Shites, Sunnis, Hesbola, Alkaida, Mujahisins, and other Terrorist groups in Indonesia, Pakistan, Iraq, India, Samalia, Mali etc are not moslems. Hypocrite.

  • This president is just a big fool. He don’t know anything Islam is what now. Not killin of christian. U said international bombers maybe u are d one bringing dem into dis country and call dem boko harm. Or u dey fear hausa people mad man president. Mumu president of the world

  • You ppl shud understand mr president very well b4 abusing him.Dnt u knw dat statement is a political statement?Everybody knws they r muslims bcos all over d world terrorists r all muslims.”ALL MUSLIMS R NOT TERRORISTS BUT ALL TERRORISTS R MUSLIMS” knw dis

    • Ignorance kill people befour they truly die,becareful of how u discribe Islam cos its a religion of peace,ojuckwu got more people killed during the war and his declared a hero,militance kidnap,kill and terrorise and now they are given amnesty by late umaru musa ya’radua,boko haram are unbelievers,people dat are caught so far some are muslims,christains and pegan. Islam is perfect religion.

  • Well, i feel strongly that everyone including the president are the founding fathers of boko haram. I have seen that they always want to be in the news! The time we had that plain crash and they threw their bombs they were not placed in the front page of the dailies, they were not happy, now they are using the same strategy. We spend billions of dollars to maintain our satellite, but we all know we can monitor these peoples movement and their camps and wipe them all from the face of the earth, yet we have been pampering them, claiming that they are faceless, faceless indeed! Well, i can say for now we dont know your plan, GEJ and co but anything arranged dubiously, spilling people’s blood, will soon be exposed then we will know what all of you are about. Those people’s blood surely will cry out!

  • uve all say ur mind but the truth of the matter is injustice from the leadership where the rule intimidate the ruled drained the economy, mercies killing themselves but u people are abusing your selves and religions i face the reality and do what is right at the right time.at the let’s join force and put the country in its right position

  • It is clearly stated in Quran dat u should kill all unbelievers, kill dem whereever u find them till islam remain d only religion, hey nobody can say bokoharams are not muslim, dey are strong muslim, doin wat d Quran ask them to do

    • Abi, at least working for the false prophet Mohammed to take people to hell. May peace not be unto him. Because there is no peace for the wicked.

      • Am a christian,yet I will not want us to use relegatory language against mohammed or jesus christ becos they are not the cause of our problem as a nation

    • It’s quite easy to quote the Qur’an out of context, it’s evidently what the so-called terrorist have been doing to justify their wanton killings and destruction of properties. The same way the bible or torah could be said to be quoted outta context. In actual sense, a christian might even ask you to “read the whole chapter” of the bible and not just snip out a verse. Anyway, allow me to enlighten you…

      Quran 2:190 “Fight in the cause of God those who start fighting you, but do not transgress limits (or start the attack); for God loveth not transgressors.

      I hope that clarifies it.
      Peace!

  • Islam means peace and no body crated by d Almighty d founder of ISLAM can change dat fact.
    Boko haram are not muslims and they can NEVER be counted or reffered as muslims,all they want is to cause a religious war between us(muslims and christians)but be the special grace of ALIMGHTY ALLAH they shall not succeed,saying they are muslims or not is not the issue here i belive,all i know is that this faceless people are not nigerian,and the ealier we fish them out the better for us.God help us all..

  • I’M A MUSLIM

    I WILL URGE US NOT TO ALLOW OUR PASSION FOR RELIGION TO OVERRIDE OUR ANALYSIS. MR. PRESIDENT IS VERY LOGICAL IN IS STATEMENT. HOW CAN BOKO-HARAM SAY THAT THEY ARE MUSLIMS OR PROPAGATING ISLAMIC AGENDA WHEN THEY ARE IN FACT ACTING OUTSIDE THE PURVIEW OF THE TEACHING OF THE HOLY QURAN.

    THE ETIMOLOGY (TRANSLATION) OF THE WORD “ISLAM” IS “PEACE”- ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE AND DOES NOT IN ANYWAY SUPPORT VIOLENCE OR ATTACKING ANYONE TALKLESS OF THE INNOCENTS. EVEN, THE JIHAD(battle) FOUGHT IN THE TIME OF THE PROPHET(SAW) ARE FOUGHT AS A FORM OF DEFENSE AGAINST THE ATTACK OF THE ENEMY- NOT EVEN FOR THE SPREAD OF ISLAM OR ATTACK, AS ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF WILL, AND NOT COMPULSION.
    WE MUST HAVE THIS IN MIND FIRSTLY THAT THE COMING AND PURPOSE OF ISLAM AND CHRISTAINITY IN THIS WORLD IS TO QUENCH THE BARBARIOUS TENDENCIES THAT ARE INHERENT IN MANKIND, MOST ESPECIALLY SOME TRIBES (ALLUSION TO THE SOCIETIES AROUND US WILL GIVE US A GOOD INSIGHT). WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW ANYBODY OR GROUP OF PERSONS TO INFLITERATE OUR PEACEFUL AMBIENCE OR MIND UNDER THE GUISE OF RELIGIOUS PROPAGATION.

    IN REPLY TO THOSE WHO SAY ALL THE TERRORISM OF THE WORLD HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH ISLAM- I WILL LIKE TO REFER YOU TO THE 1ST AND 2ND WORLD WAR, HEROSIMA&NAGAZAKI; THE RISE OF THE CRUSADER; THE HOLOCAUST; THE SLAVE TRADE ERA ETC THAT ACCOUNT FOR OVER MillionS LOSS OF LIVES. ARE ALL THESE DONE BY MUSLIMS?
    THE REACTIONS OF SO MANY PEOPLE IN NIGERIA ABOUT THIS UNREST IS ACTUALLY THE CENTRAL IDEA(EXACTLY THE MISSION OF BOKO-HARAM) BEHIND THESE ATTACKS, SO AS TO INSTIGATE CIVIL WAR. WE MUST STOP THEM BY SUBJECTING THEIR(BOKO-HARAM) ACTIVITIES TO A LOT OF REGORIOUS SCRUTINY AND STANDING AGAINST THEIR MISSION AS ONE.

    SOME PEOPLE ARE NATURALLY INHUMAN…

  • our president is a very fearful man. what he said is irony. the evidence is very clear from all the arrest made. his statement is opposite in meaning

  • Ooh! Superb! Perfect speech! GEJ really mean wel 4 9jerians.he wants 2 maintain integration n integrity of d country.islam is nt boko haram bt sum piple out of deir selfishness wan2 gain political advantag thru boko..dis sect is makin fumes 4 sum frustrated piple n big tym losers dat cn neva accept defeat bt 2 mak d country ungovernable….

  • @ Bashir. Hu said dat 90% of d piple killed re muslims? Where did u get dat statistics 4rm? if Dey re kiling deir felow northerners y re d northern Governors n Emirs keepin quiet n oda tribes complainin n mournin d deceased.. Nt even 20% of d victims were muslims

  • THE HAPPENSTANCES IN DIS DEAR COUNTRY OF OURS IS WORSENING DAY BY DAY WITH D PASSAGE OF TIME,BUT OUR APPROACH TO ISSUE IN DIS COUNTRY BY D VARIOUS SECT OF RELIGION IS REALLY WARRISOME,I WANTS US FIRST AND FAMOUS TO REASON DELIGENTLY WITH ALL OUR POWERS OF REASONNING TO COMPARE AND CONTRAST D ADMINISTRATION OF OUR LATE PRESIDENT UMARU,WHICH OF THEM HABOURS A LOTS OF CORRUPTION.OUR PROBLEM IN NIGERIA IS NOTHING BUT D PERCEIVE INSEURITY BY D MASSES HU VOTES AND AT LAST THY WERE TREATED LIKE BEGGERS IN THEIR OWN FATHERLAND,PLX MY FELLOW NIGNS D WONTOM KILLING LOOMING IN DIS COUNTRY IS NOT RELIGIOUSLY MOTIVATED RATHER ITS WAS MOTIVATED BY D UNDYING SUFFERINGS WHICH NIGNS HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO PRECISLY FROM 1999 TILL DATE.

  • Hi Deji, Bashir is nt only trying to support his religion buh tryin to let u knw dat we ar MUSLIMS we ar nt terrorist, and by the way islam is a religion of PEACE…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  • Mr. president u er a sensible leader n u er right. I seek forgiveness n deliverance 4 those who er flagrantly mad,malicious n called Islam n our peaful prophet names.

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