Boko Haram Are Not Representing Islam; Muslims Are Not Terrorists

Prof. Musa Abdur-Raheem, guest speaker at the 9th Ramadan Lecture of Muslim Media Professionals of Nigeria (MMPN) held in Abuja has decried the security situation in the country, but stated that Islam had nothing to do with terrorism.

“Boko Haram are not representing Islam, Muslims are for peace and most of the victims of Boko Haram attacks are Muslims,” he said.

He therefore called on leaders in the country to live up to expectations by urgently addressing the nation’s security challenges and advised all groups to channel their grievances through legal means instead of fomenting trouble.

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Secretary-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), also called on security agencies in the country to be fair and professional in the discharge of their duties.

Oloyede, who delivered a keynote address at the Ramadan lecture described the security situation in the country as serious.

The Islamic leader said Muslims in Nigeria were for peace as long as there was justice and fairness, adding, “Muslims are not responsible for the violence in the country. Muslims are for peace. If there is any problem, it is a failure of the system.”

The scholar noted that there “cannot be peace without justice. Our appeal is that Federal Government should be just to all segments of the society.” Oloyede said in the spirit of the theme of the lecture, “Peace and Leadership: The Missing Link”, there should be more consultation and dialogue among the stakeholders in the country.

Chairman of the Association, Abdurrahman Balogun, had earlier urged politicians in the country to play politics according to the rules of the game.

“As 2015 general elections approaches, politicians should play the game according to the rules.

“Fear Allah in all their dealings and remember that everyone will account for all deeds in the hereafter,” Balogun said.

7 Comments

  • Yes we agree Muslims Α̲̅®ε̲̣̣̣̥ not Terrorist but all d Terrorists Α̲̅®ε̲̣̣̣̥ Muslims. What kind of justice Α̲̅®ε̲̣̣̣̥ u pple talking about?

  • DO WE HAVE ANOTHER MUSLIM GROUP OR D MUSLIM I KNOW? IF ITS D MUSLIMS I KNOW, D AR HEARTLES, WICKED, DEMONIC, DEVILISH AND EVIL HOW MANY CHRISTIANS AR BOKO HARAM? PROF MUSA U AR A SUSPECT

  • Musa you is li£e you are one of them.All muslems are terrorist. if any of my brothers become a muslem i will kill him befor he plan to kill me.All of you are terrories

  • Failure of which leadership system? Prof Musa, are u not a leader in your mulim world? It is actually a failure on the part of muslim leaders who have implanted dengerous ductrines in the mind of their folowers.

  • Sir, its a big lie. Why are you lieing at ur age? Anyway u have proved me right with my Definition of ISLAM= international society of liers,arsonist and murderers!

  • Prof musa,u are the professor of lier in the whole world,how can u say that boko haram are not muslem and that islam are not terrorist, can u also say that those northern sodiers who helps and pave ways for boko harams are not muslems? i know that truth has eluded the whole muslem! but let me tell u incase u don’t know,angbody who is a muslem no matter how angelic he or she apeared including u {musa} are all wicked,terrorists,parasite,discriminators,and above all u were anti-truth and ang group that has these devilish caracters represent the dark world.But i don’t blame u people instead i blame the so called xtian who actof selfcenteredness has refused to plead the cause of their people. afterall darkness and light are not meant to stay together,if not for the facts that southerners were all educated useless elements., that we have oils and norths are controlling it and use the money to sponsor evil against us and noting hapened,if it is them will they allow the southner to head their resurces,never.

  • It would be a thing of foolhardy for a professor at this age to lie in public for the sake of his selfish interest, instead of fixing culpability where culpability is, it is so sardonic and lugubrious.

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