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'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by lalasticlala(m): 11:47am On Apr 14, 2021
We are all happy whenever unbelievers are being killed: Minister Pantami

Isa Aliyu Pantami, President Muhammadu Buhari’s communications minister, once declared that he was always a happy man towards the massacre of those he considered infidels.

“We are all happy whenever unbelievers are being killed,” Mr Pantami said. “But the Sharia does not allow us to kill them without a reason.”

“Our zeal (hamasa) should not take precedence over our obedience to the sacred law,” he added.

Mr Pantami’s comments were contained in three audio recordings of his teachings in the 2000s, when he took extreme positions in support of the brutal exploits of Al Qaeda and Taliban elements who were on a campaign to obliterate the West and conquer other parts of the world.

He made the remarks while responding to audience questions about his views on Osama Bin Laden during a lecture about the Taliban. Mr Pantami said of Mr Bin Laden, the late Al Qaeda leader responsible for bringing down the World Trade Centre in an attack that claimed over 3,000 lives in 2001: “I still consider him as a better Muslim than myself.”

Mr Pantami’s comments were translated by Professor Andrea Brigaglia, an African expert at Naples University in Italy. Nigerian scholar Musa Ibrahim of University of Florida in the United States contributed to the paper that explored the onset of Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Top journal publisher academia.edu published the research in March 2019, several months before Mr Buhari tapped Mr Pantami as a minister. Mr Pantami’s violent preachings, which he rendered in Hausa and Arabic throughout the late 1990s and early to mid-2000s, had gone largely unreported in the Nigerian mainstream media.

Mr Pantami did not return a request seeking comments from Peoples Gazette about whether or not he has eschewed his violent Salafist views.

How many people have been radicalised by Mr Pantami remained unclear. Messrs Brigaglia and Ibahim said Mr Pantami’s views were rare amongst Islamic preachers across Africa at the time they were made, even though they were common amongst Nigerian Muslims at the time.

“It was ordinary for Nigeria’s mainstream Salafis to endorse Al-Qaeda publicly in their speeches and lectures,” the scholars said. “In this respect, Nigeria was probably a unique case in the Muslim world.”

Mr Pantami, 48, was widely known as a hate preacher across universities and other public institutions in northern parts of Nigeria before Mr Buhari brought him into mainstream Nigerian politics by appointing him as the head of the public information technology department NITDA in 2016.

Mr Buhari further elevated Mr Pantami following his reelection as president in 2019, tapping him to lead the communications and digital economy ministry of the federal government. Mr Pantami has been accused of using his position to further his agenda as a fundamentalist.

His decision to shut down the registration of new telephone lines in Nigeria has been perhaps his most controversial policy pronouncement to date. The move has blocked millions of Nigerians from being able to register new lines on the purported grounds that everyone has to obtain a government-issued national identity number.

Mr Pantami’s vicious comments surfaced following reports that he was placed travel restrictions by the United States for purported ties to Boko Haram. The minister quickly moved to debunk the salacious and grossly uncorroborated claim first published by Daily Independent, a Lagos-based daily.

While debunking the report, however, Mr Pantami took to Twitter to claim he has always preached against Boko Haram. He also retweeted several handles that described him as a peaceful Islamic scholar, an attempt at image laundering that has now been punctured by Italian and African scholars.

“It is unbelievable that President Buhari will appoint a man like Isa Pantami to be a minister in a secular country like Nigeria,” political analyst Mohammed Tukura told The Gazette. “A president that believes in national cohesion will not appoint a fundamentalist who shares the same views as leaders of Boko Haram and Taliban.”

Mr Tukura said Mr Pantami’s nomination should have been rejected on the basis of his appearance in the WikiLeaks file in which he said to have been pushed out of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University for constantly espousing dangerous views.

“We saw on the Internet that the U.S. government accused him of making dangerous comments for which he was expelled from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University,” Mr Tukura said. “His appointment as a minister has now further exposed Buhari’s sectional and divisive way of life.”

https://gazettengr.com/we-are-all-happy-whenever-unbelievers-are-being-killed-minister-pantami/

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by lalasticlala(m): 11:48am On Apr 14, 2021
Will The Gazette retract this like Daily Independent?

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by Nobody: 11:48am On Apr 14, 2021
northerners will run from this post....Some will avoid nairaland for two days grin

BMC's will be registering another email with Igbo name for nairaland so they can be able to come in disguise to read comments then hold them selves not to defend the ALAKUBA BOOOOOOOM!!

People are not even worried it's same man asking for their NIN

THESE PEOPLE WON'T GO A DAY WITHOUT PROVING MANY REASONS NIGERIA NEEDS TO SEPERATE

AND HE WILL NOT RESIGN O....HE WILL NOT RESIGN INSTEAD OF HIM TO RESIGN.....NORTH WILL GO TO WAR grin

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by NATIONALPASTOR: 11:49am On Apr 14, 2021
The ediot is a terrorist supporter...

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by AHCB: 11:51am On Apr 14, 2021
Hmmmm How come Pantami is now under the search light of the media? Hope he hasn't stepped on toes...

People's Gazette should make those recordings available for the whole world to listen to. Period!

We've seen just how bias some of this newspapers are when making a report. One would have thought the recordings would have been included in the article.

Anyway, I'm very sure Pantami knows exactly what to do if they're maligning his person.

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by airminem(f): 11:52am On Apr 14, 2021
Indeed. Not too young to run sad

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by Nobody: 11:52am On Apr 14, 2021
"Islam is a religion of peace" what figure of speech is this??

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by ChangetheChange: 11:53am On Apr 14, 2021
Pantami is a bloody janja-weed Jihadist cum Terrorist

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by nedu666: 11:53am On Apr 14, 2021
The man bear bear be like glo, e no dey connect

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by SarkinYarki: 11:53am On Apr 14, 2021
This man has no business being in govt talk more being in charge of a sensitive and rich ministry like the communications ministry..

See let's say the fact in 2015 NIGERIANS just handed power to Islamic Terrorists on a platter of gold

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by PureMe01: 11:53am On Apr 14, 2021
The way Buhari zombies will run from this thread

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by ngadaAwo: 11:54am On Apr 14, 2021
APC IS BOKO HARAM

fact is that you can't be sane and support Apc at the same time.

It's impossible

all Apc supporters are potential terrorists especially Tinubu urchins

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by Tigaromil: 11:54am On Apr 14, 2021
We are not surprise.
Mr Pantami, 48, was widely known as a hate preacher across universities and other public institutions in northern parts of Nigeria before Mr Buhari brought him into mainstream Nigerian politics by appointing him as the head of the public information technology department NITDA in 2016.

It's in their gene

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by setobaba: 11:54am On Apr 14, 2021
Really? Pantami


Slant back German Shepard puppies for sale

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by teamsynergy: 11:54am On Apr 14, 2021
People that said this country is a scam have a point

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by Splendor4(m): 11:54am On Apr 14, 2021
see him bear bear be like Wetin rat don chop..
killing unbeliever is a joy to you right.. no worry ur Death go worst pass Osama

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by martolux(m): 11:54am On Apr 14, 2021
.... oti ye mi o smiley

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by danielblessing(m): 11:54am On Apr 14, 2021
What
Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by Romanoff(f): 11:54am On Apr 14, 2021
airminem:
Indeed. Not too young too run sad

This has nothing to do with Not too young to run.

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by Cmanforall: 11:55am On Apr 14, 2021
What shocked shocked
And this man is holding a political position in Nigeria?

Can he be sacked?

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by jojofola: 11:55am On Apr 14, 2021
Omo!!!

Let's wait and see if that Nairaland's Encyclopedia will open a new thread to tackle this one done by NL's supermöd.

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by Ihatemumu: 11:55am On Apr 14, 2021
Shabaleen:
"Islam is a religion of peace" what figure of speech is this??

More like a deadly cult

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by olaboy33(m): 11:55am On Apr 14, 2021
Sometimes I wonder what version of Islam is practiced in Northern Nigeria and the middle east.

Then I also wonder what version of Christianity was practiced during the crusade period.

Then I conclude it's the people, not the religion.

It's also gives rise to the purpose of religion, which makes me infer religion has outlived its usefulness.

Religion breeds fanaticism, fanatism in turn drives man crazy and activates the demon in him.

All in all, Nature supersedes religion.

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by chukswag(m): 11:55am On Apr 14, 2021
If Buhari is cool with Pantami, then Buhari is the sponsor of Boko Haram

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by Dalil8: 11:55am On Apr 14, 2021
Dalil8:
Fact Check: Every Northern Governor or Politician is a Boko Haram sympathizer.

Including President Buhari


All Muslims worldwide share the same sentiments as Boko-Haram/Al Qaeda. Don't let their preaching of peace fool you.


I knew there was definitely something up with that guy whenever i hear his name being mentioned by Shekau in almost all Boko Haram videos.


When i say every Muslim is a potential terrorist, they'll call me an Islamophobe.

They want to take away our freedom, they want everyone to live under sharia rule but that's never going to happen.

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by valentineuwakwe(m): 11:56am On Apr 14, 2021
This is who was made a minister in the Federal Republic. ....a country where 'connection level' dey pass merit....what if Tompolo was made minister of petroleum?
The internet does not lie and nothing stays hidden in this era of the world.....to me there are so many ? Mark to this man called Pantami,
well only time will tell!

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Re: 'We Are Happy Whenever Unbelievers Are Killed' - Pantami (GazetteNGR) by obembet(f): 11:56am On Apr 14, 2021
Dubai government is right

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