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Muslim Coalition Rises Up Against Boko Haram by israelbenzion: 1:46pm On Jun 30, 2012
Muslim Coalition Rises Up Against Boko Haram

Saturday, 30 June 2012 00:42 Okechukwu Jombo

A coalition of Islamic faithful under the aegis of ‘Muslims Against Terror’ has risen up against the activities of Boko Haram calling on all Muslims to protect Churches within their vicinity against bombings.

The group in a communiqué signed by Isa Sami, its Public Relation and Media Coordinator also called on all Muslim preachers to preach against the activities of the group in all mosques in Nigeria.

They also notified all Nigerian Muslims under the aegis of NASFAT – NASFAT, Nasrul-Lahi-Fatih Society; Muslim Association of Nigeria; Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA; Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria, FOMWAN; Al-Habibiyah Organisation amongst others to rise up seriously against the terrorist group.

According to them Boko Haram’s activities is unIslamic and must be stopped from committing further havoc using Islam as a cover.

According to them “If we do not stand up against Abubakar Shekau’s Boko Haram and related or affiliate elements, in addition to failing in our duty as Muslims, we stand to lose, not only our lives, but even the sanctity of our sovereignty.”

“Boko Haram members were recently listed in global terror lists, via drone attacks, travel and business restrictions, we will all be affected. We will lose our friends and children. Abubakar Shekau’s Boko Haram and related or affiliate elements will have used their evil to more gravely, permanently affect us.

“The noble Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) said: If one of you sees something evil he should change it with his hand. If he cannot, he should speak out against it, and if he cannot do even that he should at least detest it in his heart, this being the weakest form of faith (Sahih of Muslim).

“Are we going to be of weakest faith? No! It is time for us to change it. We must now as Muslims condemn the megalomaniac, Abubakar Shekau’s Boko Haram and its related platforms.

“But not only this, we must act against it as they continue to create a state of terror and insecurity in the north of Nigeria and disgrace us to the world as Muslims and as Nigerians,” they stressed.

They therefore called on all Muslim preachers to encourage brothers to protect and shield the targets of Boko Haram, to frustrate their efforts and deny them of their ploy to cause sectarian strife between Muslims and Christians.

According to them, “they have attacked government installations, but our resolve should be peace unhindered, they have attacked Mosques, we did not bend to their evil, they are now attacking Churches, to lead us to fight ourselves rather, from now onward, we must come out in great numbers and defend these religious sanctuaries.”


“Tell congregations that; are they afraid of defending Islam? Are you afraid of being known and marked as a defender of Islam? But we allow every Christian in our Muslim predominated north be as glaring a target. Will we allow Boko install fear of man in us?

“Our so-called Muslim leaders have been afraid-of Boko, not Allah- to speak out these basic obligations of the Muslim Ummah.

“Tell the congregations to come out in droves and defend the Churches, as is our obligation. Whoever saves a life has saved all mankind, and if we sit back and allow a single innocent man, woman, or child die, when we could avert it, we enabled the killing of all mankind, including our very selves,” they further declared.

Quran 5:32 says “whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind.”

“It is forbidden even in war to kill women, children and the elderly. Abubakar Shekau’s Boko Haram is a very wicked, non Islamic group of wicked common criminals and murderers.

“They violate the most fundamental tenets of our pure deed. And truth stands out clear and distinct from error”, they added.

It would be recalled that Boko Haram, an Islamist religious sect, has targeted Nigeria’s police, rival clerics, politicians, and public institutions with increasing violence since 2009.

Some experts say the group should primarily be seen as leading an armed revolt against the government’s entrenched corruption, abusive security forces, strife between the disaffected Muslim north and Christian south, and widening regional economic disparity in an already impoverished country.

Theyargue that Abuja should do more to address the issues facing the disaffected Muslim north. But Boko Haram’s bombing of a UN building in Abuja in August 2011 and recent attack on churches in the north and its ties to regional terror groups may signal a new trajectory and spark a stronger international response that makes it harder to address the north’s alienation.

The US government has already labeled there leaders terrorist.

Re: Muslim Coalition Rises Up Against Boko Haram by gidson12(m): 3:08pm On Jun 30, 2012
Re: Muslim Coalition Rises Up Against Boko Haram by Mandelaguy(m): 3:36pm On Jun 30, 2012
Maybe,they want to stop the sabotage now that Dasuki has been appointed. Shouldn't they have taken this stance long before now? We are waiting and watching.
Re: Muslim Coalition Rises Up Against Boko Haram by Johndoe100(m): 3:55pm On Jun 30, 2012
Let us see how effective they are first. Anyway the intention seems good.
Re: Muslim Coalition Rises Up Against Boko Haram by namfav(m): 3:57pm On Jun 30, 2012
you protect churches and they accuse you of being behind the attacks, what is the point, let christians protect churches unless they ask you to
Re: Muslim Coalition Rises Up Against Boko Haram by hakanai(m): 6:30pm On Jun 30, 2012
namfav: you protect churches and they accuse you of being behind the attacks, what is the point, let christians protect churches unless they ask you to

Gbam!!! I say lets be vigilant and report suspicious activities if we spot one.Not just on BH but all that is wrong.That said it is highly unlikely and wrong to suggest that Muslims protect Churches.The Christians have a pact with Nigeria and protection should come from Nigeria irrespective of tribe or religion.Lastly i suggest if you are Muslim just mind your own o! going to guard churches may not be a good idea before you are accused of spying,conspiracy,criminality or violence.A Muslim should know that there place of worship is a sacred and should be respected.when they are in trouble you could render assistance do.where they ask to work with you do so.Where they suggest a combine approach with understanding to the issue you could accord them such.The way the Nigerian Christians are,i suggest you simply avoid them.Your silence even attracts insults and your intentions read wrongly.It could be dangerous to do such a thing as protect churches except where its for information or aiding the appropriate authorities to do there jobs !!!!
Re: Muslim Coalition Rises Up Against Boko Haram by Tyche(m): 8:53pm On Jun 30, 2012
Will they heed the call?
Re: Muslim Coalition Rises Up Against Boko Haram by ektbear: 4:18am On Jul 02, 2012
story, story
Re: Muslim Coalition Rises Up Against Boko Haram by CHouse: 8:33am On Jul 02, 2012
So these pri.cks didnt deem it fit to have made such a move before now until the U.S labelled their BH brothers terrorists. They peeing in their pants now because of drones nightmares so came up with this unrealistic crap. All Muslims are consciously or unconsciously bunch of terrorists. They should tell their BH brothers to stop the unprovoked aggression aimed at Christians every Sundays & festive days than futile preventive steps.
Re: Muslim Coalition Rises Up Against Boko Haram by Akanbiedu(m): 9:28am On Jul 02, 2012
Who are they trying to impress? Whichever way it goes, muslims are going to be blamed anyway. And to think they are not responsible for the security of lives and property.

Are they armed?

This is plain stupid.

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