As the global pressure mounts on the
perpetrators of the Zaria massacre, so also do the ridiculous and evil
campaigns of calumny increase in number and ferocity. The so-called protests
are being sponsored across Nigeria and carried widely in the nation's dailies.
All attempting to paint a picture of terror on the 10 million Shia Muslim
peaceful minority population of Nigeria.
A certain Jude Feranmi did his, carried
on TV and print media. He claimed his mission was to prevent the oppressed
Islamic movement from resorting to terror. The question I ask him is, is he too
a potential terrorist? Being oppressed too, as we Nigerians
all are, is Jude Feranmi a potential terrorist? Can I call Jude Feranmi a
potential killer extremist? A media release claimed that Jude was paying blogs
thousands to carry his message. What a rich Jude.
Some women also, apparently with a lot
of cash to spare, wore branded shirts and carried well printed
banners putting the detained Zakzaky's picture beside Boko Haram. Dozens of
similar messages have been promoted by unknown elements across the official
media...the same expensive media that doesn't publish our articles.
Just like they slandered Buhari
The shame of it is that the last person
and last administration I would have expected to allow such slanderous
campaigns be promoted freely is Buhari. President Buhari was a victim of the
same campaigns. Indeed at a time he was the least prospective candidate with
the slimmest chances of ever becoming President considering the degree of
well broadcast slander against his person by no other than the same agents
perpetrating it today against the Islamic movement.
People like me invested our invaluable
time in research and our personal thousands of dollars and published and
broadcast detailed releases exonerating Buhari from the libelous campaigns.
Remember the "An attack against Boko Haram is attack against the
north," slander era? Some viral messages
I authored and co-authored were used by his own campaign organization in
its Buhari FactChecki website to defend him from the slanderous allegations.
video my organization released that captured the moments after the bombing
attempt on him, proved that he was a victim and it was not staged.
But today, under his watch, his
government is permitting and some elements of it are actually sponsoring the
same campaigns against others. It is a pity.
They are cowards. It is cowards that
malign you behind your back. While Zakzaky and his wife remain legally
kidnapped, i.e. held without charge and devoid of legal, medical or family
access; the cowards slander them. This is cowardly behavior when you say bad
things about a person who cannot defend himself; and most so, when it is you
who shuts him from access to speak. Who is afraid of Zakzaky? Why will they not
allow access to him so he and his wife can speak in their defense and almost
certainly lace the coffins of their persecutors?
When Boko Haram and pseudo-Boko Haram,
aka Fulani terrorists kill people, 'they' plead with them and refrain from
arresting them, typically decreasing the numbers killed by them in dangerous
fictitious media releases. They try to paint them in better light, hardly
arrest them and give them light sentences if at all. But the Islamic movement
which in its 37 years of existence has never killed a single person is
receiving the full brunt of their most filthy propaganda productions. Perhaps
if the Islamic movement like all other Nigerian ethnic and religious groups,
resorted to deadly violence, they would have had better favor in the eyes of
their persecutors. We must however thank God these 10 million are some of the
most patient of human beings on the planet. Through similar persecution through
the military era and even when three sons of their leader were killed, they
never became terrorists. They say, blessed Jesus said
in rare gospels, once when he was asked why he did not revenge against
those who persecuted him, that "you can only spend of the currency you
have," and that he did not have that currency. These Shia do not seem to
have that violence currency their oppressors are loaded with. We praise God for
The cowards are making Zakzaky a hero.
More people are paying attention and learning about this persecuted minority,
realizing their global exemplary perchance for peace. Who would have
thunk that that same scorned Buhari who was globally described as the
sponsor of Boko Haram, would some day become the President of Nigeria? Perhaps
to 'their' surprise, the similarly scorned Zakzaky and his wife and the
remaining illegally detained, wounded and burned Nigerians will someday become
leaders of the nation; and if not, more likely than not, the 10 million Shia
Muslims of Nigeria will determine who gets elected in the next election round
that catches up with us sooner than we can imagine. How time flies.
Just like Jonathan can no longer raise
his head; and Alex Badeh eats beans in Kuje prison, the cowards will be put to
shame or my name is not mine. Because the God I worship is a merciful God who
says, “Fear the
prayer of the oppressed, even if he is a disbeliever, for there is no barrier (between it and Allah [the God]).”
(Al-Bukhari and Muslim).
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