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Muslim group denounces Boko Haram terror

02 October 2015, 12:10Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – The Muslims Against Terror, a religious organisation, has expressed solidarity with terror-ridden Nigeria as the country celebrated 55 years of independence.

It said its commitment as an organisation of Nigerian Muslims was to see the defeat and eradication of terror across the country and the entire world.

“We express our deep regrets to the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Citizens over the indiscriminate terrorist attacks of “Boko Haram” or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Levant (ISIS OR ISIL) and affiliates to al-Qaeda Terrorists organizations committed against innocent people in North- East Nigeria, African and other parts of the world,” the organisation said.

It expressed regret that the extremist groups had misused and abused Islam in order to fit their own radical and “Anti-Islamic Agenda.”

“Their actions are criminal. They are truly misguided and act counter to the true teachings of Islam.”

Also Read: Terrorists called again to surrender

Muslims Against Terror highlighted Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria were one of three major terrorist attacks globally and the most deadly as about 2

500 Muslims were killed in Baga on January of 2015 while other suicide bombings killing and injured many more innocent people in North-Eastern Nigeria and across Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

“We the Muslims Against Terror organisation totally condemn the killings, attacks of the Islamist extremists of Boko Haram or Islamic state of West Africa (ISWA) or Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all affiliates and partners to al-Qaeda terrorists organization in the world,” said the organisation.

It urged all Muslims to equally condemn these activities that are against all humanist and Islamic morals.

“Ours is a religion of peace. We are sick and tired of Islamic extremism of Boko Haram and all affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorists organization dictating the public face of Islam.”

The religious organisation demanded that the perpetrators be brought to book.

“We the Muslims Against Terror and other Muslim brothers urge the Nigerian Government to Join with American, United Kingdom, Russia, Iran, France, Saudi Arabia and any truly committed nation in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators.



- CAJ News


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