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.”
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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