Muslims are not terrorists – Oloyede

Muslims are not terrorists – Oloyede

Sunday, June 29, 2014 7:55 pm

Abuja – Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Secretary-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has called on security agencies in the country to be fair and professional in the discharge of their duties.

Oloyede gave the advice while delivering a keynote address at the 9th Ramadan Lecture of Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) in Abuja on Sunday.

Describing the security situation in the country as serious, the Islamic leader said Muslims in Nigeria were for peace as long as there was justice and fairness.

“Muslims are not responsible for the violence in the country. Muslims are for peace. If there is any problem, it is a failure of the system,” he said.

The NSCIA scribe said there “cannot be peace without justice. Our appeal is that Federal Government should be just to all segments of the society.’’

Oloyede said in the spirit of the theme of the lecture, “Peace and Leadership: The Missing Link”, there should be more consultation and dialogue among the stakeholders in the country.

Speaking on the theme of the lecture, the guest speaker, Prof. Musa Abdur-Raheem said that for peace to reign there must be justice.

“Boko Haram are not representing Islam, Muslims are for peace and most of the victims of Boko Haram attacks are Muslims,” he said.

He called on the leaders in the country to live up to  expectations by urgently addressing the nation’s security challenges.

Abdur-Raheem advised all groups to channel their grievances through legal means.

Declaring the event open, a representative of Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger, Alhaji Hamidu Kadi-kuta, called on the populace to take steps in tackling the nation’s security challenges.

Aliyu described as unfortunate the security challenges in the country, saying it would slow down developments.

The governor also called on the Muslims to use the Ramadan period to pray for the peace and unity of the country.

Earlier, Chairman of the Association, Abdurrahman Balogun, urged politicians in the country to play politics according to the rules of the game.

“As 2015 general elections approaches, politicians should play the game according to the rules.

“Fear Allah in all their dealings and remember that everyone will account for all deeds in the hereafter,” Balogun said.


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  • Thomas says:

    Very good comment

  • Kenneth Dreger says:

    Guess what, more peaceful people doing the work of ISLAM:

  • Kenneth Dreger says:

    OPINION- So, if “Muslims are not Terrorists”, then who in the heck is killing all the people in the Middle East? Who does the beheading? Who is doing the rapeing of women? Let me guess it is the invisible Buddhist Monk tribes! Please, if Muslims are really peaceful, then where are they now? Where is every MUSLIM in the world standing up to these radical Whack Jobs that are killing all religious people! It is not a “Failure of any system”, it is the FAILURE of religion! Religions that punish women, religions that keep people in the 7th Century, religions that think women should be covered head to toe because the men cannot control themselves in public! Failure is with those that think the so called religion of ISLAM is a peaceful religion! Failure is that anyone who believes in this CULT is better than everyone else in the world! Figure out how to get “Your People” under control and maybe then the rest of the civilized world will start to listen to you! Get out of the dam 7th Century!

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