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Free Sheikh Abduljabbar Detained Over His Religious Beliefs, Islamic Movement Tells Kano Governor, Ganduje

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The Islamic Motion in Nigeria has requested the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje to drop the fees of blasphemy in opposition to embattled cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara and launch him.

That is contained in a press assertion launched by the President Media Discussion board of the Motion, Ibrahim Musa on Tuesday to journalists.



In line with the Islamic Motion, the Nigerian structure ensures residents the best to non secular freedom.

“Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara’s Constitutional rights as assured within the Nigerian Structure embody the best to freedom of faith and conscience and freedom to worship, train, practise, and observe his faith of alternative. Arresting and charging Sheikh Abduljabbar by Ganduje authorities is a critical violation of those rights and we strongly condemn it correctly condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians regardless of their spiritual affiliations,” the assertion learn partly. 

It additional argued {that a} latest spiritual debate between Sheikh Abduljabbar and the coalition of Kano clerics was stage-managed and a sham. 

“We’ve got carefully adopted occasions as regards to his variations of understanding and opinion with these Kano-based coalition of clerics and the way the Ganduje-led authorities took sides by closing the Sheikh’s college and mosque with out first substantiating the accuracy of the allegations in opposition to him.

“He was lured into participating in a ‘debate’ with these authorities supported clerics that turned out to be a secret trial, through which those that accused him of heresy had been the prosecutors and the judges on the identical time. The so-called ‘debate’ was clearly designed from outset to favour the coalition in opposition to the embattled Sheikh. It was held behind closed-door populated by solely those that had been brazenly against him,” in line with the Islamic Motion.

Therefore the Islamic Motion concluded that, “Lastly, we name on Ganduje to drop all these phony prices in opposition to the Sheikh and restore his elementary human rights instantly. The Sheikh has as a lot rights because the coalition of clerics against him to evangelise as every understands.”

Kabara was arraigned final Friday, July 16 earlier than an Higher Sharia Court docket on prices that embody blasphemy, incitement and different sundry offences. 

He was thereafter remanded in jail until July 28.

The IMN stated it has info that the Ganduje-led Kano state authorities solely seeks to “maintain Sheikh Abduljabbar out of circulation and ban his spiritual teachings and actions just because he differs in his spiritual outlook and viewpoint from theirs”. 

It stated, “We strongly imagine that Ganduje authorities is misusing the devices of energy to gag Sheikh Abduljabar at the same time as he’s recognized to conduct his spiritual actions peacefully. His antagonists are solely exhibiting excessive spiritual intolerance to those that differ with them. The coalition of Kano clerics should not compel their understanding on others by power. That is clearly an infringement on his constitutional rights of freedom of worship in a secular nation like Nigeria.

“Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara’s Constitutional rights as assured within the Nigerian Structure embody the best to freedom of faith and conscience and freedom to worship, train, observe, and observe his faith of alternative. Arresting and charging Sheikh Abduljabbar by Ganduje authorities is a critical violation of those rights and we strongly condemn it correctly condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians regardless of their spiritual affiliations.”

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