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Islamic group reveals why Ganduje arrested Sheikh Kabara, demands his immediate release

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The Islamic Motion of Nigeria has known as on the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, to drop the costs of blasphemy in opposition to the embattled Kano primarily based cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, and launch him.

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IMN stated the Governor and a Kano-based coalition of Islamic clerics solely search to maintain Sheikh Abduljabbar out of circulation and ban his non secular teachings and actions just because he differs in his non secular outlook and viewpoint from theirs.

That is contained in a press assertion launched and signed by the President, Media Discussion board of the Motion, Ibrahim Musa, on Monday and made obtainable to DAILY POST.

The IMN stated this has grow to be vital in view of the truth that Nigerian structure has assured residents can practise any faith of their alternative.

“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, follow, and observe his faith of alternative,” the assertion stated.

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Arresting and charging Sheikh Abduljabbar by the Ganduje authorities is a critical violation of those rights and we strongly condemn it correctly condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians no matter their non secular affiliations.”

It additional argued that the a lot talked about non secular debate between Sheikh Abduljabbar and the coalition of Kano clerics was a sham and is being staged-managed.

“Now we have intently adopted occasions with reference 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 partaking in a “debate” with these authorities supported clerics that turned out to be a secret trial, during which those that accused him of heresy had been the prosecutors and the judges on the identical time,” it stated.

IMN stated that the so-called ‘debate’ was clearly designed from the onset to favour the coalition in opposition to the embattled Sheikh. It was held behind closed-door populated solely by those that had been brazenly against him.

“We demand justice and nothing much less for Sheikh Abduljabbar.

“The Islamic Motion in Nigeria condemns in totality the best way and method the Kano Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara was harangued in a stage-managed “debate” with a coalition of Kano-based Islamic clerics, earlier than being unjustifiably arrested and subsequently arraigned final Friday, July 16 earlier than an Higher Sharia Court docket on expenses together with blasphemy, incitement and different sundry offences. He was thereafter remanded in jail until July 28.

“Now we have intently adopted occasions with reference 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,” the assertion learn.

“He was lured into partaking in a “debate” with these authorities supported Clerics that turned out to be a secret trial, during 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.

“Moreover, the moderator of the ‘debate’, Professor Salisu Shehu, is a component and parcel of the coalition of petitioners in opposition to the Sheikh and an extremist Wahabi/Salafi ideologue who’s brazenly an avowed opponent of the Sheikh and his teachings.

“Expectedly, the coalition and Ganduje authorities all claimed that Sheikh Abduljabbar had not happy them and should be prosecuted, with a piece of them even calling for the loss of life sentence!

“Fillers from some video clips of Kano state Governor and his commissioner for non secular affairs going viral within the social media nevertheless have uncovered the key agenda of the state authorities and the rainbow of those hate mongers within the garb of clerics.

“They solely search to maintain Sheikh Abduljabbar out of circulation and ban his non secular teachings and actions just because he differs in his non secular outlook and viewpoint from theirs.

“We strongly imagine that the Ganduje authorities is misusing the devices of energy to gag Sheikh Abduljabbar whilst he’s identified to conduct his non secular actions peacefully. His antagonists are solely exhibiting excessive non secular intolerance to those that differ with them.

“The coalition of Kano clerics should not compel their understanding of others by drive. 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, follow, and observe his faith of alternative.

“Arresting and charging Sheikh Abduljabbar by the Ganduje authorities is a critical violation of those rights and we strongly condemn it correctly condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians no matter their non secular affiliations.

“Lastly, we name on Ganduje to drop all these phony expenses 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.”

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