Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Financial system, Dr. Isa Pantami has positioned a curse on the convener of human rights group, Involved Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju for asking the USA to position him on terrorism watchlist.
Adeyanju had in a letter dated April 11, 2021, with the topic, ‘Terrorist Watchlist – Isa Pantami’ and addressed to the Secretary of State, United States Division of State identified that Pantami being a senior member of Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, it was much less anticipated of him to be an alleged supporter of world’s extremist leaders like Mullah Omar and Osama Bin Laden, and if the allegation is true “he shouldn’t maintain a delicate place and be answerable for the database of Nigerians.”
The letter reads partly, “We write to intimate you of remarks attributed to Sheik Isa Pantami, Nigeria’s Communications Minister in a number of media blogs within the nation whereby he was quoted as saying he was all the time completely happy every time unbelievers are killed by terrorist teams.
“It’s also additional alleged that he had previously overtly supported and endorsed world terrorist teams like Al-Qaeda and the Talibans.
“Pantami is alleged to have praised Osama Bin Laden describing him as a hero and a greater Muslim than himself. He has not renounced these views within the face of latest revelations by the media. His views are extremist views and a risk to a multi-religious nation like Nigeria.”
Nevertheless, some followers and supporters of the minister declared Adeyanju an ‘Enemy of Islam’.
In a submit on Fb, one Datti Assalafiy wrote, “The non-Muslim, Deji Adeyanju, hates Islam and Muslims, helps the abuse of Islam and Muslims on his social media.
“He is among the enemies of Nigeria’s peace that has received a contract to unfold the #ENDSARS disaster on social media which has value Nigeria greater than N3 trillion.
“He’s the one who has now written a letter of criticism to the US Embassy in Abuja, requesting that the USA place Sheikh Dr Isa Ali Pantami on an inventory of individuals chargeable for terrorist actions all over the world, and that the embassy accepted his criticism.
“Irrespective of the destiny and future, there may be nothing to affiliate with these pagans who hate us on a regular basis and their mother and father.
“O Allah, present this pagan one in every of your verses, could Allah grant him a protracted life in hardship and humility to witness the glory of Malam Isa Ali Pantami and the Muslims in Nigeria. Amen Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum.”
Commenting on the submit along with his verified Fb web page, Pantami wrote in Hausa, “Allah ya tsine masa alubarika” which implies “Might Allah rebuke his blessings.”
The minister remark which gathered over 350 replies was nonetheless deleted jiffy after.
Pantami has been beneath fireplace for the reason that visible and audio clips of a few of his teachings resurfaced over a decade later, a few of which confirmed he was sympathetic to Islamic extremist sects like Al-Qaeda and Taliban.
In the meantime, Involved Nigerians group has condemned the declaration by some Muslims that the convener of the group, Deji Adeyanju, is an ‘enemy of Islam’.
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An announcement by the group’s spokesperson, Theophilus Abu Agada, on Monday, condemned in “sturdy phrases” the threats towards Adeyanju over the group’s petition to American Embassy to analyze allegations of terrorism and extremist views towards Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Financial system, Dr. Isa Pantami.
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