A human rights group, Involved Nigerians for the safety of Human Rights and Rule Legislation initiative, has condemned the declaration by some Muslims that the convener of the group, Deji Adeyanju, is an ‘enemy of Islam’.
The group additionally condemned the ‘Fatwa’ (authoritative authorized opinion given by a mufti or authorized scholar) issued towards Adeyanju and the circulation of his footage on social media, with threats to hurt him.
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 research allegations of terrorism and extremist views towards Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economic system, Dr. Isa Pantami.
Pantami has been underneath hearth because the 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 line with the assertion, the followers and supporters of the minister “have declared our convener, Deji Adeyanju an ‘Enemy of Islam’, an motion able to endangering his life”.
— Involved Nigerians (@ConcernedNIG) April 19, 2021
“They’ve taken to Fb, Twitter, WhatsApp and different social media platforms to flow into the image of our convener with a caption, ‘Enemy of Islam,’” the assertion continued.
“We’re horrified by their threats to hurt our convener for no simply trigger. This motion goes additional to point out how harmful Isa Pantami and his followers are. We aren’t shocked by their actions as they’re merely following the footsteps of their chief, Dr. Isa Pantami.
“We condemn, within the strongest phrases, this extremist views and actions of his followers and supporters that are towards all human and Islamic norms. The Noble Legal guidelines of Islam forbids all types of assaults on the harmless.
“We enjoin all Muslims to be united towards all those that terrorise the harmless, and people who allow the killing of non-combatants and not using a justifiable cause. It’s worthy of notice that Islam has declared the spilling of blood and the destruction of property as absolute prohibition till the Day of Judgment.
“Furthermore, we’re calling on Dr. Isa Pantami to name his followers he has indoctrinated together with his excessive views to order.”
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