Sunday, July 18, 2010


We must always seek to put the records straight. Nigerian Muslims have hitherto not been involved in terrorist acts within the country. Kidnapping for ransom or for any other purpose is terrorism and those involved in it in Nigeria today are from the South-East of the country. They are not Muslims. The first person to attempt to blow up a plane loaded with passengers in Nigeria was a Christian.

It is our hope and prayer in the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) that Nigerian Muslims will not engage in terrorist acts either against fellow Nigerians or against foreigners. Terrorism is shooting at a cluster of birds with the eyes closed. The bird you hit is not the bird you had in mind. The end of terrorism does not justify the means.

Muslims must therefore always seek to settle rifts through dialogue.

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