22nd October, 2021
PRESS RELEASE :
MURIC TO FG : IGNORE ERDOGAN’S ALLEGATION
It is false, baseless and of no consequence whatsoever.
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“Or is it terrorism to build hospitals and establish schools? The terrorists that we know (Boko Haram) blow up schools and hospitals. Is it terrorism to build boreholes for public schools? Is it terrorism to assist Nigerians on hajj and sacrificial animals? Erdogan is our hero as a defender of Islam but his allegation of terrorism against these people does not hold any water at all.
They also engage in humanitarian services, assisting poor Muslims to meet religious obligations like hajj and sacrificial animals.
Erdogan should continue to confront Western countries who demonise Islam instead of persecuting powerless humanitarian workers and destroying products of decades of their hardwork.
It is fashionable these days to label political opponents and perceived enemies as terrorists. It is all in an effort to manufacture legitimate allegations which can be used to destroy opponents and most despots do this nowadays. It is a strategy used by opportunists to destroy the opposition. They give the dog a bad name in order to hang it.
“In May 2021 Algeria labelled the opposition (MAK) as a terrorist group. Blacks involved in Black Lives Matter protests were called terrorists by Donald Trump. A leading scholar of terrorism, Brian Jenkins, pulled the rug from under despots when he observed in 1981 that terrorism ‘is what the bad guys do’. In other words, terrorism is anything the opposition does. Like Trump, like Erdogan.
“Nonetheless, FG deserves accolades for securing eight bilateral agreements with Turkey. Some of the agreements include security, energy, mining and hydrocarbons.FG should ignore the allegation because Erdogan has no single shred of evidence. It is false, baseless and of no consequence whatsoever.”
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)