Boko Haram Is A Child Of Islam, Says Cleric

Boko Haram Is A Child Of Islam, Says Cleric

By ThisDay on May 16, 2014
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In a Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 file photo, onlookers gather around a car destroyed in a blast next to St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria after an explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's capital Sunday, killing scores of people, officials said. A radical Muslim sect, Boko Haram, claimed the attack and another bombing near a church in the restive city of Jos. (Photo Credit: AP/Sunday Aghaeze)

The President of Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN),  Rev Dachollom Datiri, has described Boko Haram as “a child of Islamic fundamentalism nurtured  over  the years by radical Muslim youth groups, trained and indoctrinated both locally and internationally by extremists to hate and kill Christians.”

Datiri, who stated this  Friday while addressing newsmen at the COCIN Headquarters in Jos, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to remain focused, steadfast and to look up to God for guidance and help in governance.

He said, “Muslims should note that they cannot and will not Islamise Nigeria nor achieve their Jihadist movement; therefore Christians must rise up and defend themselves and not give in to threats and intimidation.

“The federal government should as a matter of urgency apprehend and interrogate some prominent personalities and clerics in the country who are implicated  in one way or the other in Boko Haram activities” .

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Please can this cleric confirm from any TRUE muslim if they intend to islmaise nigeria? I cant believe what some people actually think.

  2. Please can this cleric confirm from any TRUE muslim if they intend to islamise nigeria? I cant believe what some people actually think.

  3. Boko haram is not a child of Islam and can never be a child of Islam. Islam is the religion of peace and my Religion teaches me that there is no compulsion to Islam. To me be my religion and to u be your religion. So how can u kill others because they don’t believe in your God and call urself a muslim. Boko Haram will perish and crumble because it continues to tarnish d image of Islam. Killing innocent citizens and even young children and disrupting d peace of d country is anti islam. All I know is that THE END IS NEAR FOR BOKO HARAM. InshaAllah

  4. This pastor is one of those people making the country ungovernable. This is more of causing religious war in the country at large. He should prove it when prominent Islamic clerics and followers in the north and southern part of Nigeria held meeting for such agenda. Time without number is being said that BH activities is Unislamic and is condemned by Muslims and prominent Islamic clerics. What ever he wish negative to any one it shall return back to him. Remember, in South East there are Muslim there as well as the South West not to mention north. Islam is not a religion of a single home. BH activities is abomination.

  5. Pastor. For your information Islam is not just a State family. Islam is in all the State of the Federation and if you are thinking of destroying Muslims and Islam, honestly you have a big task ahead of you. In fact don’t you dare it. Because Allah alone is enough. You have not succeeded in plateau state but you want to extend this disharmony to the country at large. That is how you keep worshipers in the church and continue to tell them lies.

  6. How can a cleric of this calibre make a statement like this? Pls men of God are not suppose to politicise a critical issue of this magnitude(Terrorism) cos Boko Haram is not just d enemy of Nigerian but specifically muslims. Infact the majority of the population of those killed by the insurgent are muslim. Pls let’s guide our utterances n unite to fight this monster irrespective of our differences!

    • D so-called Mohammed should be sincere enough to tell d truth n not being bias. Can u see d rants n d way ur BH attribute d henious crime to Islam?

  7. U all know it, leave the pst alone truth is bitter we all know that not all Muslims are terrorist but all terrorist are muslim

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