Whenever there is a terrorist attack, go on every Muslim’s timeline on social media and check for what you see.
Some ignore the attacks, they act like it never happened. Some simply pray for the dead. As if the dead died of natural causes. And those are the “good” ones.
Then there are those who attempt to disassociate Islam from the carnage. “Those terrorists are not Muslims”, they scream. Then they attempt to blame everyone else – from the US to the US to former President Goodluck Jonathan, to poverty, then to illiteracy. Curiously, you’ll never hear them blame the radical clerics that pass on this message of Jihad to the terrorists.
Then some of them take it up a notch. They start trying to redefine Jihad so that the unsuspecting can view it as a gentle, kiss of a rose affair… and not a bloody religious war against ‘infidels’ as defined by the Muslim Qu’uran. It all beggars belief!
Beggars belief? Yes.
In Turkey, during a football game, a minute’s silence was held for the victims of the dastardly terrorist attack on France. Guess the reaction of the crowd… Just guess.
Instead of observing a minutes silence for the innocent victims of these terrorists, the whole stadium full of football watchers erupted in a chant of “Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar”.
In case you don’t know, “Allah Akbar” meaning “Allah be praised” and it is a phrase chanted by terrorists as they kill. It is also a phrase chanted by supporters of terrorists in solidarity.
So, obviously, the Muslims in that crowd in the Turkish Stadium are in support of the bombing and shootings of innocents by ISIS in Paris, France, so rather than observe a minute’s silence for the dead, and they praise Allah for the success of the terrorists acts.
So I ask again, “are the terrorists merely the striking hand of ALL Muslims”?
Below is the video of the football game in Turkey where Allah was praised for the murder of over 128 French, Americans, and citizens of other countries.
Ena Ofugara studied law in the University of Benin for some years before leaving Nigeria for the United States where he is studying while working. He has a passion for Nigeria. He has a clear bias for his people of the Niger Delta and he believes the Nigerian system – justice, social, economic – is rigged against his people. So he became a social and political commentator to highlight this injustice. Connect with him on Facebook.
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