|NIGERIA: Obey Court Order for Release of Sheikh Zakzaky-Says Mahdi Muslim Community, Nairobi, Kenya|
|Wednesday, 07 December 2016 10:17|
We congratulate the Islamic Movement of Nigeria ( # IMN) in successfully challenging the illegal detention of the globally renowned and respected scholar Sheikh Ibrahim # Zakzaky , his wife and other IMN members. We call upon the Nigerian government to respect the decision of the country's courts and expedite their release.
The action will go some way towards redeeming the law-abiding and democratic credentials of the Nigerian government and towards healing the Nigerian society whose unity is being threatened by forces of intolerance and sectarianism that target not only the minority
Shia Muslims but also Nigerian Christians and other Nigerians who reject the intolerant, divisive and violent teachings and actions of followers of # Wahhabism that are supported by certain foreign and Islamic governments.
We all remember very well the killing of Nigerian Christians and torching of their homes and churches by the same dark forces a few years ago, and we follow with horror the murderous war waged by the # Wahhabi terrorists known as # Boko Haram against Nigerians.
We call upon the government of President Buhari to uphold and implement the decision of the Court to release Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his companions and for Nigerians to reject, and stand up in solidarity with all victims of, divisive and hateful ideologies.
Abdulqadir A. Nasser