Kukah fired a poisoned arrow at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria with his Christmas message - Jamaâatu Nasril Islam
The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has accused Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese of "firing a poisoned arrow at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria" with his Christmas message. Kukah had alleged that there could have been a coup if a non-Northern Muslim President did a fraction of what President Buhari has done. The JNI in the statement signed by its secretary-general Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, alleged that the Catholic Bishop initiated the attack even when he was welcomed in Sokoto, a state they described as the seat of the Caliphate and the heart of Islam and Islamic scholarship, culture and practices in sub-Saharan Africa. The statement read; “The attention of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam has been drawn to an irresponsible and seditious Christmas message issued by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah.“Though the message is disguised as a political hogwash to deceive the innocent, there is no doubt that it was a poisoned arrow fired at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria, hence the need for this intervention.“The Bishop statement was a prepared address considering the occasion and the audience, one cannot but agree that it was a calculated attempt to insult Islam which is typical of him.“Kukah is the Bishop of the Sokoto diocese located at the seat of the Caliphate and the heart of Islam and Islamic scholarship, culture and practices in sub-Saharan Africa. “Despite the status of Sokoto to the Muslims and Islamic history, Bishop Kukah was warmly welcomed, accepted, accommodated and accorded respect deserving of his position as a religious leader.“Across the length and breadth of the Northern Nigeria, Kukah has friends and associates among the Muslim society. Without fear of any contradiction, he is most accepted and accommodated Christian clergy to the leaders of the Muslims in the north.“They accorded him all the support he needed, despite some reservations from some quarters about his tendencies to bite the fingers that feed him.“In spite of the liberality, congeniality and the camaraderie extended to Bishop Kukah in Sokoto and all over the Muslim north, he throws all sense of decorum and common sense to the wind.” The post Kukah fired a poisoned arrow at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria with his Christmas message - Jamaatu Nasril Islam appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.