- Senator Shehu Sani has disclosed why Muslims must lead the fight against terrorism
- Sani urged them to take the lead in fighting the menace and redeeming the image of the religion
- He said the cruel actions of terrorists have created bad impression for the religion
The senator representing Kaduna Central Shehu Sani said Muslims must lead the battle against terrorism to retrieve their faith and cast the light of peace and tolerance in the hearts of all believers in the faith.
Premiums Times reports that Sani made this known while addressing lecturers and students at the International University of Africa, Khartoum.
He charged Muslims to take the lead in fighting the menace and redeeming the image of the religion.
According to him, ''Islam is confronted by two dangers on two fronts, from the inside and from the outside.
“The inside forces are those who manipulate and misuse the religion in furtherance of their extremist or political or violent agenda.
''And the outside are those with a mind-set set and conditioned to hate Muslims and anything associated with Islam.
''The need for humanity and the world to unite and defeat terrorism is urgent and necessary but it’s the Muslims that must lead the battle with common courage, common focus and collective determination.
''Terrorists are anarchists. Their cruel actions and atrocious violence creates bad perception and impression for the faith they falsely lay claim to.
''Muslim intellectuals and scholars and students must lead the battle to retrieve their faith and cast the light of peace and tolerance in the hearts of all believers in the faith.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari said Nigeria is ready to lead the battle against terrorism in the West Africa region.
The president said this during a meeting with other leaders at the counter-terrorism summit in Aqaba, Jordan.
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