Tag: Muslims

Mike Pompeo: The Persecution of Christians in Nigera deserves our attention

Every single day in Nigeria, Christians aren’t just having their right to religious freedom denied – they are being murdered because of their faith in Jesus. I have often spoken of the importance of religious liberty to a free society.  It is a foundational freedom.  No society that denies its people the[Read More…]

Holding on to Faith: Muslims and the Search for a Conducive Environment

I observed Ramadan for the first time outside my home country, Nigeria, in 2015. It was in Johannesburg, South Africa when I was a student at the African Leadership Academy. Remembering it now – notwithstanding the school’s attempt to create a conducive environment – it was a bit gloomy because[Read More…]

We’re not Hypocrites: Ramadan and the Struggle to be Better

It is Monday April 12th, 2021, the day before Ramadan. I am scrolling through Twitter to share and retweet everything Muslims can find helpful, as they prepare for the sacred month. In the midst of that, I come across one tweet with an offbeat take: that the concept of Ramadan[Read More…]

Eid-el-Fitr: Speaker Gbajabiamila urges prayers against COVID-19

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated Nigerian Muslims for concluding this year’s Ramadan fast and marking Eid-el-Fitr peacefully.The Speaker urged Nigerian Muslims to imbibe virtues such as feeding the needy, being their brother’s keepers and prayers for peaceful coexistence that usually come with the[Read More…]

Blasphemy: Protest in Kano as cleric is alleged to have composed a derogatory song attributed to Prophet Muhammad

Scores of youth stormed the Kano Hisbah office on Wednesday over an alleged blasphemy song against the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Premium Times is report that the protesters holding placards alleged that the government and the security agents in the state are reluctant to act over the matter. The convener of[Read More…]

Persecution of Muslims in China and India Reveals Important Facts About Religion and Geopolitics

India, China and Myanmar are three Asian countries currently engrossed in carrying out physical and cultural genocides on their Muslim populations. While the plight of Rohingya Muslims and Uighur Muslims is well known, the recent introduction of a new law expressly aimed at dispossessing Muslims of Indian citizenship has alerted[Read More…]

Sultan of Sokoto says Muslims in Nigeria will not be provoked to take up arms

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, yesterday called for continued dialogues over issues of religion in the country. DailyTrust Newspaper reports that the Sultan said, making public comments do not help but aggravate the issues, assuring that[Read More…]

Nigerian Imam Risked His Life To Shelter Christians From Muslim Gunmen

When an imam in Nigeria saw hundreds of desperate, frightened families running into his village last Saturday, he decided to risk his life to save theirs. They were fleeing from a neighbouring village – a mainly Christian community. They say they came under attack at about 15:00 (14:00 GMT) from[Read More…]

Fayose Committed Sacrilege on Eid Ground

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, appeared on Id ground dressed in Islamic regalia including a turban on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Mr. Fayose also delivered a politically motivated speech at the Id ground. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) strongly condemns Fayose’s action. It is executive hocus pocus, highly[Read More…]

Katsina University Bans All Christian Student Fellowships And Associations

A Nothern Nigerian State University bans all Christian student fellowships and associations by the authorities of the Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua University in Katsina State, a clear indication of religious intolerance. An internal memo dated January 17, 2017 from the university obtained by NewsWireNGR, indicates that the institution has placed a[Read More…]