JNI calls for restraint on the Movie protest
Amid tension in Kaduna over a possible outbreak of violence against an anti-Islam movie allegedly produced in the United States, the umbrella body of northern Muslims, Jama’atu Nasil Islam, has called for restraint among Muslims in the region.
The JNI, in a statement issued in Kaduna on Friday, said the aim of the video was to belittle the Prophet.
It urged Muslims to persevere the way the prophet himself would have done in the face of such provocative action.
The statement signed by the JNI Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Aliyu, said, “Jama’atu Nasril Islam under the leadership of Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar,Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, JNI, expressed shock and consternation on the film released on the Yu-Tube, aimed at belittling our noble prophet and smearing his dignity.
“It is disrespectful to Muslims, intended to arouse their anger, and therefore unacceptable not only to Muslims, but to all right thinking people. It is condemned in the strongest terms.
“However, Muslims are enjoined to pertinently persevere for the sake of the Almighty Allah. The prophet was called all sorts of derogatory names and persecuted, but he turned to Allah for relief.
“It is rather unfortunate at this time when all efforts should be geared towards peace, some elements want to create tension by insinuating that non-Muslim interest should be attacked.
“We cannot afford any upheaval in this trying moment of insecurity that our country is passing through.”
Culled from Punchng