NSCIA clerics speak on threats posed by Shiites to Nigeria

– Islamic clerics have spoken against possible spread of Shiism in Nigeria – The clerics accused the sect of having political agenda that is inimical to the growth and continued existences of Nigeria – According to the scholars, Shiite members can spread their doctrines and beliefs to distort Islam on a wider scale Some Islamic clerics have highlighted the threats posed by the practice of Shiism by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in the country. Speaking on the conflict between members of the IMN popularly known as Shiites and officiers of the Nigeria police, the clerics said the sect have a political agenda that is inimical to the growth and continued existences of Nigeria. The cleric who were gathered at the presentation of the book, “The fallacy of Shiites Beliefs” by Professor Umar Labdo said the sect want to take over Nigeria so they can spread their doctrines and beliefs to distort Islam on a wider scale. Salisu Shehu of the Nigeria Surpreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) said the Shiites are only interested in capturing Nigeria and are doing all they could to spread their believes. He the major aim by the sect is premised on the fact that Nigeria has a significant Muslim population which is higher than the population of Muslims in the Arab countries. Shehu said: “There are reasons they want to capture Nigeria and this is because Nigeria is of strategic importance to Africa and many countries depend on Nigeria, so they are using political propaganda.” Sheik Kabir Gombe of JIBWIS said it is unfortunate that the class of people they normally target are the youths who are the bedrock of the society using ‘strong weapons’ such as offer of temporary marriage and taking advantage of the poverty situation in the country to convince the youths to embrace Shiism. Gombe said as far as he knows, temporary marriage as practiced by Shiites is not Mariage but adultery and fornication. Also speaking, Shehu[…]

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