Buhari’s Invitation Of Shi’ites To Terrorism By Femi Aribisala

THE decision of the Nigerian government to proscribe the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, and to declare it officially as a terrorist organisation is a catastrophic blunder. In the first instance, the decision is illegal and unconstitutional. It is a blatant infringement on the freedom of religion guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution. But even more than this, it is an open invitation to another chapter of terrorism in Nigeria. For a country already groaning under the travails of the murderous Boko Haram and the marauding herdsmen, this is certainly…

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Video: Sheikh Zakzaky Talks On Terrorism, Killings, Profiling, Collective Punishment, Others

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has been talking about Shi’ites views about terrorism, indiscriminate random killings, profiling of people based on tribe, religion or group with the consequent collective punishment that usually follows. Watch the video clip here:

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Genocide Watch: A wahabi Supporter Of Elrufai Threatens Christians, Shi’ites In Kaduna

The International Criminal Court (ICC) must be interested in the ongoing gubernotorial campaign in Kaduna state that has degenerated into severe hate campaign against some religious minority groups, Christians and Shi’ites in the state. In the last weekend of the campaign, the state governor, himself subject of ICC investigations for Shi’ites genocide and mass grave digger, and who in the course of his campaign had earlier threatened to send back foreign election observers in “body bags”, had his genocidal cause fuelled by a notorious Wahabi accomplice to the 2015 crime…

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Who Is Investigating The Mass Graves Found In Kaduna?

Mass graves were reported found in Kaduna, location of the recent military action against the Islamic Movement. On February 6th “activists” found a mass burial ground at Mando Kaduna cemetery along the Birnin Gwari road near Hajj camp, that had been ploughed by caterpillars. They said it contained some of the bodies of movement victims that had been killed by what has been regarded as an overhanded military “honour killing” reaction. When mass graves are found, it is a humanitarian alarm and trigger for immediate investigation. But frankly, who will…

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Falana Issues Seven-day Ultimatum over Killing of 492 Shiites by Army, Police

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has condemned the killing of 492 Shiites by officers of the Nigeria Army and Nigeria Police Force (NPF) from 2014 to 2018, and called for investigation into the killings. In a letter addressed to the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Falana handed down a seven-day ultimatum to the authorities to investigate the killings or face the Special Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). “In order to restrain the heads of the Nigeria Army, Nigeria Police Force…

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492 Shiites killed by Nigerian govt in four years — Falana

The lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana, on Monday said over 492 member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, have been killed extra-judicially by the Nigerian Army and the Police between 2014 and 2018. Mr Falana urged the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the killings. Members of the Shi’a group have been brutally assaulted and killed while confronting security operatives in recent years. The IMN leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, were arrested on December 14, 2015, following a bloody clash between soldiers and his (El-Zakzaky) supporters who…

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A Nation That Kills Her Citizens And Justifies It

Last week, two curious events happened in Nigeria and the United States of America respectively. President Donald Trump visited Pittsburgh concerning the Jewish Synagogue shooting. Protesters blocked his way with placards that said that he was not welcome. Trump’s motorcade had to turn around and take another route. As the President of the US, Trump is the most powerful leader in the world, because he controls the strongest army and presides over the country with the strongest influence on global affairs. Even though no American has the right to stop…

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Shiites’ Lives Also Matter

So much has been said about the growing fractious relationship between the military and the civil society. Before now, our military especially the army, had been the bastion of discipline, restraint and civility. Growing up, a lot of us fantasized about how we would join the military, and shine before our civilian mates with our neat and well ironed uniforms, shiny boots and smart looks. We fantasized and boasted about how we would defend our nation and people against any external aggression from any quarters no matter how powerful. We…

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Shi’ites’ Killings By Nigerian Forces: Activist Writes Open Letter To UN Secretary-General

An activist, Comrade Timi Frank, who is the Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress has written an open letter to the United Nations Secretary-General over the recent brazen killing of unarmed Shi’ah protesters by the Nigerian Army. The letter, which was made available to the public this afternoon, was also copied to a number of foreign offices including the US Ambassador, the British High Commissioner, the French and German Ambassadors as well as the Representative of the European Union in Nigeria. The letter called for…

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KDSG Sponsors Hate Speech Campaigns Against Us With Book Launch – Islamic Movement

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has accused Kaduna state government of Elrufa’i of sponsoring hate speech campaigns against it, with the public presentation of a Book early in the week at Arewa House, Kaduna, during which Shias were called infidels by the organisers of the event. This was made known to the Press today in a press statement released by the President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Musa. “The Islamic Movement in Nigeria wishes to express its outright disapproval of the current campaign of…

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