I feel deeply honored to represent my Islamic brothers – A Christian Friend Of Islamic Movement In USA

ASKING FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND SANCTITY OF LIFE FOR ORDINARY NIGERIANS This past Monday, 17th December 2018, I was in Washington DC – again. I was invited by the US Commission for International Religious Freedom. I was given the interesting responsibility of speaking on behalf of Shiites and Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. They could not get their Visa in time for the Consultation so I was pressed into Service in their place. I made a case and stood as an Advocate for our Islamic Brothers who…

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Islamic Movement Makes A Case At US Commission On International Religious Freedom

Yesterday, Monday 17th December 2018, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria made its case for religious freedom during a panel discussion between religious and civil society leaders on opportunities and challenges for Religious Freedom in Nigeria hosted by the United States Commission on International Freedom (USCIRF) in Washington D.C. A report on the 3 years of brutal persecution of the members of the Islamic Movement by the Nigerian government, prepared by the Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee, was presented at the discussion panel. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom is an independent,…

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US Faults FG On Soldiers Indicted In Army, Shi’ttes’ Clash

The United States on Tuesday noted that there was no record that the Nigerian or military authorities had demanded accountability from the soldiers implicated in the December 2015 clash between the Army and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria led by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The US stated this in the International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 released by the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour. The report also noted that the Nigerian government continued to hold El-Zakzaky and restrict the free movement and association of his…

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US’ report on human rights violations

The United States government recently released a report on the spate of human rights abuses under the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. In its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017, the US Department of State linked the prevalence of rights violations in the country to the reluctance of the administration to properly investigate allegations of abuses, especially by members of the armed forces and top officials, and to prosecute those indicted. According to the report, “Impunity remained widespread at all levels of government. The government did not adequately investigate or…

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AMBASSADOR CAMPBELL: We Are Poles Apart From Boko Haram!

The attention of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has been drawn to a piece titled, “Nigeria’s Treatment of Shia Minority Recalls That of Boko Haram,” written by a former American Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, posted on the website of the American think-tank organisation, the Council on Foreign Relations, which gained wide coverage in Nigeria’s media. The former Ambassador drew similarities between the dreaded Boko Haram and the Islamic Movement, under the able leadership of our illegally detained Leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. The need to issue this press statement becomes…

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US Releases Damning Human Rights Violations Against Nigeria Ahead Of Buhari’s Visit

The United States government has released a condemnatory human rights report on Nigeria ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit. The report said that grave violations continued to increase in 2017 while officials who perpetrated them were almost never prosecuted by the administration of President Buhari. Buhari is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on April 30, and both men would likely discuss further U.S military assistance to Nigeria against the backdrop of serious human rights violations by security forces who use the same weapons to…

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US-based Lawyer Condemns FG Continued Detention Of Zakzaky, Wife

* warns FG not to take protest for granted A United States based human rights legal practitioner and the Co-ordinator, Justice for Jos Project, Mr. Emmanuel Ogebe has condemned the continued detention of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiite Muslims Ibraheem El-zayzaky and his wife by the Federal government. Describing their detention without duly charging them to court as illegal, null and void, Ogebe called for their immediate release. The IMN leader and his wife were arrested on December 14, 2015 in Zaria…

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The US’s Invasion of Africa That Nobody Knows About

Today, we will reflect on a post dating back to April, 2014 that appeared in antiwar.com blog. Although it appears to be an old piece, it is still very relevant today as it was then. Furthermore, it is noteworthy that the piece was at about the same time there was an upsurge in US military activity in Nigeria, and coincidentally, of insecurity and abductions or kidnaps in the Country. U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Meehan observes Kenyan trainees The U.S. is assembling the rudiments of imperial infrastructure throughout Africa, and hardly…

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Status of Jerusalem: The World Overwhelmingly Rejects Trump’s Declaration

The International Community acting through the United Nations has overwhelmingly rejected the unilateral decision by President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital. In a vote on a resolution rejecting the recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, a total number of 128 countries were in favour of rejecting the United states declaration, including Nigeria, as against a mere 9 countries against the resolution. Watch how the vote went: [Video] By the adoption of this resolution A/ES-10/L22, the declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel stands rejected…

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“Israeli persecution of Palestinians in occupied Palestinian land is one of the worst examples of Human Rights Depravation” – Former US President, Jimmy Carter

A former President of the United States of America, Jimmy Carter has declared that Israeli persecution of Palestinian land is one of the worst examples of Human Rights depravation. He was talking in a Television feature program, HardBall on MSNBC. Mr. Carter described Israel as an occupier force who confiscated and occupied the Palestinian land. “It doesn’t belong to Israel,” he said. Mr. Carter said Israel is building settlements on a land that doesn’t belong to them, and that amounts to colonisation. “What is being done to the Palestinians right…

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