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Top cleric slams silence on killing of Muslims in Nigeria

16 December 2015 7:37


Islamic Jurisprudent slammed severely those who fell silent regarding the killings of Shiite Muslims in Nigeria.
Islamic Jurisprudent Lotfollah Safi Golpaygani slammed severely those who fell silent regarding the killings of Shiite Muslims in Nigeria expressing his deep concern over the recent vandalism in Pakistan and Nigeria, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).

The religious cleric urged Islamic and international foundations to make a move with this connection and condemn such disasters and take due action so as to stop such willful measures.

Reacting to recent killing of Shia Muslims in Nigeria by the army troops, he said that the Nigerian government instead of killing Boko Haram terrorists is killing the oppressed Shias who bear no threat against any Islamic country.

According to reports, at least 60 people were killed this past weekend when the Nigerian army raided the Islamic Movement headquarters and arrested its leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, in the northern city of Zaria.

On Sunday, the army raided several buildings connected to the Islamic Movement and the home of Zakzaky. They arrested him and killed key members of the group, including Zakzaky’s second-in-command and spokesman.

Aliy, Zakzaky’s son, was among dozens killed during a raid. Three of Mr. Zakzaky’s sons had been killed in a similar attack by the Nigerian Army in July 2014.

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