JNI Says Bishop Kukah’s Xmas Message was ‘Irresponsible’ as it Targets Islam
Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) on Wednesday said Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah’s christmas message (Read the Bishop’s message here) was irresponsible as it was abusive of Islam.
JNI issued a statement titled, ‘Press Release On Reverend Kukah’s Christmas Homily,’ through its secretary-general, Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, on Wednesday in Kaduna, three weeks after bishop’s message, to condemn him over what it called “a political hogwash to deceive the innocent.”
The statement reads partly, “Though the message is disguised as a political hogwash to deceive the innocent, there is no doubt that it was a poisoned arrow fired at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria, hence the need for this intervention.
“The Bishop statement was a prepared address considering the occasion and the audience; one cannot but agree that it was a calculated attempt to insult Islam which is typical of him.
“His veiled insinuation that Muslims have a pool of violence to draw from is disgusting, disheartening, as well as condemnable.
“Responsibly, Christmas homilies should come with messages of hope, unity, mercy, forgiveness of the Supreme Being and resilience through prayers, especially in this trying time.
“The Bishop’s message was however a clear deviation from well-established norm across the globe.”
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