Thursday, 1 May 2014

Boko Haram Condemned by Bilal Philips ( Muslim Scholar)

Muslim scholar denounces Boko Haram. Boko Haram has been in the news lately for abducting school girls in Nigeria. What is less well known is that a Muslim scholar (Bilal Philips) had denounced them before this tragedy of abducting girls.

Bilal Phillips says the group is itself “haram”

A renowned Islamic scholar, Bilal Philips, has condemned the extremist group, Boko Haram, saying contrary to the group’s claim of being against western education, it is the sect’s logic and reasoning that is forbidden in the eyes of Islam.
Mr. Philips described the insurgent group as being Haram themselves. “Boko Haram are Haram,” he said.

The word Haram is an Arabic word for “forbidden”, and Boko Haram which has killed thousands mainly in northern Nigeria since 2009, has as its central belief that the acquisition of western education is forbidden.

Mr. Philips, who delivered a lecture Sunday in Abuja under the theme: The Prophet; the ideal role model for all time, stated that members of the sect are ignorant of Islam.

“You cannot kill innocent kids at school and claim to be Muslims, this has driven you out of Islam because your action is an act of disbelief in itself,” he said.

The scholar said members of the sect have no conscience and it is only ignorance of Islam that will allow them “do this kind of atrocity”.

He said Muslims are expected to oppose policies only through peaceful constitutional means by bringing their view point to relevant organs of government through their trusted representatives.
He stated that Prophet Muhammad always preached peace and only fought when necessary and often times to bring peace to the community.

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At least 200 people were killed in a fresh attack by insurgents in a border town in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, an official said on Tuesday. Dressed in military uniforms, the insurgents attacked Gamboru, a remote town located at the Nigeria-Cameroon border late Monday, shooting indiscriminately at residents, said Ahmed Zannah, a representative of the area at the Nigerian Senate. According to the national lawmaker, the attackers stormed the town when some of the residents were fast asleep, setting ablaze houses while shooting at residents who tried to escape from the fire.