Free Sheikh Abduljabbar Detained Over His Religious Beliefs, Islamic Movement Tells Kano Governor, Ganduje

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has requested the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje to drop the costs of blasphemy in opposition to embattled cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara and launch him.

This is contained in a press assertion launched by the President Media Forum of the Movement, Ibrahim Musa on Tuesday to journalists.

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According to the Islamic Movement, the Nigerian structure ensures residents the fitting to spiritual freedom.

“Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara’s Constitutional rights as guaranteed in the Nigerian Constitution include the right to freedom of religion and conscience and freedom to worship, teach, practise, and observe his religion of choice. Arresting and charging Sheikh Abduljabbar by Ganduje government is a serious violation of these rights and we strongly condemn it as it should be condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians irrespective of their religious affiliations,” the assertion learn partially. 

It additional argued {that a} current spiritual debate between Sheikh Abduljabbar and the coalition of Kano clerics was stage-managed and a sham. 

“We have carefully adopted occasions almost about his variations of understanding and opinion with these Kano-based coalition of clerics and the way the Ganduje-led authorities took sides by closing the Sheikh’s college and mosque with out first substantiating the accuracy of the allegations in opposition to him.

“He was lured into engaging in a ‘debate’ with these government supported clerics that turned out to be a secret trial, in which those who accused him of heresy were the prosecutors and the judges at the same time. The so-called ‘debate’ was clearly designed from outset to favour the coalition against the embattled Sheikh. It was held behind closed-door populated by only those who were openly opposed to him,” according to the Islamic Movement.

Hence the Islamic Movement concluded that, “Finally, we call on Ganduje to drop all these phony charges against the Sheikh and restore his fundamental human rights immediately. The Sheikh has as much rights as the coalition of clerics opposed to him to preach as each understands.”

Kabara was arraigned last Friday, July 16 before an Upper Sharia Court on charges that include blasphemy, incitement and other sundry offences. 

He was thereafter remanded in prison till July 28.

The IMN said it has information that the Ganduje-led Kano state government only seeks to “hold Sheikh Abduljabbar out of circulation and ban his spiritual teachings and actions just because he differs in his spiritual outlook and viewpoint from theirs”. 

It said, “We strongly consider that Ganduje authorities is misusing the devices of energy to gag Sheikh Abduljabar at the same time as he’s recognized to conduct his spiritual actions peacefully. His antagonists are solely exhibiting excessive spiritual intolerance to those that differ with them. The coalition of Kano clerics should not compel their understanding on others by drive. This is clearly an infringement on his constitutional rights of freedom of worship in a secular nation like Nigeria.

“Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara’s Constitutional rights as guaranteed in the Nigerian Constitution include the right to freedom of religion and conscience and freedom to worship, teach, practice, and observe his religion of choice. Arresting and charging Sheikh Abduljabbar by Ganduje government is a serious violation of these rights and we strongly condemn it as it should be condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians irrespective of their religious affiliations.”

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Free Sheikh Abduljabbar Detained Over His Religious Beliefs, Islamic Movement Tells Kano Governor, Ganduje

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