The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has faulted
statement credited to United States President Donald Trump
on the killing of Christians in Nigeria.
The Amir (President) of the MSSN in Lagos State, Dr Saheed
Ashafa in a press statement said Trump’s statement would
cause further division in Nigeria.
During Buhari’s visit to the Whiet House,Trump said
the“killing of Christians in Nigeria was unacceptable” to the
Reacting, Ashafa considered Trump’s comment as one-
sided and uncomplimentary, warning Buhari to be cautious
of relationship with the US.
The Muslim students’ leader alleged that Trump’s comment
signalled his hatred for Muslims and Islam in Nigeria.
He said, “Trump’s offer shows that he is myopic and
uncivilised. The pronouncement to help fight killings of
Christians in a nation where innocent souls are wasted
without recourse to their affiliations is a call to separatism.
“One would wonder if Trump is not aware or deliberately
ignored the murder of several Muslims in a mosque at the
University of Maiduguri, or those killed in mosques in Yobe
and Zamfara; and many other parts of the country.
“We should know that the offer is a reflection of Trump’s
hatred for Islam and Muslims. Such offer at this point in
time is divisive, ‘unafrican‘ and insincere.
“World leaders should ignore insinuations that Muslims are
not against terrorism, it would be more beneficial to tackle
insurgency with utmost neutrality.”
“Let me reiterate that as Muslims we condemn and reject all
forms of terrorism, insurgency and oppression in whatever
name being perpetrated.
“We should also remember that in Nigeria, most families are
composed of Christians and Muslims alike, just as we also
have other faithful.
“Trump’s call for separatism when the world is advocating
for collectivism is not a healthy offer.”
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