The Concerned Nigerians for the protection of Human Rights and Rule Law initiative has condemned the declaration of its convener, Deji Adeyanju has enemy of Islam by followers of minister of communication, Isa Pantami.
Mr Pantami’s loyalists on Monday declared ‘Fatwa’’ on Mr Adeyanju following a petition written by the group to American Embassy to investigate allegations of Terrorism and Extremist views against the minister.
This newspaper reported that Mr Pantami has come under attack since the visual and audio clips of some of his teachings resurfaced over a decade later.
He was also accused of supporting terrorists, even though he denied.
Mr Adeyanju is one of those demanding his investigation and resignation.
Following this, the minister’s supporters have declared Mr Adeyanju an ‘Enemy of Islam’,
Concerned Nigeria in a statement by its spokesperson, Theophilus Abu Agada, said the action is capable of endangering his life.
“They have taken to Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and other social media platforms to circulate the picture of our convener with a caption, ‘Enemy of Islam’. We are horrified by their threats to harm our convener for no just cause,” the group partly said.
“This action goes further to show, how dangerous, Isa Pantami and his followers are. We are not surprised by their actions as they are simply following the footsteps of their leader, Dr. Isa Pantami.
“We condemn, in the strongest terms, this extremist views and actions of his followers and supporters which are against all human and Islamic norms. The Noble Laws of Islam forbids all forms of attacks on the innocent.
“We enjoin All Muslims to be united against all those who terrorize the innocent, and those who permit the killing of non-combatants without a justifiable reason. It is worthy of note that Islam has declared the spilling of blood and the destruction of property as absolute prohibition until the Day of Judgment.
“Moreover, we are calling on Dr. Isa Pantami to call his followers he has indoctrinated with his extreme views to order.