Controversal Islamic Banking In Nigeria: Sharia Coucil President Threatens War If Opposed

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, has said the Islamic banking proposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was a ploy to Islamise the country.

He said this during the ordination of four priests at Saint Francis Catholic Church, Idimu, Lagos. He added that the CBN Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, was “gradually trying to force us into embracing the Sharia system. The conditionalities attached to the loans obtainable from the bank are in favor of Sharia system. So it is a ploy to Islamise the country.”

Meanwhile, the president of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria, SCSN, Dr. Ibrahim Datti Ahmad on Monday said untold casualties will result if Christians in Nigeria do not drop their anti-islamic banking position.

“We have taken a lot of nonsense, we have come to the end and from now it’s tit for tat. There are quite a number of rascals in cassocks that have been talking recently; we’ll meet fire for fire this time. Whether it’s an archbishop or whoever he is who talks nonsense, we’ll get people to answer him in the same language. If he talks as a rascal, we’ll reply him as a rascal,” he said. This matter is a direct confrontation to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

Dr. Ahmad, who read the communiqué issued at the end of SCSN’s meeting at Arewa House, Kaduna, said “We are very happy that with a lot of efforts JAIZ Bank has now become a reality. The bank is coming in September and they have assured us that they will be starting with three branches, namely Abuja, Kaduna and Kano and they will continue to open the branches rapidly, thereafter.

We are also aware of the amount of noise and nonsense we hear from the Christian clergy, some of whom are so ignorant that they are not even worth to be called clergymen.

“Jaiz Bank has come to be and there is nothing they can do about it and if we have to go to war on this, we’ll go to war. Let the bloody fools wearing cassocks stop disturbing our peace. Gentlemen, being peaceful doesn’t mean we are cowards. We warn the idiots in cassocks, tell them to stop disturbing our peace, if they want us to live together in Nigeria. Everybody can go his way, we don’t have to live together. We can’t live under bloody idiots dictating to us how we live our lives even within the laws of the country.

“We the Muslims of this country are fed up and tired with the stupid vituperation of the CAN. They are a bunch of idiots and they feel they can dictate to the Muslims even how we should live our lives.
“And we are warning the government not to listen to them because there is a limit to the amount of nonsense we can take. We are the majority in this country, whether the Christians like it or not. We are going to have this bank and there is nothing they can do about it.

“Whatever they call themselves, whether archbishop, priest or whatever they are, let them stop disturbing our lives. We’ve had enough; let the government warn them because these abuses are enough. If they are rascals and they don’t understand anything because they come from very poor, wretched backgrounds, we are not like that. We have been patient but there is a limit to what we can take. On this Jaiz Bank, there is no going back. Everything has been done according to the law and if the Christians think this country belongs to them, they are a bunch of idiots. We’ll meet fire with fire; let them leave us alone. If they want us to live in Nigeria peacefully as we want to do, then let them respect our rights as we concede to them their own rights.”

Dr Umaru Mutallab, former Chairman of First Bank, is the current Chairman of Nigeria’s first Islamic Bank: Jaiz International Plc. He is also the father of alleged terrorist Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab who tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 235 over Detroit, Michigan on Christmas Day of 2009.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, has said the Islamic banking proposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was a ploy to Islamise the country.

He said this during the ordination of four priests at Saint Francis Catholic Church, Idimu, Lagos. He added that the CBN Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, was “gradually trying to force us into embracing the Sharia system. The conditionalities attached the loans obtainable from the bank are in favor of Sharia system. So it is a ploy to Islamise the country.”

On the recent flood that ravaged Lagos and other parts of the country, Okogie said: “It is a pity that our government does not take things seriously. The flood would have been avoided if the Federal Government had planned towards its. This is a thing the federal and state governments should sit down, discuss and take immediate action.

Instead, they engage in things that do not really matter to the ordinary man on the street. Everybody was alerted on the impending global warming but our government did not take it seriously, instead placed priority on trivial issues.

“Until we get our priority right, our people will continue to suffer. All that was expected from Federal and State Governments was to find a way to ameliorate the suffering of the people.”

  1. Frank Reply

    I think de Muslims are tired of living 2geder wit xtians in dis country. If dey go i tink we can survive.

  2. casmir Reply

    To all my christian brothers nad sister all over the world and Nigerian in particular, i say let us pray.

  3. Bj Reply

    Dis rattlins come from small minds…..its well,we shall overcome.Xtians,lets get ready

  4. IKEMBA CHUKWUKA Reply

    With ALL due respect, I think this President of SCSN is a “Cock-sucker”! If he’s not a candidate of HELL; I don’t see the reason why he thinks his guts is too much to make all This Outrageous statement about CHRISTIANDOM; even calling names! The best thing that should happen to this country is division; let this Cattle rearers find their miserable; God forsaken way out of our LIVES!!!!

    • ENEMY OF ALL CRISTIANS Reply

      UR FATHER IS A SAVANT OF CATTLE REARER. FUCK U AND ALL UR COLLEGUES

  5. Abdullahi fowewe Reply

    peace shall reign,islam is stayin,muslim hav rights,christians hav right,lets do our wishes,n c wot wil come out of it,don’t be used bt be useful to urself n God mostly.ALLAHU AKBAR

  6. Luqman Reply

    Honestly, christan ve taken muslim as their major enemy in 9ja 2day, bec what they ve athand is not d truth book of moses. If they are condeming islamic model, let them their own bec d law is there 4 us.Belief me fellow 9ja peop. nobody can re brand islam, orelse d person die 4 his/her family.

  7. sadik ibrahim khaleel Reply

    more grease to ur elbows mal sunusi l. Sunusi arewa’s buhari2. We muslims from every part of this country support JAIZ BANK even in America, England where muslims are minority have it, talkless of nigeria country of muslims. Is impossible we support!!!

  8. Uthman alhassan Reply

    This islamic banking is something simple, no christian is force to open an account in the bank or any thing related to that, why christians should be disturbing themselves. Please my fellow christian lets stay together peacefully like a broom tie with one belt

  9. basho Reply

    Hllo my xtian brothers n sis,to start with islam is a religion that teaches peace,living togather with one anather.I knw som learned xtian brothers are fully aware of the existance of JAIZ Bank in ENGLAND an AMERICA!!Why OKOGIE wil nt pray an teach peace in a place of wors worship,bt rather accusing d existance of JAIZ??Pls xtian bros ask OKOGIE Y is he condemin jaiz bank?Ask him is jaiz compulsary to all xtian?Ask him Y d priest in America and England ddnt condem it?pls my fellow nigerians keep ur ear away 4rm d trouble preachers who does want see us togather,tell them we love ourslv,we ar all nigerians,say no to hatret btwn us.

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