Pictures: Nigerian Shiites Muslims Protest Anti-Islam Movie

Nigerian Muslims protest anti-Islam movie
In Zaria, Nigeria, thousands of Muslims under the leadership of Sheik Ibraheem Zak-Zaky this morning demonstrated against the anti-Islam movie, “Innocence of Muslims.”

Speaking, Zak-Zaky condemned the movie, which was made in America and casts aspersion on the character of Prophet Muhammad, noting that the Prophet came with a message that is a blessing to mankind.

“A great catastrophe has befallen the world when from the country of the Great Satan (United States), an Israeli was commissioned to produce anti-Islam film that mocked and ridiculed Islam, Prophet Muhammad and followers of this great religion,” he said. “The film, apart from outward mockery on tenets and beliefs of Islam, presented Prophet Muhammad in a display of an unspeakable immoral manner and personality.”

He held that the release of this movie at this particular time, was aimed at institutionalizing September 11 as an annual ritual to portray Islam as a religion of terrorists.Nigerian Shiites Protest Anti-Prophet Mohammed Movie

In his words, “The filthy hands of enemies of Islam is once again restless and becoming impatient and frustrated with the daily-increasing radiance of Islam and Holy Qur’an in the present world. They therefore targeted the most sacred and luminous figure among the world sanctities with their disgusting nonsense. Had they not backed the previous links in this evil chain, namely Salman Rushdie, the Danish cartoonist, and the US pastors who burnt the Holy Qur’an; had they not made orders for production and worldwide dissemination of many anti-Islam movies to companies affiliated to the Zionist capitalists, things would not have lead to this great and unforgivable sin today. The enemies of Islam have approached the red line, by their blasphemous stance, hence no Muslim should assume a position of neutrality on this all important issue. You are either with the Prophet or with his enemies and the enemies of Islam.”
Nigerian Shiites Protest Anti-Prophet Mohammed Movie
He carpeted Israel and the US government, saying they backed and financed production and global dissemination of the movie and have made no effort in bringing the culprits to book.

Rather, he said, they are busy with the arrogant pursuit of vengeance for their burnt embassy in Libya.Nigerian Muslims protest anti-Islam movie

“If their claim of not being involved in production of this film is true, we demand them to bring the perpetrators of this hideous crime and their financial backers, who have wrenched the hearts of Muslim nations, to face a punishment proportionate to this great crime,” Zak-Zaky said, calling for a clear unreserved apology to be publicly made to the Muslim world and any other person offended by the film, while its circulation is stopped and blocked.Nigerian Shiites Protest Anti-Prophet Mohammed Movie

He argued that Prophet Muhammad is a Prophet for all Muslim nations, irrespective of ethnicity, race and geographical boundaries, but that all Muslims and right thinking people should express their anger without violence to life and property, which was the basis of their peaceful demonstration.

“We are aware of the covert operations of agents of America in Nigeria, who are bent on defending American interests all cost,” he said. “They should know that, we are ready to defend the personality of our Beloved Prophet with the last drop of our blood.”

By SaharaReporters

Nigerian Shiites Protest Anti-Prophet Mohammed Movie

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