Skip to comments.Nigerian cardinal criticizes role of sharia, says Muslim leaders must ‘rein in their mad dogs’
Posted on 04/05/2014 6:52:52 AM PDT by LSUfan
Nigerias leading prelate has briefed the German Bishops Conference on religion and violence in Nigeria, particularly the violence committed by members of the Islamist terrorist movement Boko Haram.
Beyond verbal tirades by some pastors, so far I am not aware of any violent groups claiming Christian inspiration, said Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja, according to a report by the Catholic News Service of Nigeria.
This seems to me to put a significant responsibility on our Islamic community to do more about reining in their mad dogs, he added. It is not immediately clear how much they are doing in this regard.
Cardinal Onaiyekan also said that role played by sharia, which is part of the legal system in 12 of Nigerias 36 states, runs counter to the principle of one nation, one law.
The role and place of the sharia in its many forms have been a matter of much debate and strong controversy in Nigeria, he stated. This is a major part of the problem of national integration.
The nation of 175 million, Africas most populous, is 50% Muslim, 25% Protestant, and 15% Catholic.
He has had to see hundreds, perhaps thousands, of his countrymen slaughtered by Boko Haram, often in churches worshipping on Holy days like Christmas, Easter and Palm Sunday...
I pray he’s got defenses. Satan : alluh has many Legions. And they’ve already murdered thousands of Christians in his country.
Mad dogs? No, they aren’t rabid. They are pit bulls doing what they have been trained to do.
Amazing to see that “one-nation, one-law” could be more convincing to muzzies than natural law or the ten commandments to which they “testify.” But clearly, this cardinal knows the rules of the game.