Group slams Trump over call for an end to killings in Nigeria

– MURIC says Trump’s comment was totally ‘unpresidential’ and aimed at causing bigger trouble in Nigeria

– The group urged Christians not to listen to Trump as they were aimed at creating conflict between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria

– MURIC director Akintola noted that former American presidents had used this method to create conflicts in the past and Trump was also following his bully instincts

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has expressed disappointment at US President Donald Trump’s comments on the killing of Christians in Nigeria.

The Cable reports that MURIC, while reacting to Trump’s words during a press conference with President Muhammadu Buhari, warned Nigerian Christians “not allow themselves to be deceived by Trump”.

The claimed Trump’s statement “is only using religion to turn Nigeria into another Iraq”.

MURIC’s position was contained in a statement released on Tuesday, May 1.

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The group’s director Ishaq Akintola said Trump’s statement “is prejudiced, parochial and unpresidential” and aimed at “luring Nigerian Christians into bolder confrontation” with Muslims.

The statement read: “It is sheer interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation. Trump has a bully’s instinct.”

It continued: “If this is the same Trump who called African countries ‘shithole’, the same American president who threatened to wipe out North Korea, the same US leader who banned Muslims from entering his country, the same Republican who said, “Torture works, ok folks?”, Nigerians must be wary of America’s involvement in their affairs.

“We should remember that Nigeria did not get the required support from the moderate and cool-headed Barrack Obama in its war against terrorism. We should therefore not expect any from Trump who treats vulnerable nations with contempt and has no respect for African countries. Unless Nigerians unite, this country will become America’s ‘shithole’.

“Trump’s comment on killings in Nigeria implies that he would prefer that it is Muslims alone who are being killed. We refuse to believe that a whole American president does not know the true situation on ground in this country. He who knows but pretends not to know has his own secret agenda. Nigerian Muslims are not intimidated by Trump’s comment. We only sympathise with those who will be gullible enough to become Trump’s ‘suckers’. Posterity will judge us.

“Nigerian Christians should not allow themselves to be deceived by Trump’s comment. The advanced countries of today will not compromise the secret of their technological advancement. Western countries will not teach us what will benefit our people. They will only teach us what will divide us in order to further render us debilitated, impoverished and helpless.

“Nay, they will give us fish but refuse to teach us how to fish. They will scatter us like wild oats and then give us weapons to kill ourselves. Then, under the guise of rendering humanitarian services, they will take over our land, our oil, our rich culture and force homosexualism and lesbianism down our throats but at that time, it will be too late to resist. Mark our words.

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“Trump is only using religion to turn Nigeria into another Iraq. Just as former US President Bush used Sunni-Shiite dichotomy to destroy Iraq just to lay his hands on Iraq’s oil field, Trump is also eyeing Nigeria’s oil. His plan is to use Christian-Muslim divide to set Nigeria ablaze. But Nigerians should remember that decades after the invasion of Iraq, that country is yet to experience stability. Years after the killing of Ghadaffi, Libya is yet to find its feet. The guns are still booming in Syria and the world holds its breadth each time North Korea sneezes.

“It is our contention that Trump is luring Nigerian Christians into bolder confrontation with their Muslim neighbours. We warn that the West African sub-region will be shaken to its foundation if Nigerian Christians swallow Trump’s bait. The extension to Nigeria of America’s crusade which brought ruins to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and Sudan will have dire consequences on the whole African continent.”

NAIJ.com reported earlier that President Trump expressed concern over the insecurity in Nigeria saying his administration will do something about it.

Trump said this on Monday, April 30 when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Oval office.

Nigeria has been battling Boko Haram insurgency although the present administration has claimed technical victory over the terrorists.

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Source: Naija.ng