Bishop Kuqah reveals one thing that will make him apologize after being accused of insulting Islam
Archbishop of the Sokot Diocese, Monsignor. Matthew Hassan Kukah revealed one thing that will make him apologize after being accused of insulting Islam in his Christmas sermon.
Islamic group JNI said it bit the finger that fed it despite being accepted and tolerated and accused of insulting Islam and Muslims.
In response, Bishop Kuqah said that the only thing that could force him to apologize is to show him where and how an Islamic group in all his preaching that insults Islam or Muslims.
In his response to the JNI statement, Kukah noted that the JNI secretary focused more on politics than humanity as he accused him of shooting an arrow into the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria.
He explained: “Dr. Aliya accused me of being an enemy of his religion, Islam. He accused me of what he calls, shooting an arrow into the very heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria. “
Bishop Kukah explained that the statement said he was respected, resided in Sokoto, and turned to bite the finger that was feeding him.
Kukah added: “He asks the question: How can Muslims continue to show hospitality to those who show ingratitude many times? How can Muslims feel comfortable interacting with someone who is brutally vindictive, disguised as a priest? “
Bishop Kukah noted that his research area is religion, politics and society, and said that he was concerned about how religion can help shape good citizens, as well as how the state can create an environment that will enable citizens to achieve this.
“In all my writings over the past forty years or more, I have never written a single article or article about Islam as a religion. If there is a scientist out there who knows, let me tell you.
“I wrote about religion, paying particular attention to how both citizens and the state treat it, with particular attention to politicians. My fears boil down to what the late Professor Bala Usman loosely called the manipulation of religion. This manipulation turned religion into a weapon of war in Nigeria, ”he explained.
Bishop Kukakh asked Dr. Aliya for reasons of honor and based on the text of my sermon to officially indicate where in his sermon he attacked Islam or all Muslims in Nigeria, assuring that he would be more than happy to apologize for the offensive part of the statement.
He went on to say: “The relevant paragraphs of my sermon focused on two painful themes of nepotism and bloodshed in our country, a fact that, as I said, was referred to by most of the religious leaders and statesmen.
“As criticism of government policies suddenly turns into hatred of Islam and the north, the faith of the poor.”
He called on Dr. Aliya to clarify and substantiate his accusations against him and to indicate the reasons why he should incite violence against him.
Bishop Kukah remarked: “I do not know anyone in Sokoto who would accuse me of any crime or actions aimed at undermining the state or anyone, not least the faith of Islam.”
He repeated: “I believe that nepotism today poses a serious threat to our country.”
He added that the issue of insecurity and how it affected the north, said: “I was convinced that I must add my voice to the voices of millions of Nigerians, Muslims, Christians, traditional rulers, statesmen and anyone who showed genuine concern.” …
He felt that it would be a shame and a disservice to their efforts for national unity if they resorted to the distraction threats that Dr. Aliya had made.
“It will only make it easier for the rebels if we become enemies to each other,” he said.