By Muhammad Goronyo, Sokoto
The Muslim Solidarity Forum Sokoto, as an umbrella body for Islamic organizations, Islamic centers, Suffi Orders, Imams, Islamic Scholars and Preachers in the state has noticed with dismay the Christmas message of the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Reverend Mathew Hassan Kuka, when he chose to attack Islam and Muslims, especially those from northern parts of the country.
Kuka specifically claimed that President Buhari, whom he qualified, albeit, indirectly as a Muslim and a northerner, has committed many acts of nepotism that if a fraction of it were to be committed by “any non-northern Muslim President”, there would have been a coup in the country, ‘we don’t know what is clandestinely hidden behind such a statement’, declared the Acting Chairman of the Forum, Professor Isah Muhammad Maishanu who spoke for the Forum.
He said their intention at Muslim Solidarity Forum is not to hold brief for the President, as he has those who are paid to do that, rather their concern is the image and reputation of Muslims, which Mr. Kukah finds pleasure in attacking without an iorta of caution, and by referring to him as a Muslim, that automatically brings all Muslims in the issue.
The Forum further said Kukah has the penchant to speak in parables and innuendos. His reference to a people who posses ‘pool of violence to draw from’ no doubt is a reference to those he has always characterized with violence-the Muslims. This is a serious provocation. He even has the guts to say the killings we are witnessing in Nigeria are part of GRAND RELIGIOUS DESIGNATION.
“Is it his hatred to for Islam and the Muslims that has blinded him to this level even though he claims to be preaching the Gospel of peace ?, the acting Chairman quarried.