Muslims must recognize threat of Boko Haram, says Nigerian archbishop
December 28, 2011
Responsible Muslim leaders must realize that “terrorism threatens us all, Christians and Muslims,” said Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria in the wake of a series of church bombings.
The bombings were attributed to the Boko Haram sect. Although the teachings of that sect are rejected by most Muslims, the archbishop reasoned that the leaders of “mainstream” Islam “must however recognize that these are Muslims, it does not matter whether they are good or bad, and that they have the greatest opportunity to identify them and demonstrate that they are doing it. "
Archbishop Onaiyekan reported that many Islamic leaders had responded to his statement, and were beginning to recognize that Boko Haram threatens Muslims as well. “This is terrorism, which spares no one,” he said.
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