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Stop parading yourselves as Muslims – Prof. Olagoke warned Boko Haram

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Founder of Shafaudeen in Islam international, Prof. Sabit Olagoke, yesterday warned Boko Haram terrorists to stop parading themselves as Muslims, saying that the terrorist group were tarnishing Muslims image by doing contrary to the scriptures of Islam.

He stated that though the terrorists were called Muslim, but they have nothing to show for it.

Speaking as the guest speaker during the 4th Annual Ramadan lecture of Sport Writers Association of Nigeria, (SWAN), Oyo State Chapter at NUJ Press Center, Iyaganku Ibadan, Olagoke noted that Boko Haram were violating scripture as Islam stipulated, saying that no religion support killing and taking of another’s lives unjustly.

He said: “Those whose habit and character negate the teachings of Quran are never Muslim, even when they are fasting, they are only suffering for misconceptions, misunderstanding and they are never scripture compliance, they are only fighting on the interest of vengeance.

“Nigerian insecurity is artificially driven, whoever that hate knowledge is not a Muslim, those who says no to western education are never a Muslim.”

Olagoke, however, called on Journalists to always dwell on investigative journalism so as not to become unnecessary controversial, adding that journalists were a crucial part of a nation building.

He maintained that journalism represent light to the world so that people in darkness can be enlightened, urging them to always stand on the platform of integrity because the future of the country rest on them.

“You should not manufacture news, but rather dwell on facts and figures; objectivity should be your watchword, always lead by example.”

By Segun Showunmi, Ibadan

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