Muslim Clerics All over the North Used to Curse And Blame Goodluck Jonathan, But Now They Are All Quite Against Buhari- Farooq Kperogi

Muslim Clerics All over the North Used to Curse And Blame Goodluck Jonathan, But Now They Are All Quite Against Buhari- Farooq Kperogi

A renowned newspaper columnist and professor of journalism at Kennesaw State University, United States, Farooq Kperogi, has faulted the silence of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Ali Pantami, over regular terrorist attacks in the northern part of Nigeria.

The firebrand Kperogi, who was reacting on Sunday to the suspension of an Abuja’s Imam, Sheikh Nuru Khalid, over his sermon that lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari led government on the deteriorating security situation in the North, said Pantami alongside other Muslim clerics used to rained curses on then President Goodluck Jonathan over killings in the region.

He said the suspension of the Abuja’s Imam was a sheer hypocrisy as none of the clerics who called out Jonathan’s government for failing to prevent killings in the North was suspended.

His words: “When Muslim clerics all over the North used to routinely curse and preach against Goodluck Jonathan in mosques for his inability to contain the intensifying insecurity in the country at the time, which pales in comparison with what we’re seeing now on Buhari’s watch, it was neither “inciting” nor against “Islamic tenets.”

“In fact, there is a famous video clip of Sheikh Isa Ali Pantami crying like a baby during a sermon where he blamed Jonathan for being singularly responsible for the mass deaths of northern Muslims in the country.

“Now, his eyes are as dry as the Sahara desert even when more northern Muslims than ever before are being murdered daily as a result of Buhari’s dreadful ineptitude and unconcern.

“The hypocrisy is galling!

“When/if a southern Christian becomes president next year, I can bet you that criticizing a president would no longer be considered “incitement” or a violation of “Islamic tenets.”

“I don’t know how these people are able to live with this quantum of disgustingly reprehensible double standards.”

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