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Why Would 'Shiites' kill a Policeman? PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 June 2018 10:07

By Mahdi Garba
Yesterday it was all on the news that a policeman was allegedly killed by the members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria while calling for a halt to the continued incarceration of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, Malama Zeenah.To back the story up, there was a video attached to it. 
I have been occupied this week, a reason that made me to shun many issues, including emails, Whatsapp messages, Twitter mentions among others. But, I felt that history might not forgive me if I refuse to make an input on the viral-gone video of 'Shiites' lynching a policeman.

Shiism differs in many ways with the Orthodox Sunnism. One of their areas of difference is 'Taqlid'. In other words, looking up to a jurist in every issue, from social, political, economic to even bloodletting. Any action that would lead to bloodshed must be justified by a verdict from that religious authority. This is to say, that an adherent of this school of thought will never attack anybody, unjustifiably. Among the conditions of Taqlid is, the jurist must be alive and when dead, a person is expected to switch to another. It's a Google age, just search for the concept of Taqlid to read more.

For over four decades of its existence, the Islamic movement in Nigeria under Sheikh Zakzaky's leadership has never resort to violence amidst series of persecution of it members across the country.

If members of the movement are violent, they don't have to kill a policeman who is also a Nigerian suffering like other countrymen courtesy of bad governance. If the members of the Islamic movement are violent, they know where the masterminds of the attacks dine and wine. They know where and how to get them, but it is not in their character.

All Nigerian past leaders (aside late Gen. Sani Abacha) that jailed Sheikh Zakzaky and killed his supporters are still moving freely, despite lost of immunity without any threat from members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria. Then why kill a single policeman?

For record, it is good to categorically say that, the policeman killed in Kaduna on Wednesday was lynched by security agents disguised as members of the Islamic movement, to further advance their sinister motive of exterminating the movement, and its leadership as well.

When you want to hang a dog, the first step to take is giving it a bad name. And, that is what that video stands for!

Let those who have ears hear.