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Buhari Identifies Violent Extremism As Biggest Challenge To Image Of Islam

President Muhammadu Buhari has identified violent extremism as the biggest challenge to the image of Islam across the world.
“Violent extremism is the single biggest challenge facing the image of Islam today which has been hijacked by a minority of misguided elements who are using religion to cover-up their criminal agenda.”
In a message today, November 9, to greet Muslims over the birthday celebration of Prophet Muhammad, known as Moulidi, the President said: “the indiscriminate killing of innocent people, the kidnapping of female students and forcing them into marriage and conversion is contrary to teachings and personal examples of the Prophet Muhammad.
“There is the urgent need for increased vigilance by Muslims in order to frustrate and stop the spread of violent ideologies that are causing human havocs and tragedies around the world.
“Extremism is like a cancer that needs to be attacked in its early stages before it grows malignantly out of control and harm the society.”
The President advised Muslims not to allow their children to be lured and recruited by extremists who will ultimately destroy their lives and future.
He advised Muslims to put into practice, the great virtues for which the Holy Prophet Muhammad is historically famous and revered, adding that it would have a far greater impact on changing our attitudes and behaviours than the best sermons ever will.
The President wished Muslim Ummah a peaceful celebration, even as he urged them to use this occasion to renew their resolve in promoting tolerance, love, harmony and peaceful coexistence in the country.
President Buhari also sent special goodwill messages to the Emirs of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk; Kazaure, Najib Hussaini Adamu; Hadejia, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar Maje Haruna; and that of Gumel, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Sani, whose people celebrate this festival, named Sallar Gani, with greater fervour as well as prayers for the unity, progress, and prosperity of Muslims in Nigeria and around the world.

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