Muslim scholars blast Reno Omokri, Fani Kayode for supporting Trump's move in Jerusalem

Yesterday, over 3000 muslims and islamic scholars gathered at a world press conference in Lagos where they widely condemned Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

At the event, the Amir (President) of The Muslim Congress, Dr Lukman AbdurRaheem said it is rather unfortunate that many so-called educated Nigerians such as Reno Omokri and Femi Fani-Kayode are misleading the Nigerian Christian community towards believing that the Palestinian struggle amounts to Islam versus Judaism and Christianity.

According to the varsity lecturer, this is very wrong and it is sad how some Nigerians politicise the unjust and unilateral American decision to go against international law to recognise disputed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dr Lukman said: "Trump's singular act drew widespread condemnations from world leaders. Religious leaders too, particularly Christian leaders, have also condemned the act.

The Amir of TMC said no matter how religious we might be, we cannot be more Catholic than the Pope, noting that It should interest you to know that Pope Francis has also joined the world in criticizing Trump’s illegal move.  The Pope, who has always been an advocate of peace in Palestine, said;

“I cannot remain silent about my deep concern for the situation that has developed in recent days. And at the same time, I wish to make a heartfelt appeal to ensure that everyone is committed to respecting the status quo of the city, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations."

 The Director of Muslim Awareness International (MAI), Engineer Abdul Waheed Atoyebi, who also spoke at the World Press Conference, called on the Nigerian Christians to follow the directions of these men of God to condemn Israel and the US.

He said it is equally important for the churches to educate their members on the situation in Jerusalem, so they won’t be misinformed by politicians.

According to him, let it also be known that the sufferings of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank are not meted out to Muslims alone. Christians are also being persecuted in Palestine. Contrary to erroneous belief that the state of Israel represents Christianity, we unequivocally state that the current Zionist regime has never represented Christianity.

Global statistics show that there are more Palestinian Christians than Israeli Christians. There are 840, 000 Christians, about 7 percent of the 12 million Palestinian population, while only 2 percent, about 171, 000 Christians are part of the 8.5 million Israeli population. Most of the Arab Christians have fled Occupied Palestine since 1948 after the forceful creation of Israel. The facts are there for anybody to crosscheck.Muslim scholars blast Reno Omokri, Fani Kayode for supporting Trump