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BREAKING!! Major Shake Up In Aso Rock Villa As Buhari’s Minister Says He Is The One Supporting Terrorist Groups

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BREAKING!! Major Shake Up In Aso Rock Villa As Buhari’s Minister Says He Is The One Supporting Terrorist Groups

 

Pantami’s call to Jihad and unwavering support for murderous groups paint him as a devout follower of Islam. President Muhammadu Buhari, on the other hand, named Pantami as the country’s communications minister, in charge of the country’s vast data and telephone infrastructure, as well as other sensitive national intelligence information.

Despite the fact that Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, denounces any links to Boko Haram, he has expressed support for global militant groups such as the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

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Pantami said in one of his virulent sermons in the 2000s, “This jihad is an obligation for every single believer, particularly in Nigeria.” “Oh God, grant the Taliban and al-Qaeda victory (Allahumma’ nur libn wa-tanm al Q‘ida).”

Pantami

Pantami’s call to Jihad and unwavering support for murderous groups paint him as a devout follower of Islam. President Muhammadu Buhari, on the other hand, named Pantami as the country’s communications minister, in charge of the country’s vast data and telephone infrastructure, as well as other sensitive national intelligence information.

When asked about his support for militant organisations by Peoples Gazette on Wednesday, the minister remained silent.

Pantami threatened to sue several media outlets on Monday after it was revealed that he is on the US terror watchlist for supporting Boko Haram.

On Twitter, the minister said that his lectures “against the doctrines and all other evil people (terrorists) have been available for over 15 years, including debates that have put my life in danger against many criminals in Nigeria.”

However, as stated in a 2019 academic document titled “Debating Boko Haram,” he refused to admit that he is an open supporter of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

Pantami urged Muslims, especially “Ahlus Sunna” (Salafis), to be wary of politicians and religious leaders who call for peace and understanding but then respond with Jihad.

He continued, “This jihad is an obligation for every single believer, particularly in Nigeria (hdh jihd far ‘ayn ‘ala kull Muslim wa-khuan f Njriy).” Professor Andrea Brigaglia, an African expert at Naples University in Italy, translated Pantami’s remarks. Musa Ibrahim of the University of Florida in the United States, a Nigerian scholar, contributed to a paper that looked into the origins of Boko Haram in Nigeria.

The study was released by top journal publisher academia.edu in March 2019, several months before Buhari appointed Pantami as a minister. Pantami’s aggressive sermons, delivered in Hausa and Arabic in the late 1990s and early to mid-2000s, went largely unnoticed by the Nigerian mass media.

Pantami offered himself as a volunteer to mobilize the Hisba police of the north, requesting to be named as the “commander” (kwamanda) of a militia (ready to fly to Yelwa Shendam) to fight in defense of Muslims, according to the paper.

The speech ended with the prayer, “Oh God, grant victory to the Taliban and al-Qaeda (Allahumma’ nur libn wa-tanm alQ‘ida),” which lasted about 20 minutes.

Pantami is in tears throughout his speech, and his voice is often interrupted by sighs. “The sincerity of his emotional reaction to what was, without a doubt, a dramatic episode in Plateau state’s history of violent conflict is obvious,” the study said.

Pantami gave a second speech in 2006 in which he expressed his public condolences for the death of al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

“Ramatullh’ alayhi, may God have mercy on Amad alFil al-Khalayleh. May God pardon his blunders. He is, after all, a human being. He has undoubtedly made some errors in front of God, but may God forgive him. Who am I referring to? Ab Mu‘ab al-Zarqw is his name.

“He was born in the Christian age, in 1966, which is forty years ago. […] He was granted command of a camp in Herat after some time. Mollah Omar, Commander of the Faithful (Amr almu’minn), gave him the authority to run this camp personally, may God save him.”

“To this day, in the community of the Prophet, we have some amazing people, people of awesome faith, who obey the Sunna creed and thanks to whom the enemies of God are unable to find rest in this world,” Pantami was quoted as saying in the book.

“They have assassinated the Shaykh, martyr Abdallah Yusuf Azzam, may God have mercy on him, but has the struggle come to an end?” They went on to attack Chechnya, killing a large number of people: how did it end? […] When one leaves, another appears, and he is even better than the first,” Pantami continued.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan made a veiled allusion to terrorists and their sympathizers infiltrating his government in 2012. Boko Haram and other terror groups in Nigeria have continued to terrorize Nigerians by indiscriminately killing and destroying infrastructure.


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