Sultan cautions leaders against ‘provocative’ public comments

Tajudeen Adebanjo

The President-General of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Sultan of Sokoto, Dr Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, on Friday cautioned religious and political leaders against public comments that are inflammatory.

He canvassed an in-house discussion on disputed issues.

He made this remark at the opening of the 34th National Qu’ran Recitation Competition held at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

The competition was declared opened by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Sultan Abubakar spoke in the light of alleged media bias against Islam and various discrimination against Muslims especially denial of women to wear hijab by some schools and government agencies.

He condemned the stereotyping of Muslims by the media.

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According to him, the negative reports of issues related to Islam were unhealthy for the nation.

He said: “And I want to assure you that no Muslim would be provoked into taking up…

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