- Featured image: Sheikh Bala Lau bows to President Muhammadu Buhari in April 2015
Kaduna-based ‘wahhabi’ Izala sect leader Bala Lau has been accused of inspiring the government and citizens against the Shia Muslim minority of Nigeria.
‘The radical sheikh whose organization is now very close to the ruling APC government of Nigeria at federal and state-levels, in the video speech generalized the Shia to be attacked as “Muslims who insult the prophet’s wife,” in spite of the fact that there is a Fatwa by Imam Khamenei to Shia Muslims, banning any such insults.
The Nigerian government has come under global condemnation for a surprising aggressive deadly campaign against Shia minorities with hundreds killed and secretly buried; illegal continuous detentions, the banning of the faith and other persecutions and repressions.
In the inciting speech in Hausa above, given right after the Zaria massacre of December 2015, the Sheikh said:
“It is impossible for this country to live in peace when the wife of the holy prophet is insulted. Please, whoever insults the prophet’s wife, is he not insulting the prophet? Whoever insults Sayyidina Abubakar, Is he not insulting the prophet? Therefore, we are calling the attention of the Government again, something has to be done. May Allah reward the Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasiru ElRufai.
He explained the decision of the Kaduna state Government and how the incident happened. Saying that the previous administration mishandled the issue of Shi’a and Shiism, whereas now, the Elrufai (the APC) Government has come to do what is right and he prayed for Allah(s) to bless the governor for that. (Hundreds of Shia Muslims had just been killed and secretly buried by the Nigerian government). He continued,
“Therefore, I am calling on you ‘Ahlus Sunna’ (the Sunni sect)…the Emir of Kano said it already, ‘this country is not a country in which the companions of the holy prophet will be insulted and normalcy prevails.’
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“I swear by Allah, for Allah, to Allah, if the insults of the prophet’s wife and companions continues, only God knows the calamity that await this country. And if the Islamic Shari’a exist, whoever is doing such, I am calling on the Suffis of Tijjaniyyah, the Suffis of Khadiriyyah and all other Suffis to come out and preach to the people about the position and title of the prophet’s companions, do not agree, let’s unite on this, do not agree with insults on the prophet’s companions.
“Let’s set a law, whoever insults the companions of the prophet, or the prophet’s wife, let’s catch him and punish him based on Islamic regulations if he says he is a Muslim.
“If he says he is not a Muslim, let’s know that he is an infidel or Christian because the Christians already say that they are their (the Shias) brothers. The origin of Shi’a itself comes from the Jews.
“I pray that Allah will give us the courage to take this decision, to rein justice on them according to the Islamic Law; give them the penalty of insulting the prophet (suggesting death) because, insulting the prophet’s wife is insulting the prophet, likewise his companions.
“Brothers in Islam, we pray for peace to reign in this country. May Allah bless the President, may Allah protect him and bless him.”
Controversial Saudi Coalition: Sheikh Bala Lau Received Leader of the Wahabi Global Congress
It was Sheikh Bala Lau that received Saudi-sent Sheikh Abul-Muhsin Abdallah at-Turki, the leader of the Wahabi Global Congress in March of this year, to swear Nigeria into the controversial Wahabi Saudi-led coalition that most Nigerians opposed and rejected.
Excerpt from BreakingTimes:
Saudi Arabia has confirmed that Nigeria is among a coalition of 34 countries that Saudi Arabia will lead in its fight against global Islamic terrorists, chief among them, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Nigeria, Fahad bin Abdullah disclosed this at the reception for the leader of the Wahabi Global Congress, Sheikh Abul-Muhsin Abdallah at-Turki.
Sheikh Abul-Muhsin Abdallah at-Turki, who arrived in Nigeria in a private jet via Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, was received by the Nigerian leader of the Jama’atul Izalatul Bidi’a wa Iqamatus-Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau and his entourage amidst tight security.
The conference had in attendance, the governor of Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufai among others. See entire list on JIBWIS website. It was declared open on march 17th by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi Warns Gov. El-rufai, Buhari On ‘izala Wahhabi Terror,’ Shia Pogrom, Says Tijaniyya, Christians Next
Revered north Nigerian Sheikh and Islamic scholar and leader of Tijaniyya, the largest Islamic group in West Africa has issued a strong warning to Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai, Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians and the world at large on “Izala extremism” crisis in the north and the persecution of Shi’a Muslims.