By Abdulwahab Abdulah
An Islamic organisation,Â Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society, NASFAT, has called on the US to review its decision to blacklist Nigeria as a terrorist country, describing the development as uncalled for. The organisation expressed concern over the latest decision from the American government, while advising America toÂ conduct thorou-gh investigations into the issue.
In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Mr. Niyi Oduola, NASFAT stated that contrary to the position maintained by the American government, â€œNigeria and Nigerians are peace loving and God fearing, therefore, it is highly unfair to use an isolated case of an individual to castigate the country and its about 150 million people.â€
According to the state-ment, â€œthe society condem-ned the ill-fated attempt on the American plane as such a move is inhuman, un-Islamic and highly condem-nable.
â€œWe as Muslims condemn any act of terrorism in its entirety, more so against innocent people. It is Allahâ€™s injunction that we should not kill ourselves for any reason whatsoever and, therefore, the action of
Abdulmutallab does not have any ground in Islam and as such is highly condemnable. All the same, NASFAT is happy that the action did not succeed and no life was lost.â€
It stated that the US must take cognisance of the fact that the boyâ€™s father, had reported his (Farouq) incongruous attitude to the appropriate authorities, not to spare the boy.
Tasks security agents
NASFAT advised the security agents to be alive to their responsibilities, maintaining that if they had acted on the fatherâ€™s complaints, they would have fished out the boy when he sneaked into the country and stopped him from continuing the deadly journey.
It implored appropriate authorities to conduct proper investigations to fish out the sponsors of this dastardly act to prevent further occurrence, as the boy had warned of other young men trained for similar mission.