NLNG Corporate Caring banner First bank SME Connect Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Why Boko Haram was unleashed on Nigeria —Soyinka •Says Islam not in danger

By News Express on 12/07/2014

Gmail icon

Views: 3,335


Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka has described Boko Haram as a creation of politicians birthed as a strategy to grab power.  

Speaking on the programme Talk to Al Jazeera, Soyinka said: “Those who unleashed Boko Haram on the nation are not poverty stricken. They are politicians . . . desperate for power, intelligent enough or perceptive enough to recognise that the cocktail of politics and religious fundamentalism can only yield them dividends. They think they have nothing to lose. But the foot soldiers have been indoctrinated for years, from childhood. And they believe that their religion [Islam] is in danger.”

Projecting into the future of Islam, Soyinka, who turns 80 this week, said: “Islam is not in danger. It is the pervert followers who are being used and who use others and proclaim that they are fighting for Islam . . .

“Look at the histories of the world: Boko Haram, if not contained and eradicated, will be found in the heart of Lagos before you know it.”

•Photo shows Prof. Wole Soyinka.

Source News Express

Posted 12/07/2014 5:59:46 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Breaking News: Arik Air grounded

No plan to disturb peace in Kaduna —...

Olusegun Adeniyi: What Manner of Democracy?

Police warns against vandalism of campaign billboards

UPP primary tragedy: Chidoka visits family of deceased;...

Minimum Wage: Senate begs NLC to shelve strike...

RIGHTSView, By EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO: Troubling human rights situation...

Wike swears in 17 Permanent Secretaries

Revealed: How Osun Spent N11.7bn Paris Club Refund...

2019: The most important thing for us is...

Khashoggi fiancée snubs Trump invitation to White House...

Kogi Governor's convoy in 'serious' accident

 

Latest News Heavyweights, others expected as 7th News Express Anniversary Lecture holds today in Lagos FG set to release N900bn for capital expenditure Presidency: Supreme Court to give reason for dismissal of Atiku’s appeal Friday Edo APC crisis: Oshiomhole, NWC bow to pressure, set up reconciliation committee Why my suspension can’t hold — Obaseki Scores feared dead, many injured as PDP, APC supporters clash in Bayelsa Insecurity: Gani Adams expresses worry over attitude of South-West Governors Reps urge Minister to dissolve 3-man NDDC Interim Board Imo Speaker must show proof of Doctorate degree, explain NYSC exemption — Group Kogi guber: Deployment of Bello’s ex-ADC invitation to violence, PDP tells IGP Don’t cancel Police’s recruitment of 10,000 constables, Malami urges court Falana to DSS: Release Sowore with immediate effect

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (561,859 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (451,864 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (400,850 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (334,912 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,220 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (279,738 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,539 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (256,660 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,161 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (224,481 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,142 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (197,913 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (108) Business & Economy (4,566) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,142) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (702) Features (844) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,198) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (481) News (53,919) Opinion (1,418) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,707) Religion (1,118) Sports (2,224) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera