Critical Times News : Islamic clerics in the North preach that criticising Buhari’s policies amounts to blasphemy, says Dr Farooq

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Islamic clerics in the North preach that criticising Buhari’s policies amounts to blasphemy, says Dr Farooq


Dr. Farooq Kperogi, one of Buhari's harshest and most consistent critics, wrote the following:

"Now, Islamic clerics in the North preach that Buhari is divinely ordained to be President and that criticism of his policies amounts to blasphemy. That’s why northern Muslim critics of Buhari like me are seen as heretics—or, worse, not even Muslim at all. 

"I recall a northern Nigerian university teacher and foreign-based PhD student exclaiming “SubhaanAllaah!” when I first shared my criticism of Buhari with him during a WhatsApp chat. He was so distraught you would think I committed blasphemy. 

"Given the oversized influence of Islamic clerics in shaping public opinion in Muslim northern Nigeria, no amount of logic, evidence-based reasoning, economic hardship, etc. will make the littlest dent on Buhari’s popularity in the Muslim North.”

I am at a loss for words.

Published By: Femi Fani-Kayode 


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