June 26, 2012 by Brother Isa
This is an adjoiner.
Brothers from Abuja reminded me today that during the oil subsidy riots, Christians stood watch and protected us while we prayed just like we did for them.
Please let us keep up forming protection shields around their Church’s on every Sunday.
This is the article on-Form a shield: http://muslimsagainstterror.com/form-a-shield-of-protection-for-churches-on-sunday-muslim-brothers/
The oil subsidy protests are on this article, I selected some beautiful images: http://www.rightnow.io/breaking-news/fuelsubsidy_bn_1325521860858.html
By Liz Leslie
Posted January 10, 2012
Groups of young Nigerians, made up largely of Muslims, protected churches in Minna Sunday during services to show interfaith unity.
The Concerned Minna Residents also gathered in order to protest a fuel subsidy put in place by president Goodluck Jonathan.
“In this struggle, we are determined to make sure that the removal of fuel subsidy will not stay; we want to send a signal – by coming here to protect our Christians friends and to show that we are one and our Christian brothers will do same on Friday,” leader of the group Awaal Gata said.
“Security is the responsibility of every citizen,” he added.
And also here:
Some youths, mainly Muslim faithful, organised themselves into groups yesterday to guard worshippers in some churches in parts of Minna, Niger State capital, as part of a solidarity gesture against the removal of oil subsidy.
LEADERSHIP observed in Kpakungu area of Minna that some of the youths earlier dispersed by the Police on Friday from protesting at the Polo Field, Minna, had regrouped to protect some of the churches.
It was observed that the youths mounted the gates of the churches as their Christian counterparts were worshipping, and conducted themselves peacefully in order not to cause any apprehensions.
The youths, under the umbrella of Concerned Minna Residents, were last Friday dispersed by the police for lack of identity, with the Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Mohammed Maishanu, saying they could not be granted a permit to hold protest.
The leader of the group, Awaal Gata, told LEADERSHIP in an interview at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Kpakungu, said, “we are protecting our fellow Christian brothers and sisters to show the people that our leaders cannot use religion to divide us.
“In this struggle, we are determined to make sure that the removal of fuel subsidy will not stay; we want to send a signal – by coming here to protect our Christians friends and to show that we are one and our Christian brothers will do same on Friday,” he added.
Asked whether they got police permit to do what they were doing, he said: “We are peaceful; we are here to protect ourselves and to emphasize that security is not only in the hands of the police – security is the responsibility of every citizen.”
Join us in forming a shield every Sunday, Isha Allah. May Allah (S) shield us all.
Form a shield Action post: http://muslimsagainstterror.com/form-a-shield-of-protection-for-churches-on-sunday-muslim-brothers/
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