Stop burning schools, Mosques, Churches in the name of Islam- Afghan president to Boko Haram




Afghanistan  President  Hamid Karzai has advised Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria to sheath their sword.

He gave the advice when Nigeria’s Ambassador to Afghanistan, Dauda Danladi presented his letters of credence recently in Kabul.

He called on the Boko Haram members  to lay down their arms if they are true  Muslims and embrace peace as offered by Government noting that no  religion perches violence.

“Boko Haram, you should stop burning schools, Mosques, Churches in the name of Islam.  You should not destroy your country if you are true Muslims you should protect lives because in Islam if you kill one
it is as if you have killed the whole of humanity and if you save life is as if you have save the whole of humanity”

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He said Afghans have seen the futility of violence and put behind them the ugly past and  have now
embrace peace through dialogue.

He recalled the activities of the Taliban’s saying it was externally motivated and the people were used by the Taliban’s to commit suicide bombing without knowledge that they will be committing suicide.

He said in most cases suicide bombers were given Jacket as a gift containing bombs, on wearing it somebody will follow and on reaching their targets they detonate it.

He said Afghans have seen the futility of violence and put behind them the ugly past and have now
embraced peace through dialogue.

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