The Black Flag Of Terror And The Barbarians Of Our Time, By Femi Fani-kayode

36 innocent ”non-muslim” souls were slaughtered in cold blood in Kenya
on 2nd December by Al Shabab. Amongst them were defenceless women and
children. The same thing happened in Kano, Nigeria four days earlier
when over 200 innocent ”muslim” souls were blown up in a Kano mosque
by Boko Haram suicide bombers.

Three days before then 70 innocent ”muslim” and ”non-muslim” souls
were killed by Boko Haram in the ancient cities of Maiduguri and
Potiskum in Nigeria. It just goes on and on: the nightmare never ends
and the shower of blood continues.

Every single day, somewhere in the world, the innocent are hacked down
and cut to pieces by our modern-day jihadists who thrive on terror and
who feed on human flesh, human blood and unmitigated and unrestrained

Africa and indeed the world is slowly bleeding to death and our sons and
daughters are being slaughtered like flies by those that are best
described as the lowest form of filth and vermin yet we still shy away
from speaking the hard and bitter truth. And what is that hard and
bitter truth?

Today, more than ever, the world is suffering from the grave error and
manifest unbelief of the biblical Father Abraham who, when promised a
son through his aged wife Sarah, refused to trust and believe God and
instead entered the bonded woman Hagar, who took seed and brought forth
a son for him by the name of Ishmael.

Ishmael was the father of Islam whilst Isaac, the promised child and the
son of Sarah who came a few years later, was the father of Judaism and

From the advent of time the seed of Abraham’s two sons, the son of the
bonded woman and the promised child, have either been at war or have
viewed one another with the greatest suspicion and caution.

1,400 years after Islam was established came ISIL, ISIS, Al Shabab, Boko
Haram, Al Qaeda, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Al Nosra and countless other
terror groups that corrupted and perverted the original teachings of
that great faith. And since the advent of jihad and Islamist terror the
world has not known peace and the nations of the earth continue to
Babies have been cut into two, infants have been crucified, children
have been butchered and beheaded, little girls have been sodomised and
raped to death, women have been stoned and enslaved, men have been
castrated, children have been orphaned, wives have been widowed,
husbands have witnessed the violation of their wives, nations have been
conquered, churches have been burnt to ashes, mosques and ancient sites
have been bombed, towns have been ravaged and whole communities have
been pillaged and turned into Nazi-like concentration camps where
violence, fear, intimidation and pestilence is legal tender. They hate
humanity and they fly the black flag of terror, death and destruction.
That is the hard and bitter truth.

Permit me to share just one more example of that suffering with you
here. On 28th November, the same day that no less than 200 innocent
Nigerians were blown up in a Kano mosque by Boko Haram, over 314
innocent Muslim and non-Muslim civilians were skinned alive and
crucified in the killing fields and inner cities of Syria and Iraq by
the jihadists of ISIL. Such manifest brutality and such a heartless
bloodfest has rarely been seen in the annals of world history yet it
appears that these terror groups enjoy the covert support of many from
all over the world.

The truth is that supporting violent islamist groups like Boko Haram and
ISIL, for whatever reason, is the manifestation and expression of
cruelty and evil in its purest and most perverse form. It is the
glorification of carnage, barbarity and wickedness and it is the
celebration of ethnic cleansing and genocide. May God curse those who do

So many questions need to be answered. In the Nigerian context some of
those questions are the ones that were put by Mr. Egheomhanre Eyieyien,
an aspirant for the Nigerian Senate from Edo state, who made the
following contribution on his Facebook page on 30 November. He wrote:

”Now that Kano has an Emir who is an ……. himself, I find it rather
curious that he FINALLY said something which is against Boko Haram and
then the Mosque at which he usually preaches every Friday was bombed by
suicide-bombers WHEN he was not in attendance. Several questions on my

1. What led Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to tell the worshippers at the
Kano Central Mosque about two weeks ago that “Muslims should defend
themselves against Boko Haram” when he knows that Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor
was severely criticised when he called on Christians to defend
themselves against the same Islamist jihadist terrorists after they
bombed St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Niger State in 2011?

2. Why did Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi miss the Jumat Service last Friday
at the Kano Central Mosque?

3. Did Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi know about the planned suicide-bombing
of the Mosque?

4. If Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi had fore-knowledge of the attack, did he
warn the security agencies?

5. If Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi somehow knew about an imminent attack on
the Kano Central Mosque, what steps did he take to avert the attack or
ensure that the Mosque was better secured?

The role that …… played in instigating the riot which resulted in
the beheading of Gideon Akaluka in Kano by a mob of Islamists is still
very fresh in our memory. We will get ‪justice for Gideon Akaluka some
day soon by God’s Grace!”

These are profound and disturbing questions that have been put by a
deeply courageous soul who has boldly spoken the minds of many. Kudos to
Mr. Eyieyien. Yet there is one more question that needs to be asked and
that question is as follows.

Why did the Sultan of Sokoto, the reveredsultan_of_sokoto-Saad and respected leader of the
Muslim community in northern Nigeria, feel that it was appropriate to
tell Boko Haram to ‘’stop killing Muslims?’’ He did not tell
them to stop killing ”Nigerians” but rather to stop killing
”muslims”. What coded message and subterranean signal was he sending?

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The logical implication of his directive and the inference that can be
drawn from it is that he has no objection to the killing of Christians
and other non-muslims. Are the lives of Christians and other non-Muslims
not as important to the Sultan as the lives of Muslims? Again why did he
see fit to write to ISIL and urge them to stop their bloody onslaught
and war of terror against ALL the people of the Middle East and not see
fit to write to Boko Haram to stop doing the same in Nigeria?

Given this, the admonition of the much-loved President of the Christian
Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, that the Sultan ought to
write a letter to Boko Haram as well was timely and appropriate.

In order to get a better grasp of the problem that we have been
confronted with in Nigeria permit me to end Part 1 of this essay by
quoting extensively from an interesting essay titled ‘’The Plot To
Islamise Nigeria’’ which was written by Pastor Jonah Isah and which
was widely published on the internet on June 22nd 2014. He wrote,

‘’Promotion in the civil service depended on if a candidate had
converted to Islam. The late Sardauna promised to “dip the Koran into
the sea” meaning he will spread Islam from the far North across the
country to the Atlantic Ocean before he was done.

This agenda of “dipping the Koran to the sea” has continued unabated
till date by consistent terror attacks and killings in the middle belt
followed by mass movement of new communities of Hausa Fulani into the
middle belt all the way down to the south states near the Atlantic

In 1960, the late Sir Ahmadu Bello said “The new nation called Nigeria
should be an estate of our great-grandfather, Uthman Dan Fodio. We must
ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities of the North
as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow
them to rule over us, and never allow them to have control over their
future.” (Parrot Newspaper, 12th Oct. 1960; republished on November
13, 2002, by the Tribune Newspaper, Ibadan.);

• The Conference of Northern Chiefs, in response to a letter from the
UK-based West African Students’ Union (WASU) to the Northern emirs
asking them to support the constitutional evolution of Nigeria into an
independent nation, had declared “holding this country together is not
possible except by means of the religion of the Prophet. If they want
political unity let them follow our religion.” (Obafemi Awolowo, Path
to Nigerian Freedom, London: Faber and Faber, 1947, p.51.);

• During military rule in the 1970s Christian missionary schools were
forcibly taken over by government, and in many instances their names
changed to Islamic ones;

• As late as 1997 under General Sani Abacha’s rule, all Police
Commissioners in Nigeria were Muslims;

• In 1990, all members of the Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC) were
Muslims except General Ike Nwachukwu, an Igbo, whose mother was a Fulani

• During military rule, General Ibrahim Babangida surreptitiously
registered Nigeria as a member state of the Organisation of Islamic
Conference (OIC) without tabling the issue before the AFRC. The then
second in command, Rear Admiral Ebitu Ukiwe told the world that he heard
about Nigeria’s membership of OIC like everybody else in the media. He
was promptly removed and retired from the Navy;

• Babangida hosted the first Islam in Africa conference in Abuja and
donated Federal Government funds to its operations, including its vision
of transforming Nigeria to an Islamic state and enthroning the Sultan of
Sokoto as its “supreme ruler”.

• Under the presidency of General Olusegun Obasanjo, 1999-2007, the
Sharia code of Islamic law was re-introduced in the North in an expanded
format. Islamic Police (Hisbah) was introduced and Christian girls were
abducted, forcibly converted and married off to Muslims in Bauchi,
Kaduna, Niger and Zamfara states. The Sharia Commissions of the states
merely write parents informing them that their daughters had converted
and had been given out in marriage”. (TO BE CONTINUED).

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