Dar al- Iftaa vehemently condemns the heinous massacre of 2000 people in Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorist group
With a saddened heart Egypt’s Dar al- Iftaa vehemently condemns the outrageous massacre in Nigeria which left 2000 people killed most of them are women and children who were unable to run fast enough to save their lives.
The horrendous atrocities committed by Boko Haram extremist group is described by Amnesty International as its “deadliest massacre” to date. Over the past few days, the town of Baga along with 16 neighboring towns were burnt to the ground. The Nigerian local defense groups said they gave up counting the bodies left lying on the streets.
Dr. Ibrahim Negm, the Senior Advisor to the Grand Mufti, said that the escalating waves of barbarism and mass murder by fanatic groups is alarming and the extremist ideologies which motivate these heinous killings must be fought at all costs. He also calls upon the international community to rise up to its moral duty towards humanity by giving an equal attention to the massacre in Nigeria and said, “If the death of 17 people by terrorists required the rally of 3 million demonstrators, how many demonstrators we would need to cover for the killing of 2000 people?”
Human values of preserving life, dignity and equality among other basic rights should be granted to all people regardless of their religious affiliation, racial background and cultural heritage.