Tiny Minority of Extremists Alert: “Nigerian Muslims Continue Protests: Anti-Israel and anti-American sentiment is high,” from OhMyNews, with thanks to Twostellas:
For the second time in less than a fortnight, millions of Nigerian Muslims took to the streets across the country on Friday to protest Israeli attacks on the Lebanese faction Hezbollah.
Under the overall command of Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, the July 28 protests were especially well attended in all the northern parts of the country.
In Kaduna state, in the heart of northern Nigeria, the protest was led by Malam Muktar Sahabi, one of Sheik Zakzaky’s followers. Thousands of Muslims, including children, chanted “death to Israel and America” in the state capital.
In Sokoto state, Malam Munir Sokoto led an 8 a.m. procession that chanted anti-Israel slogans and called on Muslims around the world to rise up against Israel.
“We came out and took to the streets protesting against Israeli attacks on Hezbollah, under the command of our spiritual leader Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky. We will continue to protest for death or success,” said Sokoto in a phone interview.
In Kano, over 1 million Muslims took to the streets, dragging American and Israeli flags on the ground, and proclaiming a jihad (Holy War) against the Jews of Israel and those in Nigeria. They promised to take revenge soon for what they described as “Israeli illegal attacks on innocent Lebanese.”
“If Nigerian Muslims will rise against Israel as Sheik Zakzaky commanded us, certainly the Jews sheltered in Nigeria would run on their heels,” Sheik Turi said.