Sheik Mohammad Isa Okete was indeed fired for teachings contrary to Islam, but they involved adultery and the Ramadan fast. Note also that after another Muslim preacher, Khalifa Tijjani, denounced Okete’s teaching as Satanic, Okete’s followers violently attacked Tijjani, and Tijjani’s followers carried out a reprisal attack. Religion of Peace!
The main point about this story, however, is this: what Okete was preaching, if this report is accurate, really does run counter to the tenets of Islam. Now consider this: how many times have you heard of any Islamic group anywhere denouncing any Muslim preacher for preaching jihad against the Infidels? I mean specifically for preaching jihad violence against and the subjugation of Infidels, not for preaching “terrorism,” which most Muslim groups denounce in a pro-forma, vaguely defined way, or in a way that slyly condemns Israel without condemning jihad violence. (Take, for example, the frequent locution of Muslim spokesmen in the U.S., that they condemn “all forms of terrorism, including state terrorism: with “terrorism” left undefined it’s unclear that they mean to include jihad violence — and they don’t — and “state terrorism” refers to Israeli defensive actions against Palestinian jihadis.) There have been no such denunciations. Anywhere. Ever.
“Nigeria: ‘Islamic Preacher’ Sacked From Niger,” by Aliyu M. Hamagam for the Daily Trust, February 9:
Minna “” A self acclaimed Islamic preacher, Sheik Mohammad Isa Okete, in Niger State has been sacked for preaching contrary to the teachings of Islam. He was alleged to have said that committing adultery is permissible while observing five daily prayers, and that the Ramadan fast is not obligatory in Islam.
Daily Trust gathered that Okete alongside his followers, numbering about 100, were on January 7 attacked in his village, Shobawosi in Agaie Local Government Area of Niger State, and was forced to leave the town. The 35 year-old preacher was said to have earlier settled in Bida Local Government Area before he was forced to relocate to his village. It was also alleged that the preacher trivialized the five pillars of Islam by telling his followers to embrace only zikr, saying it is the only way to Paradise.
Problems started for Okete when another Islamic preacher, Khalifa Tijjani from Zaria, visited Shobawosi, and was asked by some Muslim faithful about the new doctrine. The visiting preacher was said to have condemned Okete’s preaching, describing it as satanic.
Provoked by the statement, Okete and his followers attacked the Khalifa. And a day after that, the followers of Khalifa Tijjani from other villages carried out a reprisal attack, which forced the sheik and his followers to flee the village.
Later, 18 people believed to be followers of Okete were arrested with the help of the vigilante group in the village, and handed over to the police.
Speaking to Daily Trust chairman of the local government area, Isa Mohammad Etsugaie said when his council visited the village a day after the incident, it was deserted….