Nigerian Muslims protest anti-Islam video, say Jonathan is worse than “dog”

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky
Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

 The protesters burnt American flags and an effigy of President Barack Obama.

As thousands of Shiite Muslims marched across the streets of Zaria, Kaduna State, to protest an anti-Islamic video made by an Israeli-American, their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, condemned President Goodluck Jonathan and other Nigerian leaders saying they are worse than “dogs.”

As exclusively reported by PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, the group made good its threat to embark on the protest despite police warnings; burning American flags and an effigy of American President, Barack Obama.

Vituperations were also poured on Nigerian leaders by the Shiite leader and other protesters during the rally that began at a mosque near the Emir of Zazzau’s palace and terminated at the Zaria Polo Club.

“Even dogs are better than them. Because dogs are loyal to their masters, but Nigerian leaders serve the interests of America to the detriment of the Nigerian people,” Mr. El-Zakzaky told the thousands of protesters.

The Shiite leader said the Nigerian leaders failed to implement people oriented policies because of dictates from the U.S.

“America has stopped them from entering into people oriented project of housing, road and electricity with China and Iran.” the cleric said.

Mr. El-Zakzaky, who leads the 10 million strong Shiite Muslim population in Nigeria, condemned the United States for what he perceived as its role in furthering the anti-Islam movie against the sanctity of Islam.

“The placing of a video clip on the internet that intrudes into the sanctity and personality of the Prophet of Islam was deliberate,” he said.

He claimed that even the September 11, 2001 attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York, was perpetrated by America in order to put Islam and Muslims in a bad light.

“America and her cohorts are experimenting the Muslim commitment to Islam as it is not unconnected to bombing of the twin towers which they perpetrated and accused the Muslims of it,” he said.

The protest by the Shiites was held in blatant defiance of police orders.

In the wake of protests across Islamic nations over the controversial movie, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, warned prospective protesters to “stay off the streets of Nigeria” because the nation’s “security agencies will bring to bear the full weight of the law on all law breakers”.

The protesters not only went ahead with the protest, they warned that the country was yet to see the end of it.

“This is just the beginning, as more will be coming,” Mr. El-Zakzaky said.


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  • muhammad

    kudos to you el zakky

    • Omot

      What has the bigot done, to deserve the kudos, mr muhammad? Has he fed the ophans in his domain or mosque yet for starters?

  • Afam

    idiots….you dont do something for your self…mugu

    • afam2

      So, you have done something good for your self with the insult,, mugu

  • Aka

    Useless people, America is your enemy yet you use their Technology, What good has Islam brought to the world if not violence and hatred, mass murder etc

    • Abu Rayyan

      I think
      you’re more useless and worthless than the people
      you call useless. Go and read history, may be then
      you’ll know that the so-called western technology has an islamic foundation.


      • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

        and what happened after the so called islamic foundation? Knowledge became haram, isn’t it? Violence and hatred became the main pillars of islam.Please leave the innocent girl alone.

        • awusa2

          What you said is not found in Islam, quite the opposite.

    • aka2

      I dont blame you , Read wider and go into research. America is not enemies, the issue is that civilsed people hate US policies against other nations including Nigeria. that is all.

    • haha

      your very useless and your mad that is way you dont know what your doing

  • juicejeje

    Islam is a threat to the world

    • NSJ

      do ur worst, u misguided and lost!

    • peace

      Please avoid comments that ridicule other people’s faith. Zakzaky is the man of peace. Dont allow your hatrage of Islam and Muslims drag you to useless postings.

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    El Zaky can only speak like a dog.

  • Omot

    I just want to ask ranting zakzawky what this threat of his in Nigeria to Nigerians, has got to do with the hearsay home-made video posted on the internet that noone has seen including Zakzaky. Bloody bigot.

    • omot2

      The anti-Islam video is not a hearsay. Zakzakya protests to show dissatisfaction with the movie. He will organise the same protest if such movie is produced to ridicule Juses (peace be upon him).

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    “Is it the point of faith to shave your moustaches/ O people whose ignorance is the laughing stock of nations?”

    – al-Mutanabbi, medieval poet making remark of his fellow Muslims and
    ridiculing religious excess who supposed imitation of the prophet by
    growing beards.

  • Segun

    Some muslims behave like monkeys. Monkeys would hear on quirk and without knowing the cause, they just start shouting too.

    Ask this man if he ever saw the movie, NO. He doesn’t even know the video wasn’t made and posted online by American President. It wasn’t even done by an Israeli. It was made by an Egyptian.

    • abu

      You better listen to zakzaky’s lecture completely so that you will not be misled by newspaper story, unless if you are in support of the movie.

  • abu

    He did not mentioned Jonathan through out the lecture. He just blamed Nigerians leaders on anti masses policies. Why some people posted unwarranted comments, while even some Christians participated in the protest.

  • abu

    Some of the comments are posted by some idiots who dont even understand Christianity at all. There is no religion which says one shall ridicule other people’s faith. Thanks God, some good thinking christian condemned the anti-islamic video.

  • cash

    All muslim around world are fools,they reason like animals how can they be causing problem in the this world because of ordinary film,If they know that mohammed is a good prophet why not leave reveng to God.And so called thier leader will push the brain wash fool to the street to destroy and kill innocent souls.To kill is condemable before human being and before God and who so ever did that will surey receive wrath from God.Please muslim leader should stop brain washing thier poeple to kill in name of allah that when they kill that they will reward 72 virgin in heaven because is a lie,how can a normal reasonable human will beleive that if he kill innocent poeple that he will be reward a virgin.How can you be brain wash to go to street to kill poeple and also commit suicide while the prominent muslim will be enjoyin with thier families and you fools will brain wash to come out for street to kill your selves.WAKE UP MUSLIM WAKE UP MUSLIM this is 21st century enough is enough for all this brain wash let peace rain in this world.

  • cash2

    You are totally misinformed. Killing of innocents is condemnable act in Islam and Christianity.

  • gggg

    what op your father and mother are they dog or monkey arne kawai