The followers of Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, have declared Deji Adeyanju an enemy of Islam.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that this is coming after the convener of Concerned Nigerians petitioned the Secretary of State, United States Department of State asking that Isa Pantami be placed on US Terror Watchlist.
The petition titled – ‘Terrorist Watchlist – Isa Pantami’ said one who occupies a high position in a country should not be an alleged supporter of terrorist leaders like Mullah Omar and Osama Bin Laden. “He should not hold a sensitive position and be in charge of the database of Nigerians.”
The letter reads in part, “We write to intimate you of remarks attributed to Sheik Isa Pantami, Nigeria’s Communications Minister in several media blogs in the country wherein he was quoted as saying he was always happy whenever unbelievers are killed by terrorist groups.
“It is also further alleged that he had in the past openly supported and endorsed global terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and the Talibans.
“Pantami is said to have praised Osama Bin Laden describing him as a hero and a better Muslim than himself. He has not renounced these views in the face of new revelations by the media. His views are extremist views and a threat to a multi-religious nation like Nigeria.”
See the comments that Isa Pantami supporters dropped on Facebook. Some declared Deji Adeyanju an ‘Enemy of Islam’.
In a post on Facebook, one Datti Assalafiy wrote, “The non-Muslim, Deji Adeyanju, hates Islam and Muslims, supports the abuse of Islam and Muslims on his social media.
“He is one of the enemies of Nigeria’s peace that has won a contract to spread the #ENDSARS crisis on social media which has cost Nigeria more than N3 trillion.
“He is the one who has now written a letter of complaint to the US Embassy in Abuja, requesting that the United States place Sheikh Dr Isa Ali Pantami on a list of people responsible for terrorist activities around the world, and that the embassy accepted his complaint.
“No matter the fate and destiny, there is nothing to associate with these pagans who hate us all the time and their parents.
“O Allah, show this pagan one of your verses, may Allah grant him a long life in hardship and humility to witness the glory of Malam Isa Ali Pantami and the Muslims in Nigeria. Amen Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyum.”
The Minister who commented on the post with his verified Facebook page wrote in Hausa, “Allah ya tsine masa alubarika” which means “May Allah rebuke his blessings.”
The minister’s comment which stirred over 350 replies was however deleted few minutes after. The account later claimed it was hacked.