September 07, 2016

Muslim Professor cautions CAN, uses TB Joshua as example

Professor of Islamic Eschatology, Director of Muslim Rights Concern, Ishaq Akintola, has unleashed a scathing attack on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), branding them 'hypocrites'.

In an interview with Punch, Akintola called CAN's criticism of US Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting with Northern Governors and the Sultan of Sokoto 'infantile' and 'laughable'.

He added that the influx of Western leaders visiting The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations in Lagos has never been criticized by Muslim leaders, who actually embrace the development such visits bring for the country and its image internationally.

“Why would the Muslim community raise any eyebrow if (John) Kerry or any other Western figure attends a Christian conference or night vigil,” he questioned.

“What have the Muslims ever said about Westerners and their leaders attending TB Joshua’s Synagogue? We see it as a good development, a foreign exchange earner and a return match.”

Akintola referred to statistics released by the Nigerian Immigration Service which revealed that six out of every ten foreigners visiting Nigeria are bound for TB Joshua´s popular Lagos based church, perhaps the most prominent Nigerian ministry that is not a member of CAN.

Adding that Kerry “did not come with a religious agenda but a humanitarian one”, he questioned the motives of CAN President Dr. Supo Ayokunle´s allegations as Kerry´s primary discussions were based on aid for Boko Haram victims.

“The CAN has a way of biting off one’s nose and complaining aloud later about one’s inability to smell. The CAN will cut off one’s two hands and still goes ahead to complain when one fails to shake hands with them... The CAN should be advised to stop behaving like the second wife in a polygamous home.”

The fiery Muslim Professor even quoted the Holy Bible in sharing his disdain for Nigeria´s foremost Christian body.

“CAN is not upholding the tenets of Christianity. CAN is deceiving Nigerians. But most Nigerians know the truth and the truth has set them free. My sympathy goes to those who accept CAN’s abracadabra. The Bible says, 'You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free'."

13 comments:

Kay Heavy said...

Hmmmmmm

Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

That's his opinion

Anonymous said...

Good talk, those so called CAN should emulate Prophet TB Joshua and stop playing politics in the house of God. Is time for them to start giving to people coz they have collected enough from the poor to enrich themselves. Please man

Anonymous said...

this man is just vomiting rubbish....trying to promote the Muslims and degrade Christians but time shall tell who the true worshipper are.....if its the Christians or Muslim....God be praised.....!

Anonymous said...

What type of professor is this one , who cannot grapple simple issues and arguments , what has John Kerry got to do with the synagogue church , if you don't know what to say, you just shut up and stop being a religious begot and trivial academic,

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

I agreed with the man this time. I don't see any reason for CAN to criticised John jerry visits to sokoto.... No basis for that

Anonymous said...

This quarter system Prof. does not know the difference between Official visit and Personnel visit. Prof. please, ask Google!

Anonymous said...

Mr cleric which truth are u talking about...... Did u no the truth at all?

ats three said...

These religious leaders should just shut hell up and stop causing hatred and divisions with their opinions.

samaila sulaiman said...

Well said

Anonymous said...

Prof.Ishaq Akintola, your argument is weak, bias and illogical. Please try and read your write-up again and again, I believe you will feel very sorry this is coming from you. Yes, diff personalities come to TB on spiritual/religious or call it personal issues. Ofcourse, John Kerry's visit to Sultan and Northen Governors and Elders should be queried. Pls we cannt fold our hands,and allow you people to sell us.

inumidun said...

Just his thoughts though..

ANONYMOUS said...

STOP BEING SENTIMENT ABOUT ISSUES THAT CONCERNED EVERYBODY, CALL A SPADE A SPADE WHAT PROF SAID IS OKAY WITHOUT BEING BIASED,CAN SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE REPRESENTING THE GENERALITY OF THE CHRISTIAN SO THEY NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF THEIR UTTERANCES.