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February 22, 2017

Trump’s travel ban isn’t Islamophobic – UAE Foreign Minister

The United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister said President Donald Trump’s recent order barring citizens from seven countries to enter the country isn’t Islamophobic and doesn’t target a single religion. The order, which some media outlets have called a “Muslim ban,” isn’t actually that, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan told Al Jazeera TV. “The United States has taken a decision that is within the American sovereign decision,” he said in Abu Dhabi, the Muslim-majority country’s capital. “There are attempts to give the impression that this decision is directed against a particular religion, but what proves this talk to be incorrect…

Why Nigeria Needs to Refrain From Membership of the Islamic Military Alliance

The Nigerian government must withdraw its steps from joining the alliance, particularly within the context of the “Islamic” label attached to the alliance… The non-inclusion of key players in the region – Iran, Iraq, and Syria – should be a tell-all sign that the intentions of Saudi Arabia for pushing forth the alliance are intrinsically hidden. Therefore, the focus of the government must be to make decisions that not only reflect Nigeria’s commitment to credible international action, but also favour all Nigerian’s irrespective of ethnic or religious affiliation. In the joint statement released by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry…

Boko Haram, world’s deadliest terror group – US security expert

The Islamist sect, Boko Haram, has been described as the deadliest terrorist group in the world followed by the Afghanistan Taliban militant group. Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, a United State of America security expert, made the statement while delivering a lecture at the second International Conference on Democracy and Good Governance, with the theme: “Nigeria’s Democracy: Issues and Challenges, held in Port Harcourt Rivers State. Benjamin, a former head of Counter Terrorism Bureau of the State Department, said Boko Haram became the deadliest, overtaking the Taliban group in Afghanistan, by recording at least seen casualties in each attack.  Delivering his lecture…