The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has stated the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN is not tolerant towards the Islam and they are being paranoid to Islam. It said that the CAN is always showing themselves as Islamophobic even though the Muslims tolerate the Christians.
The council went on to say that CAN had accused them of trying to Islamize the nation Nigeria when the Debt Management wants to issue the Sukuk Bond and promoting the sectional religious finance policy which they condemn that is against the law.
But in response to the allegations by the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, the Deputy Secretary-General, Salisu Shehu of the NSCIA in a statement stated that the CAN should not play ignorance. Even the World Bank is also involved in issuing the Sukuk Bond.
The Deputy Secretary-General also that many non-Muslim countries across Asia, Africa and Europe has instituted the Sakuk Bond and the Islamic financial system generally.the countries he stated include Russia, China, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, United Kingdom, Singapore, Luxembourg.
The statement said:
It would certainly be embarrassing for CAN to be told that the first and foremost state in Nigeria to submit application for loan to the Islamic Development Bank is a Christian-dominated state in the South-East.
This has been the factor that made Muslims to tolerate several practices or things that are essentially Christian in nature and outlook, in substance and form and indeed in principle and practice, but imposed on us.
We have not been talking of Christianisation because Sunday has been forced on us as a work-free day, or the Cross as our hospital sign and symbol, our membership of the International Red Cross, and many other things including almost all the titles of the heads of academic institutions (chancellor, provost, dean, rector, etc.).
Despite this remarkable tolerance from Muslims over the years, CAN appears to be increasingly becoming Islamophobic and paranoid about its hate and intolerance of Islam, casting aspersions, unnecessarily overheating the polity and unjustifiably creating fear and distrust in the minds of peace-loving citizens of our great country.
The Deputy Secretary-General in his statement further advised the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN to refrain from statements that might cause disharmony and lead to conflict in the nation Nigeria. It also stated that the Christians Association of Nigeria should uphold the truth in spirit of Biblical injunctions.
Moreover the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN General Secretary Musa Ashake refused to comment on the statement saying.