Two leading voices from very different parts of the Muslim world have separately gone on the record to condemn political Islam, violence and radical clerics.
Speaking on TV (and translated by MEMRI), Kuwaiti journalist Abd Al-Aziz Alqenaei called for separation of religion and state and accused political Islam of defending tyranny:
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, urged Muslims to reclaim Islam from extremists.
Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Abubakar not only spoke out against violence but also ideological indoctrination.
Parents must be careful when exposing their children to preachers. The Daily Trust reported him as saying children can easily “falling victims of indoctrination, warning that poisonous ideas are as destructive as a bomb.”
He also attacked those politicians who use religious sentiments to gain power.