Report By Stephen Lawan
Symposim on Quds titled ‘From Al-quds to Zaria: A melting Point of Rights Violation, Veil of Bias and Conspiracy of Silence’. The Speakers, who were introduced by Sheikh Muhammad Turi, include Prof Chidi odikalu, Chief Ebineza, Pastor Yohanna Buru, Mr Massoud Sharez from London and remarks by Malama Zeenah, Iran Ambassador, Hajiya Bilkisu among others.
In his speech Pastor Yohanna Buru, a learned christian gentleman and leader, spoke on the issue of Jerusalem from Biblical point of view from which the issue of Israeli and Palestine can be understood. He said that the verse in Genesis chapter 12 of holy bible is used by Jew to interpret their belief concerning Jerusalem. So, base on this, he said, the Jews stick to Judaism and old testament and in the process they claimed the Israeli state in Jerusalem.
He further explained that in the mind of a Jew Jerusalem is their land, but in history it belongs to Christians. Israelis will be expelled from the land for disobeying the commandments. He said Christians are waiting for Jesus Christ to come and liberate the Palestine. He is the only one who can liberate the land and this is the believe of Christians, and because of this, he said, there are some Christians who don’t want what the Israeli is doing. He further expressed that there will be new Jerusalem, a new world with coming of Jesus and he said Shia Muslims also expect the coming of Mahdi who will work with Jesus to liberate Palestine.
The solution to the problem of middle East can only be possible with coming of Jesus christ, he concluded.
Honorable Ebineza of Anti Corruption Network..
The next speaker at the symposium is Honorable Ebineza of Anti Corruption Network, who started by condoling Sheikh Zakzaky and expressed his heart felt concern over the unwarranted killings in Zaria. He said “ I stand on the podium in solidarity with Truth, in solidarity with Justice and with Iove; im here this morning in solidarity with Light”.
He described Israel, as political entity that has nothing to do with physical Israel; it is just spirit of political wretchedness only supported by the United Nation.
He further said that what happened in Zaria is really a conspiracy of Silence as UN shows inability in solving the problem because of the lack the Truth and not lack of capacity.
Ebineza further said until Palestine is librated freedom of the humanity of the world cannot be completed. Concerning the crimes in Zaria where 34 people were killed, he said, there is no crime which cannot be traced by the Government unless it is part of the Government’s conspiracy. He expressed that Conspiracies are hiding under various names such as ISIS, Shabbab and Boko Haram which introduces relocation of people just like political system of Israeli of relocation of the Palestinians.
Mr Ebineza elaborated that if he is to change to Muslim he would be shiite, because, he said the truth started from Iran unnoticeable; not by the UN and Washington DC.
On the issue of the world crises, he said a phenomenon is ravaging the world like the ISIS that are financed and trained and sent into syria in order to destroy resistance and that the USA, British and France have everything to ligitiate them under 24hrs, but they refused.
He furthers said ISIS are armies without border jsut like the Political Israel which is also the only entity without border. This is another Conspiracy of silence, he said. He further argued that the World refused to sell arms to Nigerian army, but shabab, ISIS and Alqaeda have all the weapons, ‘ where do they get their arms?’. Honorable Ebineza said ‘We shall not be silenced in the face of Injustice as Truth is sublime.’
He said when all stand for the Truth a new world order will be created adding the the islamic Movement in Nigeria is the pioneer in championing the course of the Truth in Nigeria. So, he called on everyone, Muslims and Christians alike, to stand for the truth.
On the Homosexuality promoted by Obama, he said the war against morality is going on now headed by USA. Mr. Ebineza further said that Obama is promoting homosexuality to conquer morality thereby conquering and enslaving humanity by killing moral.
Prof Chidi Odinkalu of National Human Commission
The next speaker is Prof Chidi Odinkalu of National Human Commissions, who, after thanking Sheikh Zakzaky for the invitation, also described the Sheikh as his leader in Human Rights. Explaining the stand of Sheikh Zakzaky on injustice, he said, few Nigerians opposed Abacha among them is Sheikh Zakzaky and the speaker himself.
He further said ‘So, we have to be with people who speak the truth’ adding that it is wrong not to speak the truth or recognize it. He further said Truth is now shielded by creating divisions based on creed, religion, tribe and location.
The Professor expressed message of hope that what happened in Zaria shall not happen anywhere again as no country will witness its citizens killed by uniformed people who are suppose to protect them.
He said the Commission has prioritized the issue of Zaria killing which is pending and public hearing on the case would be held in future.
Mr Chidi further said criticizing Public officers for their evil is part of solidarity with the oppressed.
Malama Zeenah Ibraheem the Mother of Martyrs.
Malama Zeenah gave a remark on the Quds Day attack. She spoke of her wish and desire, for several years, to help the Palestinians against usurpers. She said she always feel bad about Plight of the Palestinians who are under occupation and torture and she kept hope that, one day, Muslims in Nigeria can give their contribution to end the occupation of the Palestinian land.
She further said that the incidence of the last year attacks in Zaria showed that the issue of the Palestinian has been transferred to 'our land'.
She said her children had the the zeal to help Palestinians and were always working to bring awareness to youths as Ahmad established Abul Fadl Foundation for this.
Malama Zeenah further said the martyrdom of her 3 sons is a success, though, she was shock as it happened all at once. Another success recorded due to their martyrdom, she said, is that those who are less active and passive have now become more active with the martyrdom.
Next is the Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Shadrez
In his message the Iranian ambassador to Nigeria Mr Shadrez , delivered a short address at the gathering, expressing that the blood of martrys have value and not a loss.
He further said the Palestinian issue is very important issue in Iranian policy as a result of which Iran faced serious pressure, sanctions and embargo because of the Palestinian issue. Mr Shadrez said there is no way the Islamic Ummah should be awakened without Palestine issue.
In conclusion he prayed for a free Palestine and hoped that Palestinian refugees shall go back to their territories. He concluded by thanking Sheikh Zakzaky for having such a valuable conference adding that Iran will never give up in supporting the Palestine. Iran’s support for the Palestine is not base on sunna or shia, he concluded.
Mr Massoud Shadrez from Malaysia
Also those who joined the conference via sype is Mr. Masoud Shadjareh of Islamic Human Rights, London . He delivered his address to the conference.
Sayyidah Zahra khomeini also sent her goodwill message of Kudos to the lovers and protectors of Quds. Her message was read to the gathering.
Prof Dahiru Yahaya also read a message sent from Malaysia.