President Buhari sues for peace and brotherliness as Muslims celebrate Eid-El-Kabir
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that violent extremism is the greatest challenge facing Islam.
President Buhari in his Eid-el-Kabir Sallah message to Muslims said that the only way to neutralise evil influence of extremism is for Muslims to distance themselves from the activities and teachings of those who preach indiscriminate violence against innocent people.
He said that the greatest commitment to Islam is for Muslims to put its good virtues into practice, and by making justice and righteousness the guiding principle of their everyday life.
According to him, Islam is a religion of peace and practitioners should avoid violent extremist ideas that give Islam a wrong name because such conduct leave more lasting positive impressions than words.
He advised parents to “protect their children from the deadly exposure to violent extremists who manipulate and exploit children for their evil agenda.
President Buhari message is contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.