Here is the latest development in the saga involving creeping Shariah and the effort to impose Shariah finance in Nigeria. If you recall, previously we reported on how the central bank chief in Nigeria is attempting to circumvent regulations to allow Shariah finance to gain a foothold in the west African nation. Then came reports that Jihadist terrorists were targeting non-Shariah compliant banks.

Now,┬áChristians in southeast Nigeria under the aegis of Christians Council of Nigeria (CCN) have raised the alarm that the proposed Islamic bank by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has some Al Qaeda connections and shariah rules guiding it. (There is certainly no doubt that the proposed Islamic bank is guided by shariah, but this illustrates how the euphemism “Islamic banking” can be used to mask shariah compliance. Make no mistake about it: Islamic banking/finance=Shariah banking/finance. There is no distinction to be made between the two.

More serious, of course, is the accusation of ties to Al Qaeda and terrorism financing…



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