The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) is joining with the international community in denouncing the kidnapping of over 200 teenage girls in Nigeria and the atrocities committed by Boko Haram in the name of Islam.
“Islam holds in high esteem it’s teachings of respect and equality for women and children, and places particular emphasis on the value of life,”the CIOG said in a press release, adding that it heard that over 150 persons have allegedly been killed by the same group, contravening the teachings of the Quran.
The CIOG is appealing to all peoples and governments to render every possible support and resources available to rescue and save the teenagers so that they can be reunited with their families.
Further, it rejects the ranting of the leader of Boko Haram and his claims that murder, terror and kidnapping are a part of Islamic teachings.
“We state categorically that Islam denounces such action by anyone of any race, religion or nationality, and support those who strive to uphold the values of freedom and sanctity of life that we hold dearly,” the CIOG said.