“We’re Bewildered” – Muslim Group Tackles Adeboye Over His Stand On Israel/Hamas Conflict

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The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has declared a 30-day fasting and prayer across the country.

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has criticized the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye over his stand on the ongoing war between Israel and Palestine in Gaza.

Politics Nigeria reports that Pastor Adeboye had earlier declared support for Israel in the ongoing war between the Zionist nation and Palestine.

In a video message via his X handle, the RCCG general overseer said he would be praying for Israel to be victorious.

But the executive director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in a statement issued on Saturday, noted that, instead of praying for Israel specifically, Pastor Adeboye should rather pray for the whole world.

Akintola urged Pastor Adeboye to pray for the failure of oppressors between Israel and Palestine over the ongoing war in Gaza.

The statement reads: “We have been reliably informed that the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has declared support for Israel in the ongoing war between the Zionist nation and Palestine. He also said he was praying for Israel to be victorious.

“We are bewildered that a religious leader of Pastor Adeboye’s standing can ignore the sufferings of a people who have been under occupation, siege, arbitrary arrests, long imprisonments accompanied with severe torture, family separations, demolition of homes without warning, extra-judicial killings on a daily basis and the most horrendous dehumanization and violation of fundamental human rights.

“Nigerians must therefore realise that the conflict between Israel and Palestine is not rooted in religion but in land-grabbing. That is why Nigerians should not exchange hostilities over the conflict in the Middle East. We should not be divided along religious lines. Good Muslims and good Christians should continue to interact, love and share.

“The Palestinians know that the Israelis are not Christians and they are not fighting Israel on grounds of religion. They are merely defending themselves and asserting their fundamental human rights after being under zionist occupation for 75 years.

“Instead of praying for Israel’s victory specifically, we invite Pastor Adeboye to pray for failure for the oppressor between Israel and Palestine. He should pray for an end to slavery and apartheid in the Middle East and in other parts of the world. Finally, he should pray for peace in Nigeria and the world as a whole.

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