Does Iran support religious fundamentalism?
Sir: Northern Nigeria is populated wholly by Sunni Muslims. Iran, the only wholly Shi’a Muslim country in the world many have said is notorious for supporting and spreading religious fundamentalism in many countries. Hezbollah, a Shi’a Islamic militant group they opined is funded by Iran and has continually upset relationships between Lebanon and Israel. So also is HAMAS, which is a Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist organisation. Though Sunni (HAMAS), it has the backing of Iran, for good reasons. HAMAS survives on the benevolence of others. Some day they (HAMAS) will go back to feuding with Iran based on the Sunni/Shi’a divide if they secure their Palestinian homeland.
Iran is Persian not Arab and is on a quest to export fundamentalism not racial superiority. It is the only theocratic country in the world and is not popular in moderate Arab countries.
Going by the foregoing isn’t it probable that the Muslim establishments in Nigeria aren’t comfortable with the ideology of Ibrahim Yaqoub El Zakzaky, his Shi’a movement and Iran. Could he therefore be imprisoned at the say-so of the establishment? Why aren’t the campaigners dialoguing with the establishment players instead of choosing to disturb law-abiding people all of the time. For how long will government keep their leader?
What is the Iranian government’s role in these Shiite disturbances in The North?