Nigerian Cardinal Says Muslim Leaders Must ‘Rein in Their Mad Dogs’

Nigeria’s leading prelate has briefed the German Bishops’ Conference on religion and violence in Nigeria, particularly the violence committed by members of the Islamist terrorist movement Boko Haram.

“Beyond verbal tirades by some pastors, so far I am not aware of any violent groups claiming Christian inspiration,” said Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja, according to a report by the Catholic News Service of Nigeria.

“This seems to me to put a significant responsibility on our Islamic community to do more about ‘reining in their mad dogs,'” he added. “It is not immediately clear how much they are doing in this regard.”

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