Islamic Movement (Nigeria)

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The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is a religious and political organization based in the northern region of Nigeria. The Islamic Movement is headed by Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, a Shia-Muslim cleric.[1] The movement conduct most of its spiritual activities in Husainiyya Baqiyatullah, located in Zaria. According to Islamic Human Rights Commission, the Islamic Movement has thousands of Muslims from both Sunni and Shia schools of thought who are affiliated to it. Movement has been known as a non-violent Islamic movement for years.[2] The movement has organised peaceful pro-Palestinian demonstrations on annual basis for over 33 years across Nigeria and particularly in the state of Kaduna. The movement gatherings though have been attacked several times by both Boko Haram and the Nigerian army.

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  1. ^ Nigeria's firebrand Muslim leaders BBC News, 1 October 2001.
  2. ^ Alert: Nigerian security forces crackdown on Islamic Movement in Sokoto Islamic Human Rights Commission, 20 August 2007.

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