We Salute Imam Abubakar Abdullahi

Confucius said, “When dealing with the world, the noble person isn’t prejudiced for or against anything. They just do what’s right.” When Muslim herdsmen attacked Christian villages in central Nigeria in 2018, 83-year-old Muslim cleric Imam Abubakar Abdullahi knew what he had to do.

The imam gave refuge to his Christian neighbors, sheltering 262 Christians in his mosque and his home…. then stood outside the doors confronting the Muslim attackers, pleading with them to spare the lives of the Christians inside, even offering to exchange his own life for theirs.

Sam Brownback

Thank you, Abubakar Abdullahi, for doing the right thing. You’ve set an example for the world.

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Ben Butina, Ph.D.
Ben is the President and co-founder of the Ruist Association of America, Inc. and Friends from Afar, an English-speaking Ruist discussion group on Facebook. He's also the creator of Stone Chimes, a modern English adaptation of the Analects of Confucius.