Do We Need To Ascribe An Ethnic Group Or A Religious Body As A Terrorist?

In most of the news we've heard or read on media today, criminal activities and human abuse have become the major headlines. This includes Rape, Incest, Murder armed robbery among others.

The victims of these anomalies are both adult and teenagers most especially the minorities and the poor.

The perpetrators of these ungodly acts are mostly religious leaders who were supposed to change the world through preaching; Christians, Muslims and Traditionalists inclusive thereby tarnishing the image of the religion they represent.

From my own understanding, immoral and criminal act can be carried out by any individual, irrespective of their religious and ethnic background.

Let's year your opinion, is it appropriate to ascribe a religion or a particular ethnic group as a terrorists as many do referred today?

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  • Ethnicity and religion should not be a problem In this country. And people should learn and stop ascribing violence and immoral terrorism with Religion as the case of Boko haram. You can't clarify the fact that Boko haram are Muslims bcos no sincere Muslim will kill his fellow human

    - Nana Aisha - 2019-10-06 09:37:03 Quote

  • No, we do not need to allege or accuse a particular religious institution or ethnic tribe for terrorism, but sadly most Nigerians have that mindset that a particular religious group is responsible for killings; which is really wrong as that religious group doesn't preach that or teaches that. 

    - Abdulmalik Adeyinka - 2019-10-06 09:49:01 Quote

  • Ascribing a bad act to a particular ethnic group or religiou is wrong. Any bad act done by a person or a group of people should be blamed solely on them and not their ethnic group or religion, because no religion preaches bad deeds and everyone knows what is right and what is wrong.

    - Ogunpola Rahmat - 2019-10-06 09:49:32 Quote

  • The act of wickedness is from an individual  heart not from a an ethnic group or religious, because every belif don't ( religion or ethnic group ) don't  support this act been practiced by terrorist hiding under religion and ethnic groups.

    - Adeola Yusuf - 2019-10-06 11:30:46 Quote

  • I think when it comes to terrorism, it's the mindset and not just religion or ethnic group thing. Afteral we have other members of the same religion or ethnic group who are not terrorists

    - John Inyang - 2019-10-06 11:34:03 Quote

  • Not minding the intentions behind this writeup. Any religious group that goes against the peace of the land I so desired such group be tagged as a terrorist group. This is our country Nigeria,  no group is allowed to operate against the existing peace dominating in our society

    - Emmanuel OmokhAfe - 2019-10-06 11:37:05 Quote

  • No, it's wrong to ascribe any religion or ethnic group as terrorists because anybody or anyone can carry out terrorist act..... Ascrbing any religion or ethnic group may lead to division. 

    - Favour Idemudia - 2019-10-06 11:37:24 Quote

  • We need to understand there are good people and bad people. Religion or ethnicity has absolutely nothing to do with ones choice on good and evil. All religion teaches the right way to live amongst people. No religion or tribe supports violence or terrorist attacks. It all has to do with the individuals themselves.

    - Ndukwe Ikechukwu - 2019-10-06 11:39:44 Quote

  • Its is very correct. Talking about criminal act like mudermuder, kiddnapingkiddnaping, rape e.t.c can be carried out by anybody regardless of religion or ethnic group. But if we are to focus on terrorist activities, they are organized criminals with wide range of network. They have thier belive, what they are fighting for and thier standards. All these things put together could make us conclude they belong to a particular religion or ethnics group, as all this organisations have thier belives too. So the similarities will bring about the conclusion. My thoughts.

    - Billy John - 2019-10-06 11:50:51 Quote

  • Crime is crime no matter the tribe or religious group that perpertrates it.really some ethnic groups and religious groups have been found to be associated with some certain crimes.

    - Stephanie BADAKI - 2019-10-06 12:16:48 Quote

  • For me it's not good cause those  using  religious beliefs to cause problems or terrorize the country are just using that to cover finding  somewhere  to cover their face, they had the intentions  of terrorism, so I dont think it's good

    - ayomide Ayomide - 2019-10-06 12:22:23 Quote

  • It is all signs of end time seeing our religious head being the perpetual of evil does, it really shows much concerned but many are called but few are choosing, the government should allow the law to take it cause.

    - Austin Chinedu - 2019-10-06 12:25:40 Quote

  • I believe no, but sometimes the information people gathered make them to ascribe all these things to ethic or religious group... But I'll suggest such shouldn't be ascribe to any of this

    - Bamidele Oluwafemi - 2019-10-06 12:58:04 Quote

  • People's motives are entirely different from persons to person, and I believe  societal influence is basically the issue cux I know that the religious bodies are concerned with improving the moral and social standards of individuals and youths at large. 

    - PETER MMADUEKE - 2019-10-06 13:08:59 Quote

  • No, I don't think so, but informations gathered and witnesses has made them ascribed to ethnicity and religion,  but I feel religion and ethnicity doesn't matter when it comes to terrorism,  it is their evil motives that makes them terrorists,  and a terrorist could be anybody 

    - Adejuwon Samuel - 2019-10-06 13:15:04 Quote

  • I dont think that is right it's just that the information that has been gotten points to an ethnic group but what we have to understand is the action of one or a few is not the action of all

    - Noah Pulu - 2019-10-06 13:26:12 Quote

  • For me you can'kt term a relious group and a tribe bad because of the bad activities of some of its members. Generalisation is not giod the few should be identified and brought to book

    - Ibebunjo Funmilayo - 2019-10-06 13:37:35 Quote

  • If we want peace to reign in our society, it is wrong to be tagging any ethnic group or Religious body as a terrorist. There are so many ungodly act done by some evil and wicked people's and they divert it or tag it to one ethnic group or religious body so as to cover their own stupid act. 

    - RASHEED ADEBISI USMAN - 2019-10-06 13:43:05 Quote

  • This is not the right way to settle issues. No body should term any religion a terrorist group just because few of the people from the religion are been mischievous. We're first humans before any other thing, so we should understand that not to blackmail a religion.

    - Philip Fadoyin - 2019-10-06 13:50:22 Quote

  • As for the tape, murder and kidnapping etc I disagree of this issue that said religious leaders are involved in this perpetrated act, before will point finger to anyone, we should check and investigate before we say. People disguise themselves to be  religious leaders in order to hide (himself) or their selves as a Christian or Muslim to commit one crime to the other, is very bad attitude for one to in the name of God to commit crime, is too bad of us. Let check our mentile ability

    - Anoke Richard O. - 2019-10-06 13:50:42 Quote

  • No,we can not ascribe an ethnic group or a particular religion as terrorist. It is bad people that spoil good ones. As we have bad people as part of ethnic group, there are good people there too, so we can not use bad ones to judge the whole, like wise in religious body too.

    - Ajala Babatunde - 2019-10-06 13:52:18 Quote

  • Whether it's religious Or ethnic group as long as what they are doing is unlawful try can be labelled as terrorist. Even Jesus Christ followed protocols. A good citizen shouldnt break the law.

    - Christopher Peace - 2019-10-06 14:13:45 Quote

  • It's high time we tackle this topic with reality. Thanks to the one who posted this, in my opinion, it is far better to tag those immoral acts to the doer him or herself rather than the religion or etnic group. There are many people in the religion and not all are doing the immoral acts. The way people receive teachings both in church or mosque is different. The immoral acts are as a result of person selfish interest, not religious nor ethnic.


    - Akintunde Johnson - 2019-10-06 14:46:53 Quote

  • Left to mez we are too religious in this our country and most we the Africans and it make us to fight each other forgetting we are brothers and sisters, religious belong to the Jews not for Africans. Christianity belong to the Israelites and Islam belong to the Arabian so how does it correlate with the Africans. Let just put religion as not a priority

    - Sulu Ahmed - 2019-10-06 15:24:23 Quote

  • Well that is a good point you have made. People daily perpetrate atrocious acts under one cover or the other in order to escape the consequences of their actions. They might come in the name if religion, politics; anything! But the fact is also that irrespective of ethnic group or identity, anyone can engage in this evil act. All we just have to do is be vigilant so that we don't fall preys in the hands of these people. 

    - Ibukun Isaiah - 2019-10-06 15:37:07 Quote

  • We don't need to ascribe violence to any tribe or religion it creates more hatred between those that practice different religion or from different tribe let's treat and solve out problems together

    - Oloyede olamilekan Michael - 2019-10-06 18:17:33 Quote

  • Religion has a lot to do with the person's morality because the individual was groomed based on the belief of such religion. The world believes that a persons religion should have a positive influence on an individual

    - Chinomso Nwokoma - 2019-10-06 18:35:02 Quote

  • Not all Muslims are bad people. The Quran never said a life must be taken. The so called Boko haram are taking lives because they feel like doing so. It's their mindset 

    - Ibrahim Olatunde - 2019-10-06 18:45:22 Quote

  • This has been a problem for a long time now in Nigeria.The issue of ethnic background is really eating deep into our country.For example if any Nigerian Man goes abroad and is asked where do you come from he will first call the name of his tribe or ethnic group for you before he tell you that he is a Nigerian.This kinds of character is what lead to an unpeaceful living.

    - Ugwuodo Stanley - 2019-10-06 18:52:57 Quote

  • Actually someone's position in church or in a group does not mean he can't be involved in any bad thing after all we are all human and we still have the flesh, the devil is just looking for a way to Shame the leaders 

    - Adekunle Victor - 2019-10-06 18:55:04 Quote

  • Yes one can ascribe any religion that is airmed in the distruction of lives and property can be terned as a religious terorist. Most religion believe that the only way they can go to heaven is when they bomb themselves with other.

    - achor nelson - 2019-10-06 19:02:08 Quote

  • Well, to be honest it is pertinent to say that it is normal to ascribe some kind of evil to a presumed perpetrator, but it's important for you as a human thinker to dig deep into the matter, not build on prejudices.

    - Abdullahi Asiru - 2019-10-06 19:38:00 Quote

  • Ascribing any religion or ethic group as terrorist would be a wrong idea because anybody can start any group for different purpose or reasons at any time.

    We should not do so if we don't want division or war

    - Kolade Samuel - 2019-10-06 22:15:16 Quote

  • Religious sects be it Christian or Moslems  have one sole aim which is to do good and show love to all mankind.. . But because of the mindset of some people  they lay accusing fingers on some religious group which is not right ... Religion has nothing to do with the problems we're facing in this country

    We were all given agency and with that agency we are free to chose to do good or to do bad, but we are not free to choose the consequences... So etnic group or religious group should not be ascribed as terrorists but individuals who do the act are the terrorists... We should not use because of one bad seed and conclude that the rest are bad too. 

    - Onyebuchi Bednar - 2019-10-06 22:31:39 Quote

  • Well that is a good point you have made, people's daily perpetrate atrocious acts under one cover or the other in order to escape the consequences of their actions. 

    - Ishaya Tanko - 2019-10-06 22:37:04 Quote

  • The Answer is  NO because for someone especially relegion leaders to involve in bad activities is totally wrong, and anybody that does that if he is a muslim he will still do the same even if he is a christian, so i dont see any reason why we should ascribe there religion because of there bad activities.

    No any religion teaches violent, unjust or indiscipline. Those people only uses religion to cover up not that the religion teaches them to do so.

    - Lateef olanrewaju Qomorudeen - 2019-10-08 19:46:19 Quote

  • The answer is NO it is not a good idea to critize ones religion due to the bad behaviour of their religious leader, although as a leader you should practise what you preach and i believe that no any religion teaches indiscipline or any act of unjusty.

    So i thing we should stop stereotype.

    - Lateef olanrewaju Qomorudeen - 2019-10-08 20:01:40 Quote

  • Unfortunately i the current country we are in and many other countries too, when the name terrorist is called there is a certain religion or ethnic groups that comes to mind.

    - Ibrahim Lawal - 2019-10-09 21:10:27 Quote

  • No you can not ascribe religious bodies as terrorists because a terrorist is only those who have the intention to cause havoc and hurt people. Religious bodies only have the best interest of the masses in heart.

    - Nnaedozie Okoli - 2019-10-11 18:19:29 Quote

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    we don’t need to tag any ethnic group or religious body as a terrorist if we really want peace to reign in our society,some people are even wicked and do series of evil and they will divert it to one ethnic 

    - Afolabi Odunayo - 2019-10-12 18:30:20 Quote

  • We don't need to ascribe an ethnic group or a religious body as a terrorist based on the fact that each individual should be responsible for their acts because every ethnic group and religious body has their good fruits as well as bad fruits.

    - Ayooluwa Oladele - 2019-10-13 00:54:09 Quote

  • Each and every individual is responsible for their own actions and their religion is not a cause for their immorality, so I don't think that their religion should be dragged into their immoral acts. 

    - Oluwatobiloba Peter - 2019-10-13 19:20:59 Quote

  • The truth is each  and every individual is responsible for their own actions and their religion is not a cause for their immorality, so I don't think that their religion should be dragged into their immoral acts. 

    - Isuwa Danladi - 2019-10-15 12:01:15 Quote

  • I disagree with this because ethnic group and religion dont support the killing of human. I believe a terrorist started from his mind. The bible say As a man thinketh so is he. Terrorist can start from friends or peer group, his family and the environment

    - Blessing olinya - 2019-10-19 05:22:11 Quote

  • I don't believe one's religion of ethnicity has anything to do with an individual's attitude, I feel it's just one's personality, yes ones religion can help one be a better person and not the other way round....if a person is bad he or she is bad because that's who the person is and not cause of his or her religion or ethnicity 

    - Ebiloma Victoria - 2019-10-26 04:00:53 Quote

  • it is very wrong to ascribe a particular religion be it christianity or islam to terrorism because this could be perpetrated by anyone and this accusation is caused sometimes by the religious leaders who are expected to serve as role models to their followers.This really needs to change because it is one of the reasons for religious wars

    - Kayode Tosin - 2019-11-14 07:57:55 Quote

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