Islamic Council of Zambia says it’s not part of Al-Qaeda

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The Islamic Council of Zambia has denied accusations that it is linked to international terror organizations.

The Islamic Council was commenting on a recent local media publication that stated that it is linked to the Al Qaeda network.

Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka on Sunday, Islamic Council of Zambia Spokesperson Siddique Kaputula challenged the people involved to substantiate claims that the council is involved in terror activities.

Watch Kaputula speak here

He also urged government to enforce   investigative wings to probe the group behind the publication of the article.

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45 Responses to Islamic Council of Zambia says it’s not part of Al-Qaeda

  1. this muslim they mean no good..for them blood and killing normal.lets not be suprised when we wake to find a sucide bomber at manda hill or levy park….just see whats happening in nigeria

    MR MC22 - November 12, 2012
    15:29

  2. But we already know that Muslims are devil worshippers, so what can stop them from sponsoring terrorism?

    Commander Zero - November 12, 2012
    14:57

  3. My fellow black brother JASON NYIRENDA who claims to have lived half his life in Chipata left his comments half way.Let me help goon with a contemptuous mind complete the comments.THOSE WHO PERSECUTE THE INNOCENT SHALL PERISH IN NO TIME. SO HAS THE FORMER TOWN CLERK SIWAKWI AND HIS HEALTH INSPECTOR BANDA BOTH PERISHED.SIWAKWI FIRST WENT BONKERS AND DIED DISRESPECTFULLY FOLLOWED BY BANDA WHO DIED IN A NASTY ROAD ACCIDENT. JASON NYIRENDA MAYBE YOU NEXT.

    Black Knight - November 12, 2012
    14:54

  4. ZANIMUONI you have hit the nail on the head these moslims are very terrible i tell u.they seem to be very peaceful when they are few,immediately they grow in numbers we are in trouble.Remember all terrorists are muslims but not all muslims are terrorists,but all in all they are a terrible lot.Please bo libongani monitor these monsters before they begin to kill innocent pipo.

    suggestor - November 12, 2012
    14:40

    • Idiot! Were the terrorists in Northern Ireland and the IRA especially Muslims?
      Is Timothy McVeigh a Muslim?
      Are George W Bush and Tony Blair Muslims?

      Quacks - November 12, 2012
      15:25

  5. I don’t trust Moslems in any way. They are cunning. We should be careful in Zambia!

    Mubanga - November 12, 2012
    14:20

  6. With the increase in mosques,in zambia that wouldn’t come as a surprise to me,I warned that this religion has to be checked in zambia,it has grown at a very fast rat,taking advantage of the poverty will live in,its a religion that really know how to take advantage of poverty stricken people.

    Mark - November 12, 2012
    13:58

  7. Guys why are you arguing? look at Nigeria for answers? why is Boko haram saying christianity should be abolished in nigeria, and they are killing people under the name of islam?

    look at somalia.

    go to arab world and see how women are mrginalized, they cant even drive a car.

    the only good thing about moslems is that they are allowed to marry up to four and therefore they can populate the world.

    and coming to your country ( Northern Rhodesia), moslems are making babies big time. they have married zambian girls and are sending them to the labor woard big time and thus raising moslem population si zambia. they re running businesses funded after zambia was decared a christian nation. they literally are overtaking indians in business owndership.

    they have a strategy, to own part of zambia, and estern province is their source of action.

    you guys, come 2040, you will have to reckon with moslems in Northern Rhodesia.

    and the reports that are coming out are nothing else but “smoke with fire”

    ndombe - November 12, 2012
    13:32

  8. WHAT STUPID COMMENTS.
    IT IS AS WELL THAT YOU SATA FOR A PRESIDENT AND MY WISH IS SATA MUST MAKE ALL THIS ROTTEN PEOPLE SINK AND CRY.
    IF THE JEWS ARE LIKING MUSLIMS THEN WHAT DO YOU FOOLS WANT THEM(MUSLIM) TO.
    DO YOU FOOLS WANT THE MUSLIMS TO SIT AND WATCH.
    I URGE ALL MUSLIMS TO DEFEND ISLAM AND FIGHT EVERY ONE TRYING TO DESTORY ISLAM.
    WE ZAMBIANS ARE FOOLISH JUST TO BELIVE IN WHAT EVER THE WEST SAY.
    YES SOME OF THIS MWENYSA ARE ILL TREATING BLACKS BUT THEN IT IS NOT ALL.

    MAN OF ACTION - November 12, 2012
    13:23

  9. Al Qaeda is closer to c.i.a than islam. Al qaeda r trained by langley op . Quit bein dull its nt funny

    Nubian princess - November 12, 2012
    11:29

  10. It’s a very disturbing fact that people are so naïve and ignorant. We don’t even realise how the western powers are manipulating the world’s system. All the evils you see in the world today are engineered the the west, those with power, money and zionist idealogy. From day one the west have been building their military arsenals, their foreign policis, the dollarisation all in the name of democracy and fight against terrorism. The people who speak the truth against them are branded terrorist and the “bad guys”. The media is so powerful in properganda that our silly little minds absorb whatever they have to say. The biggest problem that we have is the inability to see the problem itself. They colonised Africa including Zambia with the rest of the world and externalised our rersources and we still “lick their arse” just because they are Muzungus.. Please note that we are still under their modern day slavery.

    obama - November 12, 2012
    11:27

  11. YOU ARE TIRED OF NOISE BETWEEN GBM & KABIMBA.NOW YOU HAVE TOUCHED US THE MUSLIMS.WOW…PREPARE FOR THE DRONES SOON FROM THE MIDDLE EAST & OTHER ISLAMIC NATIONS..BY THE WAY DID YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN MOST NATIONS WHEN THE ANTI-ISLAM BLASPHEMOUS MOVIE WAS RELEASED IN US? ZAMBIA IS IN GREAT DANGER..MORE ATTACKS EXPECTED

    Risky Security - November 12, 2012
    10:49

  12. old and boring issues.
    bush has long left office and we idiots are squabbling!

    Katuta - November 12, 2012
    10:41

  13. some people will end up terorising themselves.What have muslims done?You dont even know who a terrorist is,and yet you are terrorists in your own homes behind the name,christianity.

    humphrey - November 12, 2012
    10:10

    • Humphrey, do not think that Islamic terror only happens in the Middle East. Islamic terrorism was never there in the UK until 7 July 2005. Many argued with me before then that it was impossible for Muslims who were being looked so well in the UK to turn against that country. July 7 2005 proved them wrong and many called and told me how right I was in my perception of Islamic terror. Humphrey, you may be a muslim, but when an Islamic terrorist strikes, s/he does not care whether the victims are Christians or Muslims, children and mother of a muslim, neighbour, friend, etc.

      David - November 12, 2012
      13:02

  14. I’m shocked by how many people here jump to say “there is no smoke without fire”. I’m not Muslim but find these remarks very sad, even racist, and think they mainly show just how narrow-minded and bigoted some people in Zambia really are.

    Look – the only evidence given in the report here is “a recent local media publication.” LOL – Serious? We all know how “professional and reliable” the local media can be – and how some people like to run their mouths without thinking – so is this really enough “smoke” to draw firm conclusions about terrorism…. let alone to condemn an entire faith as some people here have done? Shame on you and your racist views!

    I believe Christianity, to which most Zambians subscribe, preaches peace and love for your neighbour. It therefore boggles the mind to see how so many people are quick to broadcast their hatred, jealousies, racism, and bigotry based on nothing more than heresy.

    Say what? - November 12, 2012
    10:09

  15. Muslims r very good people but with the wrong message

    Wisdom - November 12, 2012
    10:08

  16. With the american embassy (and probably CIA as well) well-lavished in Lusaka’s ibex, one should expect more alarms in the same direction in the near future! The Americans are good at cooking up terrorism where ever they set up base. Kenya is paying for it already. Australia is almost boiling! All peace-loving countries are in trouble; for America is the greatest enemy of peace! Now Zambia should wake up!

    GMT - November 12, 2012
    09:41

    • You know nothing about neither America nor Americans. Your ignorance and stupidity is mind boggling. Go read a book or something. Your ignorance is curable.

      JMan - November 12, 2012
      11:16

      • Lolest

        Pa Bwato - November 12, 2012
        14:09

  17. I am a muslim but to help put the record straight, it is islamic supreme council of zambia and not islamic council! Islamic council does not exist in zambia but supreme council which took andeleki to dubai, qatar , turkey and iran for funding. This is what led to andeleki converting to islam. Other muslims have asked as to why to the islamic supreme is getting funding from the arab world? Why did the govt allow andeleki to travel under the pretext of going to the hospital? The next destination is egypt so let kaputula not pretend and we know that his salary is from the arab world. Zimba has phills number plates which he supplies to the govt as president for islamic supreme council of. Zambia .

    new VJ - November 12, 2012
    09:18

    • thank you for this information i now understand why andeleki whants to deregister all churches in zambia so as to spread his religeon

      akabemba - November 12, 2012
      10:55

      • So Andeleki is now Moslem?

        Mubanga - November 12, 2012
        14:24

  18. Iwe Eastern, go to Iraq, Afghanstan just to mention few muslin countries.

    Zanimuoni - November 12, 2012
    09:07

  19. 4 sure these no smoke witout fire…these guys nid a close watch abt there activities. This isue nids serious attention by our national security depts before these guys start robbing us off the peace we are enjoyng in our country.

    matan - November 12, 2012
    09:05

  20. These moslems are evil. I spent half of my life in chipata where the mwenye population is concentrated in Zambia.

    The are traitora and hypocrits. They treat their maids and garden boys like animals. Their wokers have no toilets. They shit in plastic bags and throw away in the morning. If you do not believe this please refer to the visit by OP, Police, Army visit to Kanjala (Bombay)about 4 years ago when Siwakwi was still town clerk for chipata.

    Nothing has changed since.

    Jason Nyirenda - November 12, 2012
    09:03

    • Really, it it only Muslims (not “moslems”) who provide poor working conditions in Zambia?

      Say what? - November 12, 2012
      10:13

  21. you are all wrong.
    islam is a good religion.
    it is the west and more so the free mason that do not like islam because islam being the fastest growing religion in the world is a threat to them,
    hence the west protraying muslims as terrorist.
    the muslim is the most diciplined lot.
    you are safe to live next to a muslim.
    no music no beer.
    yes a few muslims have wronged but do not blame all muslims to be bad.
    we africans are the worst racist and triblist.
    we can not see eye to eye with our own blacks.
    that is the beuty of this mwenyas.they are united and will assist each other.
    let us take a monent and learn fron them

    eastern - November 12, 2012
    08:16

    • Why are Muslims killing Christians?? Does Islam preach killing??

      zambian - November 12, 2012
      09:13

  22. There is no smoke without fire. Countries that have allowed Islam to grow have not enjoyed peace. I urge all of you to visit the website stated below and read what the Australian PM had to say about Muslims:

    http://madmikesamerica.com/2011/01/hate-begets-hate-julia-gillard-to-muslims/

    I agree with her 100%.

    zambian - November 12, 2012
    08:10

  23. Zambian pastor is on the run after making off with the registration fees from Namibian youths….

    ZWD – Oct 25 News

    Does this means all Christians are thieves?

    Observer - November 12, 2012
    08:09

  24. THERE IS NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE. WHERE EVER A MUSLIM IS, THERE REIGNS CONFUSION. WATCH OUT ON THESE MUSLIMS IN ZAMBIA. MUSLIM SUPPORTERS TO TERRORISM ARE OBVIOUSLY THERE IN ZAMBIA. AND MUSLIMS ARE TAKING OVER ZAMBIA. EARLY EVERY MORNING THEY MAKE A LOT OF NOISE FROM THEIR MOSQUES COUNTRYWIDE, DISTURBING RESIDENTS AND CHILDREN AND BABIES FROM THEIR SLEEP. SATA HAS ALREADY BEEN BOUGHT BY THESE MUSLIMS. NOW THEY CONTROL HIM.MUSLIMS ARE TERRORISTS.

    COONDE - November 12, 2012
    07:59

  25. true these guys are slippery characters and producing at a very fast rate and before we realise it,they will be too many to control.Go to Chipata and see for yourself.

    sinazeze - November 12, 2012
    07:49

  26. Islam is from the devil. It is sad that we have allowed such demonic thing is allowed in this Christian nation. Islamic nations don allow Christians to practice their faith there, as they are doomed, killed in the name of Allah their god and in the name of the their prophet Mohammad.

    Mwana Mfumu - November 12, 2012
    07:47

    • We’re above board, our constitution enshrines freedom of association so don’t compare us to fundamentalist nations. If we behave the same way, then we defeat our superiority.

      Fenwick - November 12, 2012
      08:11

  27. It is difficult t trust these people, they are too unpredictable as it were.

    Zed@crossroad - November 12, 2012
    07:20

  28. I don’t trust these Muslims. they’ll lie to the teeth and do the same thing the next. Zambia is no longer safe with many of these guys. Kenya used to be safe but it is no more because of muslims from Somalia. We need to have an eye on them in Zambia and don’t trust what this Kaputula says hidding under his beard.

    Zanimuoni - November 12, 2012
    07:08

  29. With sata at the helm,anything is possible

    Mr Kiss - November 12, 2012
    06:48

  30. The Islamic association is using zambia to clean its dirty money and they claim they run zambia because of the amount of money they give to Zambian government although its only to powerful individuals.

    PF weak policies in the externalisation of funds is giving the opportunity to these guys to abuse our country. These al gaeda agents literally own this country.
    Its unbeliaveble that our government has allowed this nonsense to continue.

    mambala - November 12, 2012
    06:41

  31. This is hw it stats soon they ll fight us the innocent christians. That’s why we should restrict there activities otherwise in jst a few yrs we will have a boko haram in zambia, the reason will be that allah is appalled by excessive beer drinking or badly dressed women. Remember werever there is religious violence in the world Muslims are involved.

    shamatuli - November 12, 2012
    06:36

  32. Truth be told that, as much as there may not be all members of the councils, There is a no smoke without fire – a few individuals (remember the 80/20 rule) who have taken advantage of the PF’s weak on externalisation are using Zambia as a laundry for there dirty money.

    Letbankk of zambia show the country how much is being sent out of the country to these al qaeda dominated countries in the name of ordering goodies, and those goodoes never come.

    Look at the sadats, the gulans of this country

    ZEDCIAE - November 12, 2012
    06:13

  33. nakasungu kakuswatila, just speak zanglish, we will understand. Any, what is there for Islam if not to conquer the entire world and covert all to islam? The koran says it all that all who are non muslims are unbelievers and must either be converted by force or killed in any means as they are not suitable to be before allah. he calls on all muslims to subdue all the people. Unless the zedians are blind. you will and i repeat, you will never get a free donation or gift from a muslim without the conversion to islam tag attached. wake up zed. especially those who call themselves christians. to muslims, what comes first is allah and not zambia or any country or any person. so if it means killing, they will while shamelessly shouting allah wakubali

    Mzima Alexis - November 12, 2012
    06:08

  34. Salaam, Sheik Siddique i feel like you should explain more on the two arctiles you mentioned that the council has mandated so that christians are not mistake with one point you stated.

    Mustafar - November 12, 2012
    06:07

  35. How about U Kabhunthu give as a sample! Kaili ka suicide car bomb @ Soweto market to put yo case across! Kikikikikikiki!! Ni Jihad iyi ka! Gor forbid, leys hope it will not degenerate into a Taliban fiasco.

    Smallz - November 12, 2012
    05:18

  36. Some Zambian Muslim are on the watch list as a sponsors of terrorism activities. A combined CIA/Zambia police operations caught a member of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda in one of the mosque in Lusaka during LPM’s tenure.

    It is for this reason that Zambia has been tasked to come up with a anti terrorism centre.

    Mwine Mushi - November 12, 2012
    05:09