The World Organization for Al-Azhar Graduates (WAAG) affirmed that Kidnapping Nigerian girls and abusing them sexually are criminal acts prohibited by all laws as well as heavenly religions and rejected by international charters. In a statement released by WAAG, it pointed to the fact that Allah Almighty blessed human beings with dignity and sanctity regardless of their belief, color or language. Allah Almighty says "We have honored the Children of Adam" [Q. 17:70] and did not say honored 'believer' or 'Muslims'.
The statement also affirmed that Boko Haram’s acts are criminal ones. Moreover, it mentioned that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) ordered us to act kindly to women and not to make birds suffer the loss of their little ones. Then, what is the case with those who make parents suffer the loss of their daughters?
The statement denounced this criminal act stating "How can those crminals claim that they stand up for Islam while they disregard one of its greatest objectives which is preserving one's honor?”
Eventually, the statement stressed that WAAG offers its condolences to their families and that it endeavors, through its foreign branches, to confront this destructive thought and to expose it as a corrupt and misleading thought. It described true Islam as the religion of mercy, peace and serenity and not that of cruelty, kidnapping or killing.