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The Usman Dan Fodio Jihad And The Rest Of Us. by makyegh(m): 12:17pm On May 14, 2016
THE DAN FODIO JIHAD IS STILL ON.
For those who do not know, the Usman Dan Fodio jihad is still on. Usman Dan Fodio had originally immigrated from Guinea and settled in Sokoto (Sakkwato) as a lay preacher of the koran, hemade in roads into the hearts of the peasants of Sakkwato who we’re majorly of the Hausa stock as they were the original inhabitants of Sakkwato through the spread of the gospel of Islam which preached Justice, fair play and giving to the poor.
Due largely to the difficulties of heavy toll of the Sarki on the peasantry, it was easy for the Hausas to follow the teachings of the Mallam whose education, sophistication and simplicity encouraged a followership under the AlmajiriI” system of scholarship. Having accumulated a large following that was unhappy with the Sarki, Dan Fodio took up arms against his benefactor, the Sarki in a jihad. The Hausas being pagans and barbarian in their daily conduct, saw light in Dan fodio's religion.
History records that Dan Fodio had to relocate himself and his followers who were mostly his students who themselves had built a following in line based on Islamic scholarship. The jihad claimed Sokoto, Katshina, kebbi and most of what is today northern Nigeria with swats of exception where the jihad was unable to gain a foothold. History also records that in every settlement that the jihad was successful, an Emir was emplaced whose allegiances was to the Sultan of Sakkwato. This trend was broken in Borno where the Mai of Borno himself being of Islamic descent was not subjected to a jihad.
Across the sahel region of Nigeria the Jihad ragged and converts were won in plains that today cover states like Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, plateau, parts of Kogi. Nassarawa, Edo and Enugu were annexed into the caliphate that Dan Fodio built. Those parts that were not annexed into the Caliphate in the push were probably going to be dealt with after the jihad had reached the sea. Lo, the jihad did not reach the sea. Usman Dan Fodio was killed before the jihad could reach the sea.
His descendants have been working on completing the jihad. And they have been working at it harder than the rest of us care to remember.
It is common knowledge also to those with any sense of history that the Maitatsine upraising of the 80’s was an attempt to provide an Islamic buffer to the political leadership of the 80’s that failed in its effort at governance while promoting the jihad agenda. It was a regime led by a descendant of Dan ; Shehu Shagari. His government did its best to ignore the realities of the day and then it made vein efforts to deal with Maitatsine. But Maitatsine was an expression of a desire to finish what was held in abeyance.
Maitatsine never really went away after it was defeated. History records that Yusuf, the leader of Jammaat ahl as Sunnah lid Dah wah walJihad aka Boko Haram was the off spring of an adherent of Maitatsine. He simply gave life to what under a democracy many could not be seen to be promoting. A jihad. Surely. When BH became a torn in the flesh of Christians in pursuit of the jihadic agenda, no Northern leader is on record for having challenged them for barbarity of their conduct. This was another angle to the jihad. It wiped out the remainder of the Christian communities in Borno and neighbouring states.
This is where we are coming from. While the many of us slept, the sons of the jihadist have been making plans to wipe us off the face of the earth. They have bidden their time and planted people in the civil service, the Police, the Military and the paramilitary. Everywhere you look, you will find a caliphate mentored individual and they make no bones about being Islamic in their activities. But the rest of is have been sleeping.
To cover the trail of all that has been going on, the use and control the media has been a weapon of choice. While the Southern press has served to protect and promote the ambitions and intentions of the Igbo and Yoruba nations, they have failed to accommodate the interest or of the rest of us minority tribes.
Long before BH came on the political stage , there were other moves in furtherance of the jihad that were taking place. For instance, the elimination of History from the secondary school curriculum is a deliberate step towards creating citizens who will not have an inkling of their past and will be most malleable to the desires of the jihadist. Only those who have passed through a history class in secondary school can understand the usefulness of history in building the individual and the society at large.
For nation states who know the value of history, they ensure its study without reserve to the area of ones study, whether one studies science courses or Art, they are expected to know the history of their country. This is the standard for America, ditto Britain. To think that we pattern nearly everything we do either as British or American and for such an important subject of study to be expunged from our curriculum cannot be a mistake. It is nothing but a part of a scheme to enslave the rest of us.
That our growing young generation does not have an inkling of where it is coming from means that for such ageneration, any destination may just be fine. This is the real war being waged by those who have wishes that the jihad began by Usman Dan Fodio should be completed. This act of expelling the study of history from the curriculum of a crucial stage in the educational development of or youth is surely a strategy bothering a master stroke in the continuing jihad by Usman Dan Fodio.
Over the years there has been a consistent effort to decimate the populations of states in the middle belt region of the nation. States like Plateau, Nassarawa, Benue and Taraba have been severally attacked and property worth millions destroyed while lives have been lost in the thousands. The link in the jihadic tendency is that those who have consistently lost out in the attacks have been non Moslems. The Tivs, Kutep, Birom, Angas, Jeba, and Idomas etc, These tribes have been decimated, ravaged and displaced from their traditional places of abode.
The immediate effect of this devastation has been the replacement of those communities by occupants whose sole purpose is to quickly set up home stead around a religious object of the mosque. They have also set up markets and political arrangements that have replaced hitherto existed. The same approach is at the great of the activities of the Fulani herdsmen who have carried the jihad to the next level.
While we have carried on a relationship with the rest of the baton in good faith, others have held an agenda that is age old and they have been acting to deliver on their mandate. We must rise to the occasion or we e will be victims of a jihad that was started centuries ago because we were asleep when we should not have been.

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Re: The Usman Dan Fodio Jihad And The Rest Of Us. by cckris: 12:32pm On May 14, 2016
The false allegations of CORRUPTION that danFodio LIED against King Yunfa of Gobir,

is the same LIES that Buhari & Alhaji Liar Mohammed used to DECEIVE sincere Nigerians.

But they can't use LIES to cover their CORRUPT MISMANAGEMENT, that is heaping unbearable HARDSHIPS on Nigerians.

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