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Extreme Bigotry In OAU By Dr Arowolo Babatunde Kazeem by Newnas(m): 5:10pm On Dec 26, 2017
Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital complex,OAUTHC and Muslims:An appeal to conscience.

I'm deeply emotional about this piece which I'm about to pen down,however I will try my possible best on this piece not to be seen as a polemic but as an appeal to our general conscience as human beings.

In the midst of the chaos and social media frenzy birthed to life by FIRDAOUS AMASA,I've managed to chip in some of the various injustices Muslim medical(Medicine,Dentistry,Physiotherapy and Nursing) students pass through in accomplishing their dreams of becoming a professional health worker in some of my posts.

It is regrettable that OAUTHC and by extension OAU with a high concentration of eminent and well travelled scholars,has one of the most brazen and insatiable thirst for oppression of MUSLIM students.

Sometimes,I was the victim and sometimes a collective oppression happens and every Muslim students pick his/her share.I was wrong to have had the impression that this injustice and well nurtured and palpable animosity are only felt by students but alas even some of our professors were feeling the heat at an ethereal altitude more than they could ever mutter.

See PROFESSOR DUROSINMI
(https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1751734481802410&id=100008976258258).

While answering questions at my Part 3 Physiology exam,I wore a petit beard and my examiner after answering his questions asked me why I was keeping my beards and told me specifically that I won't be allowed with such physical attitudes in clinical class!!A naive me had no idea of the clue he was passing out and hence no adrenaline rush.

Also in part 3,against the infested waters,we wrote biochemistry examination during the time of Jumah and this anomaly continued to the clinical years when we would have block lectures on friday continuing during Jumah period.

The clinical years came and I finally understood what my Physiology examiner has prompted me about.Ask anyone,you can't go to a Paediatric surgery round with a single strand of hair on your cheek.Our respectable teachers who man the unit took it as a spiritual exercise to enforce this uniformity of men with baby cheeks.It's either you shave or you fail.Worse than a plague epidemic,some of us avoided this posting by absenting ourselves.

As if that wasn't enough as a repertoire, some of our respectable consultants would even call us out asking us why our trousers were jumping and in some occasions,we were sent back home or to our hostel to change the trouser to the one appropriate in their definitions.

In my final year medicine exam,a consultant threatened me subtly not to attend the OSCE with any strand of beard but I had other plans.Recently, a brother in the last final year exam was commanded to go back to shave his beard at the point of entry into the much dreaded surgical exam.This singular act destabilized the brother causing him to spend more months in school than his mate.

Muslim nursing students had their own taste of the sauce and they are a living witness to one of the worse tales ever which has been highlighted by PROFESSOR DUROSINMI in his article above.In 2013,they were not allowed to write exams in their HIJAB.An apparel that is only a burden to the bearer.I mean,he who has the headache feels the Pain,how come the neighbour is crying more than the bereaved?The ensuing melee created by the Nursing authorities was quickly nipped in the bud thanks to the conscious effort of our school IMAM,PROFESSOR SANUSI who also doubles as a Professor of Nephrology, and all other Muslims who stood for what was right and fought against injustice.

A sister in the faculty of dentistry narrated her ordeal as she was made to stand in front of the whole class while being questioned by one of her teachers as regards why she made the choice to increase the length of her HIJAB!!Do you know why this is being psychologically downtrodden??It's like you as a Black man being questioned and made to feel abnormal in the presence of millions of white folks who do not look in any way like you!!

These are the fewer examples that I'm chanced to Pen down for now and I believe that all students irrespective of creed should be treated fairly and that truth and Conscience are inseperable ideas which are like a point on a revolving cycle that inevitably affect our reflections of the past and should in similar vein condition our judgement on the present and the future.

Remember,no part of MDCN rules and regulation disallowed beards or 'above the ankle joint' trousers but we understand that some people's aversion towards such 'mundane' things is stronger than the sun's pull on the earth.

We are appealing to every stakeholder that knows someone that knows another someone in OAUTHC to kindly help us appeal to the authority's conscience while repealing these injustices.

Thank you and enjoy your holiday.

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Re: Extreme Bigotry In OAU By Dr Arowolo Babatunde Kazeem by Oksman(m): 5:24pm On Dec 26, 2017
Islam awakening in the SW. The west is gradually heading towards religious implosion. Entrenching sharia is the next step. I thought religion plays no part in the affairs of Yorubas, why now? The Yoruba's have remained the epitome of religious tolerance in the world, but I guess that is gradually coming o and end.

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Re: Extreme Bigotry In OAU By Dr Arowolo Babatunde Kazeem by Newnas(m): 6:42pm On Dec 26, 2017
Oksman:
Islam awakening in the SW. The west is gradually heading towards religious implosion. Entrenching sharia is the next step. I thought religion plays no part in the affairs of Yorubas, why now? The Yoruba's have remained the epitome of religious tolerance in the world, but I guess that is gradually coming o and end.


Perhaps you don't live in the southwest.

No, Yoruba have not been the epitome of religious tolerance. They have been more intolerant than even the northerners. The only reason why no one ever hears is that the only thing they want to hear is bomb in the north.
Re: Extreme Bigotry In OAU By Dr Arowolo Babatunde Kazeem by Mynd44: 7:19pm On Dec 26, 2017
While if this is not part of the dress code, it is wrong.

But then those who were around during and and know the cause of the Mojo Strike will see that their reaction. Might be reactionary to something that had happened earlier

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Re: Extreme Bigotry In OAU By Dr Arowolo Babatunde Kazeem by peterphd(m): 7:26pm On Dec 26, 2017
Mynd44:
While if this is not part of the dress code, it is wrong.

But then those who were around during and and know the cause of the Mojo Strike will see that their reaction. Might be reactionary to something that had happened earlier

Uncle mynd, do tell us
Re: Extreme Bigotry In OAU By Dr Arowolo Babatunde Kazeem by mujahid777(m): 7:40am On Dec 27, 2017
This is what happens when igbos are at the helms of affairs.They are now exporting their religious bigotry into yoruba land.Discriminating the Yorubas in religious terms.
Re: Extreme Bigotry In OAU By Dr Arowolo Babatunde Kazeem by dataking: 2:07am On Feb 25, 2019
So annoyed right now. Has there been an improvement. This is discrimination and bigotry.
Re: Extreme Bigotry In OAU By Dr Arowolo Babatunde Kazeem by IFEOLUWAKRIZ: 8:10am On Feb 25, 2019
mujahid777:
This is what happens when igbos are at the helms of affairs.They are now exporting their religious bigotry into yoruba land.Discriminating the Yorubas in religious terms.

You are massively stupid. Involving Igbos that were not mentioned in the article. Who is now the bigot? You are stupidly stupid bro.


@the article, I think OAU is a public university ? Why the aversion to jumpy trousers and hijab. OAU should not coerce somebody to do something that is against his or her faith. How do jumpy trousers of many Moslem folks concern them. They have many problems to concern themselves with ranging from how to keep improving to attain world's standard to redeeming their students ' parlous state through improved facilities not just to occupy themselves with jumpy trousers of their students.

OAU should kindly address this issue asap.
Re: Extreme Bigotry In OAU By Dr Arowolo Babatunde Kazeem by IkpuMmadu: 9:58am On Feb 25, 2019
IFEOLUWAKRIZ:


You are massively stupid. Involving Igbos that were not mentioned in the article. Who is now the bigot? You are stupidly stupid bro.


@the article, I think OAU is a public university ? Why the aversion to jumpy trousers and hijab. OAU should not coerce somebody to do something that is against his or her faith. How do jumpy trousers of many Moslem folks concern them. They have many problems to concern themselves with ranging from how to keep improving to attain world's standard to redeeming their students ' parlous state through improved facilities not just to occupy themselves with jumpy trousers of their students.

OAU should kindly address this issue asap.





An average Yoruba is so obsessed with Igbo ...some see their masquerade in their dream

LoL


It's expected
Re: Extreme Bigotry In OAU By Dr Arowolo Babatunde Kazeem by nicodenzzy(m): 11:52am On Feb 25, 2019
mujahid777:
This is what happens when igbos are at the helms of affairs.They are now exporting their religious bigotry into yoruba land.Discriminating the Yorubas in religious terms.
Was there a need to mention the igbos...go find a life brother

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