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MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by oilPUSSY(f): 4:03pm On Jan 01
1st January, 2019
PRESS RELEASE:
1ST JANUARY: MURIC CONDEMNS FG FOR BIAS AGAINST MUSLIMS


The Federal Government declared today, 1st January 2018, as a public holiday thereby keeping faith with the practice since colonial days into Nigeria’s post-independence period.


The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the Federal Government (FG) for granting official recognition to 1st January for Christians to enjoy while ignoring the myriad of petitions from Muslims dating back to the 60s demanding recognition for 1st Muharram as the first day of the Islamic calendar.


This was contained in a press statement signed by the director and founder of the Islamic human rights organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola, today, Tuesday 1st January, 2019.


“Nigerian Muslims feel marginalised. The reality of the Nigerian situation has subjected Muslims in the country to religious segregation. Today 1st January 2019 was declared by FG in recognition of the Christo-Western Gregorian calendar. This happens every year. In essence, FG recognizes the Christian calendar but spurns the Islamic calendar despite several petitions and appeals to it dating back to the 60s. In particular, MURIC has consistently made this demand at least for the past ten years.


This is religious apartheid. A society which desires peace must embrace justice and fairness. Justice is the soul of peace. Nobody can deny one and enjoy the other. It is this socio-economic imbalance that has been responsible for the absence of genuine and enduring peace in Nigeria.


Muslims suffered under colonial rule as every policy of the colonial master was designed to eliminate all vestiges of Islam. It is most unfortunate that successive post-independence regimes have pursued this lopsided policy and refused to review the situation. It is disappointing to note that Nigerian governments headed by Muslims have equally turned deaf ears to our complaints.


“From Abubakar Tafawa Balewa to Muritala Muhammad, from Ibrahim Babangida to Sanni Abacha, Musa Yaradua and now Muhammadu Buhari, no Muslim head of state had the political will to bell the cat. Though we are not unaware of the strategy of agents of neo-colonialism whose stock-in-trade is to blackmail Muslim heads of state with the ‘Islamisation’ agenda in order to put them permanently on the defence, we expect that every Nigerian leader must possess the courage to enthrone justice and equity.


“In this regard, we applaud state governments in both Northern and Southern Nigeria which have so far recognized the Islamic calendar and declared 1st Muharram as holiday. Most worthy of mention are former governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and governor Isiaka Ajimobi of Oyo State.


The fact that state governments did it and heaven did not fall shows that FG also can do it. What FG lacks is the political will. We are telling FG today that the courage to fail is cheap while the will to succeed is worth a king’s ransom. FG needs to wake up from slumber and do the needful. Justice delayed is justice denied. The time to attend to our grievance is now.


In view of this glaring injustice and the obvious lack of political will on the part of FG, MURIC hereby calls on Nigerian Muslims to prepare for a change in tactics. From now onwards, if FG continues with its lackadaisical attitude to the demands of Muslims for parity with their Christian neighbours, we will accompany our civil rights demands with peaceful protests. This is because it appears that the only language the government understands is physical appearance of agitators.

FG is the father of all. It must not be seen to favour one against the other. It must give all equally. A father who wants peace in the family must treat all the children equally. This is too glaring and FG can no longer pretend not to know that Muslims are asking for equal treatment.


The only difference in our struggle will be its peaceful nature because MURIC’s motto is ‘Dialogue, Not Violence’ and we will not abandon this golden principle. To start with, we are instructing our members throughout the federation to sit at home on 1st Muharram 1441 which corresponds to 31st August, 2019. However, Muslims will observe the sit-at-home on Friday, 30th August, 2019 to give more effect to their demand for parity and civil liberty.


“We refuse to be third class citizens in our own country. Nigeria belongs to all of us. We are not asking for any favour. We are demanding our Allah-given fundamental human right. Nobody has the right to take from us what Almighty Allah has given us. We will not be slaves in our land.


“In conclusion, we give notice to FG to brace up for peaceful confrontation with Nigerian Muslims or to grant equal status to 1st Muharram by declaring the day as a public holiday like 1st January.”


Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Director,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)

http://muslimrightsmuric.blogspot.com/2018/12/1st-january-muric-condemns-fg-for-bias.html?m=1

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by Racoon(m): 4:12pm On Jan 01
This SW caliphate wannabe terrorist that is not even permitted to announce the sighting of the moon?

So of all the many ills of this catastrophic government, this is the only issue of uttermost relevance to him

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by chinjo(m): 4:21pm On Jan 01
Nigerian government should start looking at this prof closely o. He is a terrorist in the making.

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by BeeBeeOoh(m): 4:25pm On Jan 01
This Ishaq Akintola is a potential "unconfirmed" terrorist

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by oilPUSSY(f): 4:27pm On Jan 01
The day Igbos will pull out of this country, the remaining Christians in Nigeria will see hell. (The handwriting is obviously on the wall)

If not for Igbos that are 99 percent Christians who are checkmating the excesses of these people, Nigeria would have become fully Islamic republic.

So unfortunate that what this man said represents the opinion of average Muslim.
If you go to facebook you will see that majority of of them are supporting him. Forget their pretence offline...

Tomorrow some people will tell you that Yoruba Muslims are not radical, but here is the full definition of radicalism. He wants to stop what has existed for centuries....

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by 1StopRudeness: 4:36pm On Jan 01
I must confess....I'm not understanding what he's saying?...
Can someone help please

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by ImperialYoruba: 4:48pm On Jan 01
oilPUSSY:
The day Igbos will pull out of this country, the remaining Christians in Nigeria will see hell.

If not for Igbos that are 99 percent Christians who are checkmating the excesses of these people, Nigeria would have become fully Islamic republic.

So unfortunate that what this man said represents the opinion of average Muslim.
If you go to facebook you will see that majority of of them are supporting him. Forget their pretence offline...

Tomorrow some people will tell you that Yoruba Muslims are not radical, but here is the full definition of radicalism. He wants to stop what has existed for centuries....

grin grin
See how you demonstrate fear of Yoruba muslim. You are in panic mode. Ok, we know how to put fear in Ibo now. We go use our Yoruba muslims to terrorize you since thats the only thing you fear over there in SE. cheesy cheesy

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by ImperialYoruba: 4:53pm On Jan 01
1StopRudeness:
I must confess....I'm not understanding what he's saying?...
Can someone help please

Prof. should be in MEND, not MURIC.
cheesy cheesy.

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by Gandollar(f): 4:56pm On Jan 01
ImperialYoruba:


Prof. should be in MEND, not MURIC.
cheesy cheesy.
The mumuric man is already boko Haram

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by Stalwert: 5:03pm On Jan 01
Oga I humbly disagree, make we enjoy the holiday. What we should always seek is equity. Don't be like certain fanatical CANist who think opposing Muslims is part of their religion

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by IsaAbubakar: 5:04pm On Jan 01
Stalwert:
Oga I humbly disagree, make we enjoy the holiday. What we should always seek is equity. Don't be like certain fanatical CANist who think opposing Muslims is part of their religion

trash trash trash
what a claptrap post

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by Stalwert: 5:10pm On Jan 01
IsaAbubakar:

trash trash trash
what a claptrap post


it seems you have not eat since morning? that is why you keep quoting me and repeating same meaningless post.

oya take buy N50 Garri and N20 sugar.oya say thank you!

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by Biety: 5:20pm On Jan 01
He wouldn't have released this statement if he had knowledge of the number of muslims of yoruba extraction who joined christians to welcome the new year in the church yesterday. Many muslims are verry happy with this holiday as if it were a public holiday given in honour of islamic festival.
Ishak needs sense in this 2019. The mumu he displayed last year shouldn't continue with him this year.

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by DauraIsAGoal: 5:35pm On Jan 01
Useless one man Yoruba Muslim 'group'

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by helinues: 5:40pm On Jan 01
MURIC competing with OPC, Ohaneze, Afenifere and Niger Delta Avengers

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by ZombieTAMER: 5:42pm On Jan 01
Stalwert:
Oga I humbly disagree, make we enjoy the holiday. What we should always seek is equity. Don't be like certain fanatical CANist who think opposing Muslims is part of their religion

As usual

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by ZombieTAMER: 5:43pm On Jan 01
helinues:
MURIC competing with OPC, Ohaneze, Afenifere and Niger Delta Avengers


Those organisations can't be in the same sentence with MUMURIC

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by CodeTemplar: 5:43pm On Jan 01
Muric and mumuish things.
what they are debating is like arguing why we measure water in litres just cos another people gave it to us.

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by Demmzy15(m): 5:43pm On Jan 01
oilPUSSY:
The day Igbos will pull out of this country, the remaining Christians in Nigeria will see hell. (The handwriting is obviously on the wall)

If not for Igbos that are 99 percent Christians who are checkmating the excesses of these people, Nigeria would have become fully Islamic republic.

So unfortunate that what this man said represents the opinion of average Muslim.
If you go to facebook you will see that majority of of them are supporting him. Forget their pretence offline...

Tomorrow some people will tell you that Yoruba Muslims are not radical, but here is the full definition of radicalism. He wants to stop what has existed for centuries....

Stop deceiving yourself Igbo Christian, The Igbos aren't 99% Christians, there's is a large growing minority of Igbo Muslims. Stop lying! grin tongue

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by DauraIsAGoal: 5:43pm On Jan 01
This Idiot will not complain about the marginalization of Yoruba Muslims by northern Muslims stopping them from sighting the moon and leading prayers in the mosques.

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by Mitchewww(m): 5:43pm On Jan 01
These people hates anything others.

Yet they refuse to stay alone.

They simply want to stay with you and dictate for you.

Always causing problem everywhere you go.

Something practiced in almost all over the world

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by Optional09: 5:44pm On Jan 01
New year holiday is a universal holiday. It’s neither Christian nor Muslim. MURIC should be open minded and grow above this nonsense confusion of his followers

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by DauraIsAGoal: 5:45pm On Jan 01
Demmzy15:
Stop deceiving yourself Igbo Christian, The Igbos aren't 99% Christians, there's is a large growing minority of Igbo Muslims. Stop lying! grin tongue
Growing in your Yoruba Muslim imagination. Igbo muslims if any are not up to 0.000000001% of Igbo population.
I have never met one myself

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by ZombieTAMER: 5:45pm On Jan 01
Stalwert:
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it seems you have not eat since morning? that is why you keep quoting me and repeating same meaningless post.
oya take buy N50 Garri and N20 sugar.oya say thank you!

Like play you will be tying wrapper on your head... Going about with rubber kettles... Develop a black forehead..
With dagger in your waist... This is how it starts

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by BabaOwen(m): 5:45pm On Jan 01
The man needs to be flogged and thrown in jail

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by ZombieTAMER: 5:46pm On Jan 01
Demmzy15:
Stop deceiving yourself Igbo Christian, The Igbos aren't 99% Christians, there's is a large growing minority of Igbo Muslims. Stop lying! grin tongue

There is no such thing as Igbo Muslim anywhere.. It doesn't exist

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by oilPUSSY(f): 5:48pm On Jan 01
Demmzy15:
Stop deceiving yourself Igbo Christian, The Igbos aren't 99% Christians, there's is a large growing minority of Igbo Muslims. Stop lying! grin tongue
Stop confusing yourself with immigrants..

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by Demmzy15(m): 6:00pm On Jan 01
ZombieTAMER:


There is no such thing as Igbo Muslim anywhere.. It doesn't exist
oilPUSSY:

Stop confusing yourself with immigrants..
DauraIsAGoal:
Growing in your Yoruba Muslim imagination. Igbo muslims if any are not up to 0.000000001% of Igbo population.
I have never met one myself
Three confused Igbo Christians, they aren't even sure of the status of Igbo Muslims. One says they don't exist at all, another says they exist but are negligible and other says what I see are immigrants not Igbos.

Pathetic confused animals....Igbo Muslims Amaka

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by Volksfuhrer(m): 6:10pm On Jan 01
Jan 1 isn't a Christian holiday...all this wahala na much ado about nothing

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Re: MURIC Condemns January 1st As Public Holiday For Christians To Enjoy by ZACHIE: 6:14pm On Jan 01
MURIC is mad.
Its leadership is mad.
The followers mad.

Islam followers who do not subscribe to this madness are the only sane folks. We look to those and not these rabid dogs looking to breach the peace of the nation for no just reason.

Faithful folks, fellow Muslims, discountenance this rubbish and continue to dwell in peace with your neighbors.
MURIC lubbish

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