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MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Kagarko(m): 1:47am On Sep 10
9th September, 2019
PRESS RELEASE:

*MURIC SLAMS CLARK OVER MOSQUE FURORE IN DELTA*


Christians in Kiagbodo community, the hometown of elder statesmen, Senator Edwin Clark, in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, have partly destroyed a mosque being built by an indigene, Mallam Abubakar Korokeme. The mosque was attacked overnight last Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has slammed Chief Edwin Clark for speareheading an anti-Muslim campaign in the community. The Islamic human rights organization put the lion’s share of the blame on the elder statesman. This was contained in a press statement released by the Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday, 9th September, 2019.

“The buck stops at Chief Edwin Clark’s table. He is respected in the area and in the whole state and his opinion holds sway. Edwin Clark is well educated and widely exposed. He is a former senator. He is supposed to know better. How can he argue that a mosque could not be allowed in his community because it is a predominantly Christian environment? Is that what the Nigerian Constitution say? Is Clark telling us that even as an ex-senator, he does not know that there is freedom of religion?

“Senator Edwin Clark has disappointed us. There is no continent in the world that Clark has not visited. He saw mosques in Texas. He saw mosques in Toronto. He has been to Britain and the latter has different types of mosques. Yet these are Christian countries. You can see the dilemma facing Nigeria. It is the literati who are misleading ordinary folks.

“Come to think of it. Abubakar Korokeme is an indigene of the community. Yet his people will not allow him to build a mosque. The mosque is not just on the street but right inside Abubakar’s private compound. Yet elders in the community led by Chief Edwin Clark goaded Christian youths to anger against an innocent man just because he is a Muslim. We know how this game is played. The elders should stop blaming the youth. Chief Edwin Clark should take a look at the mirror. What he sees is a Muslim-hater.

“MURIC is not unaware that more than 80% of the churches in the North are built by nonindigenes. Yet Christians in Delta State will not allow a mosque being constructed by an indigene to stand. They pulled down a section of the mosque hiding under the excuse that it might be used by herdsmen as a base in the community. That excuse is most laughable, most mischievous and highly untenable.

“We call on the whole world to see how Muslims are being treated in their own country and on their own land in Delta State. Even in Rivers State, Islamophobia is the norm. We charge all world organisations to note who is manifesting religious fanaticism.

“Just last week, a whole governor supervised the demolition of Trans-Amadi Central Mosque in Port Harcourt. Then he took journalists there by himself to stage a hocus pocus of a press briefing in which he claimed no mosque ever existed at the spot. Well, Asari Dokubo’s video clip has exposed all that as sheer executive abracadabra.

“History does not forget because today was born from the wombs of yesterday. We are placing it on record that Nigerian Christians were the first to start demolishing mosques, first in Port Harcourt in Rivers State and then in Kiagbodo, Delta State.

“We have appealed to Muslims particularly in Northern Nigeria to resist the temptation to retaliate and they have listened to us. We repeat our appeal today. Leave the churches alone. Touch no Christian. Those who demolished our mosques are not true believers in the Almighty God. They are haters of their fellow men.

“We urge Governor Ifeanyi Okonwa of Delta State to give adequate protection to Muslims in the state as it is already clear that they are living in the midst of foes. The world is watching.

“We assure the minority Muslim families in Delta, Rivers and other places that we are with them in these trying moments. They should to continue to uphold the integrity of Islam, to remain strong in faith, persevering and patriotic. We ask them to ponder over the words of Allah, ‘So do not lose heart. Do not fall into despair because you will triumph if indeed you are Muminuun (faithful)’.

“By the same token, we charge the Commissioner of Police to do the needful. Muslims in the state have become endangered species. They need protection and the police must rise to the occasion. They are tax-payers too and they have Allah-given fundamental human rights which are now being trampled upon with impunity. We demand police action. Those who destroyed part of the mosque must be arrested and charged to court for trespass, wilful damage and acts capable of causing breach of the peace.

“We have a message for the American Congress. You have invited Christian leaders and clerics from Nigeria to address Congress after making false allegations about Christians being killed in our country. When will you give Muslim leaders and Imams the same opportunity to state their own side of the story. Or is that not the way, fairness and equity go? Is democracy about partiality and exclusivity? Or is the American Congress allergic to the presence of Muslim clerics?

“As we rise from this session, we appeal to Muslims nationwide to exercise utmost patience. They should remain calm and law-abiding. We must not allow any form of violence to erupt because Nigeria needs peace to develop. The programmes of the present administration cannot succeed in a turbulent atmosphere. Those who are engineering hatred for Muslims and fanning the embers of religious war wish to see Nigeria go up in flames. They are waiting to see Muslims retaliate so they can launch another bloodletting crusade. We must disappoint them.”


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


http://muslimrightsmuric.blogspot.com/2019/09/9-th-september-2019-pressrelease-muric.html?m=1

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by alonzoiv(m): 2:12am On Sep 10
MURIC ko, Muri ni. Noisemakers.
Is their another person in that MURIC, apart from the attention-seeking Prof?

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by UdechiHD: 2:21am On Sep 10
Nigeria must remove religion from our constitution, starting from the expulsion of Sharia.
Religion is among the hydra headed problem bedevilling our country.

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Afonja007: 3:21am On Sep 10
Look who is talking angryhe said there are mosque in london toronto texas how many church are in yemen suadi arabia pakistan afganistan even in nigeria can northern Christian represent states like kano kastina zamfara?

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by NwaAmaikpe: 4:54am On Sep 10
shocked


It's scary to hear of the speedy growth of religious intolerance in Nigeria's South-South region.
This is wrong.

Everyone has the freedom to practice whatever religion they choose to.

But in order not to further fuel the islamization conspiracy theory currently spreading in the South, I'd advice Muslims in these areas not to build mosques.
Because Mosques do not fit in in these regions.

They can just pray in their homes.


God is everywhere.

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Eboski(m): 5:04am On Sep 10
Terrorist MURIC and the mumu always disturbing our cyber space with his mumu talk to cause religions war, DSS should that terror on house arrest.

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Kagarko(m): 5:20am On Sep 10
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


It's scary to hear of the speedy growth of religious intolerance in Nigeria's South-South region.
This is wrong.

Everyone has the freedom to practice whatever religion they choose to.

But in order not to fuel the islamization conspiracy theory currently spreading in the South, I'd advice Muslims in these areas not to build mosques.
They can just pray in their homes.

God is everywhere.

You should equally advise the Christians in the north to pray in their home because God is everywhere.

Do you also understand that 80% of the churches in the north are built by Southerners?

If the north dares anything like that the south will tear the country apart with noise.

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Awol1(m): 5:36am On Sep 10
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


It's scary to hear of the speedy growth of religious intolerance in Nigeria's South-South region.
This is wrong.

Everyone has the freedom to practice whatever religion they choose to.

But in order not to fuel the islamization conspiracy theory currently spreading in the South, I'd advice Muslims in these areas not to build mosques.
They can just pray in their homes.

God is everywhere.

Sometimes you are right, other times you are wrong.

This is one of the times you are right.

God is everywhere

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Esseite: 6:25am On Sep 10
So it's because Edwin Clark happens to come from the community, he is to be held responsible for the violent acts of every individual?...

I think there is a deliberate act to demonize the SS as islamophobic..

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Esseite: 6:26am On Sep 10
Kagarko:


You should equally advise the Christians in the north to pray in their home because God is everywhere.

Do you also understand that 80% of the churches in the north are built by Southerners?

If the north dares anything like that the south will tear the country apart with noise.

Brother, not supporting destruction of religious houses, but church destruction is not new in the North and with Christian's in the North, praying at their homes has been safer.

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Gracealone(m): 6:34am On Sep 10
MURIC is always swift to portray the muslims as victims every time while never looking at persecution of other faiths in muslims dominated areas, especially in the north. Elrufai downgraded the king in Christian dominated Kaduna South so as to install a muslim Emir.

Like those whose countries are daily killing Christians have now found themselves in the USA but preaching religious tolerance.

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Flyingngel(m): 6:34am On Sep 10
This man will not fail to show us how shallow minded he is.
Come to think of it. Is he the only person in that useless organization? Cos he is always the one issuing statement left, right and center; what of the secretary, PRO, and even the Legal Adviser?

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by MelesZenawi: 7:00am On Sep 10
There is a strong agenda
Not only indigenous Muslims but mali Muslims.

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Fashdeejay: 7:08am On Sep 10
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked


It's scary to hear of the speedy growth of religious intolerance in Nigeria's South-South region.
This is wrong.

Everyone has the freedom to practice whatever religion they choose to.

But in order not to fuel the islamization conspiracy theory currently spreading in the South, I'd advice Muslims in these areas not to build mosques.
They can just pray in their homes.

God is everywhere.

How about the religious intolerance in the north? Have u forgotten so soon? Churches burned to the ground in borno, Kaduna and the likes? Christian's being killed for being Christians, heightened persecution... there is a religious and ethnic agenda, that must be contained. But it must be done wisely and violence avoided unless when unavoidable

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Captainrambo2: 7:42am On Sep 10
Islam should go one side .

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Captainrambo2: 7:42am On Sep 10
Islam should go one side .

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:27am On Sep 10
RELIGION still dividing us in 2019?!

Our politicians try sha!
They succeeded with the RELIGION and TRIBALISM division in our nation.

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by helinues: 8:28am On Sep 10
MUMURIC the trouble makers group.

They have been shut down about Rivers, it is now Delta state?

Professor Wey mumu

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by kingjrofficial(m): 8:29am On Sep 10
Dis Muric and there small wahala cool
Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by duyadominic: 8:29am On Sep 10
Hi. Abuja you will agree that this is the Best Offer. Enjoy while it lasts.

Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by FamousMonk: 8:29am On Sep 10
"Religion is the Opium of the gullible and mentally fúcked" - Karl Marx..

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by EkunKekere: 8:29am On Sep 10
Partly destroyed abi? Don't worry your empty Abo-ki heads. It will soon be FULLY destroyed.

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by niaralandtopuser(m): 8:30am On Sep 10
Delta State will soon become a Christian state like river. You can't build mosque with no permission from authorities

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Moventist: 8:30am On Sep 10
Churches Demolished in Jigawa and Katsina no says any thing

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by oglalasioux(m): 8:33am On Sep 10
I did my national youth service in Borno State. In the local government I served no church was allowed. Hypocrisy will finish Nigeria last last.

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by ednut1(m): 8:34am On Sep 10
The mosque no get picture

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by niaralandtopuser(m): 8:34am On Sep 10
Esseite:
So it's because Edwin Clark happens to come from the community, he is to be held responsible for the violent acts of every individuals?...

I think there is a deliberate act to demonize the SS as islamophobic..
there is nothing wrong with islamophobia in Nigeria. Southerners suffer worst up north

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Re: MURIC Slams Edwin Clark Over Mosque Furore In Delta State by Quaddafi29: 8:37am On Sep 10
I have many muslim friends and many are among my best friends, but the truth is that with what is happening concerning fulani herdsmen, everybody has to be careful. It is a known sequence that as soon as the mosque is built, it will attract lots of people which surely will intern create an atmosphere of suspicion and tension between the Muslims and the already wary Christians.

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