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MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by grandiose4ever: 7:04pm On Jan 27
PRESS RELEASE:
LET AMOTEKUN EMBRACE ALL

Sequel to the resolution of the governors of the South West to give a legal backing to the Amotekun security outfit, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the governors of the South West to allow the re-branded security agency to embrace all citizens living in the sub-region. MURIC also advised that the new security organization should not lean towards any religion or target any ethnic group for victimization.

The call was made on Monday 27th January, 2020 in a press statement issued by the director of the human rights organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola.

The statement further added:

“No homo sapien compos mentis living in Yorubaland will oppose the setting up of a security outfit to complement the existing security agencies on ground (the army, police, NNDC, DSS, etc). We all want lives and properties secured all over Nigeria. That is why people living on every street have security arrangements in place while some individuals also have both day and night guards in their private offices and homes.

“It is therefore mischievous to give the impression that Muslims are against the South West security initiative. No reasonable Nigerian today will frown at attempts to boost security in any part of the country. What we oppose is the religious and ethnic tinge which the handlers gave Amotekun.

“You cannot blame Muslims for crying out when you ask them to bring birth certificates from churches before joining Amotekun. Neither can you expect them to stand akimbo when you tell them to bring letters of recommendation from churches. Muslims in the Yoruba enclave are not opposing Amotekun per se. What they oppose is a situation where a ostensibly anti-Islam security outfit comes into operation in Yorubaland.

“Apart from the reference to birth certificates from churches and letters of reference from pastors, the choice of nomenclature is another controversial issue because it has a strong Christian identity. Why ‘Amotekun’ as a name for crying out loud? Research has revealed the biblical origin of this name and it makes Muslims suspicious. Why Amotekun of all brands?

“Jeremiah 5:6 says, ‘A leopard shall guard over their city’. Amotekun is mentioned in this verse with particular reference to guarding a city. Now, we have a sub-region where Muslims have been under persecution for ages coming up with a security outfit under the name of the same leopard mentioned in the bible as a guard over the city. This is not a coincidence. The handlers of Amotekun picked the name deliberately from the bible in order to score a spiritual point. It is very critical. It calls for serious concern. So why give a security unit a religious name?


“We advise the planners of the new security outfit to give it another name in the interest of peace and harmony in the sub-region. This is necessary if they want to carry all stakeholders along. Amotekun as a name is already controversial. We do not need a Christian security unit. Neither do we need a Muslim security outfit. The security agency in the South West must not only be neutral, it must also be seen to be neutral.

“We affirm that Muslims form the majority in the population of the South West. They are therefore critical stakeholders and the unity of the Yoruba cannot become fait accompli without involving the Muslims in the sub-region. Muslims must be carried along in any security network in the zone. We are interested in security. We are security conscious. We will therefore join a South West security initiative if it is not tainted with Christian landmarks. We will have confidence in a security outfit that involves Muslim leaders, not one that parades pastors, bishops and archbishops alone.

“It must also be noted that a security group that starts with subtle threats to our brethren in faith in another part of the country cannot be safe for Muslims in Yorubaland. There is no racism or tribalism in Islam (Qur’an 49:13). It is a global brotherhood. Yoruba Muslims love Yorubaland. They also love Nigeria. But they owe their Creator, Allah, an unflinching and undiluted love towards their brothers and sisters in Islam no matter their race, tribe or colour. From Allah we came and unto Allah we shall return. On that Day, nobody will be judged on the basis of his tribe but on the basis of his deeds on earth. Nonetheless, we believe in a united Nigeria and we will support a security unit that constitutes no threat to any tribe in the country, be it Igbo, Fulani, Ijaw, or Tiv.

“However, the latest assurance coming from certain quarters that birth certificates from churches and letters of reference from pastors was not part of the original pre-requisites is most welcome. MURIC will support any security arrangement anywhere in Nigeria so long as such arrangement is devoid of gymnastic religiousity and acrobatic ethnicity.

“In addition, the organisers of Amotekun must desist from attempts to intimidate perceived opponents of the scheme. Leaders of the group must caution their foot-soldiers against excesses. They must distance themselves from arm-twisting gimmicks like deliberately misinterpreting statements made by people who oppose the Amotekun idea.

“For instance, MURIC has very strong evidence that some elements in the Amotekun camp have issued death threats to its leader. That is unacceptable. It is an attempt to silence opposition. All opinions must be allowed in a democracy. That is freedom of speech. Those who attempt to muzzle opinions give the impression that they have hidden agenda. It presupposes that the Amotekun security project will be biased and unprofessional when it finally comes on board. We refuse to be intimidated. It changes nothing in our stand and style of advocacy.

“In a nutshell, as the organisers deliberate on the legal framework to back the complementary security project in the South West, we advise that such legal framework includes a clause that lays emphasis on religious neutrality, security for all citizens residing in Yorubaland regardless of their ethnic background and a new name which is acceptable to all faiths.”

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

http://muslimrightsmuric.blogspot.com/2020/01/let-amotekun-embrace-all.html?m=1

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by Eazi1(m): 7:06pm On Jan 27
This might lead to a religion war... This is just an act of being aggressive,

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by hisexcellency34: 7:07pm On Jan 27
Is Junaid Mohammed the founder of MURIC?

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by grandiose4ever: 7:09pm On Jan 27
This man's family needs to enroll him at a mental facility..

The Yoruba people would need to work tediously to weed out likes of Ishaq from relevance less he cause a regional rift which would be a gift to the North.

By the way the bible was translated by highly intelligent and educated Yorubas that they wouldn't make a mistake of interpreting Ekun(Leopard) as Amotekun(Cheetah)...

Ishaq Akintola has proven himself a treasonous snake that must be ostracized from the south west.

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by oz4real83(m): 7:11pm On Jan 27
When the enemy wants to harm u, he doesn't use people far off. He uses those very close to u. Just look at the people that have been opposing the amotekun idea. They are mostly yoruba muslims in MURIC and a few muslims from the north. Hisbah is a sharia police. Are there christians in Hisbah police?. Hisbah defends sharia laws. No christian has opposed it in the north despite the fact that Nigeria is a secular state. The north unites when they want to parasitise or oppress other regions while other regions always divide themselves along party, ethnic or religious lines when it comes to the issue of development or protecting their people.

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by Viscy(m): 7:13pm On Jan 27
There is always something cynical & comical with any article emanating from this MURIC group.

Professor Comedian Akintola is the President and founder of MURIC, and also serves as the Secretary, Spokes person, Youth Leader, Publicity Officer and the only member of the Association. grin

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by whitebeard(m): 7:14pm On Jan 27
They want to cause confusion... grin wow..so they use their brain up north...!

Wait oh..! How did they know that it is in the bible...so dey read bible..!

Mad oh..!

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by Sanquine(m): 7:16pm On Jan 27
grin
Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by Subzero047: 7:17pm On Jan 27
Amotekun is an organization founded against Muslims

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by grandiose4ever: 7:21pm On Jan 27
Jeremiah 5:6

"Nítorí náà, kìnnìún láti inú igbó yóò kọlù wọ́n,
ìkookò aginjù yóò sì pa wọ́n run,
ẹkùn yóò máa ṣe ibùba sí ẹ̀bá ìlú yín
ẹnikẹ́ni tí ó bá jáde ni yóò fàya pẹ́rẹpẹ̀rẹ,
nítorí àìgbọ́ràn yín pọ,
ìpadàsẹ́yìn wọn sì pọ̀."




Olodo man. Where did he see "Amotekun"?

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by phorget(m): 7:21pm On Jan 27
Will I be asking for so much if I should ask all of us to give our lives to Jesus Christ? The end is truly near and it'll gladden my heart if we all make it to the beautiful paradise. This world is already over brethren, we are only experiencing the last kick of a dying horse.
This is not about church, nor is it about your religion. This is about us knowing the true worship which is in our Lord Jesus Christ. He is our only hope of eternity.

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by GamalNasser: 7:22pm On Jan 27
Leopards will be suprised to find out they are classified as Christians by one communal fool in Nigeria

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by jimyjames(m): 7:24pm On Jan 27
I thought Yoruba's said amotekun is a cheetah not a leopard

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by edoairways: 7:27pm On Jan 27
He raised some valid points such as registration of security officers via birth certificate from the church.

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by grandiose4ever: 7:30pm On Jan 27
GamalNasser:
Leopards will be suprised to find out they are classified as Christians by one communal fool in Nigeria

I posted the verse in Yoruba up there. There's no Amotekun (cheetah). You only have Kinniun(lion) Ikooko(hyena) ekun(leopard)

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by grandiose4ever: 7:31pm On Jan 27
edoairways:
He raised some valid points such as registration of security officers via birth certificate from the church.
An agency that has not began recruitment.

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by Oksman(m): 7:31pm On Jan 27
Is this man truly Yoruba?

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by neonly: 7:38pm On Jan 27
grandiose4ever:

“You cannot blame Muslims for crying out when you ask them to bring birth certificates from churches before joining Amotekun. Neither can you expect them to stand akimbo when you tell them to bring letters of recommendation from churches.

“Muslims in the Yoruba enclave are not opposing Amotekun per se. What they oppose is a situation where a ostensibly anti-Islam security outfit comes into operation in Yorubaland.

“Apart from the reference to birth certificates from churches and letters of reference from pastors, the choice of nomenclature is another controversial issue because it has a strong Christian identity.

“Why ‘Amotekun’ as a name for crying out loud? Research has revealed the biblical origin of this name and it makes Muslims suspicious. Why Amotekun of all brands?

“Jeremiah 5:6 says, ‘A leopard shall guard over their city’. Amotekun is mentioned in this verse with particular reference to guarding a city.

“Now, we have a sub-region where Muslims have been under persecution for ages coming up with a security outfit under the name of the same leopard mentioned in the bible as a guard over the city.

“This is not a coincidence. The handlers of Amotekun picked the name deliberately from the bible in order to score a spiritual point. It is very critical. It calls for serious concern. So why give a security unit a religious name?

“We advise the planners of the new security outfit to give it another name in the interest of peace and harmony in the sub-region. This is necessary if they want to carry all stakeholders along. Amotekun as a name is already controversial. We do not need a Christian security unit.

“Neither do we need a Muslim security outfit. The security agency in the South West must not only be neutral, it must also be seen to be neutral.

“We affirm that Muslims form the majority in the population of the South West. They are therefore critical stakeholders and the unity of the Yoruba cannot become fait accompli without involving the Muslims in the sub-region. Muslims must be carried along in any security network in the zone. We are interested in security.

“We are security conscious. We will therefore join a South West security initiative if it is not tainted with Christian landmarks. We will have confidence in a security outfit that involves Muslim leaders, not one that parades pastors, bishops and archbishops alone.

“It must also be noted that a security group that starts with subtle threats to our brethren in faith in another part of the country cannot be safe for Muslims in Yorubaland. There is no racism or tribalism in Islam (Qur’an 49:13). It is a global brotherhood. Yoruba Muslims love Yorubaland.

“They also love Nigeria. But they owe their Creator, Allah, an unflinching and undiluted love towards their brothers and sisters in Islam no matter their race, tribe or colour. From Allah we came and unto Allah we shall return.

“On that Day, nobody will be judged on the basis of his tribe but on the basis of his deeds on earth. Nonetheless, we believe in a united Nigeria and we will support a security unit that constitutes no threat to any tribe in the country, be it Igbo, Fulani, Ijaw, or Tiv.

“However, the latest assurance coming from certain quarters that birth certificates from churches and letters of reference from pastors was not part of the original pre-requisites is most welcome.

“MURIC will support any security arrangement anywhere in Nigeria so long as such arrangement is devoid of gymnastic religiousity and acrobatic ethnicity.

“In addition, the organisers of Amotekun must desist from attempts to intimidate perceived opponents of the scheme. Leaders of the group must caution their foot-soldiers against excesses.

“They must distance themselves from arm-twisting gimmicks like deliberately misinterpreting statements made by people who oppose the Amotekun idea.

“For instance, MURIC has very strong evidence that some elements in the Amotekun camp have issued death threats to its leader. That is unacceptable. It is an attempt to silence opposition.

“All opinions must be allowed in a democracy. That is freedom of speech. Those who attempt to muzzle opinions give the impression that they have hidden agenda. It presupposes that the Amotekun security project will be biased and unprofessional when it finally comes on board. We refuse to be intimidated. It changes nothing in our stand and style of advocacy.

“In a nutshell, as the organisers deliberate on the legal framework to back the complementary security project in the South West, we advise that such legal framework includes a clause that lays emphasis on religious neutrality, security for all citizens residing in Yorubaland regardless of their ethnic background and a new name which is acceptable to all faiths.”


https://dailypost.ng/2020/01/27/amotekun-islamic-group-sends-message-to-southwest-governors/

Lalasticlala

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by helinues: 7:40pm On Jan 27
Make Una continue twisting same news that made fp earlier today

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by goodnessme1(f): 7:42pm On Jan 27
I think muric is right.


Why are Amotekun members mostly christian,even when we Yoruba muslims are more in population here.

At least 92% muslims 8%christians.

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by onward4life(m): 7:44pm On Jan 27
Are you sure this Dada is Yoruba?

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by Goldencheese(m): 7:49pm On Jan 27
grandiose4ever:
Jeremiah 5:6


"Nítorí náà, kìnnìún láti inú igbó yóò kọlù wọ́n,
ìkookò aginjù yóò sì pa wọ́n run,
ẹkùn yóò máa ṣe ibùba sí ẹ̀bá ìlú yín
ẹnikẹ́ni tí ó bá jáde ni yóò fàya pẹ́rẹpẹ̀rẹ,
nítorí àìgbọ́ràn yín pọ,
ìpadàsẹ́yìn wọn sì pọ̀."





Olodo man. Where did he see "Amotekun"?

Thank you for your citation. It clears the air. It just shows that Prof Akintola has finally run mad.

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by Goldencheese(m): 7:53pm On Jan 27
You hit the nail right on the head. The man is a fanatical terrorist

grandiose4ever:
This man's family needs to enroll him at a mental facility..

The Yoruba people would need to work tediously to weed out likes of Ishaq from relevance less he cause a regional rift which would be a gift to the North.

By the way the bible was translated by highly intelligent and educated Yorubas that they wouldn't make a mistake of interpreting Ekun(Leopard) as Amotekun(Cheetah)...

Ishaq Akintola has proven himself a treasonous snake that must be ostracized from the south west.

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by Bringback9ja1: 7:55pm On Jan 27
We don't worship Muhammad nor Jesus in Yoruba land

We worship Sango, Ogun, Obatala, Ifa and all other deities in our land.

Eledumare is our supreme being.

You can Bleep off with your useless ideology

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by mytime24(f): 7:57pm On Jan 27
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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by kingkakaone(m): 7:58pm On Jan 27
edoairways:
He raised some valid points such as registration of security officers via birth certificate from the church.
Now you are relying on a news from social media?
Ishaq is a troublemaker who wants to always be in the good books of those he worships.

What has a name got to do with the Bible a book full of millions of words?

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by Vortex369(f): 7:59pm On Jan 27
Seems the FG is just a Unit of MURIC.

If not, why is the Memo from FG and that from MURIC always similar. If they sound same, then they are same. But I also do not know why the SW should disobey the North. They have always been allies in the Mrs Nigeria Chopulation Business.

SW should please obey the FG sorry MURIC so we can have peace.

Why do you need a Leopard when you have the Nigeria Police? grin

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by vickydankal(f): 8:11pm On Jan 27
Until the names changes to lion of the tribe of Judea then no problem.

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by edoairways: 8:39pm On Jan 27
kingkakaone:

Now you are relying on a news from social media?
Ishaq is a troublemaker who wants to always be in the good books of those he worships.

What has a name got to do with the Bible a book full of millions of words?
birth certificates from churches and letters of reference from pastors. This statement alone is the point they are driving at

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by AgentNairaland: 8:45pm On Jan 27
Who Should I Blame, Ishmael Or Muhammad For Founding Islam?

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by georjay(m): 8:55pm On Jan 27
goodnessme1:
I think muric is right.


Why are Amotekun members mostly christian,even when we Yoruba muslims are more in population here.

At least 92% muslims 8%christians.


Clown!!

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Re: MURIC: "Amotekun Is A Christian Name, Must Be Changed" by georjay(m): 8:56pm On Jan 27
edoairways:

birth certificates from churches and letters of reference from pastors. This statement alone is the point they are driving at


Bloody lie


recruitment never start!!!

FFS

that bastard is a mole

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