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Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by Nemere2020: 7:45am On Feb 23
PRESS RELEASE:

WE WILL NOT ALLOW PERSECUTION OF MUSLIM STUDENTS IN KWARA

The Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has waded into the hijab imbroglio in Kwara State. Some public school teachers had recently forced female Muslim students to remove their hijab within the school premises. This has generated controversy across the state leading to the closure of ten schools by the state government.

In its own contribution to the debate, MURIC has vowed to take all necessary constitutional measures to stop the oppression of innocent female Muslim pupils across Kwara State. This was contained in a public statement issued by the director of the Muslim rights advocacy group, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021.

According to MURIC, “What is happening in Kwara State today regarding use of hijab in schools is exactly the manifestation of the five evils which Neville Chamberlain spoke about: namely, brute force, bad faith, injustice, oppression and persecution. On our own part, we will not allow those five evils to prevail in Kwara as they did in some states in the South West on the issue of hijab.

“The authorities of those ten missionary schools should be ashamed of behaving like oppressors and slave masters. They are making a mountain out of an ordinary molehill. A mere headscarf! Britain allows hijab in its schools. The United States also allows it. Who are those Kwara teachers trying to emulate? It is anachronistic, myopic and parochial. The world has moved on but they have chosen to be stagnant. It is an exhibition of colonial mentality and gymnastic religiousity. It must stop.

“Missionary schools that insist on stripping Muslim children of their Islamic identity should be ashamed of themselves. Perhaps they are not aware of the impression they are trying to create. ‘It is our school so anybody who comes here must conform with Christian dressing style, Christian way of life, Christian faith…’

“That was exactly what the colonial master did in those days and that is why we accuse them of displaying colonial mentality. The colonialists would not allow any Muslim to attend their schools without changing his or her name to a Christian name. Rasheed became Richard. Ishaq became Isaac and Mikail became Michael. The Muslims bore the persecution with patience and perseverance until the colonialists left in 1960. But are we still in pre-independence Nigeria? Even apartheid has collapsed in South Africa. How then can we stomach religious apartheid in a predominantly Muslim state?

“Yes. We say it boldly, loudly and clearly. Kwara is a predominantly Muslim state. It is absolutely absurd for any group to think it can subject Muslim children to oppression in such a place. Infra dignitatem. Take your missionary schools to Rivers State if you want to change the identity of Muslim children by force. Nyesom Wike is waiting with open arms to accept you. Afterwards he has illegally declared his state a Christian state in violation of and to the chagrin of Section 10 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“But not in Kwara State. It is an abomination to deny Muslims their Allah-given and fundamental human rights in a state where they enjoy a comfortable majority status. Muslim leaders and Islamic scholars in the state have to wake up. Female Muslim children are being stripped of their hijab in Ilorin, the city of Alfas? It is incredible. It had better not be.

“Are the schools not grant-aided? So you want to use public money to persecute Muslim children until they submit to forceful conversion? Even if they are missionary schools, must they force female Muslim students to strip? We are not surprised because it is part of their old way of forceful conversion. Nigerian Christians should desist from using Muslim children to subject their parents to psychological trauma. We will not go back to slavery. Enough is enough.

“MURIC advises Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq not to provoke Kwara Muslims by making illegal, illegitimate and unconstitutional compromises to the persecutors of Muslim children. The Nigerian Constitution is the font et origo of all byelaws, rules and regulations in the land and Section 38 (i) (ii) not only guarantees freedom of religion but also its ‘manifestation’ which is the role hijab stands to play.

“We may need to be reminded of earlier court judgements in favour of the use of hijab and anything to the contrary can only be contempt of court. Exempli gratia, in the case of Provost Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin vs Basirat Saliu Suit No. CA/IL/49/2009, the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Judicial Division held thus: ‘The use of veil (hijab) by female Muslims qualifies as a fundamental right under section 38 of the Constitution.’

“Also in the case of Abidemi Rasaq & 3Ors Vs Commissioner for Health Lagos State & 2 Ors, Suit No. ID/424M/2004, the Lagos High Court declared unconstitutional a circular issued by Lagos School of Health Technology banning the students from wearing hijab.

“The landmark declaration of the Court of Appeal in Lagos State v Miss Ashiat Abdkareem CA/L/135/15 is equally didactic. In his lead judgment, Justice Gumel held that the use of hijab was an Islamic injunction and also an act of worship hence it would constitute a violation of the appellants’ rights to stop them from wearing the hijab in public schools.

“We are shocked to our marrows that at a time when the whole world is laying emphasis on girl-child education, missionary schools are depriving the girl-child of access to education on account of religion. Article 14 of the United Nations Convention on the rights of children guarantees freedom of thought, conscience and religion. It says inter alia, ‘Children have the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights.’

“The people of Kwara must learn how to coexist peacefully. Those children have been using hijab in those schools all these years. Why the sudden déjà vu? What has changed? Who incited them against their Muslim neighbours so much so that they are taking it out on innocent school children? This new face is an exhibition of deep-seated hatred.

“The only way we can interprete it now is that they are opposing hijab because it reminds them of Islam and Muslims. It is those who hate Muslims who cannot stand the sight of hijab. They know that hijab is the symbol of Islam and they have developed a phobia for it, nay, they have gone paranoid.

“The use of hijab by so many Muslim girls in those schools gives them a sense of failure because their cardinal aim is to convert all Muslim students to Christianity. Usually, too, the use of hijab in schools also proves the large size of Muslim population. They love to pretend and lie that they are the majority, that they had taken over the whole of Nigeria. But it is all lies concocted to attract foreign funds and to deceive the Western world. And what do they use the foreign funds for? They buy private jets. Or has anyone seen any Islamic scholar in Nigeria who has a private jet?

“Kwara State Government should be careful not to run foul of the constitution. Government must be bold, truthful and pragmatic. The Kwara Muslim community must reject this attempt to deprive their children the right to education without duress.

Furthermore, we believe that the change of a child’s faith begins by changing her face. You are addressed by the way you dress. Any policy that allows the proprietors of faith-based schools to determine the mode of dressing in their respective schools is another attempt to UnCloth female Muslim students in public and to supplant their Muslim identity with a Christian entity. This is deception, greed, selfishness and child-stealing by style on the part of such proprietors. It is wicked, tortuous, unlawful, illegal, illegitimate and unconstitutional.

“In loco parentis, the parents must guide and protect their children from being coerced into compromising their faith. This is a duty which parents must not abdicate. The children may have to blame the parents in future if they fail to stand up for the kids now. Islamic scholars in the state must not sell the children’s rights for a pot of porridge. Posterity will judge all of us.

“There are no two ways to it. Female Muslim students in Kwara must use the hijab. It is their Allah-given fundamental human right. MURIC will not hesitate to take all necessary constitutional steps to ensure that the students use hijab. No retreat. No surrender”.

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

https://ishaqakintola.com/will-not-allow-persecution-muslim-students-kwara/

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by jansonn(m): 7:49am On Feb 23
If ethnic difference doesn't divide Nigeria, religion will eventually. I give up on this country shaa

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by Tranquility4u: 7:53am On Feb 23
Nemere2020:





Britain allows hijab in its schools. The United States also allows it.

Who are those Kwara teachers trying to emulate? It is anachronistic, myopic and parochial. The world has moved on but they have chosen to be stagnant. It is an exhibition of colonial mentality and gymnastic
religiousity. It must stop.

“Yes. We say it boldly, loudly and clearly. Kwara is
a predominantly Muslim state. It is absolutely absurd
for any group to think it can subject Muslim children
to oppression in such a place. Infra dignitatem. Take
your missionary schools to Rivers State if you want to
change the identity of Muslim children by force.


Nyesom Wike is waiting with open arms to accept
you. Afterwards he has illegally declared his state a
Christian state in violation of and to the chagrin of
Section 10 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria.




I see no reason why Muslim students should be denied
their constitutional rights.

All Muslim students, in particular, female students should be allowed to dress in Hijab since these schools are for the public.


“Are the schools not grant-aided? So you want to use
public money to persecute Muslim children until they
submit to forceful conversion? Even if they are
missionary schools, must they force female Muslim
students to strip? We are not surprised because it is
part of their old way of forceful conversion. Nigerian
Christians should desist from using Muslim children to
subject their parents to psychological trauma. We will
not go back to slavery. Enough is enough.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by etrouble: 7:54am On Feb 23
The single idiot running MURIC is from the same ancient town of Ife as FFK. I think they both ate the sacrifice meant for the gods, reason why they both are suffering psychiatric disorder and hallucinations

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by RESTMOUTH99(m): 8:00am On Feb 23
If this Muslim group is making this agitation for a public school rule , I will say they are inorder but Mission schools that got operating licence from kwara state government. Mission schools have their rules/regulations handed to any prospective students or parents sending their children and Wards to the school. We should learn to obey simple rule and not spreading anarchy.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by tamdun: 8:02am On Feb 23
Muric abeg stay off kwara state

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by austinvsb: 8:06am On Feb 23
It's so stupid the kind of dumbfucks that get media attention in nigeria.

Omo ale Ishaq Akintola

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by jumper524(m): 8:06am On Feb 23
etrouble:
The single idiot running MURIC is from the same ancient town of Ife as FFK. I think they both ate the sacrifice meant for the gods, reason why they both are suffering psychiatric disorder and hallucinations
oga muric ain't wrong here.
why would dey force people to remove their hijab in the first place?
why the hypocracy.
even if kwara is not Muslim dominant, why would they force people against their religious beliefs?
even the Western world don't do this nonsense.
if the north starts forcing christain girls in school to wear hijab na islamization bullshits we go dey hear.
I hate bigots from all cylinders.
to all those quote me with a different explanation,.
the below quote is for you..



The Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has waded into the hijab imbroglio in Kwara State. Some public school teachers had recently forced female Muslim students to remove their hijab within the school premises.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by dele1727: 8:11am On Feb 23
grin grin grin

I don't always agree with ishaq....but on this....
I agree absolutely...

A court has ruled in favour of hijab wearers
The only way the missionary schools can take is to appeal the judgement to as far as the supreme court

2, when Nyesom woke pronounced Rivers State a christian state .... christians were all hailing him
No noise was made....
Similar attitude should be adopted here

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by Tranquility4u: 8:11am On Feb 23
The female Muslim students are the ones to wear the Hijab on their body, not their Christian schoolmates.

So why striping and denying them their fundamental and constitutional rights?

Afterall, Britain and the United States of America and many other countries more developed than this nation, allow the use of Hijab in their schools.

But the Christian extremists want to control even the way Muslims dress, so that Muslim students will be half-naked like them.

That will never happen!

Enough is enough!

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by ivolt: 8:15am On Feb 23
jumper524:
oga muric ain't wrong here.
why would dey force people to remove their hijab in the first place?
why the hypocracy.
even if kwara is not Muslim dominant, why would they force people against their religious beliefs?
even the Western world don't do this nonsense.
if the north starts forcing christain girls in school to wear hijab na islamization bullshits we go dey hear.
I hate bigots from all cylinders.

Which western world?
Some of you guys would just create fiction in your head and think it is reality.
There are private and public schools and parents know which one they
should put their kids.

No muslim will put their kids in a catholic school and start complaining that
they are being maltreated.

I know of several government schools where hijab has been used for years with
no one complaining. This is because the ownership of such schools was very clear.

What a sensible government will do is only fund schools that will follow its rules.
It can also seize all hybrid schools and expel their current management.

No need for threats or court cases or yearly media war.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by Henrydonland(m): 8:16am On Feb 23
why are they then bringing Christians into this.

if a school owner does not want a student to wear hijab then they go to the one who approves of it,no big deal

they are the ones creating a mountain out of a molehill

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by MuchAdo: 8:16am On Feb 23
Must muslims attend christian schools

You can't attend a christian school and flaunt your muslim religion!

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by blackmantis: 8:18am On Feb 23
Why force children to take off Hijab it's wrong, very wrong.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by Solsix(m): 8:18am On Feb 23
[quote author=Tranquility4u post=99338943]


I see no reason why Muslim students should be denied
their constitutional rights.

All Muslim students, in particular, female students should be allowed to dress in Hijab since these schools are for the public.


“Are the schools not grant-aided? So you want to use
public money to persecute Muslim children until they
submit to forceful conversion? Even if they are
missionary schools, must they force female Muslim
students to strip? We are not surprised because it is
part of their old way of forceful conversion. Nigerian
Christians should desist from using Muslim children to
subject their parents to psychological trauma. We will
not go back to slavery. Enough is enough.
Why not say muslim students should to muslim or govt school where hijab is tolerated. And which govt is given grant christian school grants??

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by Etrusen(m): 8:18am On Feb 23
truly Nigeria is a wrong marriage
so it should be dissolve

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by jerseyboy: 8:19am On Feb 23
MUMU-RIC

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by gringrin: 8:19am On Feb 23
kiss

Cursed be anyone who gets paid to rig elections in this country, force evil leadership on us and is getting paid to defend evil in the media.

May they use all the money they are being paid to treat incurable disease that doctors cannot diagnose.

May the money they are being paid be used to pay ransom to release their kidnapped relations, spouses, children and parents.

As for those who are killing and kidnapping people in the country, may they lost their lives through fire accident and may terrible disease and afflictions locate them to the point that they will not remember to think about killing anyone else but will only think about how to recover their health.

May this be their portion and that of their accomplices.

May Nigeria and it's citizens be free from every evil and triumph gloriously this year and beyond.

This is written and so shall it be....Amen.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by ivolt: 8:21am On Feb 23
Tranquility4u:



I see no reason why Muslim students should be denied
their constitutional rights.

All Muslim students, in particular, female students should be allowed to dress in Hijab since these schools are for the public.


“Are the schools not grant-aided? So you want to use
public money to persecute Muslim children until they
submit to forceful conversion? Even if they are
missionary schools, must they force female Muslim
students to strip? We are not surprised because it is
part of their old way of forceful conversion. Nigerian
Christians should desist from using Muslim children to
subject their parents to psychological trauma. We will
not go back to slavery. Enough is enough.

You are missing the point.

This issue is simple. The government should either totally take over the schools
or stop giving grants to them.
That is how it is done in many countries.
The government will make rules and only give grants to schools that will follow them.
No need for fights or threats.

Personally, I see no problem with mixed school hijab but the Nigerian government seems to
hate good solutions.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by jumper524(m): 8:21am On Feb 23
ivolt:


Which western world?
Some of you guys would just create fiction in your head and think it is reality.
There are private and public schools and parents know which one they
should put their kids.

No muslim will put their kids in a catholic school and start complaining that
they are being maltreated.

What a sensible government will do is only fund schools that will follow its rules.
It can also seize all hybrid schools and expel their current management.
No need for threats or court cases.
I'm sure in the article it stated govt owned schools and not private Catholic schools.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by Solsix(m): 8:21am On Feb 23
Henrydonland:
why are they then bringing Christians into this.

if a school owner does not want a student to wear hijab then they go to the one who approves of it,no big deal

they are the ones creating a mountain out of a molehill
I tire for Nigeria and Nigerians. If u feel u are not comfortable with the standard why not go elsewhere??

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by aremuforlife(m): 8:23am On Feb 23
Tranquility4u:



I see no reason why Muslim students should be denied
their constitutional rights.

All Muslim students, in particular, female students should be allowed to dress in Hijab since these schools are for the public.


“Are the schools not grant-aided? So you want to use
public money to persecute Muslim children until they
submit to forceful conversion? Even if they are
missionary schools, must they force female Muslim
students to strip? We are not surprised because it is
part of their old way of forceful conversion. Nigerian
Christians should desist from using Muslim children to
subject their parents to psychological trauma. We will
not go back to slavery. Enough is enough.
These schools in question are missionary schools, they are Christians school with their own laws, do you expect them to bend their laws just to suit your own narratives. Moreover, their girls don't strip, their uniform is moderate.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by GuyWise101: 8:24am On Feb 23
Nna mehnnnnnnnnnn


Yoruba christains are in trouble.....


Living with the muslims have made me understand that hijab is a just a cover up.,


My prick is being sucked daily by hijab wearing vagina people..hypocrites

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by Solsix(m): 8:25am On Feb 23
[quote author=jumper524 post=99339841] I'm sure in the article it stated govt owned schools and not private Catholic schools.
The other report I read all the
Schools mentioned are Catholic Schools

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by dvdwed(m): 8:26am On Feb 23
Islam in Nigeria is a national curse. A plague in the north and a burden on the south.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by aremuforlife(m): 8:27am On Feb 23
[quote author=Solsix post=99339737][/quote]
The students in question are going against the constitution of the school, how do you serve God while breaking the law of an institution, the best thing you can do is go to another school, that will accept your mode of dressing.
I hope we will all use the same energy to support the traditionalists or the white garment church, whenever thy6wake and realise that, they have been marginalised.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by jumper524(m): 8:29am On Feb 23
Solsix:
.
I'm sure our argument is base on this report..
Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by aremuforlife(m): 8:29am On Feb 23
GuyWise101:
Nna mehnnnnnnnnnn


Yoruba christains are in trouble.....


Living with the muslims have made me understand that hijab is a just a cover up.,


My prick is being sucked daily by hijab wearing vagina people..hypocrites
Hijab has always been a cover up, it is their mode of dressing in middle east, it has nothing to do about your religion,.both Muslims and Christians used it.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by ivolt: 8:30am On Feb 23
jumper524:
I'm sure in the article it stated govt owned schools and not private Catholic schools.
They are not government owned schools.
They are hybrid.
No government fully-owned schools can challenge government rules.
When the British withdrew from Nigeria, the government decided
to start funding the private schools left behind by the missionary instead of
building its own.
Some of the schools were total takeover, in others, there were agreements
that the management control the schools while they receive some funding from the
government. Some muslim schools were also partially taken over by the government.

It is the schools where the management remained intact that are having this running problems.

But our government refuse to act appropriately. A simple bill will solve these problems but they won't
do it. They prefer to leave the problem unattended so as to pretend to be working whenever the issue arise
again.

In a perfect world, parents should be able to enrol their wards in any school they like but the reality is different.

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Re: Hijab Crisis: Kwara Is Muslim State, Take Your Mission Schools To Rivers - MURIC by aremuforlife(m): 8:32am On Feb 23
jumper524:
I'm sure in the article it stated govt owned schools and not private Catholic schools.
They maybe government owns missionary schools, that does not denies the fact that, the schools are missionaries, their rules and doctrines need to be respected. We also have the Muslims missionary schools, what stops them from schooling there? Most we continue to sow seeds of hatred between other religion.

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