Islamic Fundamentalist Youths of Kano, Bridget and God of Humanity
By Kolade Gbolagade
“The incident at Kofar Wambai market, Kano city, is utterly condemnable, and the state government has been quite proactive. Let us ensure that we keep the peace, as justice will be done. Let us learn to respect each other’s faith, so that we can know each other and live together in peace,” President Buhari said.
According to Sahara Reporters, “Angry Muslims youths in Kano on Thursday evening decapitated a woman trader over allegations that she blasphemed Prophet Muhammad. The victim, who was said to be of Igbo extraction was accused of blasphemy during a religious argument at Wambai market. The woman, who sells plastics at the local market was in the company of her husband when she was murdered.”
The Police spokesperson said the body of the victim had been deposited at the hospital mortuary and that a special squad of the command had since swung into action with a view of arresting the killers.
The Ohaneze Ndigbo, a socio cultural organisation of Igbo people, Kano state chapter, led by Chris Azuka, condemned the killing and called for thorough investigation to arrest the perpetrators.
Meanwhile some of us are forced to bring back memory of an old tweet or retweet of El-rufai.“”@zebbook: If Jesus criticises Jonathan’s govt, Maku/ Abati/Okupe will say he slept with Mary Magdalene.”….LWKMD…..”(Gov. Nasir) el-Rufai’s tweet or retweet, year 2013.
When few years ago El-Rufai chose to use Jesus Christ name to make a joke on the social media, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and other Nigerians didn’t raise stones or bullets or pangas or cutlass. They simply expressed their anger in words and when El rufai apologised, he was forgiven.
Today, Kano misled youth with no humanity decided to unleash terror on a woman of Igbo origin on the allegation that she blasphemed Prophet Muhammad.
You preach hate and intolerance. This is evil. You use the word merciful. Is this act merciful?
You don’t fight for God. Whoever thought you Quran is a failure. You decapitated a soul in the name of religion, are you the judge over the affairs of God! This ain’t religion, this is wickedness and inhumane.“ ….And do not kill yourselves. Surely, Allah is Most Merciful to you…”
–The Quran, Surah Verse 29.
Ignorance sometimes can be bliss but it also can be very deadly resulting in the spread of misinformation and beheadings. Ignorance is said to play key role in this recent madness of humanity. Before we pass judgement or play judge or jury or executioner or murderer, we should at least study our holy book aside what some psycho-clerics taught us or configured us to believe.
Fools have been brainwashed into believing that Islam is a religion of jungle justice or force or do or die. Fools have been brainwashed into believing that anyone outside the Islamic doctrine is an infidel that must be killed like a house rat or mouse if he or she won’t be a convert.
Let me remind us of Kano riot of 1980, when a Muslim leader named Marwa Muhammadu said to the young people that whoever wore a cross or expensive cloth was an “infidel “.
That statement launched Nigeria into trouble. These are the words of a monstrous vampire that desire to swim in an ocean of innocent blood. These are the aspirations of a man that rejects the version of peace and mercy in Islam.
What can one say about those who slit open the throats of others and drain their blood all in the name of their prophet?
What can one say about those that tie up a woman in the presence of a frenzied crowd and stone her to death all in the name of their prophet?
What can one say about those that abduct, rape, enslave and murder little girls and justify it with blasphemy of prophet Muhammed?
We still remember the death of Mrs Grace. She was posted to Maiduguri for NYSC. Mrs Grace was raped and murdered. According to Paul Adah she was raped on Niger ground that she was wearing a Khaki trousers, the official uniform of the NYSC which they considered as indecent dressing. What can we call this?
Regardless of your religous doctrine or mode of worship; Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Atheist or Buddha, there is no religion in the world that should condone violence or jungle justice as a godly act. It’s evil.
Whatever anyone may feel about this, one thing is very clear; the greatest threat to Muslims is radical Islam or twisted faith and the greatest threat to humanity is radical Islam armed with hate and weapons.
God will not judge us based on our platform of worship. We will be judged by the work of our hands. God is neither a Christian or a Muslim. He is God.
To the Nigerian Police, don’t fail humanity again. Bridget and humanity must get justice.
In his famous play titled ” The tempest, Shakespeare wrote; ” Hell is empty. All the devils are here”.
Kolade Gbolagade, a public affairs analyst and social commentator writes from Lagos.