January 1st If For Christians, We Need Our Own New Year's Day - Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC

Published 1 year ago by: Daniel Bosai
at 12:23 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)

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Muslims Demand Their Own New Year Holiday, Say January 1 For False God Of Rome .

Muslims in Nigeria have demanded for their own equivalent of January 1, which is the beginning of the year. .

A statement signed by Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, reads in part: “As usual and since colonial days into Nigeria’s post-independence period, the Federal Government declared today, 1st January 2018, as a public holiday. .

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) observes that today’s holiday fully consolidated the two-day Christmas holiday and enabled Nigerian Christians to kick off the 2018 Christo-Western Gregorian calendar. .

However, conscious Nigerian Muslims, particularly stakeholders in the welfare of Muslims as well as the growth and development of Islam in Nigeria, approached today’s holiday with mixed feelings. .

Our feeling of marginalization arises from the reality of the Nigerian situation which has conditioned Muslims in the country for religious segregation and subjected them to spiritual apartheid. .

Here we are today, enjoying January 1st holiday which was declared by the Federal Government (FG) of Nigeria in recognition of the Christo-Western Gregorian calendar. .

But the same FG which recognizes this Christian calendar is yet to declare 1st Muharram a public holiday in recognition of the Islamic calendar despite several petitions and appeals to it dating back to the 60s. Surprisingly, some people still complain that Nigeria is Islamised!


Why is FG granting holiday for a false god of Rome and denying same for Allah the Creator of all things (Qur’an 2:29), the Judge of all Judges (95:Cool, Master of all masters (51:58) and the King of Kings (3:26).


Research reveals that 1st January is in honour of Janus, the Roman god of gates whom the Romans believed protected them from invasions. This is an incontrovertible fact. Why should FG force us to idolize the false god of Rome? .

MURIC charges FG to drop its colonial garb and to don a truly nationalistic identity. For Nigerian Muslims to feel a sense of belonging, FG must close the gap between Christians and Muslims."

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randallstr at 12:45 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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that's how some people go dey spoil religion name with their own mentality oh.. Muslim get new year ....
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favourita at 01:27 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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Idiot fellows Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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fineboy77 at 01:48 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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U see how easy e dey for him mouth to call the almighty God,the fake God of Rome,because christians are matured and gentle in character,a very civilized people. But if na a christian call their rapist mohammed a thief and vagabond,dem go carry knife dey run agog for street.

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OkeEyitayo at 02:29 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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Do d whole world not running the same calendar why is it always Islam and Muslim  disorganizing orderliness of the society? Are we not on d same calendar? Their aim I'd always to rule and make sure to silent Christianity. Why hatred and bitter envy. New year is not for Christian is for all normal people in the society
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blowout at 02:32 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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una don come again
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Erekosima at 02:49 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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I still think they should divide the country, there is too much hatred, dividing the country is the only thing that can bring peace.
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SweetDaddy1 at 03:48 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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You call yourself a Muslim but Arabs think that you are a Pagan, the real Muslims don't think or speak nonsense words.
    Go and join boko haram where you rightly belongs... Grin Grin Grin Grin
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kacylee at 07:01 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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chooo! see me see gbege ooo, this man needs his brain evaluated, like ASAP

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Aborigine91 at 08:07 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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They're just bunch of clowns.
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samybrowne at 08:23 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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New year nobe for everybody ? abi u no follow enjoy the holidays ?
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Nick92 at 09:52 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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This man Prof. Ishaq has being playing the role of a lap-dog when it comes to religious matters. Jan 1 is not a Christian holiday in case he doesn't know plus we all observe public holidays twice a year when Muslims celebrate eid fitri and eid kabir. Even in some Northern states they observe public holidays at the beginning of the Muslim calendar year and on Prophet Muhammad's birthday
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ThinkWisly at 10:10 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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I guess with your own calendar?
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gogoman at 11:52 PM, 2/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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yes yes fight for your right
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dollypiper at 04:32 AM, 3/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: Nick92 on 09:52 PM,  2/01/2018
This man Prof. Ishaq has being playing the role of a lap-dog when it comes to religious matters. Jan 1 is not a Christian holiday in case he doesn't know plus we all observe public holidays twice a year when Muslims celebrate eid fitri and eid kabir. Even in some Northern states they observe public holidays at the beginning of the Muslim calendar year and on Prophet Muhammad's birthday

Actually, it is a Christian holiday , just like Valentine's, however, these two holidays have become generalized to accommodate people of other religions And beliefs. The Gregorian calendar was introduced by pope Gregory xiii and used by the Church to calculate the date of Easter. I.e, to accurately count the year of birth and death Of Jesus Christ. Hence the use of the phrase Anno Domini (AD) and Before Christ (BC)
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teral at 06:47 AM, 3/01/2018 (1 year ago)
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 ABOKI  IS  ABOKI    ANYTIME  ANY DAY.  LET HIM CHOOSE  HIS  OWN DATE  FOR HIM  ALONE   MUMU
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