Wole Soyinka Calls For Immediate Sack Of Abuja Chief Imam Over Blasphemy Comment

Date: 22-05-2022 9:59 am (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has called for the immediate sack of the  Chief Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Professor Ibrahim Maqari Yakub, over his comment on the death of Deborah Samuel for alleged blasphemy by her colleagues at the College of Education, Sokoto.

Speaking last night at the one-year remembrance of the late former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, organised by his Foundation, Soyinka accused the Islamic cleric of directing his followers to take the law into their hands in the name of religion with his statement.

He lamented the resort to lynching people in the name of religion, calling for the end to such barbaric acts in the country.

Soyinka said,
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“We have already continued to pay a too high a price for the culture of appeasement and impunity. Let it end now in the name of all those who have served this nation and given their lives for this nation.

‘’But the new generation should also be programmed to aspire to brutish existence below the lowest common denominator of what constitutes human. Surely, that is where any self-respecting nation to draw is defining unbridgeable line’’

“In the name of all, while I’ve given all for all, I demand that Professor Ibrahim Maqari shall be removed from office. It is no longer sufficient for all to claim that Islam is this and that.

“Maqari has implicitly directed his followers to take the law into their own hands in the name of religion, and innovation, besides being beset on all sides by wars, ultra-nationalism, or religious fanaticism.

“That is the message of a supposedly holy man to the youth, to us. His message to a nation embroiled in this madness of multiple incidences.

“The Prophet Muhammad said this or that good example, admit this or that humanistic pronouncement?

“We’ve gone beyond theocratic rhetoric that merely pays lip service to civilized conduct, that all artistic denunciations be backed by affirmative action.

“We have already, and continue to pay too high a price for the culture of appeasement and impunity.

“But the new generation should also be programmed not to aspire to brutish existence below the lowest common denominator of what constitutes humanity.

“Surely, that is where any self-respecting nation should strive to draw a defining unbridgeable line.

“Professor Maqari however, insists, with a handful of others including vocal serving policemen quite recently, that there is no remorse involved in the torture and lynching of a young student on this earth, which we all share to anyone who cares to listen.

In her remarks, Hajia Aisha El-Rufai, wife of the Kaduna State governor, said Islam condemned killings in the name of the Prophet

Dismissing reports that those killing people in the name of ‘blasphemy’ were doing so because of Islam, Hajia El Rufai said, ‘’Permit me to say that these people are people we should talk about just like another person who robs and kills the other person, just like a pervert Muslim who rapes a three-month-old baby, just like a crazy Christian who rapes a six-year-old girl”.

Posted: at 22-05-2022 09:59 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 22-05-2022 01:05 PM (1 month ago)
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- Panaki at 22-05-2022 01:37 PM (1 month ago)
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Prof stop wasting your time and speech. There'll never be prosecution on the case.
Injustice has dated back to the olden days.
The illiterate Northern region Muslims have the habit of going out to attack the christians at the heights of any slight misunderstanding.
Even if you mis-spelt Prophet Mohammed's (SAW) name.
Can't you see their father Muhammad Buhari keeping quiet as if its justified.

I remember it's alleged in the past Buhari has a Jihadust agenda. Are they right or not???
Boko Haram
Fulani Herdsmen
Religious fanatics
They believe nothing would happen to them hence they're happy to carry on.
Let christians kill one muslim and see how the police would flood the town arresting all christians.  Even a mother Bosom feeding her child would not be spared of arrest.

Great sense of Injustice.
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- Jiiitk4 at 22-05-2022 03:08 PM (1 month ago)
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Prof. please stop wasting your energy. They are one and the same. They all delight in killing. I blame the docile Christians who  foolishly turn the other cheek for second slap thinking it will take them to heaven. It's about time Christians woke up. Kill them  before they kills you.
Posted: at 22-05-2022 03:08 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Jiiitk4 at 22-05-2022 03:09 PM (1 month ago)
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Prof. please stop wasting your energy. They are one and the same. They all delight in killing. I blame the docile Christians who  foolishly turn the other cheek for second slap thinking it will take them to heaven. It's about time Christians woke up. Kill them  before they KILL  you.
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- christiano10 at 22-05-2022 03:10 PM (1 month ago)
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That imam should be lynched for blasphemy.
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