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20.06.2012 Nigeria


By Abdulrazaq O Hamzat
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They Boko Haram are only self centered cabals fighting for their own selfish interest and not for any religious matter -SSO.

Boko haram may be Muslims by religion,but they have no place in Islam as a religion because Islam came to the world to guide not to create enmity,as prophet hood not dominion,as mercy not affliction,humbleness not superiority,equity not differentiation and as satisfaction not greed.

The struggle of boko haram is doggy and a struggle to end life to make evil prevail,it is not friendly to humanity as well as Islam. This is why am calling on us all to sincerely and jointly condemn all evil hiding under any struggle.

My heart is always saddened when ever i read news of the bomb blast across the various locations in Nigeria, which include the blast in a holy place of worship on a day like (Christmas/Sunday) in a mood of celebration and worship. This is apart from the several bombing and killing across the country which include the killing of respected Islamic scholars in various locations across the north,the bombing of the Police Headquarters and the United Nation House. The most recent bombing news is that which was reported today in zaria and Kaduna. This is regrettable especially as it was associated to a misguided sect in an Islamic name, claiming to be killing innocent soul in the name of Islam.

This is not Islam and it would never be Islam. It is terrorism and terrorism alone, Islam is not terrorism,Boko Haram are terrorist and terrorist have no place in Islam for they are enemy of Islam. Boko Haram is nothing but an enemy of Islam. This act should be condemned by all peace loving people of the world irrespective of their religion.

I call on the Nigerian govt to double its effort in bring this cruel people to justice and to restore peace to our dear country.

I want to personally call on the president that he has not done enough in handling this country both in statement and actions. A statement from the president on saddening issue like such should console the heart of the people and give them a renewed hope and confidence in the ability of the govt to restore sanity,but the statement of your excellency has not done that.

Not minding your statement sir, your actions in handle the country has not been encouraging as well,it make us feel down with no hope, considering the expectation of the Nigerians that voted you in to power. Please take up the challenge,act not talk,do the right thing and restore hope to the country by showing us you are capable, and powerful enough to crush the evil seeking to destroy our country. The action of the president doesn't portray him as someone who is ready to hold us together by tackling issues with sincerity,but if this bright ship should go down,his name shall be written in the history,though no part of the ship would wait to tell the story. Nigeria is a planted seed crop,no part of it can survive alone without working with the other.

This message is for my Muslim friends,brothers and sisters who perceived christian as their enemy due to one reason or the other, and also to my christian friends who always insist that Islam is against them. No that Islam is not against you,it rather seek to put you on a more prosperous path.

Contrary to to what the Boko Haram sect claimed that Allah has tasked all Muslims in Quran chapter 9 verse 29 to continue to attack Jews and Christians who refused to believe in him and his messenger, Prophet Mohammed.This is what the Quran has to say regarding the issue. Q (3:113-5) Not all these people(Christians) are alike. From amongst the people of the book(Christians) are those who stand in the night time, reciting the verses of God while prostrating. They truly believe in God and the Day of Judgment, they encourage goodness, admonish evil and take lead in doing acts of virtue; such are the righteous people. Whatever good they will do is not going to go waste. And God is aware of the pious people. (3:113-5)

The Quran went further to say,Indeed those who believe [– Muslims –] and those who are Jews, and the Nazarenes [the rightly guided Christians], and the Sabeans, whoever [amongst them] believes in God, the Day of Judgment, and does good deeds, for him there is going to be reward before his Lord: They will neither have any fear of the future nor sorrow of the past. (2:62).

So,If Muslims are to call you to Islam,it would be in a lovely and friendly manner not force,they would call you for the love they have for you not hatred and they can not take you by force because Islam is a religion of choice. Allah says: “If it had been your Lord's will, all of the people on Earth would have believed. Would you then compel the people so to have them believe?” [Sûrah Yûnus: 99]

Allah also says: “So if they dispute with you, say 'I have submitted my whole self to Allah, and so have those who follow me.' And say to the People of the Scripture and to the unlearned: 'Do you also submit yourselves?' If they do, then they are on right guidance. But if they turn away, your duty is only to convey the Message. And in Allah's sight are all of His servants.” [Sûrah l `Imrân: 20]

Allah says: “The Messenger's duty is but to proclaim the Message.” [Sûrah al-Mâ'idah: 99]

It is important to note that these last two verses were revealed in Madinah,where Christians reside,its a verse to explain how to convey the message to them and to all christian of the world till eternity.

On this note,I beseech the religious leaders(Muslims and Christians),traditional rulers,Muslims,Christians and all citizens of Nigeria to support the govt in every way to ensure an end to this senseless killing of innocent people.

The present security challenges in Nigeria is an internal challenges which external forces climb on its back to do evil of disintegration,this is a fact we must accept. We all know that this entity called Nigeria was founded on falsehood,the man called Luggard amalgamated us to suit the interest of our then masters(Britain). The amalgamation earned Mr. Luggard a title of Lord,awarded to him by the queen of England,So they call him Lord Luggard. He got that title by creating some of the problems and challenges we face in our history and today. When the amalgamation suit their interest,they did every thing to force us to live together as one country against ourselves, not because they love us but because they want to control us,now that our togetherness no longer pays them,they are doing everything to set us apart using some of our area of weakness (religion) or against each other using some bad elements among us,they want us to split to their interest once more. But our togetherness is a blessing in disguise,we must protect it with passion. They brought us together to their interest without knowing God has already united us before they do to our interest, we must defend our togetherness to our interest and greatness and not split to their interest.

My fellow Nigerians,Our understanding of religion at a time has united us and at other times divided us. Now is the time to harmonize our understanding and fight a common evil which seek to destroy us both.

The country is Nigeria(African pride and hope for the blacks),united in Boundary and Faith. Hoping,working and praying for a brighter future ahead but presently under the attack of evil forces seeking to divide and disunite us through the use of some misguided evil elements among us,but we are all united to crush all evil fighting against us.

Some sentimental Christians are blaming Islam,but the truthful once are blaming terrorists and stand firm in their faith and united with the Muslims to destroy any evil that seek to destroy us. Some sentimental Muslims are also blaming the Christians and defending,but the truthful once are united to end injustice as preached by the holy book.

The Government is one,and one shall it remain forever and ever,though not doing enough to handle the situation, but we are sure it would step up its effort and take control.


The Media are not helping matters in any way too,their reports some times portray them as not interested in our unity, this is why i so much support the idea of Mohammed Gaddafi which reads:

An individual has the right to express himself or herself even if he or she behaves irrationally to demonstrate his or her insanity. Corporate bodies too have the right to express their corporate identity. The former represent only themselves and the latter represent those who share their corporate identity. Since society consists of private individuals and corporate bodies, the expression, for example, by an individual of his or her insanity does not mean that the other members of society are insane. Such expression reflects only in the individual's character. Likewise, corporate expression reflects only the interest or view of those making up the corporate body. For instance, a tobacco company, despite the fact that what it produces is harmful to health, expresses the interests of those who make up the company. Green Book.

The press is a means of expression for society: it is not a means of expression for private individuals or corporate bodies. Therefore, logically and democratically, it should not belong to either one of them.

A newspaper owned by any individual is his or her own, and expresses only his or her point of view. Any claim that a newspaper represents public opinion is groundless because it actually expresses the viewpoint of that private individual. Democratically, private individuals should not be permitted to own any public means of publication or information. However, they have the right to express themselves by any means, even irrationally, to prove their insanity. Any journal issued by a professional sector, for example, is only a means of expression of that particular social group. It presents their own points of view and not that of the general public. This applies to all other corporate and private individuals in society.Green Book

The democratic press is that which is issued by a People's Committee, comprising all the groups of society. Only in this case, and not otherwise, will the press or any other information medium be democratic, expressing the viewpoints of the whole society, and representing all its groups.

If medical professionals issue a journal, it must be purely medical. Similarly, this applies to other groups. Private individuals have the right to express only their own, and not anyone else's opinions.

What is known as the problem of the freedom of the press in the world will be radically and democratically solved. Because it is by-product of the problem of democracy generally, the problem of freedom of the press cannot be solved independently of that of democracy in society as a whole. Therefore, the only solution to the persistent problem of democracy is through The Third Universal Theory. Green Book

According to this theory, the democratic system is a cohesive structure whose foundations are firmly laid on Basic Popular Conferences and People's Committees which convene in a General People's Congress. This is absolutely the only form of genuine democratic society.

In summary, the era of the masses, which follows the age of the republics, excites the feelings and dazzles the eyes. But even though the vision of this era denotes genuine freedom of the masses and their happy emancipation from the bonds of external authoritarian structures, it warns also of the dangers of a period of chaos and demagoguery, and the threat of a return to the authority of the individual, the sect and party, instead of the authority of the people.

Some people blames PDP because its the ruling party, but this could also happen with other parties.

Theoretically, this is genuine democracy but, realistically, the strong always rules, i.e., the stronger party in the society is the one that rules.

The answer is very simple, All this happens because people allow it. no proximity between politicians and the people, the relationships between them are completely fragmented. Politicians live in a reality, and the people in another world entirely.

Some blame the north, but i was ware the northern youths in Kano help the security arrest a member of boko haram that bombed a school in kano. It was the kano youths that put Boko Haram in trouble, they declared war against it during that incident in kano, Some of the extremists fled, and the suspected leader, Mohammed Aliyu, who also goes by the alias Hamza, was arrested at a checkpoint, according to Idris. Members of the public also pursued the suspects.

The point is that when residents band together and declare that enough is enough on Boko Haram, it will be the end of the vile group,but this can only be possible when the govt is sincerely ready for it.

The truth is,the brain and the intellectual reasoning ability of most Nigerians have been overtaken and hijacked by sentimentalism,whereby almost making it difficult to arrive at an unbiased conclusion on critical national issues. Most people argue and take a stand on issues not based on the truth or critical assessment,but sectional or political affiliation. If the view of the majority of Nigerians are to be considered as a decision of government,it would still be a wrong choice since our choices is not out of love of the country or genuine assessment of the situation,but sentiments of affiliation characterized by pdp,cpc,acn,Muslim,Christian,north,south etc. Any analysis based on sentiment or double standard is doomed to lead us astray

The words of a lovely tongue brings peace,the words of a peaceful tongue brings love, and both love and peace bring comfort. My fellows, please use your words to comfort humanity and bring peace and stability to the world. Speak the language of love,respect,justice,reason and logic which ensures understanding and harmony.



Abdulrazaq Oyebanji Hamzat (c) 2012
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