Muslim group blasts CAN for telling FG to exit Islamic bodies
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked the National Assembly not to show any interest in CAN’s demand concerning international Islamic organisations.
During the week, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) called on the Federal Government to exit all international Islamic organisations the nation was part of and asked National Assembly to intervene in the matter.
In a press statement signed by Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC Director, the Muslim group said CAN have consistently displayed lack of readiness to coexist with the Muslims in Nigerian.
MURIC recalled that Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo told CAN that the allegation of Islamisation is an illusion but CAN refused to listen.
MURIC also recalled that Femi Falana asked the Christian body to Christianise Nigeria instead of alleging Islamisation everyday but said CAN will not listen.
The muslin body however, urged the National Assembly not to take CAN seriously but rather work to ensure that the nation does not lean towards any religion in any aspect of its life.
MURIC also asked the National Assembly to study Nigerian work-free days with a view to dropping the religious ones like Sunday and Saturday and should also drop all Christian landmarks including the cross as sign in hospitals, academic gowns in tertiary institutions, wigs and gowns used by lawyers and judges.
The statement read in parts below:
“National Assembly should study Nigerian work-free days with a view to dropping the religious ones like Sunday and Saturday (Saturday is also used by the Seventh Day Adventists) and;
“Nigeria should also drop all Christian landmarks like the cross as sign in hospitals, academic gowns in tertiary institutions, wigs and gowns used by lawyers and judges, etc.
“The leaders of CAN have consistently displayed lack of readiness to coexist with Nigerian Muslims. They want the country only for themselves alone. They have refused to listen to the voice of reason. The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, himself a pastor, told CAN that the allegation of Islamisation is an illusion. CAN refused to listen. Femi Falana asked CAN to Christianise Nigeria instead of alleging Islamisation everyday but CAN will not listen.
“Who says Nigeria is not Christianised? What system have we been forced to use since the advent of the colonial master to date? What is the religion of our colonial master whose system we have adopted hook, line and sinker? Why are Muslims being forced to write examinations during Jumat service on Fridays?
“Why are Muslims at the mercy of their employers every Friday? Is it not because Friday is not a work-free day like Sunday? Muslims have been tolerating all these for so long. Let us start working on Sundays and Fridays for a change and see if CAN will find it funny.
“In conclusion, MURIC calls for a Nigeria that does not lean towards any religion in any aspect of its life. Enough of this hypocrisy. Those who Christianised Nigeria are the ones shouting the loudest about Islamisation. It is time for CAN to have a taste of its own pudding.”