Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has lashed out on the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, for referring to missionnary colleges within the nation as Christian establishments.
MURIC additionally attacked the Christian group for kicking towards the hijab invoice titled ‘Spiritual Discrimination (Prohibition, Prevention) Invoice 2021’ which scaled via the second studying within the Home of Representatives on Tuesday.
CAN had in its assertion signed by its secretary, Joseph Daramola, opposed the invoice, insisting that legislating the carrying of hijab in colleges would result in hassle.
CAN warned that sponsors of the invoice could not have the ability to deal with the difficulty it will deliver, including that the invoice is ill-timed and uncalled for.
Nevertheless, MURIC described CAN’s assertion as conservative and reactionary, urging the Home to go forward with the invoice as it’s not designed for hijab rights alone.
MURIC famous in a press release signed by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, that the invoice additionally goals at liberating Nigerian staff and ladies from discrimination.
In keeping with MURIC, “CAN isn’t speaking about morality, legality and justice in its opposition to the invoice. CAN isn’t concerned with whether or not it’s proper or unsuitable.
“The one factor CAN is concerned with is to impose its personal whims and caprices on the lawmakers by threatening fireplace and brimstone.
“Think about CAN’s phrases, ‘We’re not towards the carrying of hijab in public and Islamic colleges however our colleges shouldn’t be included until these states are in search of hassle’.
“CAN refers to missionary colleges which had been taken over by the Gowon decree of 1974 as ‘our colleges’. That could be a misnomer. These colleges ceased to be missionary colleges a very long time in the past.
“CAN will subsequently be dwelling in self-denial if it continues to confer with them as ‘our colleges’”. MURIC mentioned.
The group additional warned the apex Christian group towards utilizing what it described as a extremely flamable phrase ‘hassle,’ however ought to moderately speak about equity, fairness and justice and cease attempting to scare the lawmakers.
MURIC mentioned that although CAN’s assertion was filled with threats, it was not bordered, and insisted that that is the proper time for feminine Muslim college students to achieve their freedom.
The rights group lamented that over time, feminine Muslim college students have been handled cruelly by Christian academics over hijab and this known as for the invoice.
MURIC accused CAN of being averse to vary at the same time as democracy has gone digital, including that the Christian organisation desires to tug Nigerians again into darkness.