It is only in Nigeria that people are always more catholic than the Pope. Most of all these so called religious leaders only use religion to weaken the reasoning of their sheepish followers. What is the point promoting the Arab culture at the detriment of our own rich culture? Already, the concept of a Muslim praying only in Arabic language and not his mother tongue is indirectly subjugating the Yoruba culture and Arabizing our psyche. I’ve looked through the entire Koran and unable to find where Muslims are specifically instructed to pray in Arabic language or to wear any kind of attire. Hijab is Arabic culture and not Yoruba culture. To me God is interested in your heart and not your attire. Hijab is nothing but a show and to draw unnecessary attention to oneself. Nigeria will remain backward until we all realise that religion is a personal thing and must not in anyway be a national issue.
Mr. Mojeed A. Amidu, a Muslim as the name implies, submitted comments to an online posting [Nigeria’s The Guardian] on Nigeria’s commonsense-defying fixation on religious extremism. TOLA.
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016. 2:20 p.m. [GMT]