Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has informed the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, that the present courts Within the nation, apart from the Sharia courtroom, are all Christians’.
MURIC made the declare in response to a latest name for the creation of Ecclesiastical courts for Christians by the Bauchi chapter of CAN.
CAN in Bauchi State had requested the Federal Authorities to right away set up ecclesiastical courts within the nation to correspond with the present Sharia courtroom. The demand was submitted to the Structure Evaluate Committee within the State.
However in its response, MURIC stated it has no objection to the request, however went forward to remind CAN that the Magistrates, Excessive and Apppeal Courts are all Christian courts questioning why they’re demanding for the creation of one other one.
MURIC assertion signed by Professor Ishaq Akintola, it’s Director, stated, “We won’t play the identical recreation of sitting on Allah-given basic human rights of others the identical manner that Nigerian Christians have been encroaching on the rights of Muslims. Christians are free to demand for their very own courts as long as Muslims are to not be dragged to such courts.
“We all know Christians have already got Christian legislation within the nation. We might have opposed their new demand however we do not need to be petty. Allow them to have as many Christian courts as they want. The Bauchi chapter of CAN can not inform us that there aren’t any Justice of the Peace courts, Excessive Courts and a Court docket of Attraction in the entire of Bauchi? Now, what are these courts? Are they not Christian courts? We all know that no one can cease Oliver Twist from wanting extra. Neither do we’d like a Charles Dicken to determine the disciples of Oliver Twist in twenty first century Nigeria.
MURIC backs Sharia in South-West, tells Christians to ‘thoughts their enterprise’
“However we wish Nigerians to know that Christians have already got Christian legislation within the nation as a result of the widespread legislation which we’ve got been utilizing since colonial days to this point is Christian legislation. Our rivalry that widespread legislation is Christian legislation relies on vehement declarations of British judges on the topic.
“There is no such thing as a doubt, subsequently, that the Christians have already got Christian legislation which was the identical legislation that the Christian colonial masters dropped at Nigeria and compelled on all of us (together with Muslims). Each the felony and civil points of Islamic legislation had been completely abrogated within the South West whereas solely felony legislation was abolished within the North.
“How stunning would Nigeria have been if Nigerian Christians, significantly CAN, had been equally goal when reacting to calls for forwarded by Muslims? However as an alternative of being constructive, CAN at all times rejects any thought moved by Muslims even when it doesn’t have an effect on Christians in any manner.
“As we communicate, Christians have opposed the demand of Muslims within the South West for Shariah although they know fairly nicely that the Muslims are solely asking for civil Shariah, not the felony Shariah which they concern entails amputation. In addition they know that Shariah will solely be utilized on Muslims alone. Shariah is the legislation of the Muslims, by the Muslims, for the Muslims.
“Let it’s on document that though Christians have at all times opposed Yoruba Muslims who’ve been agitating for civil Shariah, Nigerian Muslims raised no objection when Bauchi Christians requested for Christian canon legislation. Posterity will choose who’s extra liberal, extra accommodating, extra understanding and extra tolerant.
“The Muslims demanded Shariah, CAN screamed blue homicide. Thus far, no single Christian has been taken to Shariah courtroom even after twenty years of the reintroduction of Shariah in Northern Nigeria.
“The Muslims demanded Islamic banking, CAN threatened hell and brimstone. Islamic banks have been working in Nigeria since January 2012 and the nation has not been Islamised. Our neighbours are keen on crying wolf the place there’s none. All of the noise about Islamisation is subsequently sheer propaganda, a mirage, a phantom, a sham. CAN is chasing shadows.”
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