Wednesday, March 31, 2010
FACEBOOK, BANNED IN AND BY ISLAMIC SHARIA NORTHERN NIGERIA?
When the world thought they have heard the last of Islamic Sharia Northern Nigeria, out of their Islamic hat, they have pulled the mother of all surprises - they have banned Facebook? Recall that it is the same place that gave the world the unwanted gift of the last Christmas day would be diaper-bomber, Farouk Abdulmutallab? The same people also were the merchants of death in the recent slaughter in Jos-Nigeria of more than 500 innocent women and children in their sleep? It is the same people that produced the renegade Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua who have remained incommunicado for over 130 days, absconding from his duty post at Aso Rock? It is the same people that prevented the hosting of Miss World beauty pageant in Nigeria both in Abuja and Lagos Nigeria? It is the same Islamic Sharia Northern Nigerian people that protested a cartoon in far away Danish newspaper in Nigeria, destroying so much in their mad zealotry fury? It is then needless to add that it is the same people that have held Nigeria hostage since its independence in 1960 and the cause majore` of a Nigeria in comatose? Now in order not to be outdone by China with its face-off with Google, the Islamic Sharia Northern Nigeria have imposed an outright ban on the online powerhouse, Facebook? Icheoku asks, would this affront on 21st century global connectivity be allowed to stand in a Nigeria that is looking forward to realizing its 7-point agenda and launch itself into a global power player? Simply propositioned, if these human specimens are bent on taking Nigeria back to the stone-age, why don't they just go alone and unaccompanied; or must they drag everyone before will make that move? They should just secede, move away to make way, and take a hike to the mountains of Tora-Borah to rendezvous with their Taliban brotherhood or better still just pull out of Nigeria and form their own separate Wahhabi Islamic territory as Libyan Moummar Gaddafi has propositioned? Gideon Orkar, it will recalled once nearly granted them this 'everybody's wish,' that they just leave the others alone and in peace? According to the gist coming out of the reclusive Islamic Sharia Northern Nigeria, Facebook was banned because they allowed their portal to be used by some human rights activists who were sharing their disgust and disbelief that in 21st century Nigeria, a section of its polity could indulge in the act of human mutilation under any guise, be it Islamic law enforcement or any other? These mullahs would have the world know of their human-mutilation business and instead prefers to be hitting somebody while preventing that person from also crying? In other words, they prefer that the story of their inhumanity to a fellow man remain shrouded in secrecy and that no outsider gets a pip into the goings on in their enclave? Icheoku says, what a shame that these kind of ruthless people are still sharing the same geographical entity with the rest of other more civilized and more humane Nigerians?
The story continues that one Mallam Buba Bello Jangebe in March 22, 2000 had his right wrist hacked-off, for petty theft, by the Islamic Sharia Zamfara State government in adherence to their Islamic Sharia prescription for such offence? A group of human rights activists/civil society organisation, Civil Rights Congress (CRC), in commemoration of the 10 year anniversary of the first government-sanctioned human mutilation ever recorded in Nigeria, picked up the story and were analyzing it online via Facebook. But the Sharia court ordered the group to cease and desist from further discussing of the matter and issued an injunction restraining what he termed 'their Facebook activism?' It is also worthy of note that it is the same al-Queida's second in command, Egyptian Ahman al-Zawahiri's group, the Muslim Brotherhood Association, that its Nigerian branch petitioned in this case to stop and/or ban the 'Face-booking' of this human cruelty to another man! They had brought a suit asking for injunction against further online discussion on Facebook of this human mutilation; claiming in their argument that to allow the online activism to continue will amount to "inciting the people against Sharia law and its amputation doctrine?" Explaining why the brotherhood sought the injunction, its Nigeria chapter leader, Mallam Abu Sufyan, said it was in order to protect the sanctity of Islamic Sharia law decisions and to protect the image of Islam which is being threatened by such a debate on Facebook? Icheoku cries bloody murder; and says, imagine this people speaking of 'image' when their daily actions is their worst nightmare and continually soil their so called image? What a logic on its head this Mallam Sufyan just canvassed? But what do you expect from a group which expects to be rewarded with 70 virgins in a delusional Eldorado after suicide-bombing and killing hundreds of innocent people; but will not flinch at the slaughtering hundreds of innocent women and children in their sleep? Icheoku hopes it will not be out of place to remind us all that it is the same religion that its adherents, flew two planes into the World trade Centers and just last 48 hours blew people up in a Moscow's underground; yet this mullah is talking about image? An image which befits a whore or an armed robber? Anyway the good news however is that no matter the outcome of a planned appeal of the case, luckily enough, the res is beyond the the reach of Islamic Sharia-Northern Nigeria. Also enforcing this retrogressive judgment will be impossible since Facebook is beyond the jurisdictional forum of the Northern Nigeria Islamic Sharia court, also their host-server is not located in Nigeria? However aware of the shortcomings, limitations and possibilities in Nigeria, the court might try and hold personally responsible, anyone that participates in such online discussion who is locally based within the Islamic Northern territory! Nigeria, when will this eye-sore that is Islamic Sharia Northern Nigeria be permanently taken care of?