Group Calls On Governor Fashola To End Discrimination And Ill-Treatment Of Muslim Women And Girls in Lagos State

Women protesting over "Hijab" discrimination

The Movement for Islamic Culture and Awareness (MICA), an association of Muslim professionals and undergraduates, has thrown its weight behind the calls for justice for Miss Aisha Alabi, a 12-year old student who was flogged over 43 times by Mrs. E. C. Ukpaka, the Principal of her school, for adhering to her faith.

Calling for an end to discrimination and ill-treatment of Muslim women and girls, the outraged MICA called on Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, to investigate the incident and ensure justice under the 1999 Constitution and the Laws of Lagos State.

“Miss Alabi’s alleged offence was that she ‘dared’ to wear the hijab, a mandatory modesty covering for Muslim women,” MICA said in a statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Sulaiman Olokodana.  “It did not matter to Mrs. E. C. Ukpaka that Aisha wore the hijab after official school hours or that the choice to wear a hijab is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution of 1999, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

It stressed that the actions of Mrs. Ukpaka not only constitute an infringement on Sections 34(1)(a), 38 and 39 of the 1999 Constitution but is also illegal under the Laws of Lagos State which banned the flogging of students and apprentices in 2011. “By flogging Miss Alabi, Mrs. Ukpaka abrogated Miss Alabi’s right not to be subjected to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment; her right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and her right to freedom of expression.”

The group reminded Governor Fashola that when his administration passed the law outlawing the ‘caning, beating or physical torture of school students, and of workplace apprentices’, it was celebrated as ‘one of the most constructive, progressive and profoundly humanitarian initiatives ever set forth into law by any elected official in Nigeria since independence.’

It regretted that less than two years later, the same law is being flouted in a most egregious manner and despite the peaceful, orderly and legitimate protests embarked upon by members of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (Lagos Chapter) to register their displeasure over same matter, drawing attention to the slow and unsure response of the government .  The group condemned that attitude as “most unfortunate” as it gives the impression that despite the unambiguous protections of the law – females, Muslims, young persons are not considered to be citizens of Nigeria deserving of this protection.

“Our national anthem reflects our collective yearning for a nation ‘bound in freedom, peace and unity,’” MICA stressed.  “When we allow discriminatory practices to flourish and go unchallenged, we in turn undermine our freedoms, diminish our peace and put unity even more firmly beyond our reach.”
Expressing the belief that this is not the impression the Lagos State Government wants to portray, the group urged Governor Fashola, Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Lagos State Attorney General Ade Ipaye and other stakeholders to act on its request without delay.

In addition to the quest for justice for Miss Alabi, MICA is urging the government to review administrative policies and programs that inhibit religious pluralism; to consult with and convey a summit of faith leaders to identify and address the concerns of various groups; and to take practical steps to uphold and facilitate the multi-religious status of Lagos State and implement/enforce programs and laws that protect vulnerable people from abuse and discrimination.

Full text of the statement:
A CALL TO END DISCRIMINATION AND ILL TREATMENT OF MUSLIM WOMEN AND GIRLS
Lagos, Nigeria The Movement for Islamic Culture and Awareness (MICA); an association of Muslim professionals and undergraduates, lends its voice and outrage to the calls for the attention of H.E., Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola to intervene in the matter of Miss Aisha Alabi, a 12 year old student flogged over 43 times by the Principal of her school for adhering to her faith. We request Governor Fashola to:

    Investigate and ensure justice under the 1999 Constitution and the Laws of Lagos State;
    Review administrative policies and programs that inhibit religious pluralism;
    Consult with and convey a summit of faith leaders to identify and address the concerns of various groups; and
    Take practical steps to uphold and facilitate the multi religious status of Lagos State and implement/enforce programs and laws that protect vulnerable people from abuse and discrimination.

Miss Alabi’s alleged offence was that she ‘dared’ to wear the hijab, a mandatory modesty covering for Muslim women. It did not matter to Mrs. E. C. Ukpaka that Aisha wore the hijab after official school hours or that the choice to wear a hijab is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution of 1999, the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The actions of Mrs. Ukpaka not only constitute an infringement on Sections 34(1)(a), 38 and 39 of the 1999 Constitution but also an illegal act under the Laws of Lagos State which banned the flogging of students and apprentices in 2011. By flogging Miss Alabi, Mrs. Ukpaka abrogated Miss Alabi’s right not to be subjected to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment; her right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and her right to freedom of expression.
When Lagos State, under Governor Fashola’s administration, passed the law outlawing the ‘caning, beating or physical torture of school students, and of workplace apprentices’, the law was hailed as ‘one of the most constructive, progressive and profoundly humanitarian initiatives ever set forth into law by any elected official in Nigeria since independence.’ However less than two years later, the same law is being flouted in a most egregious manner and despite the peaceful, orderly and legitimate protests embarked upon by members of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (Lagos Chapter) to register their displeasure over same matter, we note, with concern, the slow and unsure response by the Lagos State Government (LASG). This is most unfortunate, because it gives the impression that despite the unambiguous protections of the law – females, Muslims, young persons are not considered to be citizens of Nigeria deserving of this protection.

Our national anthem reflects our collective yearning for a nation ‘bound in freedom, peace and unity’. When we allow discriminatory practices to flourish and go unchallenged, we in turn undermine our freedoms, diminish our peace and put unity even more firmly beyond our reach.
We, at MICA, are sure that this is not the impression the LASG wants to portray and as such we urge Governor Fashola, H.E.; the Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Attorney General of Lagos State, Mr. Ade Ipaye and other stakeholders to act on our request without delay.
Signed on behalf of the Movement for Islamic Culture and Awareness
 
Sulaiman Olokodana
Executive Secretary

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@"'MODESTY' BY ANONYMOUS @KENETH'" BY OLANIYI

"BE OBJECTIVE, FAIR AND TRUTHFUL IN YOUR ARGUMENTS. What is your proof of unfairness and falsehood in the comment posted?
"LIES ARE TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE EVEN IN CHRISTIANITY". Does this mean that Christians are liars or that Christianity is dubious?
"DO NOT MISLEAD OTHER READERS--WITH YOUR LIES". Without showing what lies I have told, you sound like a cracked gramophone record.
"I'LL ADVISE YOU TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RELIGION-- AND THEN FOLLOW THE TENETS BEFORE ARGUING WITH OTHERS ABOUT THEIR RELIGION". I challenge you to prove all your assertions.
After posting the comment which has peeved you, somebody challenged me to authenticate what I said. In a subsequent post I referred him to muhammadan sources and he kept quiet.
You are angry that such unspeakable things could be attributed to anyone. To you they are improbable and whoever could do or could have done them
deserves only scorn. But somebody did them. That was Muhammad, the prophet/founder of islam. There are no lies.

@'MODESTY' BY ANONYMOUS @KENETH

Be ojective, fair and truthful in your arguments. Lies are totally unacceptable even in Christianity. Do not mislead other readers (who wouldn't use appropriate media to seek knowledge) with your lies. I'll advise you to understand your religion (which you obviously don't) and then follow the tenets before arguing with others about their religion.

@'MUSLIMS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM, YOUR BIGOTRY IS!!! BY ANONYMOUS

"-PEOPLE LIKE YOU, LIKE PULLING OUT STATISTICS FROM THE THIN AIR AND BLAMING EVERYONE BUT YOURSELF FOR YOUR MYOPIC DESTRUCTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS-". Pointing out that some people use the pretext of going to the mosque to stay away from work on Fridays and Mondays amounts to 'destruction of human rights'. When did it become one's right to get paid for work not done? There can be no more bigotry than when somebody thinks that wrong is right. MUSLIMS AND THEIR BIGOTRY ARE THE PROBLEMS FACING HUMANITY.

@'MUSLIMS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM, YOUR BIGOTRY IS!!! BY ANONYMOUS

"-PEOPLE LIKE YOU, LIKE PULLING OUT STATISTICS FROM THE THIN AIR AND BLAMING EVERYONE BUT YOURSELF FOR YOUR MYOPIC DESTRUCTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS-". Pointing out that some people use the pretext of going to the mosque to stay away from work on Fridays and Mondays amounts to 'destruction of human rights'. When did it become one's right to get paid for work not done? There can be no more bigotry than when somebody thinks that wrong is right. MUSLIMS AND THEIR BIGOTRY ARE THE PROBLEMS FACING HUMANITY.

MUSLIMS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM, YOUR BIGOTRY IS!!!

But then you don't have to justify your statements...people like you, like pulling out statistics from the thin air and blaming everyone but yourself for your myopic destruction of human rights.
You can keep your rants on but as the truth has found others and we (MUSLIMS) are recording massive return of people to our blessed way of life, surely there is hope for you and those that share your thoughts to, at the very least come to terms with the reality-MUSLIMS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM, YOUR BIGOTRY IS!!!

MUSLIMS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM, YOUR BIGOTRY IS!!!

Nonetheless, you would have to give us realistic surveys of how many corporate organizations you have been to and how many Muslims you have seen miss the Friday workday not to mention Monday for you to justify your statements. In any humane organization, usually the one hour on Friday taken by Muslims to pray is often the lunch hour and that is even in organizations that are ideal and not biased. So pray tell, what office do you work in that your Muslim colleagues do not come to work on Fridays and Mondays.

MUSLIMS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM, YOUR BIGOTRY IS!!!

Na wa Kenneth! Everything you write just reeks of your of bigotry and hypocrisy. I used to think that people like you existed like a 100 years ago...suffice to say, you haven't caught up with the civilised society yet...hope you do soon.

@MR KENNETH! BY DRMUBIN 2

Arabs trained in Indian universities in the physical and medical sciences, pharmacology, toxicology, astronomy and mathematics. The figure zero('0')and the decimal point were invented by the Hindus. It is said that a Chinese visitor to an Indian school was amazed at how advanced the educational system had gone such that children aged below 10 yrs were very sound in the sciences, mathematics and the arts. All that were destroyed with the invasion by muslims.
The numerals are called 'Arabic' but not 'islamic'. Even at that, what I see on Arab tv channels do not bear much resemblance to what we were taught in school.
So how has the website u referred me to helped u? If anything, it validates my position that what the muslims passed of as theirs were actually the products of other cultures in subjugated territories. The muslims pilfered or plagiarized what they did not destroy. If they were so advanced, how come that it coincided with islamic expansionism?

@'MR KENNETH!' BY DRMUBIN

I choose to ignore ur uncouth behaviour. However, thanks for the post u referred me to. The opening paragraph says: "Science In The Medieval World(c750 CE-1258 CE) 'DURING THIS TIME, INDIAN, ASSYRIAC, IRANIANS AND ESPECIALLY GREEK KNOWLEDGE WAS TRANSLATED INTO ARABIC. THESE TRANSLATIONS BECAME A WELLSPRING FOR SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES, BY SCIENTISTS FROM THE ISLAMIC CIVILIZATIONS, DURING THE MIDDLE AGES'"'.
"SCIENTISTS WITHIN THE ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION WERE OF DIVERSE ETHNICITIES.MOST WERE PERSIANS, ARABS,MOORS, ASSYRIANS, AND EGYPTIANS, BUT THERE WERE ALSO SOME CHRISTIANS, JEWS AND IRRELIGIOUS"
Ibn Khaldun:"IT IS A REMARKABLE FACT THAT WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS, MOST MUSLIM SCHOLARS IN THE INTELLECTUAL SCIENCES WERE "AJAMS"('PERSISNS')".
Elementary geography will tell u that the GREEKS are Europeans. All that the muslims did was to translate the works of other cultures and build on them.Universities were in India long before the muslims thought of one.

@Mr kenneth!

mr kenneth !, much i dont want to insult u (u r not worht it really!) i still think i owe it to other readers n posterity to register this fact: u are a total DISGRACE to scientific knowledge! why? heres y
if u say Islam contributed nothin to science n development of mankind then y
1, that u were taught in pry sch that 1,2,3 and so on were called ARABIC numerals! who invented it?
2, the very first known universities founded in d whole world were AlAzhar(cairo) n Qairuwan(morrocco)in d 9th century AD
3,there were hundreds of Islamic inventors in d areas of medicine, astronomy, chemistry, philosophy, geometry, mathematics, sociology, surgery, architecture, optics, ophthalmology,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_in_the_medieval_Islamic_world

@'CRAZY' BY DRMUBIN

Check your facts, France does not allow the wearing of hijab to school. You are, however, correct about the other dhimmi countries.

@'CRAZY' BY DRMUBIN

Check your facts, France does not allow the wearing of hijab to school. You are, however, correct about the other dhimmi countries.

@'BE OBJECTIVE' BY MUMIN

The muhammadan can never remove the beam from his eyes before seeing the speck in the other person's eye. What have I said which muhammadan commentators have not? Somebody quoted the quran to justify why muhammadans cannot be friendly with Jews and Christians. Is that not a clear declaration of enmity? With such injunction, is the quran not inciting hate and violence? If people are killed because of quranic provisions it does not matter but you expect people to die because of my innocent but factual comments. No wonder Muhammadans are hardly bothered by the killings by boko haram who base their actions on the quran. I am quite aware that sedition in muhammadanism means saying the truth which is against islam.
Just do humanity a favour and point out what in my comment is vile and capable of leading to deadly violence.

@'BE OBJECTIVE' BY MUMIN

The muhammadan can never remove the beam from his eyes before seeing the speck in the other person's eye. What have I said which muhammadan commentators have not? Somebody quoted the quran to justify why muhammadans cannot be friendly with Jews and Christians. Is that not a clear declaration of enmity? With such injunction, is the quran not inciting hate and violence? If people are killed because of quranic provisions it does not matter but you expect people to die because of my innocent but factual comments. No wonder Muhammadans are hardly bothered by the killings by boko haram who base their actions on the quran. I am quite aware that sedition in muhammadanism means saying the truth which is against islam.
Just do humanity a favour and point out what in my comment is vile and capable of leading to deadly violence.

BE OBJECTIVE

Mr KENNETH.wit all ur research in2 d DEEN of d ALMIGHTY U STIL STOOP SO LOW IN INSULTS.U CN NEVA CHANGE WT D CREATOR HZ DESTINED.AN ADVICE,IF U ARE A TRUE CHRISTIAN OR A RELIGIOUS PERSON TRY NT 2 INSULT PPLE.U AR A GROWN UP BT U ACT DIFERENTLY.IN WT EVA U DO,B OBJECTIVE,LUK 4REASONS Y TINS HAPPEN,MAKE SENSIBLE DEDUCTIONS N BRING UP CREDIBLE CONCLUSIONS.DNT JST READ N WRITE 4D JOY OF IT.WORDZ HV POWER.ANY INNOCENT PERSON DT DIES AS A RESULT OF UR VILE COMMENTS IS ON U.

BE OBJECTIVE

Mr KENNETH.wit all ur research in2 d DEEN of d ALMIGHTY U STIL STOOP SO LOW IN INSULTS.U CN NEVA CHANGE WT D CREATOR HZ DESTINED.AN ADVICE,IF U ARE A TRUE CHRISTIAN OR A RELIGIOUS PERSON TRY NT 2 INSULT PPLE.U AR A GROWN UP BT U ACT DIFERENTLY.IN WT EVA U DO,B OBJECTIVE,LUK 4REASONS Y TINS HAPPEN,MAKE SENSIBLE DEDUCTIONS N BRING UP CREDIBLE CONCLUSIONS.DNT JST READ N WRITE 4D JOY OF IT.WORDZ HV POWER.ANY INNOCENT PERSON DT DIES AS A RESULT OF UR VILE COMMENTS IS ON U.

@'MR KENNETH, GOD HELPED YOU TO' BY ANONYMOUS

Bukhari 7:62:64; Muslim 008:3310 and others. They all say that Aisha was 6 yrs old when married to Muhammad. When she was 9 yrs, Muhammad consummated the marriage. Bukhari 8:73:151 as at the time of consummating the marriage she was still playing with her dolls. That Mary was pregnant when she was betrothed to Joseph shows that she was past her puberty.Show proof that she was 9 yrs old. In Bukhari 1:4:209, it is reported that Aisha used to wash semen stains on the clothes Muhammad wore to the mosque.
During the battle of Khayyabar, Safiyya's husband, Kinanan, was beheaded by Muhammad who went on to take the woman and slept with her while the mutilated body was still unburied.A period of 4 months is prescribed for the 'idda'. But did Muhammad observe it when 'marrying' Safiyya? Islam did not abolish any slave trade. Muhammad and his wives had slaves. Aisha alone manumitted about 40 slaves in just one day. How many were in his household? Slavery is on-going in islamic countries.

@'MR KENNETH, GOD HELPED YOU TO' BY ANONYMOUS

Bukhari 7:62:64; Muslim 008:3310 and others. They all say that Aisha was 6 yrs old when married to Muhammad. When she was 9 yrs, Muhammad consummated the marriage. Bukhari 8:73:151 as at the time of consummating the marriage she was still playing with her dolls. That Mary was pregnant when she was betrothed to Joseph shows that she was past her puberty.Show proof that she was 9 yrs old. In Bukhari 1:4:209, it is reported that Aisha used to wash semen stains on the clothes Muhammad wore to the mosque.
During the battle of Khayyabar, Safiyya's husband, Kinanan, was beheaded by Muhammad who went on to take the woman and slept with her while the mutilated body was still unburied.A period of 3 months is prescribed for the 'idda'. But did Muhammad observe it when 'marrying' Safiyya? Islam did not abolish any slave trade. Muhammad and his wives had slaves. Aisha alone manumitted about 40 slaves in just one day. How many were in his household? Slavery is on-going in islamic countries.

@'THE FLOGGING OF A 12-YEAR OLD STUDENT' BY DR DARLINGTON EGBU

"-THE NASS(SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REP) SHOULD, AS A MATTER OF URGENCY, BAN ANY FORM OF COPORAL PUNISHMENT; MAKE IT AN OFFENCE-". Let us hope that the muhammadans, who are shouting to the high heavens now, will accept that proposal. It is in the quranic schools that one sees the worst form of corporal punishment. It is mandatory that a child under 10 be flogged if he fails to say his prayers and memorize the quran so that he can become a 'hafiz' or expert reciter. In Cardiff, Wales, a muhammadan women flogged her 7 year old son to death and then burnt the body. His offense was inability to cram the quran thus putting the family honour at risk.
"-BECAUSE THE MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS NEED EACH OTHER IN THAT COUNTRY". It seems you are living in another galaxy. Otherwise you would have known that the muhammadans are nothing but bad market. Who needs a group whose mentality left them even b4 the 'big bang'? Their preoccupation is to dismember human beings.NO TO THAT PROPOSITION.

d fact

It's obviours from the coments posted on this page y the ss/se were being killed in d north even the qur'an said "they will never like or accept u until u bcome like them"nomatter how clear the truth is even qouting 4rm their holy book they won't listing cause their reasoning faculty has been blocked by Shaitan just like that of Firhaon(FARAHO) and they shall end up like him if they died unrepented,blindfolded in this world their eyes shall open in d hereafter.2 d erant principle go 2 ss/se and pratice ur religion discreaminatn there and do not distabilized the peacefull coesistence will enjoy in the sw

Shaaaaarap little lad. What

Shaaaaarap little lad. What is the essence of this hijaab in question? To cover head and neck only? What of the buttom being left open? I ask because I used to see young girls with hijaab that covers head and neck only, with modest skate showing if she is wearing panties or boxer. PLEASE, THE HIJAAB SHOULD BE USED TO COVER BOTTOM, NOT NECK AND HEAD. Because guys eyes are not to the head or neck, but to buttocks. Thanks.

@ 'SECULAR STATE INDEED' BY ANONYMOUS

"-WHY IS IT THAT ONLY SUNDAYS AND NOT FRIDAYS ARE REST DAYS IN NIGERIA-". Christians observe Saturdays and Sundays as rest days. Those are official rest days. Muslims do not work on Fridays on the pretext of going to the mosque. As if that was not bad enough, they add Mondays too. Effectively, muslims work for 3 days in the week whereas Christians work for 5 days. What are you complaining about?

@'PATHETIC REMI' BY ABBA

"-GO AND READ ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTION OF ISLAM TO SCIENCE IN MEDIEVAL AGE, WHEN THE CHRISTIANS WERE IN THE WOODS, MUSLIMS WERE THE WORLD'S SCIENTISTS."How did it happen that in spite of all their advancement, Arabia remained one of the most backward regions of the world until recently rescued by petro-dollars? It is not islamic science that landed man on the moon. It is not islamic science that has put the rover on Mars. It is not islamic science that has extracted oil from the deserts of Saudi Arabia. The Mutazilites of the 'golden age of islam' were learned men from Persia and India who had a pedigree of education behind them. They were regarded as heretics and apostates with disastrous consequences. They were educated not bcos of islam but in spite of islam. Muhammadans destroyed everything about learning in every territory they conquered. Institutions of advance learning were burnt down and in their places madrassas sprang up. Poverty and slavery of indigenes became the order.

crazy!

Waoh!waaaooooohhh!!! Some people just av to go for sanity checks. D principal flogged d girl 43 times n someone is defending as reasonable! In a sane country she wld neva hold chalk again !!
Insanity no2 d girl was wearing d hijab outside school hours for crying out loud! Which bloody right does d teacher av flog her for any bloody reason?!
Insanity no3 d state just passed a law proscribing corporal punishment!
Insanity no4 even in the UK, Southafrica, france n other so called western n enlightened nations muslim girls wear hijab to schools! Yes public, govt-funded schools! These r ur so-called secular societies! Only a mad man/woman wld not check this facts on d internet or other media!
Insanity no5 how d heck does wearing hijab of a person affect d other person not wearing! Does it disturb d other student from reading or d teacher from teaching?!
Yes part of our major problem in dis country is dat most people are losing d ability to think rationally! Dats INSANITY!

@'MR KENNETH, GOD HELPED YOU TO' BY ANONYMOUS

Bukhari 7:62:64; Muslim 008:3310 and others. They all say that Aisha was 6 yrs old when married to Muhammad. When she was 9 yrs, Muhammad consummated the marriage. Bukhari 8:73:151 as at the time of consummating the marriage she was still playing with her dolls. That Mary was pregnant when she was betrothed to Joseph shows that she was past her puberty.Show proof that she was 9 yrs old. In Bukhari 1:4:209, it is reported that Aisha used to wash semen stains on the clothes Muhammad wore to the mosque.
During the battle of Khayyabar, Safiyya's husband, Kinanan, was beheaded by Muhammad who went on to take the woman and slept with her while the mutilated body was still unburied.A period of 3 months is prescribed for the 'idda'. But did Muhammad observe it when 'marrying' Safiyya? Islam did not abolish any slave trade. Muhammad and his wives had slaves. Aisha alone manumitted about 40 slaves in just one day. How many were in his household? Slavery is on-going in islamic countries.

RE: REALLY SAD @Anonymous

You are the best. A balanced, fair and well-informed comment.

@akpo1 Retarded idiot i keep

@akpo1

Retarded idiot i keep wondering when your federal republic of SS and SE will come to pass, is it after your people have been totally decimated,cowards calling other people names.

here what your coward leader say after more than three years of killing your people:

Chief Uwazuruike, while reacting to the bomb blasts in Kano yesterday said the Igbo had been pushed to the wall by the Boko Haram insurgency, adding that the people would be left with no other option than to defend themselves.

"I am ready to declare another civil war in this country if this killings and other senseless activities on Ndigbo continue like this because I know that it was this type of massacre that brought about the first civil war in Nigeria." "I am disappointed in our people, when they were being slaughtered, I brought out buses to bring them home, but they refused to come home and remained in the North.

@'THINK WELL MY CHRISTIAN BROTHERS & SISTERS' BY ANONYMOUS

Muhammadan or not, lashing a 12 yr old child 43 strokes of the cane was brutal. A recalcitrant child deserves punishment but not to this magnitude. However, it cannot be ruled out that this incident has been blown out of proportion to justify the execution of a sinister plot which may be in the offing.It is to give bh an excuse to kill more Christians.
'-HV U 4GOTEN THAT MARY THE MOTHER OF UR LORD JESUS CHRIST WAS USING HIJAB? Where did u get such nonsense from? Hijab was Umar's idea when he recognized Sawuda in the night who had gone to answer the call of nature. His intention was to keep Muhammad's young wives from the lustful prying eyes of his followers. Allah, who always lack originality, thought that this was a good idea. So the 'revelation' came down in Umar's exact same words. To lust for a 12 yr old yr is a muhammadan preserve. There is history behind it.Moreover, they are reputed to have eternal erection. That is why their women dress like hooded vultures.

LET'S PEACE REIGN IN THIS COUNTRY

I am not surprise by all the comment posted as regarding this report. Let's peace regin in this country and let all obey the rule and regulation guiding wherever we may find ourselves in life. If Hijab is not allowed in a school, dont wear it to flout rule and hide under religion. Parent should send their wards to school where they would not flout the rules and regulations of the school. And for the regulators let us deals with issues of religion that are sensitive with due care and respect. If a ward flout rule and regualtion lets discuss it with their parent in a mature way for the issue to be resolve amicably. Religion is very sensitive and we should not allow it to destroy the peace and unity of this country. God bless Nigeria.

This is what APC stands for Buhari and tinubu Arewa Peoples club

That a 12 yrs old gal was flogged 45 times and SR is out here carrying such a story with all the ongoing killings by boko haram in the Fulani North? Tinubu ati Fashola are both hard core Moslems-so what are these Moslems protesters talking about here? Its a shame that FASHOLA would sponsor such rubbish against a teacher who is not Yoruba-when did the wearing of hijab become a national issue in a secular country like 9ja? Even Turkey does not allow d wearing of hi-jabs in schools-because of d secular nature of that country-I have said it severally that Tinubu was out to turn the SW into an Islamic republic-That is what Arewa Peoples Club APC stands for. Would Buhari who urged Moslems not to vote for Christians not encourage the spread of such ideas 2 d west? When Buhari was asked why he made that statement he said, ( I was misquoted by a Yoruba reporter!) Do we have Ijaw, Ibo and Kanuri reporters in 9ja? See d man who wants to be president!?

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