A Muslim group known as Muslims Against Terror’ has come to the defense of rapper Falz after another group, Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC) issued a warning to him over a video he recently released.
The video titled ‘This is Nigeria’ touched on many issues wrong with the Nigerian society as it featured some girls wearing hijab and dancing shaku shaku. According to Falz, the use of the girls n hijab was to depict the Chibok girls kidnapped by the Islamist terror group, Boko Haram.
The video was condemned by MURIC with claims that it ridicules their religion. They gave the rapper seven days ultimatum to take down the video or face consequence.
Reacting to MURIC’s statement, Muslims Against Terror stated that the group does not have an understanding of veil usage.
Below is a statement in part, from the Muslim Against Terror Group.
“In clear contradiction to what MURIC’s Professor Ishaq Akintola claimed, Islam or Muslim was NEVER mentioned in the video and the veil is not owned by Islam but worn by anyone who so feels, hopefully to the pleasure of Muslims and worn by nuns and sometimes forcibly doused by terrorists on their captors as happened in the Chibok case.
“Where did Ishaq see Islam or Muslim in this video?
“Was this subvert threat of a possible repeat of radical and meaningless, unjustified violence by misguided Islamists in the past, a means of merely defending the Buhari administration possibly negatively affected by the viral video and defending Fulani herder-related terrorism by attempting to present the video as religiously provocative? The video was not.
“If at all the video provoked any religion it was the Christian faith, by ridiculing pastors casting out demons via grabbing female breasts, and also laying direct attacks at pastors involved in the establishment of universities which their congregations cannot attend.”
The group also urged MURIC to focus on the issues raised in the video.
“As regards truths of value in the video, there were very many that seemed not to be digested by Professor Ishaq, including that the people are extremely poor, medical facilities are poor, that we operate a predatory neocolonial-capitalist system fueled on fraud and exploitation, bedeviled with institutionalized corruption, that criminal cases are settled in police stations and not courts, police station closing by six, no electricity, youth work multiple jobs and yet are called lazy by the president.”