Friday, March 8, 2013
Jama’atu Nasril Islam Decries Persecution Of Muslim Women Over Hijab
Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) yesterday rose from its annual central meeting in Kaduna condemning the persecution of Muslim women in some states for wearing hijab.
Information Nigeria reports that last week Thursday, scores of Muslim Students under the aegis of Muslim Students Society (MSS) stormed the office of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola to protest the alleged banning of Muslim students from wearing Hijab in public schools, saying it is a victimisation of their religion.
But in a statement by its Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, JNI said “Muslims are still being denied their constitutional rights to practice their religion unhindered and are even being persecuted in some instances as recently witnessed in some parts of the country.
“Bearing in mind the prevalence of ignorance in the Ummah and the existence of teeming population of non-Muslims that are ignorant about Islam, the meeting called on the JNI and other Islamic organisations to intensify and diversify their da’awah work and strategies,” the statement read.