“I’m not really a big fan of BBN but MURIC calling on Buhari to ban the TV show is another example of misplaced priorities,” says a Twitter user called Local Black Man as the Muslim Rights Concern(MURIC) calls for the ban of Big Brother Naija reality show.
The MURIC through its its Founder and Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Friday, 12th July attacked President Muhammad Buhari for allowing the show to go on, labeling it as “immoral, dangerous and Bohemian.”
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We are being forcibly dragged to a world of nudity, shamelessness and open promiscuity. Inmates of BBNaija kiss, romance and engage in sex openly. BBNaija is Bohemian, anti-social, crude and immoral. It constitutes a potent danger to every home. BBNaija is Satanic. It is unacceptable.
“Where are our norms and values? Is it part of African culture to engage in sex in the open? Where are the authorities? Is the Ministry of Information and Culture sleeping? Is the National Orientation Agency on sabbatical? Who will protect our children from this despicable onslaught? Who did this to Nigeria?
“This reality show is dragging our children into a life of moral debauchery. It is robbing them of the last vestiges of honour. It is deleting the word ‘shame’ from their vocabulary. BB Naija has alienated our youth from the elders. A yawning lacuna now exists between the young and the old. Irreversible social crisis looms.
“We must see those who woo our young ones with humongous amounts of money, big cars and palatial buildings as those bent on destroying industry, diligence and integrity particularly among the youth. Nothing destroys a nation faster than materialism. The daughters of Jezebel are here already. Unless the authorities move with the speed of lightning, human dignity in Nigeria is going, going, going!
“Or do we not realize that for every single BB Naija inmate who wins big amount of money and a car, more than 50 million young people are misled? Qur’an 30:41 says, ‘Evil has appeared on both land and sea as a result of the handiworks of men…’ The Bible in Ephesians 4:19 was also describing these people when it says, ‘Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.’
“Already, the desperate quest for wealth by all means has gripped Nigerian youth like hay fever. It has railroaded them into Yahoo Yahoo, ritual killings and a museum mentality for the collection of female panties. Where exactly are we going?
“This development calls for serious concern and we are deeply concerned because we are the Muslim Rights Concern. Our hearts bleed in MURIC. This is the kind of evil that Muslim and Christian leaders should unite to fight with all their strength instead of dissipating their energy on a phantom Islamisation, a mirage called Fulanisation, Maradonic religiousity and gymnastic spirituality.
“We can put an end to this anomaly called BB Naija if Christians and Muslims bury the hatchet and come together to fight evil. Home is home. Moral debauchery knows no religion. The destructive influence of television shows like BB Naija penetrates both Christian and Muslim homes.
“Ditto for the custodians of our culture and tradition. Our traditional rulers ignore a program like this which has all the potentials to diminish the dignity of our culture. They are fighting over who should be chairman of the Council of traditional rulers. They want to be the King of kings and rivals of the Supreme Creator. Who placed a curse on Nigeria?
“Homo sapiens may not respect a single snake when they see one. But can anyone wait to see what follows if the cobra leads and it is faithfully followed by the python, the black mamba, rattle snake, garter snake and the anaconda? So what do you think will happen if our traditional rulers from the East, West and North march on Aso Rock to demand the immediate halt of this horrible show?
“To cap the edifice, MURIC calls for immediate and total ban on this satanic television show. We charge the Ministry of Information and Culture to move swiftly against BB Naija before moral debauchery becomes Nigeria’s middle name. Nigerian youth must be protected from themselves and the time to do so is now. We invite the National Assembly to intervene immediately and we appeal to traditional rulers to add their voices to this campaign.”
About burying the hatchet and coming together, @MeetHajaar says,
Dear Muric, find ways to end the Almajiri System in Nigeria, Fight for rights of Muslim women in Nigeria, provide and cater for the needs of poor Muslims across Nigeria, Find jobs for jobless Muslim graduates. This and Falz should be secondary. Focus on the primaries.
You don’t do anything… you never do. The only time we see you is when you want to curb “immorality”. What is your main goal Exactly? Isn’t it to fight for the rights of Muslims? Focus on Those rights and stop chasing trivial issues. As a Muslim, I’m ashamed.
Ashamed I don’t ever hear your voice when it is needed.
Anyways, a user opened eyes, the only way MURIC could know about BigBrother is by watching.
Dear MURIC, if you don’t like #BBNaija, don’t subscribe to the channel. It is not compulsory. I don’t watch it but some do and you can’t stop them.
Some of you watch porn, patronize prostitutes and masturbate and no one is complaining.
Gaining support, Kelvin Odanz also thinks BBN should be banned. He says,
I think MURIC has a point in saying #BBNaija should be banned. This is an issue of National emergency if you ask me.
#BBNaija is not only distracting us from tackling Fulani herdsmen and corruption in Nigeria, it also infringes on the Religious right of some peace-loving Muslims
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