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MURIC reacts to viral Kwara Arabic school video

October 11, 2021

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Prof. Ishaq Akintola

PRESS RELEASE

Muslims in Kwara State and the general public have been urged to desist from jumping to conclusions on the viral video in which viral video were severely beaten.

Making the call on Monday, 11th October, 2021 was the director and founder of an Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola.

He said, “While we regard the punishment meted to the students as too harsh, we maintain that the action of the school authorities should not be judged in isolation. The fact that the parents requested the school to discipline their children must not be ignored.

“MURIC is also in possession of another video in which the students confessed that they engaged in shameful and unIslamic actions, namely, visiting a club, drinking alcohol, bathing themselves with alcohol, etc. These are horrible acts in which ordinary Muslims must not be involved.

“Arabic schools are the repository of morality and the vault of uprightness. They are the conscience of the Ummah. The offence committed by those students becomes more unacceptable when the actors are students of an Arabic school who are expected to be the epitome of morality and religiousity.

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