“Those who think they can ride roughshod on the rights of Muslims just because their co-Christian colonialists did it successfully will have to wake up and realise that Muslims are equal stakeholders in this country.” READ FULL STATEMENT BELOW STOP PRESS!
HIJAB IS CONSTITUTIONALOn the 13th of December, 2017, a young female Nigerian graduate of Law, Miss Abdulsalam Firdaus Amosa, was prevented from joining her colleagues for the momentous call to bar ceremony at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
No law is superior to the Nigerian Constitution which is the grundnorm of Nigeria.
Basically, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria guarantees Nigerians their freedom of religion.
“Sometimes Muslims are deliberately shut out from the media on issues that concern them, while at other times we see parochial representation of Islam and the Nigerian Muslims.
“It is now common to hear Muslims being referred to as terrorists in the media; that is condemnable.
“It is a fact that Muslims are not adequately represented in the media but we can make a difference by discouraging incompetence and embracing professionalism,” he said.“She has been denied of rightfully joining her professional colleagues just because of her religion.She has been exposed to ridicule and opprobrium by standing for her religious rights.The group threatened nationwide protest and a fierce legal action should the law school fail to rescind its decision not to call the affected graduate, Firdaus Amosa, to the bar.“There is no doubt that Abdulsalam Firdaos Amosa has been victimized, humiliated and traumatised by the Nigerian Law School, the Body of Benchers and the Council for Legal Education on account of her faith,” the statement said.