Muslims Demand Their Own New Year, January 1 For False God Of Rome

Muslims in Nigeria have demanded for their own equivalent of January 1, which is the beginning of the year.

In Nigeria, January 1 is observed as a public holiday to mark the beginning of the year.
There have been arguments that the January 1 holiday is largely that of Christians as Muslims have a different calendar for the year.
Some State Governments have in the last few years been declaring holiday to mark the beginning of the Islamic calendar year.
Restating the positions of Muslims on Monday in a statement, the Muslim Rights Concern said the time has come for the Federal Government to give Muslims that own January 1.
In the statement signed by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, MURIC said: “As usual and since colonial days into Nigeria’s post-independence period, the Federal Government declared today, 1st January 2018, as a public holiday.
“The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) observes that today’s holiday fully consolidated the two-day Christmas holiday and enabled Nigerian Christians to kick off the 2018 Christo-Western Gregorian calendar.
“However, conscious Nigerian Muslims, particularly stakeholders in the welfare of Muslims as well as the growth and development of Islam in Nigeria, approached today’s holiday with mixed feelings. First and foremost, we express happiness for our Christian neighbours who were able to spend the day giving full practice, expression and manifestation of their faith. On the other hand, we experienced a feeling of despair, isolation and marginalization.
“Our feeling of marginalization arises from the reality of the Nigerian situation which has conditioned Muslims in the country for religious segregation and subjected them to spiritual apartheid.
“Here we are today, enjoying January 1st holiday which was declared by the Federal Government (FG) of Nigeria in recognition of the Christo-Western Gregorian calendar. But the same FG which recognizes this Christian calendar is yet to declare 1st Muharram a public holiday in recognition of the Islamic calendar despite several petitions and appeals to it dating back to the 60s. Surprisingly, some people still complain that Nigeria is Islamised!

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