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Is Nigeria Gradually Turning Into An Islamic Country?

[/b]How Islamic banking can boost economy, by Lamido, others[b]

[/i]THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Sanusi Lamido, and other experts have expressed their support for Islamic banking in the country since it has much potential to boost the economy.[i]

Above is an excerpt from guardian, WHy must everything in this country be turned into an islamic issue, I m wondering is it possible to have a Nigeria where there is no state sponsoring of religion citing our religious complicities,

Currently below are issues that makes me wonder why don't we become a full blown islamic state

1. Islamic Banking about to take root

2. Nigeria is a member of Organization of Islamic (OIC) countries

3. Tax payers money is used every year to sponsor people to the hajj, there is even an office for the hajj

4. Tax payers money are used to sponsor a militant organization i.e Hisbah police known as religious police in the North

5. Last week a yoruba Islamic scholar Ishaq Akintola, was clamoring for the Arabic letters in the Naira. He's reason being because there are muslims in this country.

6. national mosque , for what, as well as national ecumenical center?

FOR THE RECORD I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING PERSONALLY ABOUT MUSLIMS,, BUT AT THE SAME TIME CAN'T THEY SEE NIGERIA IS A MULTI-RELIGIOUS COUNTRY, NO WINCH WOULD MAKE NIGERIA AN ISLAMIC NOR A CHRISTIAN STATE SO WE BETTER DOING THINGS FOR THE COUNTRY IRRESPECTIVE OR RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONS

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Choice?

In Nigeria?

you must not know the country you're talking about

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Islamic Banking is a choice, nobody is insisting you must patronize it.

If Nigeria must be "Financial Center" as it wants, then offering different types of banking services is important.

@ ekpan, the Federal Government also sponsors Christian primilage to Israel every year.

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Whatever it may be

we don't want it

can't you people respect other people and their views?

why must you shove down this Islamic nonsense down our throats and wave it like a hankie in our faces?

Would you be this tolerant if an Amadioha system of banking was introduced?

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@ Sagamite u right, i have the barest understanding of islamic banking, Well am not an Islamic Scholar, Am just trying to have a conversation going on. Islamic banking might be 100% great , Sharia might be 100% great if applied appropriately, BUT as human nature people are suspicious of what they dont know, Just like me trying to promote a PURITAN STATE, I see Muslims jumping up saying its crusade

So my own Ideology is that in a diverse and often violence happy country like Nigeria, why cant we just keep religions to ourself and stop STate from propogating it cos some section would always feel left out(its just a natural feeeling)

HIT ME BACK>>>Lets conversate, no yawa

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Na small, small dem de start, den Gboa! Our eyes go clear!

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De motto of una army na "victory from Allah alone". It is in Arabic.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_banking

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I'm so surprised at how ignorant some people can be. At a time when Islamic banking is taking the frontburner in global economic discourse, it's a pity some people still do not know what Islamic banking is. Top financial institutions around the world like HSBC are already into Islamic banking.

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na today?

Thank God I'm from Eastern Nigeria with a negligible ,infinitesimal, .00001% Muslim population that'll be crushed like sand flies if they started any katakata.

They have no choice but to be as peaceful as can be.

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Nigeria is not gradually turning into an Islamic country, it's rapidly becoming an islamic country.

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Naw its turning into A VERY SECULAR COUNTRY.

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Only for SOME civil issues, NEVER on criminal matters.

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abeg this is not communist russia

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Don't forget Iraq, Iran, and Afganistan - women have absolutely no right, Sharia for the poor reigns. Oh yes why not,  it is really serve the average Northerner well.

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Ban all religion in Nigeria.

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It seems you have the barest understanding of Islamic banking and have mixed this with your panic. Let me run through your points one-by-one.

1. There is Islamic banking in the UK and many European countries, does that mean they are turning into full blown Islamic countries? Even in the UK, they have Sharia courts which can make judgements. Does that mean it is an Islamic country.

2. You run faulty again, OIC stands for Organization of the Islamic Conference not countries. And its goals is not to Islaminized countries but to promote the interest of muslims and promote good values in muslims. Although Nigeria is not an Islamic state, at least 40% are muslims, hence the interest.

3. Same is done for xtians to Jerusalem (although to justify the hajj one). I do not agree with it as I am not religious. I think they should pay for my pilgrimage to Playboy Mansion if that is the case.

4. I think this is unconsitutional. But the morons running the North do not understand what a constitution is, talkless of what it contains. As long as there is no extra allocation for this, I am fine.

5. One slowpoke, and you are losing your feathers?

6. There is also a church.

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Nigeria should look into them self AND see what they really want i thing Muslim in Nigeria should support the statS of Biafra so that can do what ever the want with Nigeria.

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No be by mouth o, better beg the powers that be

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islamic ko, koranic ni.

Nigeria will remain a secular state.

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Are you sure? We are already a Member if OIC which by definition is "Organization of Islamic Countries"

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There is no need for that, at same time, there is no reason why one religion shd stop the other from existence.

Religion is part of freedom of being

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No. Nigeria is not gradually becoming an Islamic nation.

Nigeria will forever remain a secular state.

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Why didn't you mention Afghanistan when it was under Taliban rule as an example?

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I dont think so. . . .Nigeria has always been a multi-religious country and will remain so till it dies!

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anything they want make them do, it doesnt change my religon as long as no Northerner try put cutlass for my neck make i convert to islam. na when fire go start to burn.

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If it's turning into an Islamic country it's even better than what it is becoming now, look at Qatar and Malaysia.

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