Muslim group, MURIC, condemns distribution of condoms on Valentine’s Day

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Muslim group, the Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC), has accused the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) of sexual licentiousness for distributing thousands of columns across the country on Valentine’s Day.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation had on Sunday distributed 500,000 units of condom across different locations of Abuja to commemorate Valentine’s Day. 

The Foundation also organized concurrent distribution in six states in Nigeria and 36 countries worldwide.
 
But in a statement by its Executive Director, Ishaq Akintola, a professor, on Tuesday, MURIC said, “The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) strongly condemns this action. It is not only misleading but wrongly timed.

“Apart from the promotion of sexual licentiousness, public and indiscriminate distribution of condoms to both married and single individuals (including secondary school students) on Valentine’s Day is both a disservice to history and a dishonour to St. Valentine himself.
 
“MURIC wishes to straighten the records in view of this crude attempt to distort history. The proper way to mark Valentine’s Day is to mount a strong campaign against premarital sex in particular and sexual promiscuity in general. This is based on the fact that St. Valentine himself died fighting against these societal evils.
 
“Students of history will recall that Emperor Claudius outlawed marriage in the 5th century and forcefully conscripted young men into the army. Sexual recklessness followed the issuance of this decree. St. Valentine confronted the emperor’s draconian decree and joined young men and women in marriages in order to bring sanity back to society. He was subsequently arrested and executed on 14th February, 270 C. E.  
 
“It is therefore an attempt to distort history for any group to mark the day by distributing condoms.

Valentine’s Day is not a day for encouraging young girls to lose their virginity. It is not a day to promote fantasies and secretive dating. All these lead to fornication, adultery and the attendant pains of abortion, teenage pregnancy, single motherhood and irresponsible parentage.   
 
“St. Valentine can be better honoured and productively remembered by mounting a campaign against premarital sex, encouraging preference for marriage to immoral relationship, showcasing the beauty of the institution of marriage as opposed to celibacy, promoting family values, and highlighting responsible parentage.
 
“By the same token, we opine that the distribution of condoms gratis to the public as a way of fighting HIV and AIDS is sheer window-dressing. Those who are genuinely interested in stopping the AIDS scourge are advised to strike at the roots. Indecent and provocative dressing among women is at the root of sexual recklessness in society. Any country which succeeds in controlling this phenomenon will find it easy to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases to their barest minimum.    
 
“In conclusion, we remind Nigerians that every single habit in society is a parameter for judging its people, its present as well as its future. We owe it a duty to check today’s immoral practices to avoid descent into the abyss of Sodom and Gomorrah. We charge religious leaders to focus on the reorientation of moral values in general and the reengineering of sexual perceptions in particular.”  
 
 

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  • Watch man

    It is commendable that muslim community condemned this evil and wickedly demonic act of encouraging licentiousness and fornication. I had expected those church clerics to be the first to rise against this hellish practise of distributing baloons for the purpose of having illicit sex. This kind of NGO should be banned from Nigeria. Even as a country, this kind of practice where people are encouraged to commit immorality even openly is alien to Nigeria. It is an insult to our values and sensibilities. I urge the govt to clamp down on this practice because it will encourage prostitution and spread diseases.

    • e_orpheus

      “I urge the govt to clamp down on this practice because it will encourage prostitution and spread diseases.”

      Interesting, you mean condoms actually do that! I urge you to broaden your horizon, research, and think for yourself.

      • Watch man

        I sincerely think you are the one that need to broaden your horizon beyond measure. This is because your comment suggests that you are ignorant of the fact that HIV/AIDS virus is smaller in dimension than the holes in these balloons they call condom. The info is in the public domain. All you need to do is google it on the web and you will have your horizon intimidated by the wealth of info you will see. For instance, you can search for such things as 1) size of HIV/AIDS virus 2) size of holes in condom 3) etc. If you do this, you will realise that this balloon does not protect anyone from HIV. Or have you not been reading and listening to news about how people who used this balloon contacted HIV? The earlier you realise that the pharmaceutical complex makes huge profits from this balloon the better for you. One of those companies posted a huge profit of $2billion a few years back. You go google it and get educated. It is not news. Just that the global media is also owned by this criminals and they use it (media) to brainwash the gullible public to accept the “goodness of the balloon”. You go and search the net and you will quickly discover that it was by stopping the widespread use of this balloon and the preaching of abstinence that the wife of Ugandan president was able to bring down the rate of HIV in Uganda. What did the West do in response? They vilified this woman and called her names even through the NGOs’ such as this irresponsible one that just shared 500,000 balloons. There are more to say. You just google it. The info is just there. So broaden and sharpen your horizon.

        • Otile

          Get real, man. You know that what you are preaching to us is unworkable. Your heroine Hajiya Museveni is only saying those things to seek attention. She knows very well that no East African man can sleep well for a week without seeing a woman. You better deny an East African man food than deny him sex. Again, stop demeaning good sex for East Africans; for them it is offensive. They got their own lives to live.

          • Watch man

            But you just claimed you are christian and you serve God but yet you are making this kind of conment. It’s a pity. Really shameful man. The issue is that she (Museveni’s wife) did what is commendable and it helped many who would have been suffering HIV by now; whether she is seeking attention is immaterial

  • amazing2012

    That is Christianity for you. Instead of condenming free sex through church they are busy dustributing condoms. This is because no church can preach morality and discipline for fear of losing congregation’s offerings !!

    • e_orpheus

      Where in the report did you see a reference to ‘christianity’ or ‘church’?
      Don’t veer off-topic or otherwise allow your emotions becloud your faculties. If you are upset at the fact that condoms were being freely distributed, just say so and move on.

      • Watch man

        The fact that St. Valentine was mentioned is enough to let you know that Christianity is involved. You do not need to see the word “Christianity” to know that Christianity is involved. Just like I said ealier, go to google and search for who St. Valentine was and you will discover that ignorance is a mountain that needs to be leveled. If the church clerics were preaching something like abstinence like the wife of Ugandan President did, the level of HIV would have reduced drastically. The balloon business is a huge profit spinner for those that are propagating it. You need to shine your eyes and understand that muslims as well as church preachers have a lot of influence on the masses and their effort is needed to stop HIV by kicking out this fornication balloons. It is only adept/agents of the pharma-complex that would see nothing wrong in the use of these fornication balloons

        • Otile

          Watch man, watch your mouth. Don’t say fornication. Fornication is a dirty word. Find other means of explaining yourself without being sacrilegious. For saying fornication you have lost me and many other servants of God. Ka ji ko?

          • Watch man

            My dear, sin should not be given euphemistic language. We must call a spade a spade and not agricultural implement. Any man and woman that are not married together and are having sex together are committing fornication. At least the oyibo man defined it. Abi no be so? Cheers!

      • amazing2012

        FOR JUSTICE AND EQUITY !l l
        It is observed for the past 8 years whenever a Muslim commits an offense or any issue related to Muslims by identity that have nothing to do with his faith, the Christians will associate the crime directly with his/her religion and keep insulting the religion and all those and what associated with it.
        On the other hand when a Christian commit same crime or sin Christians will not blame his religion but simply level him and the crime as agonistic, devil, lunatic, sick and all sorts of exonerating names, technically trying to clear and exonerate their faiths.
        Christians believed that it is only through hiding their shameful acts/ truth, telling lies and blackmailing other religions that their faith will grow. As such Christians never mind to have all sinners as members, they go after quantity not quality.
        Christians never denied being sinners but try to to clear their sin with excuses and portray Muslims as sinners, therefore their sin is always legitimized.
        On the other hand, Islam go after quality/practice not large quantity of members (sinners). Christians accept every pagan as part of their group, provided the pagans did not share anything with Muslims.
        Christians never mind to find out truth on anything provided it goes in line with their collective mindset ! They are afraid of reading about others or research on truth, especially Quran for fear of reverting to other faiths than what they inherited from their parents.
        To be fair and just, for equality and equity any crime committed by any Christian will equally be associated to his or her faith.

        • Otile

          Son of Ishmael, over here in the South(Eko) we would welcome you with fanfare shouting Amazing Abudul, e ku rire oo. Your recent studies in Ingila is most fruitful. Not only did your turenchi change your ideas improved greatly. To say the least your comment is mot entertaining and comprehensive. Our oil money spent to send you to London is not wasted.

          For the most part your comment is accurate except where you said that any crime committed by any Christian will be associated to his or her faith. No, this is ungodly because Our Lord thought we Christians not commit crimes, therefore any Christian committing crime is on his own. Whereas Nabi Mohammed commanded you Muslims to commit copious crimes against infidels: rape their women, behead them, burn down their churches, make war and against them, pillage their possession for your reward will be great in Paradise.

          We are for peace, you are for war. Leave us alone.

          • amazing2012

            Cursed English slave:
            Rape in the bible:
            1. Numbers 31:18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
            Killing and destruction
            1. Deuteronomy 13:7-12 “….kill any friend or family that convert to other religion”
            2. Luke 19:27 ” ……bring and kill the enemies of mine in my presence” Jesus Christ.
            3. Luke 22:36 “…….sell his cloth and buy one (sword)”
            4. Matthew 10:34 ” ……. I did not come to bring peace to the world but a sword”
            5. Judges 21:10-12 ” …..to kill and bring virgins”
            6. Deuteronomy 13:15 ” …,..kill them including cows”
            7. Exodus 22: 20 He that sacrifice unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
            9. Exodus 32:27-29 Then he said to them, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.
            10. “The Levites did as Moses commanded 2, and that day about three thousand of the people died. Then Moses said, “You have been set apart to the LORD today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day.”(NIV) Chronicles 25:12
            11. The sons of Judah also captured 10,000 alive and brought them to the top of the cliff and threw them down from the top of the cliff, so that they were all dashed to pieces.(NASB) Judges 12:5-6
            12. Then the Gileadites took the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites. Whenever one of the fugitives of Ephraim said, “Let me go over,” the men of Gilead would say to him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” When he said, “No” they said to him, “Then say Shibboleth” and he said, “Sibboleth,” for he could not pronounce it right. Then they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand of the Ephraimites fell at that time. (NRSV) Kings 20:28-30
            13. Then a man of God came and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Because the Syrians have said, “The LORD is God of the hills, but He is not God of the valleys,” therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the LORD.’” And they encamped opposite each other for seven days. So it was that on the seventh day the battle was joined; and the children of Israel killed one hundred thousand foot soldiers of the Syrians in one day. But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; then a wall fell on twenty-seven thousand of the men who were left. (NKJV) Joshua 8:24-26
            14. When the Israelite army finished chasing and killing all the men of Ai in the open fields, they went back and finished off everyone inside. So the entire population of Ai, including men and women, was wiped out that day—12,000 in all. For Joshua kept holding out his spear until everyone who had lived in Ai was completely destroyed. (NLT) Deuteronomy 2:32-34
            15. Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, unto battle at Jahaz. And Jehovah our God delivered him up before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones; we left none remaining. (ASV) Deuteronomy 3:3-6

          • amazing2012

            More Murder of innocent
            16. So the LORD our God delivered Og also, king of Bashan, with all his people into our hand, and we smote them until no survivor was left. We captured all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we did not take from them: sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates and bars, besides a great many unwalled towns. We utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women and children of every city. (NASB) Samuel 15:3,8
            17. Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’ ” … He took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, and all his people he totally destroyed with the sword.(NIV) Hosea 13:16
            18. Samaria shall bear her guilt, because she has rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword, their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open. (NRSV)
            Hosea 23:16
            19. Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.
            Then said Jesus unto Peter, PUT UP THY SWORD BACK TO ITS SHEATH:( NOT TO THROUGH IT AWAY ?!): the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? John 18:10-1120.
            20. Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them (Numbers 25:1-9 NLT)
            21. Make war on the unbelievers living in your neighbourhood (Exodus 32:26-29 NLT)
            22. When opportunity arises, kill the unbelievers wherever you catch them (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB – Deuteronomy 17:2-5 NLT)
            23. You Have to Kill If you don’t kill you are Cursed (Jeremiah 48:10 NAB)
            24. Any other Worship than to God of Israel is not acceptable (Exodus 22:19 NAB)
            25. Non Believers was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)
            26. Maim and crucify Unbelievers if they criticize God of Israel. (Leviticus 24:10-16 NLT)
            27. Kill People Who Don’t Listen to Priests (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT)
            28. Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT)
            29. Do not hanker for peace with the Unbelievers; Their heart has been harded kill them (Joshua 11:16-20 NLT – Deuteronomy 23:7 NAB)
            30. Sabbath Breakers Will Burn and no one will be able to put out the roaring flames. (Jeremiah 17:27NLT)
            31.Hate Others Do not be friends with them and Do not let your children stay together (Ezra 9:10-12NAS)
            32. Rods are prepared for the arrogant, and blows for the backs of fools. (Proverbs 19:29 NAB)
            33. You must Teach Boys to Murder (Judges 8:19-21NLT)
            34. 12:49 Jesus Said: “I have come to set fire to the earth, and I only wish it were already burning.
            35. Luke 12:47 Jesus Said: New American Standard Bible
            “And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes,

          • amazing2012

            And more….
            36. Luke 14:26 Jesus Said: If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
            37. Matthew 15:4 Jesus Said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.
            ’38. Luke 19:27 Jesus Said: “However, those my enemies, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them and kill them
            39. Luke 12:51 Jesus Said: Do you think I came to bring peace No! I can guarantee that I came to bring nothing but division.
            40. Matthew 10:34-35 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. “For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW
            41. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. -Luke 12:53
            42. For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. Psalm 47:2

    • Otile

      Have you been to any church in you life?

      • amazing2012

        Yes !

  • PolyGon2013

    Good advice.