Over the weekend, Nollywood actress and comedienne, Etinosa Idemudia sparked an outrage online after she used the bible as her ashtray as she smoked.
She even went on to describe Provers 22:6 which reads “train up a child when he is young and when he is old he will not depart from it” as a scam, stated that no one should blame her mother as she is still departing even though she was trained and retrained.“ Read previous post here.
She took to social media to threaten to also use the Holy Quran as an ashtray.
Reacting to her controversial threat, Chief Imam of Ansar-Ud-Deen, Abdulrahman Ahmad condemned the actress’ actions, saying there are consequences for any of these actions.
The popular Islamic Scholar was quoted on Opera News as saying:
“It is a pity for us as a people and a country that we are where we are today. I don’t like to comment on issues like this because I think it is below the dignitary of religious people and those with conscience and goodwill to be commenting on issues like this. More or less, individuals are trying to acquire fame and we should not help them. Otherwise, this issue should not be discussed at all; it is bad news. It is a sad commentary. It questions our collective morality; why should we be discussing issues like this and celebrating it; popularizing a wayward individual.
Whether it is the Bible, the Quran or any other holy book; should not popularize or sensationalize it. Whether something happens to them-(the actor) or not.
“I condemn, without any reservation anyone who desecrates the Bible as much as I condemn anyone who attempts to desecrate the Quran. It isn’t something that we should be discussing. We should not even look at it from the point of view of- ‘if something is going to happen to her or not’. That someone dared to insult and violate the religious sensibility of others is condemnable. It is worse than hate speech because it could set the nation in tune reaction . It could be destabilizing. It is not part of anybody’s freedom to insult the sensibility either cultural or religion of others.
“We should not to give prominence to this waywardness. It is a collective insult on Nigerians as a deeply religious community. I condemn whoever desecrates the Bible and Quran. There are consequences for any of these actions. If the law enforcement agencies don’t act on unwarranted provocation; then they should also not act when the repercussions start to come. This is my opinion.
“Whatever threatens the peace and stability of Nigeria is against the law. Is it freedom? If they don’t stop this, when the chain reactions starts, they don’t have any moral right to do anything.”
He continued,“It has been ruled by the European court of human right that to insult a religious personality is not part of freedom speech. It would not be part of freedom to desecrate what other people hold sacred,” he added.
Anthony Joshua Explains The Role Of Islam In His Life After Beating Andy Ruiz
Anthony Joshua has admitted that Islam has played a big role in his boxing career after beating Mexican-American opponent Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia.
Anthony Joshua reclaimed his belts after his victory over Andy Ruiz even though he had to win the fight via unanimous decision.
In June this year, Anthony Joshua was shocked in New York as he lost for the very first time in his career against Andy Ruiz.
The defeat propelled him for a rematch against Andy Ruiz which he won on Saturday night, December 7.
And after his victory over Andy Ruiz, a reporter went to Anthony Joshua to ask him how he feels winning back his titles in a Muslim nation.
The reporter reminded Anthony Joshua on how Muhammad Alli proclaimed his faith in Saudi Arabia after winning world tittle.
He then asked Anthony Joshua to speak on the role Islam has played in his life.
”A big role Islam has played in my life because my uncles went to Mecca and pray for me and if a Muslim comes to me and pray for me for blessings. I will respect the person,” Anthony Josshua explained while answering the question.
Earlier, We had reported how Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), congratulated Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua over his victory in Saturday’s World Heavyweight Boxing fight in Saudi Arabia.
Anthony defeated his opponent, Andy Ruiz Jr, on Saturday, December 7, to reclaim his World Heavyweight titles.
Reacting to Joshua’s victory, Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement by NIDCOM head of media and public relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, in Abuja on Sunday, said it is a testimony to the fact that Nigerians are great people.
Gospel act, Moses Bliss survives terrible car crash
Gospel singer, Moses Bliss, popularly known for his song “Too faithful” was recently involved in a ghastly motor accident in Abuja.
The singer who came out unhurt from his damaged car took to Instagram to say;
‘My testimony is That GOD IS TOO FAITHFUL TO DISAPPOINT ME. How’ I came out of this car alive is by the mercies and grace of God, Thank you Lord Jesus.
The people that saw this accident couldn’t believe I would be alive. But my God is too loving to leave me halfway.
Thank you Jesus. My Car was terribly damaged but I thank God my life was not damaged.
Prophet Samuel Abiara Declares Support For Social Media Bill
Popular clergyman, Prophet Samuel Abiara, has declared his support for the Social Media Bill.
The clergyman while speaking at a press conference in Ibadan, Oyo state on Saturday December 7th, said the bill is not aimed at gagging freedom of speech but to fight fake news and sensationalism that could destroy the nation.
According to him, some unscrupulous elements have used social media to spread fake news about Nigerian leaders and clergymen.
“It is good that social media has expanded the information space globally. People connect and communicate better than before. But that privilege has been abused many times by unscrupulous elements who have been spreading fake news and libeling government officials and church leaders.
People should be free to talk but once they report false or fake news, there should be consequences. They should not be allowed to get away with abusing the platform,” he said.
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