B.U.K.'s Sharia Dress Code

Bayero University recently circulated a memo instructing lecturers to enforce its new dress code for students. Among its stipulations, the circular bans "clinging" (body-hugging) clothing including jeans and tee-shirts, which are often body-hugging. Around the world tee-shirt, jeans and close-fitting shirts are almost a uniform among university students, but in BUK such apparel has now been criminalized. In spite of unconvincing denials by the university authorities, this new dress code no doubt emanates from the Islamic injunction prohibiting wearing of tight-fitting, body-hugging clothes that reveal body shape.

If Muslims abhor body-hugging attires, that's their problem, the Shariarists masquerading as moral crusaders (sorry Jihadists) must not be allowed to impose their absurd notions of Islamic decency on we infidels. We Aarna, Kaffirs, infidels or whatever derogatory term Muslims prefer to call us non-Muslims, certainly do not share their aversion for nicely-fitting, body-hugging outfits that highlight the elegance and alluring beauty of our curvaceous human anatomy. On the contrary such outfits enhance our appreciation of the creator's beautiful work.
Muslims who are offended by the sensual beauty revealed by "clinging" apparel can close their eyes or look away, just as we non-Muslims put up with the hideous masquerade-like veil (Niqab) worn by Muslim women, or the unkempt shaggy beard of male Islamists. This is what tolerance in a multi-religious, multicultural nation like Nigeria is all about. Nigeria is not an Islamic state, and BUK is not a Madrassa.
Other Sharia derived recommendations in the obnoxious circular, insist that ladies' dresses must reach well below the knee - at least halfway between the knee and feet. Accordingly knee-length dresses / skirts are declared indecent, thus reducing to sluts esteemed amazons like Cecelia Ibru, Condoleeza Rice and Hilary Clinton who commonly wear such "indecent" knee-length dresses.

In an unconvincing disingenuous attempt to disguise its Islamist agenda, the circular's accompanying glossy colour brochure (apparently BUK hasn't got a better idea on how to spend its money) also pictures a student in dark suit as appropriate dressing. Not even in the Western world where the suit-wearing culture emanated do university students usually wear dark suits, how much less in this hot tropical climate.
Although the Sharia dress code allows Muslim males to keep bushy Islamic beards like their prophet Mohammed in accordance with Islamic Hadith; it bars those of us African traditionalists who happen to be Sango adherents from weaving our hair in emulation of that great deified African sage. I don't suppose Rastafarians would be allowed to wear dreadlocks.

In the circular, BUK justifies its policy by insulting our intelligence with the ludicrous assertion that the dress code ensures that BUK graduates are worthy in character and morals. Obviously students and graduates of Bayero Islamic University are superior in morals and character to those of decadent infidel universities like Havard, Oxford, Cambridge and other world-class ivory towers that have no such dress codes.
The circular lists the 19-member dress code implementation committee, which not surprisingly is dominated by Muslims with a token non-Muslim representation of two women who obviously can't be expected to stand up to their domineering overwhelmingly male Muslim colleagues. Little wonder they came up with the oppressive Sharia dress code.

It is bad enough that BUK a federal university fully owned and funded by our constitutionally secular Federal government, has as its emblem the Islamic crescent and star in Arabic calligraphy. Now they are imposing an Islamic dress code on students. Next they'll probably compel female students & staff to wear Hijab.

According to the circular, the Sharia dress code applies - everyhere on campus except within the privacy of students' residence. If only it were possible to monitor student wears in the privacy of their rooms, one has no doubt the dress code would also apply there.
Lecturers and other senior BUK staff are being co-opted to spy on students and report those who don't conform - remniscent of cold-war communist-type totalitarian police state where citizens were required to spy on each other. The obnoxious document instructs lecturers and other senior staff to - accost violators of the dress code and.hand them over to dress code committee members - thereby conferring powers of arrest on lecturers and other university staff.

Not being a lawyer, this writer is not big on legal matters. Even then, one smells an inexcusable breach of our constitution in this directive that confers powers of arrest on non-law enforcement agents to harass law-abiding citizens for the grievous crime of wearing tight jeans. It is absurd and utterly ridiculous to say the least, and only Sharia-mongering, Islamic bigots can think otherwise.
Hopefully, one expects lecturers (particularly non-Muslim ones) to know better than carry out this ridiculous order of policing students' wear even outside the classroom. In which case the Islamist authorities in BUK may be compelled to recruit their own Hisbah (Islamic police) to enforce the Sharia dress code.

While it is true that youthful exuberance of students may occasionally manifest as provocative dressing, our youths know better than wear mini-skirts to class. This Sharia dress code is therefore uncalled for. Lecturers or other BUK staff who have a modicum of self-respect have no business policing student garb outside the classroom.

Not only is this an unwarranted infringement of personal liberty and intrusion of privacy, there is also the real risk that the dress code enforcement will be religiously divisive, and raise religious tension on campus, as it will almost invariably be Muslims reporting non-Muslims. Non-Muslims just do not consider knee-length dresses, tight-fitting jeans or tee-shirt to be indecent. In fact Christians often wear such "indecent" jeans and "slutty" knee-length dresses to Church, and no amount of sanctimonious preachments and propaganda from the intolerant Sharia dress code committee can change that perception. Narrow-minded Muslim fanatics in BUK must not be allowed to railroad the university (a citadel of cultural & religious diversity) into their bigoted prudish intolerance.

Bayero University is therefore well advised to withdraw the obnoxious circular and refrain from harassing students who do not comply with their Islamic dress code. The Minister of Education and NUC are hereby requested, nay petitioned to call Islamist BUK authorities to order and halt this creeping Islamization of supposedly secular Federal institution. As earlier stated, BUK is not a Madrassa !!

Nafata Bamaguje

Daura, Katsina state




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Re: B.U.K.`s Sharia Dress Code
Katampe posted on 04-20-2008, 17:14:13 PM

Bayero University recently circulated a memo instructing lecturers
to enforce its new dress code for students. Among its stipulations, the circular
bans "clinging" (body-hugging) clothing including jeans and tee-shirts, which
are often body-hugging. Around the world tee-shirt, jeans and close-fitting
shirts are almost a uniform among university students, but in BUK such apparel
has now been criminalized. In spite of unconvincing denials by the university
authorities, this new dress code no doubt emanates from the Islamic injunction
prohibiting wearing of tight-fitting, body-hugging clothes that reveal body
shape.


If Muslims abhor body-hugging attires, that's their problem, the
Shariarists masquerading as moral crusaders (sorry Jihadists) must not be
allowed to impose their absurd notions of Islamic decency on we infidels. We
Aarna, Kaffirs, infidels or whatever derogatory term Muslims prefer to call us
non-Muslims, certainly do not share their aversion for nicely-fitting,
body-hugging outfits that highlight the elegance and alluring beauty of our
curvaceous human anatomy. On the contrary such outfits enhance our appreciation
of the creator's beautiful work.

Muslims who are offended by the sensual
beauty revealed by "clinging" apparel can close their eyes or look away, just as
we non-Muslims put up with the hideous masquerade-like veil (Niqab) worn by
Muslim women, or the unkempt shaggy beard of male Islamists. This is what
tolerance in a multi-religious, multicultural nation like Nigeria is all about.
Nigeria is not an Islamic state, and BUK is not a Madrassa.

Other Sharia
derived recommendations in the obnoxious circular, insist that ladies' dresses
must reach well below the knee - at least halfway between the knee and feet.
Accordingly knee-length dresses / skirts are declared indecent, thus reducing to
sluts esteemed amazons like Cecelia Ibru, Condoleeza Rice and Hilary Clinton who
commonly wear such "indecent" knee-length dresses.



In an unconvincing
disingenuous attempt to disguise its Islamist agenda, the circular's
accompanying glossy colour brochure (apparently BUK hasn't got a better idea on
how to spend its money) also pictures a student in dark suit as appropriate
dressing. Not even in the Western world where the suit-wearing culture emanated
do university students usually wear dark suits, how much less in this hot
tropical climate.

Although the Sharia dress code allows Muslim males to keep
bushy Islamic beards like their prophet Mohammed in accordance with Islamic
Hadith; it bars those of us African traditionalists who happen to be Sango
adherents from weaving our hair in emulation of that great deified African sage.
I don't suppose Rastafarians would be allowed to wear dreadlocks.



In the
circular, BUK justifies its policy by insulting our intelligence with the
ludicrous assertion that the dress code ensures that BUK graduates are worthy in
character and morals. Obviously students and graduates of Bayero Islamic
University are superior in morals and character to those of decadent infidel
universities like Havard, Oxford, Cambridge and other world-class ivory towers
that have no such dress codes.

The circular lists the 19-member dress code
implementation committee, which not surprisingly is dominated by Muslims with a
token non-Muslim representation of two women who obviously can't be expected to
stand up to their domineering overwhelmingly male Muslim colleagues. Little
wonder they came up with the oppressive Sharia dress code.


It is bad enough
that BUK a federal university fully owned and funded by our constitutionally
secular Federal government, has as its emblem the Islamic crescent and star in
Arabic calligraphy. Now they are imposing an Islamic dress code on students. Next
they'll probably compel female students & staff to wear
Hijab.



According to the circular, the Sharia dress code applies -
everyhere on campus except within the privacy of students' residence. If only it
were possible to monitor student wears in the privacy of their rooms, one has no
doubt the dress code would also apply there.

Lecturers and other senior BUK
staff are being co-opted to spy on students and report those who don't conform -
remniscent of cold-war communist-type totalitarian police state where citizens
were required to spy on each other. The obnoxious document instructs lecturers
and other senior staff to - accost violators of the dress code and.hand them
over to dress code committee members - thereby conferring powers of arrest on
lecturers and other university staff.


Not being a lawyer, this writer is not
big on legal matters. Even then, one smells an inexcusable breach of our
constitution in this directive that confers powers of arrest on non-law
enforcement agents to harass law-abiding citizens for the grievous crime of
wearing tight jeans. It is absurd and utterly ridiculous to say the least, and
only Sharia-mongering, Islamic bigots can think otherwise.

Hopefully, one
expects lecturers (particularly non-Muslim ones) to know better than carry out
this ridiculous order of policing students' wear even outside the classroom. In
which case the Islamist authorities in BUK may be compelled to recruit their own
Hisbah (Islamic police) to enforce the Sharia dress code.



While it is
true that youthful exuberance of students may occasionally manifest as
provocative dressing, our youths know better than wear mini-skirts to class.
This Sharia dress code is therefore uncalled for. Lecturers or other BUK staff
who have a modicum of self-respect have no business policing student garb
outside the classroom.



Not only is this an unwarranted infringement of
personal liberty and intrusion of privacy, there is also the real risk that the
dress code enforcement will be religiously divisive, and raise religious tension
on campus, as it will almost invariably be Muslims reporting non-Muslims.
Non-Muslims just do not consider knee-length dresses, tight-fitting jeans or
tee-shirt to be indecent. In fact Christians often wear such "indecent" jeans
and "slutty" knee-length dresses to Church, and no amount of sanctimonious
preachments and propaganda from the intolerant Sharia dress code committee can
change that perception. Narrow-minded Muslim fanatics in BUK must not be allowed
to railroad the university (a citadel of cultural & religious diversity)
into their bigoted prudish intolerance.



Bayero University is therefore
well advised to withdraw the obnoxious circular and refrain from harassing
students who do not comply with their Islamic dress code. The Minister of
Education and NUC are hereby requested, nay petitioned to call Islamist BUK
authorities to order and halt this creeping Islamization of supposedly secular
Federal institution. As earlier stated, BUK is not a Madrassa !!



Nafata
Bamaguje


Daura, Katsina
state







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Re: B.U.K.`s Sharia Dress Code
Ochi Dabari posted on 04-21-2008, 01:52:23 AM
Well said, but where is the authority to call BUK to order? Our national institutions are doing what the government does best - abandon their responsibilities and take on other responsibilities, which are not objective to assessment. Instead of preparing students for service to humanity, BUK and like-minded institutions prefer to prepare the students for heaven. Our govt does it very well - instead of providing infrastructure and employment, they send people to Mecca, Jerusalem and Rome on pilgrimage. As our people close their eyes to pray, the rulers loot the treasury.

Personally, I am still proud of the education that I received in a northern institution, but I am rather glad that it happened in the era of tolerance, when we could still lose steam in the pub or fast and pray in the mosque and churches, depending on our mood. I wouldn't want to be at the same place today, where I will be required only to dress like an Arab. I pity students who can't find options and have to be subjected to this terror.

ochi


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Bayero University is therefore well advised to withdraw the obnoxious circular and refrain from harassing students who do not comply with their Islamic dress code. The Minister of Education and NUC are hereby requested, nay petitioned to call Islamist BUK authorities to order and halt this creeping Islamization of supposedly secular Federal institution. As earlier stated, BUK is not a Madrassa !!
Re: B.U.K.`s Sharia Dress Code
Olamide posted on 04-21-2008, 04:12:21 AM
QUOTE:
Well said, but where is the authority to call BUK to order? Our national institutions are doing what the government does best - abandon their responsibilities and take on other responsibilities, which are not objective to assessment. Instead of preparing students for service to humanity, BUK and like-minded institutions prefer to prepare the students for heaven. Our govt does it very well - instead of providing infrastructure and employment, they send people to Mecca, Jerusalem and Rome on pilgrimage. As our people close their eyes to pray, the rulers loot the treasury.

Personally, I am still proud of the education that I received in a northern institution, but I am rather glad that it happened in the era of tolerance, when we could still lose steam in the pub or fast and pray in the mosque and churches, depending on our mood. I wouldn't want to be at the same place today, where I will be required only to dress like an Arab. I pity students who can't find options and have to be subjected to this terror.

ochi


I also attended a northern insititution (University of Maiduguri) and a member of the 'kegites Klub' there (Ilya Sahara) which was recognized and allowed to flourish while we were there and Professor N'jida Gazama was the VC. It has since been proscribed, meaning that the tolerance we all enjoyed while schooling in the North is gradually being eroded by the fundamentalists. Prof.Gazama also stood up to the muslim brothers who protested against trimming their beards, wearing of shirts, ties and shoes for the medical oral exams. He informed them that they could conform to the dress code or move out of the medical college. Needless to say, the brothers grudgingly complied and it was fun seeing them in ties and shoes on the day of the oral exams. The brothers in the Animal Science department were also told to attend oral and pratical lessons on piggery or walk out of the university. They were not happy but they complied. Those who were deliberately failing just one course so that they will not go for NYSC were compulsorily passed and sent to the camps. Our campus then was also free of cults.

Now to the issue of freedom of dressing in Universities.

I support the idea of freedom of dressing by individuals but personally against the idea of our young ladies wearing trousers that leave 3/4 of their buttocks exposed when they sit down and their panties in public glare. All religions preach moderation in everything including the way we dress. The BUK authorities might not be banning jeans and T.Shirts per se but only insisting that students should dress decently. It is not peculiar to BUK alone, some American cities recently started considering banning the wearing of low-slung jeans within the limits of their cities to reduce the number of accidents occuring as a result of men driving while also engrossed in enjoying the half-naked buttocks and exposed breasts of ladies.

Using churches where permissive dressing is the norm as example of the freedom of the individual to wear whatever he or she likes is in bad state. Most churches try to discourage the wearing of provocative dresses. Imagine what happens to you if you are sitting beside a lady whose breasts are threatening to jump out of her dress or seeing the G-strings and the buttocks of a lady sitting in your front while the sermon is going on.

In Muslim countries, lots of people wear jeans (both sexes) the only difference is that the skirts are longer and the men wear theirs loose. Nothing is wrong with this. Let us remember that if the non-muslims have the right to wear whatever they like, they should also be reasonable enough to accomodate the feelings of others. It is like justifying the noise that emanates from churches located mostly in residential areas at all times of the day and night on the grounds of freedom of religious worship while we all know that they disturb other people including fellow Christians.

keeping a beard does not make a person a Muslim and those 'brothers' with the shaggy beards you mentioned are keeping their beards for reasons best known to them. No one can be forced to wear hijab. While the intentions of the BUK authorities might be to pander to the muslim brothers in the campus, we should look at the whole picture before making our judgment. Indecent dressing should be banned .
Re: B.U.K.`s Sharia Dress Code
Ifeolooni posted on 04-21-2008, 14:00:58 PM
when it comes for the arab to decapitate them just like those in dafur being muslim wuld not hold them back as long as u are darker

they cn afford tourism to mecca givin the saudi more golden stool and more money for arms while they scorch in their deprived part of the world



olodumare shanu
ushe gba ni
Re: B.U.K.`s Sharia Dress Code
Ochi Dabari posted on 04-22-2008, 00:04:27 AM
Well argued, Olamide. Good to hear how Prof Gadzama focussed on academics and not give in to religious intolerance. I think he did it mostly b/c of his christian background, as all northern Christians do - it is the only way they can survive. I still remember the strong debate b/w Jibril Aminu when he was VC and Wole Soyinka. Jibril, as a medico should have known all about the importance of the pig as a model for human disease but he never allowed pigs at UniMaid! This is when religion beclouds a man. At best, he could have allowed pigs to be kept for research and teaching; it would then be left for whoever was aversed to pigs to not go near them. It is good to hear that Gadzama did just that. I am sure the piggery would have been closed a long time ago, as a true son of the soil is in the saddle.

Like you, I detest immodest dressing - I don't feel comfortable seeing half-dressed ladies, unless we are preparing for something. I feel even more disgusted when the lady is out of shape (as I see on some Nigerian videos) and still wishes to expose all the amorphous parts. Having said this, I hate the fashion police to impose what people should wear, particularly when they tnmselves are not righteous. Most of the time, what you think is adequate is not adequate for them. You mentioned the wearing of jeans and blouses/shirts; I can tell you these will not be enough for the sharia police unless the lady covers her hair and ends up looking like scarecrow. That's where I draw the line. As much as we do not like it, a federal university should be able to accommodate a wider variety of people and thought. If anyone does not like this, s/he should move to a religious university - I think there are both christian and islamic univesities in Nigeria now.

ochi

QUOTE:
I also attended a northern insititution (University of Maiduguri) and a member of the 'kegites Klub' there (Ilya Sahara) which was recognized and allowed to flourish while we were there and Professor N'jida Gazama was the VC. It has since been proscribed, meaning that the tolerance we all enjoyed while schooling in the North is gradually being eroded by the fundamentalists. Prof.Gazama also stood up to the muslim brothers who protested against trimming their beards, wearing of shirts, ties and shoes for the medical oral exams. He informed them that they could conform to the dress code or move out of the medical college. Needless to say, the brothers grudgingly complied and it was fun seeing them in ties and shoes on the day of the oral exams. The brothers in the Animal Science department were also told to attend oral and pratical lessons on piggery or walk out of the university. They were not happy but they complied. Those who were deliberately failing just one course so that they will not go for NYSC were compulsorily passed and sent to the camps. Our campus then was also free of cults.

Now to the issue of freedom of dressing in Universities.

I support the idea of freedom of dressing by individuals but personally against the idea of our young ladies wearing trousers that leave 3/4 of their buttocks exposed when they sit down and their panties in public glare. All religions preach moderation in everything including the way we dress. The BUK authorities might not be banning jeans and T.Shirts per se but only insisting that students should dress decently. It is not peculiar to BUK alone, some American cities recently started considering banning the wearing of low-slung jeans within the limits of their cities to reduce the number of accidents occuring as a result of men driving while also engrossed in enjoying the half-naked buttocks and exposed breasts of ladies.

Using churches where permissive dressing is the norm as example of the freedom of the individual to wear whatever he or she likes is in bad state. Most churches try to discourage the wearing of provocative dresses. Imagine what happens to you if you are sitting beside a lady whose breasts are threatening to jump out of her dress or seeing the G-strings and the buttocks of a lady sitting in your front while the sermon is going on.

In Muslim countries, lots of people wear jeans (both sexes) the only difference is that the skirts are longer and the men wear theirs loose. Nothing is wrong with this. Let us remember that if the non-muslims have the right to wear whatever they like, they should also be reasonable enough to accomodate the feelings of others. It is like justifying the noise that emanates from churches located mostly in residential areas at all times of the day and night on the grounds of freedom of religious worship while we all know that they disturb other people including fellow Christians.

keeping a beard does not make a person a Muslim and those 'brothers' with the shaggy beards you mentioned are keeping their beards for reasons best known to them. No one can be forced to wear hijab. While the intentions of the BUK authorities might be to pander to the muslim brothers in the campus, we should look at the whole picture before making our judgment. Indecent dressing should be banned .
Gross Distraction!
10Kobo posted on 04-22-2008, 16:14:22 PM
[quote=]I also attended a northern insititution (University of Maiduguri) and a member of the 'kegites Klub' there (Ilya Sahara) which was recognized and allowed to flourish while we were there and Professor N'jida Gazama was the VC. It has since been proscribed, meaning that the tolerance we all enjoyed while schooling in the North is gradually being eroded by the fundamentalists...... . Our campus then was also free of cults.

The ability to recognize and tolerate the diversity of others is the first indication of a mature and enlightened group of people. Did we not hear the story of the apostle-of-Sharia, our dear uncle Yerima, after he left office and all he did with government money? Including outright purchase of Doctorate degrees? And its not only him. Many of these \"over-righteous\" preachers of chastity actually camp girls for an all round weekend of unbridled orgy; the more adventurous ones jet to Lagos (Sin City!) to commit sexcapeds that even Lucifer himself will be envious of.

Some American cities recently started considering banning the wearing of low-slung jeans within the limits of their cities to reduce the number of accidents occuring as a result of men driving while also engrossed in enjoying the half-naked buttocks and exposed breasts of ladies.
Americans always contemplate such things but being a society that values freedom and their leaders are also people who are mentally stable, such rights will not end up being violated.

Imagine what happens to you if you are sitting beside a lady whose breasts are threatening to jump out of her dress or seeing the G-strings and the buttocks of a lady sitting in your front while the sermon is going on.

What manner of Christian gets deflected from his \"spiritual unification\" by some ladies G-String? Even the Bible recognizes everyones freedom and dress-code. It says RESIST (as against AVOID) THE DEVIL and he will flee from thee! Where is a man's self control and resistance if all he does in church is notice whose G-string or breast is popping out? Na wa o!

It is like justifying the noise that emanates from churches located mostly in residential areas at all times of the day and night on the grounds of freedom of religious worship while we all know that they disturb other people including fellow Christians.

So how come these same set of society police have not been able to muster the courage to outrightly ban any sect or religion from blaring speakers from their rooftops, in a vain effort to call adherents to prayer? They are such a nuisance!

keeping a beard does not make a person a Muslim and those 'brothers' with the shaggy beards you mentioned are keeping their beards for reasons best known to them.

Hmmmm.....Just like flowing robes, speaking some unintelligible language and paying Tithe does not make one a Christian

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NA wa O...
If we are not been asked to fight over the "Tribe" of a treasury looter, we would be arguing over the Religion of the Kleptomaniac!. Now, its the Dress-Code we have to argue over?
How does this PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE OF POOR NIGERIANS?
HOW DOES IT CREATE MORE JOBS?
HOW DOES THIS PROVIDE PORTABLE WATER AND REPAIR THE BAD ROADS?
HOW DOES THIS INCREASE POWER SUPPLY?
WHAT ABOUT IMPROVING SECURITY AND REDUCING CULTISM OR IS IT AN EXPOSED 'IKEBE' THAT IS CAUSING BLACKOUT?

DISTRACTION GALORE!
Truly, Religion is the Opium of the people".
These educated illiterates should better spend their time and energy on how to better equip the school library and laboratories than engage in feeble minded activities like whose bum is showing or whose boobs is busting.
When has bum and boobs become so important in real-men's lives as to demand enacting a law?
Useless men with useless brain.
Cheers.
Re: B.U.K.`s Sharia Dress Code
Babansalama posted on 04-23-2008, 06:43:20 AM
I am compelled to add to the debate at hand. I am quite surprised that quite a number of the responses aimed at vilifying BUK authorities for instituting dress code are coming from people who call themselves Christians.

I do not know whether you are an ardent follower of your Bible or you are one of those who see in what is in vogue as the best reflection of what life ought to be and not the stipulations enshrined by religion. Though I am a Muslim, but I do know that the bible is vehemently opposed to the idea of women even revealing their hair, not to talk of even wearing provocative dresses.

To lend credence to what I am saying, at an occassion Sally - Sky one programme paraded some parents complaining that their children wear provocative dresses in a town in the U.S. - dresses that are all the more popular in Nigeria. You see I always wonder as to what happened to our African upbringing. Take for instace the euphoria of Corporate Dressing. The notion of Corporate Dressing as it widely churned out is only limited to dresses that are Western. This begs for question as to what happen to our traditional Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, etc dresses. Are you saying we do not have African corporate attires. You see the West has conquered us not only in economic spheres, but also in cultural and social aspects. Who told you guys that anything western is good for you. I think it is time we sit down and look at these issues beyong rhetoric.

Lastly, I would like to give an assignment. Would you kindly conduct a research in any of the institutions around you to ascertain that major catalyst to rape and sexual excapades by both men and women. You will most certainly come to a conclusion that these vices are driven, to an extent, by lust vis-a-vis exposition of essential parts of the human body, particularly women, in the name of fashion. Also, in an attempt to analyse issues, always go beyong sentiments and try to be objective.
Re: B.U.K.`s Sharia Dress Code
Bunch17 posted on 04-23-2008, 07:02:12 AM
QUOTE:

You will most certainly come to a conclusion that these vices are driven, to an extent, by lust vis-a-vis exposition of essential parts of the human body, particularly women, in the name of fashion. Also, in an attempt to analyse issues, always go beyong sentiments and try to be objective.


Absolute tosh! A product of a deficient and babaric thought process.
Re: B.U.K.`s Sharia Dress Code
Babansalama posted on 04-24-2008, 03:11:39 AM
I saw you response to my comments. It is okay for people to disagree with others on issues of public concern. I would like to refer you to an article on the subject in a bid to alter your programmed psyche about provocative dressing:

I would like you to read the "The Beauty Myth" written by Naomi Wolf. In the book, she quotes:

" In a 1988 study of 114 undergraduate men who watch pornographic films frequently, 83.5 percent agreed 'Some women who dress provocatively look like they're just asking to be raped.' " (Michelle Anderson, in The Price We Pay, 123.)


If you are still dissatisfied, please grab the book. I would like to thank you for exhibiting huge ignorance on an issue that is all the more clear cut.
Re: B.U.K.`s Sharia Dress Code
Salford posted on 04-24-2008, 12:32:03 PM
QUOTE:
I saw you response to my comments. It is okay for people to disagree with others on issues of public concern. I would like to refer you to an article on the subject in a bid to alter your programmed psyche about provocative dressing:

I would like you to read the \"The Beauty Myth\" written by Naomi Wolf. In the book, she quotes:

\" In a 1988 study of 114 undergraduate men who watch pornographic films frequently, 83.5 percent agreed 'Some women who dress provocatively look like they're just asking to be raped.' \" (Michelle Anderson, in The Price We Pay, 123.)


If you are still dissatisfied, please grab the book. I would like to thank you for exhibiting huge ignorance on an issue that is all the more clear cut.


Babansalama,

what on earth are you talking about? like previous posters have tried to point out to you, there are several issues at hand:
First, BUK is funded by the Nigerian taxpayers and therefore has no business propagating Islam. The VC abd his Senate should be dragged to court.
Two, Nigerians have a right to self expression and should be allowed to dress to suit their taste. Our foreparents did not wear a lot of clothes and rape was almost non existent in their time.
Three, there are many urgent business of the people that are being ignored while our Looters front under religion. Today Mecca, tomorrow Rome, but the looting continues.
Four, In Islamic countries where women shroud in the burkha and hijab rape still occurs.
Five, women lust after men too (see how one babe dey look bicep for work :smile so should we men with 6pack abs be required to cover up too so that women don't chase after us?

Ol'boy, Nija's intoxication with religion has not brought in better standards of living or reduced poverty. BUK is not churning out research to impact it's immediate environment or the world. I begy, make we wake up and smell da coffee.
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