Sharia Court Stops Online Amputation Chat

Sharia Court Finally Stops Online Amputation Chat

A Sharia Court sitting in Kaduna has ordered the immediate suspension of all debates on the amputation of Bello Buba Jangebe on online sites - Facebook and Twitter.

The judge had a few weeks ago issued a restraining order in favour of the applicants to prevent a non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Civil Rights Congress (CRC) (defendants), from discussing Jangebe's case in a forum opened by the group on Facebook and Twitter.

At the resumed hearing of the case instituted by the Muslim Brotherhood of Nigeria (MUBOAN) yesterday, the prosecuting counsel Mustafa Saidu prayed the court to bar the NGO from freely talking about the case online.

In a ruling that lasted about three minutes, the presiding judge, Mallam Ibrahim Lawal, said the defendants being Muslims have no right under the law to question or review any judgment given by the Sharia Court.

Doing so, he argued, is tantamount to questioning the laws of Allah.

"An order is hereby given restraining the respondents (CRC) either by themselves or their agents from opening a chat forum on Facebook, Twitter, or any blog for the purpose of the debate on the amputation of Mallam Buba Bello Jangebe," the judge said.

Saidu said the entire discussion was started to spite Islam and insult the provision of Sharia law.

He said the defendants being Muslims have no right under the law to question or review any judgment given by the Sharia Court. Doing so, he argued, is tantamount to questioning the laws of Allah.

He said allowing the defendants to continue operating the chat room would lead to chaos and possible breakdown of law and order.

The defence counsel Aliyu Shariff urged the judge to dismiss the case. He quoted section 39 of the 1999 Constitution which he said guarantees freedom of expression.

"Stopping my clients from continuing with their activities will deny them their right to air an opinion," said Shariff.

He said constitutional provisions and various judicial pronouncements have clearly stated that where any law of the country is in conflict with a constitutional provision, the constitution takes precedence.

He vowed to appeal. The judge, however, disagreed with him.

Reading the ruling in Hausa language "for clear understanding", the judge said God's laws are divine and should not be subjected to another interpretation by humans.

The judge held that continuing with the debate would continue to make mockery of Islam and all it stands for.

"The Rasul (SAW) said you should at all time say good, or keep quiet. In this instance, I fully support and therefore grant all the prayers of the appellants," he said.

In his reaction to the judgment, President of CRC Shehu Sani said the ruling is a setback to constitutional democracy.

He expressed confidence that the ruling would be set aside on appeal.

To show solidarity to the defendants, some youths wore T-shirts urging the judge not to tamper with their rights to freely communicate on Facebook and Twitter.

Some weeks back, Justice Lawal Muhammed of Magajin Gari Sharia Court in Kaduna ordered the networking sites to stop discussions on Jangebe until the determination of the suit instituted by MUBOAN.

The online forum was launched by the CRC to discuss the amputation and Sharia in general. The judge's order was the first of its kind in Nigeria.

Jangebe was the first Nigerian to have his right wrist amputated in Zamfara State. A year after, 12 states in the Northern part of the country signed the Islamic penal code into law.

Today's ruling is the final at the Magajin Gari Sharia Court.



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Re: Sharia Court Stops Online Amputation Chat
NWANZA posted on 03-31-2010, 08:31:29 AM
Northerner shout One-Nigeria, but continue to sabotage the constitution and the Judiciary by adoption of Sharia courts.

These Sharia courts are unconstitutional, and the judges use absurd measures to dispense justice.

Ghadafi is right regarding spliting this evil system of government
Re: Sharia Court Stops Online Amputation Chat
ChangeAgent posted on 03-31-2010, 10:19:01 AM
The 12 Northern States that adopted sharia law as their constitution have already seceded from Nigeria. We need to face that simple clear fact and call it what it is with out equivocation. No nation can function with two constitutions at the same time. Just read the reasoning of the so called judge on why no one should question his decisions or judgment. Guess who benefit from using Allah to hold down their people and keep them ignorant and use them as terrorist at their command? It is alright for the Northern elites and the political thieves to steal the peoples common wealth with impunity and not be called to question because to question them is to question Allah, but when a commoner steals a goat because of necessity his hand should be amputated to keep the rest of the commoners in-check. I pray that the oppressed people of the Northern Nigeria will raise up e mess to the antics of the sharia / religious oppression.
Re: Sharia Court Stops Online Amputation Chat
Nijalaw posted on 03-31-2010, 11:49:32 AM
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No problem se me as a non member of CRC fit to discuss am on Facebook and Twitters. Abi the sharia court has control over facebook and Twitters and the power to stop other people from discussing the amputation case(Na dem own the two medium kwo) Chei sometimes en, we like to do pass ourselves no be small.


Abeg wey the FB link let me run amok.
Sharia Court Stops Online Amputation Chat
Thisday/NVS (with Video from Al-Jazeera) posted on 03-31-2010, 12:23:15 PM

Sharia Court Finally Stops Online Amputation Chat

A Sharia Court sitting in Kaduna has ordered the immediate suspension of all debates on the amputation of Bello Buba Jangebe on online sites - Facebook and Twitter.

The judge had a few weeks ago issued a restraining order in favour of the applicants to prevent a non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Civil Rights Congress (CRC) (defendants), from discussing Jangebe's case in a forum opened by the group on Facebook and Twitter.

At the resumed hearing of the case instituted by the Muslim Brotherhood of Nigeria (MUBOAN) yesterday, the prosecuting counsel Mustafa Saidu prayed the court to bar the NGO from freely talking about the case online.

In a ruling that lasted about three minutes, the presiding judge, Mallam Ibrahim Lawal, said the defendants being Muslims have no right under the law to question or review any judgment given by the Sharia Court.

Doing so, he argued, is tantamount to questioning the laws of Allah.

"An order is hereby given restraining the respondents (CRC) either by themselves or their agents from opening a chat forum on Facebook, Twitter, or any blog for the purpose of the debate on the amputation of Mallam Buba Bello Jangebe," the judge said.

Saidu said the entire discussion was started to spite Islam and insult the provision of Sharia law.

He said the defendants being Muslims have no right under the law to question or review any judgment given by the Sharia Court. Doing so, he argued, is tantamount to questioning the laws of Allah.

He said allowing the defendants to continue operating the chat room would lead to chaos and possible breakdown of law and order.

The defence counsel Aliyu Shariff urged the judge to dismiss the case. He quoted section 39 of the 1999 Constitution which he said guarantees freedom of expression.

"Stopping my clients from continuing with their activities will deny them their right to air an opinion," said Shariff.

He said constitutional provisions and various judicial pronouncements have clearly stated that where any law of the country is in conflict with a constitutional provision, the constitution takes precedence.

He vowed to appeal. The judge, however, disagreed with him.

Reading the ruling in Hausa language "for clear understanding", the judge said God's laws are divine and should not be subjected to another interpretation by humans.

The judge held that continuing with the debate would continue to make mockery of Islam and all it stands for.

"The Rasul (SAW) said you should at all time say good, or keep quiet. In this instance, I fully support and therefore grant all the prayers of the appellants," he said.

In his reaction to the judgment, President of CRC Shehu Sani said the ruling is a setback to constitutional democracy.

He expressed confidence that the ruling would be set aside on appeal.

To show solidarity to the defendants, some youths wore T-shirts urging the judge not to tamper with their rights to freely communicate on Facebook and Twitter.

Some weeks back, Justice Lawal Muhammed of Magajin Gari Sharia Court in Kaduna ordered the networking sites to stop discussions on Jangebe until the determination of the suit instituted by MUBOAN.

The online forum was launched by the CRC to discuss the amputation and Sharia in general. The judge's order was the first of its kind in Nigeria.

Jangebe was the first Nigerian to have his right wrist amputated in Zamfara State. A year after, 12 states in the Northern part of the country signed the Islamic penal code into law.

Today's ruling is the final at the Magajin Gari Sharia Court.



..Read the full article
Re: Sharia Court Stops Online Amputation Chat
Denker posted on 03-31-2010, 12:23:15 PM

Sharia Court Finally Stops Online Amputation Chat

A Sharia Court sitting in Kaduna has ordered the immediate suspension of all debates on the amputation of Bello Buba Jangebe on online sites - Facebook and Twitter.

The judge had a few weeks ago issued a restraining order in favour of the applicants to prevent a non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Civil Rights Congress (CRC) (defendants), from discussing Jangebe's case in a forum opened by the group on Facebook and Twitter.

At the resumed hearing of the case instituted by the Muslim Brotherhood of Nigeria (MUBOAN) yesterday, the prosecuting counsel Mustafa Saidu prayed the court to bar the NGO from freely talking about the case online.

In a ruling that lasted about three minutes, the presiding judge, Mallam Ibrahim Lawal, said the defendants being Muslims have no right under the law to question or review any judgment given by the Sharia Court.

Doing so, he argued, is tantamount to questioning the laws of Allah.

"An order is hereby given restraining the respondents (CRC) either by themselves or their agents from opening a chat forum on Facebook, Twitter, or any blog for the purpose of the debate on the amputation of Mallam Buba Bello Jangebe," the judge said.

Saidu said the entire discussion was started to spite Islam and insult the provision of Sharia law.

He said the defendants being Muslims have no right under the law to question or review any judgment given by the Sharia Court. Doing so, he argued, is tantamount to questioning the laws of Allah.

He said allowing the defendants to continue operating the chat room would lead to chaos and possible breakdown of law and order.

The defence counsel Aliyu Shariff urged the judge to dismiss the case. He quoted section 39 of the 1999 Constitution which he said guarantees freedom of expression.

"Stopping my clients from continuing with their activities will deny them their right to air an opinion," said Shariff.

He said constitutional provisions and various judicial pronouncements have clearly stated that where any law of the country is in conflict with a constitutional provision, the constitution takes precedence.

He vowed to appeal. The judge, however, disagreed with him.

Reading the ruling in Hausa language "for clear understanding", the judge said God's laws are divine and should not be subjected to another interpretation by humans.

The judge held that continuing with the debate would continue to make mockery of Islam and all it stands for.

"The Rasul (SAW) said you should at all time say good, or keep quiet. In this instance, I fully support and therefore grant all the prayers of the appellants," he said.

In his reaction to the judgment, President of CRC Shehu Sani said the ruling is a setback to constitutional democracy.

He expressed confidence that the ruling would be set aside on appeal.

To show solidarity to the defendants, some youths wore T-shirts urging the judge not to tamper with their rights to freely communicate on Facebook and Twitter.

Some weeks back, Justice Lawal Muhammed of Magajin Gari Sharia Court in Kaduna ordered the networking sites to stop discussions on Jangebe until the determination of the suit instituted by MUBOAN.

The online forum was launched by the CRC to discuss the amputation and Sharia in general. The judge's order was the first of its kind in Nigeria.

Jangebe was the first Nigerian to have his right wrist amputated in Zamfara State. A year after, 12 states in the Northern part of the country signed the Islamic penal code into law.

Today's ruling is the final at the Magajin Gari Sharia Court.



..Read the full article
Re: Sharia Court Stops Online Amputation Chat
NWANZA posted on 03-31-2010, 12:27:26 PM
QUOTE:
Abeg wey the FB link let me run amok.


You are not supposed to talk about amputation on NVS...LOL
Take this as your 1st & last warning....shakara
Re: Sharia Court Stops Online Amputation Chat
Ochi Dabari posted on 04-01-2010, 00:59:49 AM
I am sure the judge does not know what Face Book and Twitter are; he probably thought they are some lungus in Zaria city, with all the Ba'a shiga (No entry) signs hanging on the grass fence. These are the people that one is being forced to co-habit with. Gee.
Someone said that the 12 northern states - the ones Gideon Orkar decided to cut off in 1990, have already seceded from Nigeria, which is right. If a southern or middlebelt state decides today to live on the laws of the bible, Jonathan would send the Army there to wipe the place off. His masters seceded a long time ago, and he does not see it; he actually pleads with them to just let him sit on a chair in Abuja and let them share his father's lands into oil blocks. Rulership at all cost.
Anyway, as long as they do not cut off non-Hausa/Fulani hands, it should be okay; in fact the more amputations they do there up north, the safer are the rest of Nigerians. It reduces the number of people who can butcher their fellow countrymen and women.

ochi
Re: Sharia Court Stops Online Amputation Chat
Emeka008 posted on 04-01-2010, 01:20:26 AM
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Anyway, as long as they do not cut off non-Hausa/Fulani hands, it should be okay; in fact the more amputations they do there up north, the safer are the rest of Nigerians. It reduces the number of people who can butcher their fellow countrymen and women.
Unintended positive consequences!

I am waiting for legal advice if I should use the A word on NVS.
Re: Sharia Court Stops Online Amputation Chat
Tiger posted on 04-01-2010, 08:22:55 AM
QUOTE:

Someone said that the 12 northern states - the ones Gideon Orkar decided to cut off in 1990, have already seceded from Nigeria, which is right. If a southern or middlebelt state decides today to live on the laws of the bible, Jonathan would send the Army there to wipe the place off. ..............

Anyway, as long as they do not cut off non-Hausa/Fulani hands, it should be okay; in fact the more amputations they do there up north, the safer are the rest of Nigerians. It reduces the number of people who can butcher their fellow countrymen and women.
ochi



Spot on, brother!

I am with you all the way. Like another contributor said, an indirect positive benefit of Sharia law.

When would Northern Nigeria wake up to the reality of modern age? They cannot continue to live in darkness and glorify in supreme ignorance. Their intransigence remains a great stumbling block in the unity of this nation. So sad.
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