The Parrot (Newspaper) of October 12, 1960 wrote what Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto said twelve days after Nigeria's independence from Britain: '' The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate from our great grand father, Othman Dan Fodio. We must RUTHLESSLY PREVENT A CHANGE OF POWER. We must use the minorities in the North as willing tools, and the South as conquered territories, and never allow them to have control of their future''.
This is what Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, (who later became the first prime minister of Nigeria) said prior to independence while speaking in the Northern region's house of assembly: ''We do not want sir, our Southern neighbours to interfere in our development. I should like to make it clear to you that if the British quitted Nigeria now at this stage, the Northern people would continue their interrupted conquest to the sea''.
Mallam Adamu Ciroma said ''Jonathan's ambition is dishonourable because he is pursuing it at the expense of the North which was entitled to 8 years under the zoning agreement for power sharing between North and the South''. He warned that the North was not leaving things to chances. In his words ''Even if President Jonathan manipulates the party primaries and eventually emerges as PDP presidential candidate in 2011, the North would deploy other options, including a consensus candidate to command popular support''.
In March, 2012 Adamu Ciroma said: ''God will bring a new Usman Dan Fodio to clean up Nigeria.
A former governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji Lawan Kaita, recently took the agitation for a 'northern president' in 2011 to a worrisome dimension. He was reported as saying that the North would make the country ungovernable for President Goodluck Jonathan if he emerged as the winner of the forthcoming election. (in Kaita's words): ''Anything short of a Northern president is tantamount to stealing our presidency. Jonathan has to go and he will go. Even if he uses incumbency power to get to get his nomination on the platform of PDP, he will be frustrated out. THE NORTH SHOULD NOT BE BLAMED FOR THE CALAMITY THAT WOULD BEFALL NIGERIA if Jonathan emerges as the president''.
I am afraid if he (Jonathan) insists on standing for the presidency, there will be all sorts of confusion that could compromise the unity of Nigeria- Shettima Ali Munguno.
North ready for Nigeria's break up- Junaid Mohammed.
Such careless statements were made by other Northern leaders like Senator Kanti Bello, Hassan Mohammed Jalo, Bello Kirfi, Yahaya Kwande and Abdulrahman Danbazau.
Their Inspiration: Sharia Laws.
Jihad, defined as “to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion,” is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (Caliph). Muslim Caliphs who refuse jihad are in violation of Sharia and unfit to rule.
A Caliph can hold office through seizure of power meaning through force. (Suggesting the possibility of a coup if Goodluck Ebele Jonathan does not vacate the presidency).
It is obligatory to obey the commands of the Caliph, even if he is unjust.
A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave and a male.(Boko Haram demand: Jonathan must become a muslim).
The Muslim public must remove the Caliph if he rejects Islam.(Jonathan rejected their demand).
A Muslim will be forgiven for murder of: 1) an apostate 2) an adulterer 3) a highway robber. Vigilante street justice and honor killing is acceptable.
A Muslim will not get the death penalty if he kills a non-Muslim, but will get it for killing a Muslim.(What happened to members of Boko Haram arrested by the police and JTF).
Non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims under the law. They must comply to Islamic law if they are to remain safe. They are forbidden to marry Muslim women, publicly display wine or pork, recite their scriptures or openly celebrate their religious holidays or funerals. They are forbidden from building new churches or building them higher than mosques. They may not enter a mosque without permission. A non-Muslim is no longer protected if he leads a Muslim away from Islam. (Christian are prevented from rebuilding damaged church buildings or building new ones)
A non-Muslim cannot rule — even over a non-Muslim minority. (Jonathan is ruling the whole country, joy over the death of Christian governor of Kaduna State)
-It is obligatory for a Muslim to lie if the purpose is obligatory. That means that for the sake of abiding with Islam’s commandments, such as jihad, a Muslim is obliged to lie and should not have any feelings of guilt or shame associated with this kind of lying. (The common lie is attributing the Boko Haram menace to Christians and denying that Boko Haram is wholly islamic).
Demand for amnesty and negotiation;
Jizya- Protection money.
This practice enabled Muhammad and his successors to fund Islamic military expansion and the lifestyle of the religious class through extortion from non-believers. In 630, the prophet of Islam first marched an army into Christian lands in what came to be known as the "Battle of Tabuk." In fact, there was no battle because there was no opposing army. The residents were taken by surprise. Some were killed, and the survivors were forced to pay protection money to Muhammad. (Clearly abrogating the previous rule of "no compulsion in religion" that contemporary apologists are so fond of repeating).
In 643, Tripoli was conquered and the native Christian Berbers were forced to give their wives and children to the Muslims as slaves to satisfy the jizya.
This lucrative extortion racket was practiced down through the centuries and was a part of the brutal Ottoman rule over Christians, Jews and others. The Serbs of Europe were particularly hard hit and often had to hand over their children to satisfy the collector. The children were then converted to Islam and trained as Jihad warriors for use in foreign campaigns (the so-called Janissaries). Does this remind you of almajiris that are mainly children of the Hausas conquered by the Fulanis in the. 19th century jihad?
In India, well into the 17th century, Muslim tax collectors would also take the wives and children of impoverished Hindus and sell them into slavery for the jizya requirement. The only way for many to avoid losing their families was to convert to Islam. This tremendous discrimination is how Islam made inroads into populations that wanted nothing to do with it.
Technically, there is no such thing in Islam as an innocent non-Muslim, which makes those ballyhooed condemnations of "terror against innocent people" even more useless. There is a basis for protecting the "People of the Book" (originally Jews and Christians, but later extended to Hindus when Muslim leaders realized that killing them was not as profitable as taxing them). These would be those who place themselves completely under the rule of Muslims, relinquishing all rights and agreeing to finance the Muslim expansion. Unfortunately, even this has not been enough to spare religious minorities from extreme persecution and massacre.
Traditionally the collection of the jizya occurs at a ceremony that is designed to emphasize the subordinate status of the non-Muslim, where the subject is often struck in a humiliating fashion. M.A. Khan recounts that some Islamic clerics encouraged tax collectors to spit into the mouths of Hindu dhimmis during the process. He also quotes the popular Sufi teacher, Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi:
"The honor of Islam lies in insulting the unbelief and the unbelievers (kafirs). One who respects kafirs dishonors Muslims… The real purpose of levying the Jizya on them is to humiliate them… [and] they remain terrified and trembling." Islamic Jihad
British preacher, Anjem Choudary, points out that "the normal situation is for [Muslims] to take money from the kuffar" (at the time, he was encouraging believers in the UK to quit working and live on public benefits). The Qur'an also affirms that the collection of jizya is is the ideal relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims. The verse mandating this (9:5) occurs much later than the verse stating that there is "no compulsion in religion" (2:256), meaning that it takes precedence and abrogates the earlier verse. This is why Islamic purists such as Boko Haram and the Taliban wish to reinstate the jizya.
Contemporary Muslim apologists frequently tout the earlier "no compulsion in religion" verse when attempting to portray Islam as peaceful, and are somewhat reluctant to admit that the jizya is a penalty for not being Muslim.
Tolerance in Islam isn't free. The jizya is money paid by non-Muslims so that they can keep practicing their religion. Under Islamic law, if the money is not paid, the people are to be killed or enslaved.