Wasar Ahmed (pictured) launched a foul-mouthed racist tirade against referee Ian Fraser after he gave him a red card
An Asian [British keyword for muslims] footballer who racially abused a referee and threatened to kill his family after he was sent off during a match has been jailed for his 20-minute rant.
Wasar Ahmed, 23, launched a foul-mouthed racist tirade against Ian Fraser after he gave him a red card warning the official: ‘I’m going to break every white bone in your white face.’
As the other players and spectators looked on, angry Ahmed was escorted off the field shouting: ‘I’m going to burn your white house down and kill your wife and kids – I know where you live. I’m going to come and find your house.’
After the game finished, Ahmed stood near to Mr Fraser’s car and stared at him as he got in.
He was arrested soon after when the referee, who has 30 years’ experience in officiating at matches, went to a police station and made a formal complaint to officers and the East Lancashire Football League.
Mr Fraser, 48, told police he had ‘never known anything like it before, felt intimidated and was left extremely shocked.’
He said he feared further trouble because of the threats.
At Burnley Crown Court, jobless Ahmed, from Burnley, admitted causing racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress and was jailed for eight weeks after a judge said referees were entitled to protection from badly behaved footballers.
After the case Mr Fraser, a father-of-two, of Barrowford, Lancashire, said: ‘I think this sentence has to be a deterrent to other sports people who abuse match referees and then assume they can get away with it.
‘I am very thick-skinned but there was no way anyone could tolerate this – especially when someone launched into the threats he made against me and my family.
Not standing for it: Referee Ian Fraser went straight to the police and reported Wasar Ahmed
‘Someone having a verbal attack at me is normally off the cuff but this went on for so long and it was coming from a young lad who was vile in what he was saying. I just can’t believe he would go to such length all for a game of football.
‘I have been refereeing since I was 16 and I’ve played an awful lot of football but I’ve never heard anything as bad as what he was saying.
‘Referees should be respected but if people see the Premier League players swearing at referees then it cascades down to matches at amateur level likes ours.’
The incident took place last December when Mr Fraser was referring a match between Daneshouse FC and Prairie Utd.
Striker Ahmed, who played for Daneshouse, became angry when he felt Mr Fraser should have acted over a throw-in during the match.
Scene: Prairie Playing Fields in Burnley, where referee Ian Fraser was verbally abused by footballer Ahmed
The referee, who was being paid £22 to referee the match, asked him for his name.
But Ahmed refused and swore again instead calling him ‘mother f**ker’ and telling him to ‘f**k off.’
Mr Fraser, a sales manager, added: ‘It was vile what was coming out of his mouth, heat of the moment stuff.
‘You are meant to respect a referee and in any other sport like rugby or cricket, where referees have to be respected it happens.
‘But it doesn’t seem to be the case in football and that day I wasn’t being respected especially if he was making threats to kill.
‘This behaviour should not be accepted and should be stamped out from a higher level.’
Judge Graham Knowles said the attack at Prairie Playing Fields was deeply offensive and unpleasant
In court Miss Silvia Dacre, prosecuting, said Mr Fraser had to get Ahmed’s name from his team manager, after refusing to re-start the match until he was given it.
She said Ahmed remained on the edge of the pitch and threatened Mr Fraser who said the game would not start again until the player was removed.
Ahmed later said he could not remember exactly what he said but admitted he had lost his temper.
It was also revealed he was in breach of a 32 weeks suspended prison term for assault.
Defence lawyer Richard Taylor said: ‘The defendant doesn’t dispute that he lost it. He was upset and frustrated and says he had let his team mates down. He was very sorry and he regretted that.
‘He accepts that his behaviour was very poor – but I do believe he’s learned his lesson.’
Judge Graham Knowles QC told Ahmed: ‘This was a quite outrageous, deeply offensive profoundly unpleasant attack on a man who was just doing his best as a referee. He and others are entitled to protection.
‘This incident went on for 20 minutes or so and you had opportunities to calm down and at the very least not make things worse – but you made it worse.’
Ken Inkle, chairman of the East Lancashire Football League, added: ‘I can’t remember any incident like this ever taking place on the pitch in our league. Daneshouse FC have now withdrawn from the league, which was probably for the best.’
May they ram and ram each other through the backdoor for ‘honorable’ purposes? He has practiced to widen it since childhood. Considering the volume of anal sex Muslims are notorious for, I reckon they would need to tighten it as soon as they reach adult age… Who knows what may fall out otherwise.
We’ve posted this anus-jihad Wahhabi fatwa before, but it’s so sickening and the fact that it originates from LONDON makes it ever so relevant to repeat it. This is what Britain has coming up the backdoor (no pun intended) in the near future:
Coming from a culture with so much callous animal abuse and hatred of animals, there should be more stricter screening. It’s unfathomable to hear that a muslim is handling animals in a pet hospital. Across Europe muslims are stealing lifestock to slaughter them under halal where they are basically beheaded (openly bragged about by Anjem Choudary). In Scandinavia, U.S,, UK and France there are reports of increasing cases of muslims buying cage animals, pouring petrol on them and setting them on fire. An entire town in Sweden began protests when their cats were found beheaded one-by-one by muslim youth. In Spain, France, UK, Netherlands, and Germany muslims have been poisoning people’s dogs. We also have reports on torture of horses, dogs, cats, of bestiality of cattle by muslim immigrants into Western countries.
It’s like putting a muslim male in charge of women’s welfare policies. His accent tells us that he is not born in the U.S. either. In the background you can hear dogs and cats crying. Animals, like humans, of course get aggressive if they feel afraid or threatened.
According to “Dr” Mohammed Hassan the dog suffered “no damage whatsoever” following the assault. Good to know. So if he was slammed into a wall, there would be no danger whatsoever? I guess in his country it would not count as abuse.
Muslims Culture And Animal Abuse:
Bestiality a common practice in Muslim countries
In 1923, the Director of Health in the British Mandate government in Palestine sent out a questionnaire to his Principal Medical and Health Officers in the country, asking them to report on various sexual practices and attitudes among the Muslim Arab population.
As a result, the British discovered that the Muslim Arabs engaged in bestiality.
The Nablus officer finds sodomy and “similar vices” “not uncommon in some of the towns but less so in the villages where…bestiality is by no mean unknown” and “immorality…rather lightly regarded” in those villages that are closer to the larger towns. He comments, “in the villages there seems to be curiously little feeling against bestiality which I have heard admitted in a very airy way on more than one occasion. Sodomy is considered disgraceful but not I think more so than ordinary immorality” (III).
Pakistan: In Southern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan, sex with animals is a common practice among rural youths and considered a rite of passage into adulthood.
In southern Punjab, much of NWFP, Sindh and Balochistan sodomy and bestiality are common among rural youths. In fact, he caught two boys trying to rape a goat in the vicinity of the mazar of Hazrat Sultan Bahu. The punishment meted out to them was 10 blows with a chhittar (shoe) each on their butts. They protested however that in many rural areas having sex with an animal was considered a rite of passage on the way to becoming full members of the male society!
In June 2011, a male who was caught having sex with another man’s donkey was fined Rs 50,000. This fine was not imposed for having sex with an animal, but for committing adultery. The raped donkey was labelled a ‘kari’ (an adultress) and eventually honor killed by its owner.
Incredible though it may sound, a donkey was declared ‘Kari’ and shot dead here in a remote area on Monday. The Jirga imposed 110,000 rupees fine on the alleged ‘Karo’.
The reports said that in Village Ghahi Khan Jatoi, a villager Ghazi Khan alias Malang shot dead his donkey on being ‘Kari’ with Sikandar Ali alias Deedo. He attempted to kill Sikander too but the alleged Karo managed to escape and surrendered himself to an influential person of the area.
Sources said the influential person summoned both the parties and imposed 110,000 rupees fine on the Karo. They said Sikander and his family were forced to pay Rs 50,000 on the spot and the remaining amount in two installments.
The sources added that the alleged Karo pleaded innocence at the Jirga, but the Jirga members paid no attention to it. Sikander’s family said he paid Rs 50,000 to save his life otherwise he would have been killed.
Bestiality is common among boys of tribal Arab cultures.
Miner and DeVos (1960) comment that amongst Arab tribal cultures, “Bestiality with goats, sheep, or camels provides another outlet. These practices are not approved but they are recognized as common among boys.” Havelock-Ellis [note 52] states “The Arabs, according to Kocher, chiefly practice bestiality with goats, sheep and mares. The Annamites, according to Mondiere, commonly employ sows and (more especially the young women) dogs.”
There is also a certain saying which remains popular among the Arabs:
The Arabs have never taken quite so condemnatory an attitude towards the practice, and indeed a popular Arab saying had it that “The pilgrimage to Mecca is not complete without copulating with the camel.”
Morocco is an Islamic country, with 98.7% of the population Muslims. The following is taken from a paper on sexuality in Morocco written by Nadia Kadiri, M.D., and Abderrazak Moussaïd, M.D., with Abdelkrim Tirraf, M.D., and Abdallah Jadid, M.D. Translated by Raymond J. Noonan, Ph.D., and Sandra Almeida.
In the rural world, zoophilia is still very widespread and not blameworthy. With masturbation, it constitutes an obligatory passage in the adolescent male’s apprenticeship of sexuality.
The operative phrase is ‘obligatory passage in the adolescent male’s apprenticeship of sexuality’. Obligatory. It means in rural Morocco, Muslim males must have sexual intercourse with animals as part of their sexual apprenticeship.
Also according to the scholars Allen Edwardes and Robert Masters, Ph.D, FAACS, the Muslims of Morocco believe that sexual intercourse with donkeys “make the penis grow big and strong” and masturbation is often scorned by them in favor of bestiality.
Favorite Internet Search Terms
Here are the Muslim countries and how they placed in the top five world ranking of various bestiality-related internet search terms:
Pig Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Egypt (No. 2) Saudi Arabia (No. 3) Donkey Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Iran (No. 3) Saudi Arabia (No. 4) Dog Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Saudi Arabia (No. 3) Cat Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Iran (No. 2) Egypt (No. 3) Saudi Arabia (No. 4) Horse Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Turkey (No. 3) Cow Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Iran (No. 2) Saudi Arabia (No. 4) Goat Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Animal Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Morocco (No. 2) Iran (No. 4) Egypt (No. 5) Snake Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Malaysia (No. 3) Indonesia (No. 4) Egypt (No. 5) Monkey Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Indonesia (No. 3) Malaysia (No. 4) Bear Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Saudi Arabia (No. 2) Elephant Sex: Pakistan (No. 1) Egypt (No. 3) United Arab Emirates (No. 4) Malaysia (No. 5) Fox Sex: Saudi Arabia (No. 1) Turkey (No. 4)
VIDEO: Orlando vet technician fired after slamming dog against wall
A clip posted online by Florida TV station WFTV went viral and shows Stefanie Stasse roughing up the pooch ‘because it had become too aggressive,’ said Dr. Mohammad Hassan, the head of the Emergency Pet Hospital where Stasse worked. Hassan has since apologized and said Stasse had been fired.
. The animal abuser Stefania Stasse is shown in this video:
Listen to the interview with “Dr” Mohammed Hassa, defending the animal abuser: . http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/raw-interview-with-doctor-at-animal-hospital/v5RFP/ .
Letter from Dr Hassan Attorney stating that there appears to be evidence that the video was edited. Edited my foot. The judge would tell him that he condoned the animal abuse in the video. Dr Hassan openly supported Stefanie Stasse slamming a poor defenseless dog against the wall repeatedly.
“Fascinating” pictures of African Kings whoms ancestors became rich and influential by selling their own people under Islamic law, can be viewed in the article further down the page. The Muslim slave trade was the most largest and the most brutal and widespread in human history. It comprised of slaves from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. It has lasted for nearly 1,500 years and continues to remain active even to this day in many Arab and African countries where a human slave can be purchased for as little as $10.
In Africa alone, after violent Arab invasions and mass slaughters that ended in forced conversions to Islam, slavery cost over 140 million African lives to the Arab slave trade export. Anywhere from 3-6 million Europeans are estimated to have been enslaved by Arabs, living under horrendous abuse and torture. Muslims today have the Khilafa movement and want a return of a global Caliphate, and the reinstatement of Islamic slavery (or slaughter) and taxation on non-muslims.
Slavery made the Arabs and their appointed African “kings” rich beyond compare. This massive wealth tempted other countries to follow suit, and centuries later, country after country began exporting slaves from Africa and other parts of the world. One of the world’s most wealthiest persons in the medieval times was King Mansa Musa of Mali, equivalent to Bill Gates of today, who amassed the main portion of his wealth from Muslim slavery in his country, fully endorsed under Islam.
The Islamic World was a main factor in slavery. After the Muslim conquests of North Africa and most of the Iberian peninsula, the Islamic world became a huge importer of Saqaliba (Slavic) slaves from central and eastern Europe. Islamic law forbade Muslims to enslave fellow Muslims or so-called People of the Book: Christians, Jews, Sabians and Magians, but an exception was made if they were captured in battle. And since the entire regions through the Middle East was conquered and the people converted by force, all its inhabitants were legally enslaved ‘in battle’.
If the victims converted to Islam, their master was expected to free them as an act of piety. However, Muslims rarely treated slaves in accordance with Islamic law as historic records around the world where Islamic slavery was prevalent, clearly show. The Muslim powers of Iberia both raided for slaves and purchased slaves from European merchants, often the Jewish Radhanites, one of the few groups that could easily move between the Christian and Islamic worlds. Jewish participation in the slave trade was recorded starting in the 5th century and was most likely an involvement of surrender to avoid being persecuted by Muslims, who have had a non-ending murder spree against the Jews. Prior to Muslim conquest and violence on people and their nations, slavery was not as prevalent as it later became under Islamic law and muslim trade and occupation.
Olivia Remie Constable wrote: “Muslim and Jewish merchants brought slaves into al-Andalus from eastern Europe and Christian Spain, and then re-exported them to other regions of the Islamic world.” This trade came to an end after the Christianisation of Slavic countries. The etymology of the word slave comes from this period, the word sklabos meaning Slav.
Medieval Spain and Portugal were the scene of almost constant warfare between Muslims. Periodic raiding expeditions were sent from Al-Andalus to ravage the Iberian Christian kingdoms, bringing back booty and slaves. In a raid against Lisbon, Portugal in 1189, for example, the Almohad caliph Yaqub al-Mansur took 3,000 female and child captives, while his governor of Córdoba, in a subsequent attack upon Silves, Portugal in 1191, took 3,000 Christian slaves.
From the 1440s into the 18th century hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians were sold into slavery to the Turks.
The Byzantine-Ottoman wars and the Ottoman wars in Europe brought large numbers of Christian slaves into the Islamic world too. After the battle of Lepanto approximately 12,000 Christian galley slaves were freed from the Ottoman fleet. The Knights of Malta fought against Muslim invasion and attacked pirates and Muslim shipping, and their base became a centre for slave trading, selling captured Muslim North Africans and Turks. Malta remained a slave market until well into the late 18th century. It required a thousand slaves to equip merely the galleys (ships) of the Order.
From the 16th to 19th century, Barbary Corsairs raided the coasts of Europe and attacked lone ships at sea. From 1609 to 1616, England lost 466 merchant ships to Barbary pirates. The Barbary Corsairs were pirates and privateers [a private person or ship authorized by a government by letters of marque to attack foreign shipping during wartime] who operated from North Africa, based primarily in the ports of Tunis, Tripoli and Algiers. 160 English ships were captured by Algerians between 1677 and 1680. Many of the captured sailors were made into slaves and held for ransom. The corsairs were no strangers to the South West of England where raids were known in a number of coastal communities.
Ireland, despite its northern position, was not immune from attacks by the corsairs. In June 1631 Murat Reis, with pirates from Algiers and armed troops of the Ottoman Empire, stormed ashore at the little harbor village of Baltimore, County Cork. They captured almost all the villagers and took them away to a life of slavery in North Africa. The prisoners were destined for a variety of fates—some lived out their days chained to the oars as galley slaves, while others would spend long years in the scented seclusion of the harem or within the walls of the sultan’s palace. Only two of them ever saw Ireland again.
More than 20,000 captives were said to be imprisoned in Algiers alone. The rich were often able to secure release through ransom, but the poor were condemned to slavery. Their masters would on occasion, but rarely, allow them to secure freedom by professing Islam [we can see today how this deception continues with foreign maids enslaved by their Saudi masters, converting to Islam yet continue to remain enslaved]. While the chief victims were the inhabitants of the coasts of Sicily, Naples and Spain, all traders of nations which did not pay tribute for immunity or force the Barbary States to leave them alone were liable to be taken at sea. Religious orders — the Redemptorists and Lazarists — worked for the redemption of captives, and large legacies were left for that purpose in many countries.
The most successful of the Christian states in dealing with the corsair threat was England. From the 1630s onwards England had signed peace treaties with the Barbary States on various occasions, but invariably breaches of these agreements led to renewed wars. A particular bone of contention was the tendency of foreign ships to pose as English to avoid attack.
One Third Of Population Was Enslaved By Muslims
French historian Fernand Braudel noted that slavery was endemic in Africa and part of the structure of everyday life. “Slavery came in different disguises in different societies: there were court slaves, slaves incorporated into princely armies, domestic and household slaves, slaves working on the land, in industry, as couriers and intermediaries, even as traders” (Braudel 1984 p. 435). The end of the slave trade and the decline of slavery was imposed upon Africa by outside powers.
In Senegambia, between 1300 and 1900, close to one-third of the population was enslaved by Muslims. In early Islamic states of the western Sudan, including Ghana (750–1076), Mali (1235–1645), Segou (1712–1861), and Songhai (1275–1591), about a third of the population were slaves. In Sierra Leone in the 19th century about half of the population consisted of slaves. In the 19th century at least half the population was enslaved among the Duala of the Cameroon, the Igbo and other peoples of the lower Niger, the Kongo, and the Kasanje kingdom and Chokwe of Angola. Among the Ashanti and Yoruba a third of the population consisted of slaves. The population of the Kanem was about a third-slave. It was perhaps 40% in Bornu (1396–1893). Between 1750 and 1900 from one- to two-thirds of the entire population of the Fulani jihad states consisted of slaves. The population of the Sokoto caliphate formed by Hausas in the northern Nigeria and Cameroon was half-slave in the 19th century. It is estimated that up to 90% of the population of Arab-Swahili Zanzibar was enslaved. Roughly half the population of Madagascar was enslaved.
“To overdraw its evils is a simple impossibility…. We passed a slave woman shot or stabbed through the body and lying on the path. [Onlookers] said an Arab who passed early that morning had done it in anger at losing the price he had given for her, because she was unable to walk any longer. We passed a woman tied by the neck to a tree and dead…. We came upon a man dead from starvation…. The strangest disease I have seen in this country seems really to be broken heartedness, and it attacks free men who have been captured and made slaves.“
Livingstone estimated that 80,000 Africans died each year before ever reaching the slave markets of Zanzibar. Zanzibar was once East Africa’s main slave-trading port, and under Omani Arabs in the 19th century as many as 50,000 slaves were passing through the city each year.
Prior to the 16th century, the bulk of slaves exported from Africa were shipped from East Africa to the Arabian peninsula. Zanzibar became a leading port in this trade. Arab slave traders differed from European ones in that they would often conduct raiding expeditions themselves, sometimes penetrating deep into the continent. They also differed in that their market greatly preferred the purchase of female slaves over male ones.
Some African states played a role in the slave trade. They would sell their captives or prisoners of war. Selling captives or prisoners was common practice among Africans and Arabs during that era.
The prisoners and captives that were sold were usually from neighboring or enemy ethnic groups. These captive slaves were not considered as part of the ethnic group or ‘tribe’ and kings did not have a particular loyalty to them. At times, kings and chiefs would sell criminals into slavery so that they could no longer commit crimes in that area. Most other slaves were obtained from kidnappings, or through raids that occurred at gunpoint.
“The slave trade is the ruling principle of my people. It is the source and the glory of their wealth…the mother lulls the child to sleep with notes of triumph over an enemy reduced to slavery…“
In 1807, the UK Parliament passed the Bill that abolished the trading of slaves. The African King of Bonny (now in Nigeria) was horrified at the conclusion of the practice:
“We think this trade must go on. That is the verdict of our oracle and the priests. They say that your country, however great, can never stop a trade ordained by God [Allah] himself.“
Muslim Slavery In Africa Continues in 2013
The trading of children has been reported in modern Nigeria and Benin. In parts of Ghana, a family may be punished for an offense by having to turn over a virgin female to serve as a sex slave within the offended family. In this instance, the woman does not gain the title or status of “wife”. In parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, shrine slavery persists, despite being illegal in Ghana since 1998. In this system of ritual servitude, sometimes called trokosi (in Ghana) or voodoosi in Togo and Benin, young virgin girls are given as slaves to traditional shrines and are used sexually by the priests in addition to providing free labor for the shrine.
It is estimated that as many as 200,000 black south Sudanese children and women (mostly from the Dinka tribe sold by the Sudanese Arabs of the north) have been taken into slavery in Sudan during the Second Sudanese Civil War. In Mauritania it is estimated that up to 600,000 men, women and children, or 20% of the population, are currently enslaved, many of them used as bonded labor. Slavery in Mauritania was criminalized in August 2007.
Evidence emerged in the late 1990s of systematic slavery in cacao plantations in West Africa. In Saudi Arabia there has been advertisement for the sale of slaves purchased and imported from Africa. Last year a report from Uganda claims thousands of gay Kenyan men are being trafficked as sex slaves to Arabia. Many muslim leaders and even women politicians encourage slavery of women. A famous court case involving modern day slavery was Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir who was jailed in 2010 for killing his African imported manslave Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz in their five-star hotel suite in London.
The last kings of Africa: How Nigeria’s tribal monarchs still live in lavish royal splendour (even though they lost power 50 years ago)
Nigeria’s many traditional kings were formally stripped of their constitutional powers in 1963. But they continue to command great respect among their communities and wield considerable influence
Celebrated photographer George Osodi toured the country extensively to collect a unique set of portraits
By Daniel Miller
PUBLISHED: 21:06, 30 July 2013
With their brightly coloured robes, ornate thrones and legions of flunkeys attending every whim, they seem every bit the archetypal African kings.
Nigeria’s traditional Monarchs may have been stripped of their powers half a century ago, but they appear to have lost little of their regal pomp and splendour as this fascinating series of portraits shows.
Photographer George Osodi toured the west African country extensively for a series of photographs entitled ‘Kings of Nigeria’ which is due to be exhibited at London’s Bermondsey Project in October.
Posing on his ornate throne, Alhaji Dr Ado Abdullahi Bayero is the current ‘Emir of Kano’, a position he has held since 1963. A former ambassador to Senegal he is renowned for his abundant wealth, which has been amassed by investing in the stock market and agriculture
HRM Agbogidi Obi James Ikechukwu Anyasi II, The Obi of Idumuje Unor, was until his death earlier this year, the longest reigning African Monarch
Robes of office: HRM Agbogidi Obi James Ikechukwu Anyasi II, ‘The Obi of the Idumuje Unor kingdom’, was until his death earlier this year, the longest reigning African Monarch. He was crowned king on October 9, 1946 at the age of 22. His robe, depicting a young Queen Elizabeth, gives a clear nod to the period of British colonial rule
The Emir of Kano is attended by aides as he sits on the back of his vintage Rolls Royce on his way to the Central Mosque in Kano
Out for a ride: The Emir of Kano Alhaji Dr Ado Abdullahi Bayero is attended by aides as he sits on the back of his vintage Rolls Royce on his way to the Central Mosque in Kano
As a well-known and celebrated Nigerian photographer, Mr Osodi was granted rare access to the palaces and throne rooms of these hereditary rulers who now serve as living repositories of Nigeria’s enormous cultural heritage.
For more information about George Osodi’s exhibition click here to view Z Photographic’s website
Tyrant Kim’s mini-skirted robot army: The tightly-drilled ranks of female soldiers who serve on North Korea’s front line
He told Al-Jazeera: ‘There are frequent clashes among different ethnic groups… Lots of people have lost trust in their identity. I felt it was important that we see this diverse culture as a point of unity instead of seeing it as something that should divide us as a nation.
‘The easiest way I could approach this was to look at the monarchy structure in the country because they are closer to the people than the governors.’
George Osodi photographs the Kings of Nigeria
While their ancestors ruled over vast tracts of Africa, following the abolition of the monarchy in 1963 the regional monarchs were stripped of all their constitutional powers.
But far from fading into obscurity, they mostly remain popular leaders and are held in great regard by their hundreds of thousands of loyal subjects.
And despite lacking any formal powers they continue to wield considerable influence and serve as unofficial intermediaries between their subjects and the Nigerian government.
His Majesty, Wilson Ojakovo Oghoghovwe Oharisi III was made The Ovie of Ughelli in 1980 and has ruled over the great kingdom of Ughelli and Urhoboland for more than 33 years
Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, the current ‘Ooni of Ife’, relaxes in his throne room. Born in 1930, he has enjoyed a colourful life first working for his father’s business, then with the Nigerian Tribune newspaper, before attending Northampton College in the United Kingdom where he studied business management. In 1963 he became Sales Director of the state-owned National Motor company in the Nigerian capital Lagos. He later formed a company to distribute Soviet-built vehicles and equipment in Nigeria.
His Royal Majesty Oba Oyetunji Jimoh Olanipekun Larooyell, the ‘Ataoja of Osogbo’ in southwest Nigeria. He worked as a teacher for many years, firstly at a baptist day school. He was crowned king in 1976 and rules over some 300,000 subjects. He has studied management in London and is a qualified chartered accountant
Born to rule: Sitting on his golden throne, Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi I is the current ‘Dein of Agbor’. Just two years and four months after his birth in July 1977 he was crowned king following the the unexpected death of his father. It meant he was the youngest king anywhere in the world. He is currently the Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, one of Nigeria’s most prestigious universities
Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I (left) was crowned ‘Oba of Benin Kingdom’ in the Edo state of Nigeria in 1979. Before that he studied at Cambridge university before being appointed to many top government posts.
Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman (Right) is the current and 50th ‘Emir of Kasina’. He was coronated in 2008 five days after the death of his father, Emir Muhammad Kabir Usman. He is remembered as a peacemaker during the Nigerian civil war and has a passion for Polo.
His Majesty, Deinmowuru Donokoromo III, The ‘Pere of Isaba’, poses with his royal sceptre outside his palace. He has ruled over the Kingdom of Isaba in the oil rich South-West area of Delta state since 1983.
Nigerian Monarchs will be exhibited at The Bermondsey Project, London SE1, between October 10 and October 27.
AD.nl (Translation) – “In several European countries, young Muslims protested against the arrest of a 19-year-old woman from Zoetermeer. A group of men demonstrated on Saturday in front of the Dutch Embassy in London demanding the release of the Zoetermeer. Other groups also protested for her release in Germany and France.
The 19-year-old from Zoetermeer, named Oum Usamah, was arrested two weeks ago for trying to recruit Dutch Muslims for the civil war in Syria. Via the internet she called upon Muslims in several European countries to protest her arrest.
In London, a group of men demonstrated in front of the Dutch embassy on Saturday morning. They called upon Muslims worldwide to stand up for their sister. ‘We’re doing everything we can to free her’ and carried signs with text in English and Dutch, including one that said ‘Sharia for the Netherlands’.
Isaiah 19:2, “I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; Everyone will fight against his brother, And everyone against his neighbor, City against city, kingdom against kingdom …”
By Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage Mag – “Call this the Syrianization of Egypt. It’s pretty close to a call for a civil war backed by foreign fighters.It’s the clearest signal yet from a key Muslim Brotherhood figure that he intends to do to Egypt what he did to Syria. If the call was made from Qatar, that would suggest that Qatar will back this war on Egypt the way it has backed a war on Syria.
There have been already claims that many of the hundreds of thousands of Syrian Sunni refugees in Egypt are participating in Muslim…
Raif Badawi, who started the ‘Free Saudi Liberals’ website to discuss the role of religion in Saudi Arabia, has been sentenced to a Saudi “court” to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for his engaging in free speech. It is the latest outrage from our closest Arab ally. Yet, we continue to treat Iran as part of the axis of evil while our allies deny basic rights and enforce draconian Medieval laws against dissidents and non-believers.
Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history, worse even than the famous attacks under ancient Roman emperors like Diocletian and Nero. Estimates of the numbers of Christians under assault range from 100-200 million. According to one estimate, a Christian is martyred every five minutes. And most of this persecution is taking place at the hands of Muslims. Of the top fifty countries persecuting Christians, forty-two have either a Muslim majority or have sizeable Muslim populations.
The extent of this disaster, its origins, and the reasons why it has been met with a shrug by most of the Western media are the topics of Raymond Ibrahim’s…
Liberals often try to argue that Muslims who live in the west make an effort to culturally integrate, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. 20-year-old Virginia Muslim and former Australia resident C*ntasir Sarsour is living proof of that. His religion greatly inhibits his ability to engage in normal social interactions – he judges women whom he considers to be dressed immodestly.
“You can’t get away from immodest girls unless you live in a cave. That’s not going to happen. But you just try your best to lower your gaze and keep on moving.” So he avoids girls who show skin… uhh, dude, it’s summer, everyone’s wearing more revealing clothing right now. His hesitance to interact with western women may be because he suspects he wouldn’t be able to restrain himself around them, a belief held by many Muslim men.
Sarsour, an avid pro-Palestine activist, also believes that the…
Contrary to the impression viewers might receive, this report by Bethany Bell was not made for CBeebies, but was broadcast on BBC television news programmes aimed at adult audiences.
Bell informs her audiences that:
“The Americans are worried that time is running out for peace as more Jewish settlements are built on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank.” [emphasis added]
The jaded chimera of “time running out for peace” is of course an empty cliché which has been repeatedly promoted by assorted actors for over two decades, but apparently that fact does not stop the BBC’s new Jerusalem correspondent from offering up her own particular contribution to the altar of that myth.
Neither does it seem that Ms Bell is particularly…
Welcome to Cleveland! While ‘Welcoming America’ is busy trying to persuade Cleveland that diversity is beautiful and that they need more of it, some of their diversity has figured out how to scam the US taxpayer out of $2 million!
First have a look at the news from La Prensaabout how bringing more diversity to Cleveland will improve the economy:
Embracing a more proactive immigrant friendly vision for Cleveland, Global Cleveland partnered with MetroHealth Medical Center and Welcoming America to lay groundwork to transform the city. Nearly 250 guests attended the movie and post discussion at MetroHealth Medical Center on July 16, 2013.
And here we have David Lubell again out hocking that Shelbyville propaganda film! Lubell’s organization was recently hired by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to sell reluctant cities on the idea of “welcoming” refugees. La Prensacontinues:
Below is an op-ed that was published recently in Yediot Ahronot by Adi Moses, who was injured when she was 8 years old in a Palestinian terrorist attack in which her pregnant mother and 5-year-old brother were burned alive. (It was translated into English by Daniel Seaman, and originally posted byTom Gross, who granted us permission to repost it here.)
“You know the story of my family. In 1987 a terrorist threw a firebomb at the car my family was travelling in. He murdered my mother and my brother Tal, and injured my father, my brother, his friend and myself. It is a story you know. But… Me, you do not really know. I was 8 years old when this happened.
While my father was rolling me in the sand to extinguish my burning body, I looked in the direction of our car and watched as my mother…
Public health officials now say the “most likely” culprit in a recent hepatitis outbreak that — at last count — had infected 153 people in nine states is a shipment of pomegranate seeds from a Turkish importer/exporter.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week, “the most likely vehicle for the hepatitis A virus appears to be a common shipment of pomegranate seeds from a company in Turkey, Goknur Foodstuffs Import Export Trading.”
In the wake of the determination, officials said they were “detain(ing)” further pomegranate seed shipments from Goknur, and working with U.S. importers to alert anyone who had purchased products incorporating the seeds.
As of mid-week, 22 people in Arizona had contracted the virus, along with: 75 people in California; 27 in Colorado; eight in Hawaii; one in New Hampshire; nine in New Mexico; six in Nevada; three in Utah; and two in Wisconsin.
All of the those who fell ill, the CDC reports, contracted the virus after eating a portion of ‘Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend,’ purchased at Costco, although Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Ore., also has recalled some lots of “Woodstock Frozen Organic Pomegranate Kernals,” as well.