[Opinion] The Ignorance Of Faithless Believers

The ignorance of faithless believers

Anthony A. Kila


Which subtler way to put the recent display of violent demonstrations in parts of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan and now northern Nigeria, which was characterised by burning of flags and pictures, and even leading to the killing of people in some cases, over a stupid obnoxious video clip? For me, it is a stark exhibition of dangerous ignorance of the way the world works plus a clear proof of lack of faith in an omnipotent God by the masterminds of the so called protests we were forced to endure. It is time we tell these uncivilised thugs without mincing words that their senseless actions have no place in a modern world where normal ordinary people, regardless of their race, faith, gender or ethnicity, just want peace and prosperity for themselves and their loved ones.

As I write these notes, I am also staring at the footages of the mob that went out in Kano to protest and burn flags and pictures over the weekend; please have a look at those pictures if you can. Without much analysis, two things immediately come to mind. One is that the crowd we see is an organised and coordinated team, not a spontaneous group of angry protesters. The second is that I doubt that those people in the images we saw in the streets of Kano have actually seen the video clip they claim to be protesting about. This ill famed stupid tasteless video is not available in public domain anymore. I had to make a special request and prove I needed it for my studies for me to see it.

Let us not fool ourselves, a clear and reasonable implication of such observations is that there is someone or some people with resources sustaining these actions and guiding these crowds. In the Nigeria of Boko Haram, a person or people with enough resources to inform, convince, mobilise and coordinate others to go to the streets to burn flags and picture in the name of religion and actually doing so should be identified and kept under close scrutiny by those charged with protecting our lives and properties. If any more reason was needed, this is a golden opportunity for our secret service and they should seize it in order to prevent future calamities.

With their actions, those orchestrating these uprisings and the devotees executing on their behest and influence are clearly showing that their understanding of how things work in countries like the USA is shockingly modest and dangerously wrong. In their ignorance, they are equating the action of a faceless individual to that of a government or even a whole country. From their shallow point of view, they seem incapable of understanding that from all available analyses and polls we have today, the people of America and their government have no desire to go to war with more countries or movements. These ignorant flag and picture arson orchestrators that claim to be causing mayhem in the name of a God in which they seem not have complete faith are clearly showing themselves as incapable of understanding that the crux of present American administration’s foreign policy is to put emphasis on negotiation and collaboration rather than confrontation and unilateralism.

If there was a bit more depth to their thoughts they would probably realise that with their actions they are giving validity to those foreign policy hawks who claim there is no point in trying to reason with non-Christians as they are just haters that needed to be isolated, dominated and quashed. If they could think just a little bit more, they might easily realise that if the American people reasoned like them then they would see the people in Kano burning the American flags and in retaliation consider Nigeria an enemy country. Could it be that these people actually want that? Could it be that they want war? Looking at the images of Kano and elsewhere with all those children and woman amongst that mob one cannot but wonder and ask what value do these people place on the lives of their dependents. What kind of injudicious and selfish cynicism are we dealing with here?

A lot is amiss; for the purpose of understanding these irritating and criminal acts, even if we were to grant just for the sake of argument that the orchestrators are mere reckless injurious cynics and that their devotees are fuelled by the belief that they are doing something godly, one must still ask a few questions on how these people conceive their God. Do they really see their God as omniscient, omnipotent and merciful? It is legitimate to doubt these arsonists and especially those supporting and guiding them really have enough faith to believe that their God that sees and knows all, has enough power to deal with someone that insults his commandments and Prophet.

They seem to believe that God and his Prophet need their help to protect themselves from an ugly video clip. They are the faithless ones. Their act is a display of ignorance of faithless believers who want to play God. They should beg for forgiveness of their sins.


  1. hey poster, who ever you are i believe you are as faithless those who made the movie that was the genesis of all the protests and voilence that followed in some parts of the globe. You have no rights what so ever to insult or publicly ridicule what other people hold as holy.
    To cap this up, this article has no meaning, no directions and no rythm at all. Please next time find something worthwhile to post.

  2. May God continue 2 guide us to d right path because some people are just fooling,purnishing & needlessly suffering themselves in d name of fighting 4 their creator who knew their beginnings & their ends even b4 their existences. D earlier d better 4 dem 2 wake up 4rm their slumbers b4 d wrath of God comes upon them 4 not leaving judgments to God almighty d rewarder of all living & non-living things of d universe.

  3. It is time for people to look beyond sentiments and uphold the tenets of their faith. They need to understand the essence and role of Religion in human life. God is most merciful and Allah is equally merciful. When we sin we offend God and He forgives. Allah could have forgiven the maker of the film if he showed remorse but what will happen to all those who kill and destroy in the name of protest…they will never show remorse and may go to hell. When Islamis fanatics kill,and behead innocent souls while shouting Allahu Akbar,it is equally a blasphemy but which does not elicit demonstration from Muslims. When people burn the symbol of America,the flag which they love and will die to defend there will be no protest in America, when the Bible is burnt Christians will ask God to forgive the person behind the act..but we see a different reactions upon the burning of Quoran..Let’s search ourselves.

  4. Hmm! @Anthony- ur article ws somehw meaningful and however, at some point, quite #meaningless. It is always good to call~ a spade a spade~ bt critically in ur view as I have read it, u tend to take side &condemn just a particular party. Ur article ws meaningfl just dt it condemns d ignorant act by these people but it was quite meaningless cuz u sound like their “religion” is worthless. For many years nw, we hav listened &watched d Christians &their Nations havin strong contempt for this religion of Islam due to the fact that people tend to keep acting ungodly &thinkin that Jesus Christ has already died for their sins. {In case u wanna debate this, I challenge u to a duel} Behold; this protest ws as a result of the insult on a revered Prophet of God. It will be quite unreasonable for anyone who his father or beloved one is insulted in his presence without prompt response in retaliation, evn though he has no power to defend himself, he wil stil make a try. However, just that the most intelligent will have to take a good look at who’s throwing the insult before reactin cuz such a person may be somehw already mentally derailed. So much I believe you should have learnt and known bt I want u know that there’s no smoke without fire. If we actually do not need any smoke, even to the least of particles, then, it will be good for us to totally quench the fire. Thanks

  5. Mr Anthony it seems ur arrongance n faithlessness is 2 blame 4 such words.. Just by holding a protest against d blasphemous clip u think the MUSLIMS have gone out of there own way just 2 serve d personal will of a cleric.. Then u need 2 have ur brain rechecked… Like Mr Abdallah said.. Nd if u defy then try 2 stop written such words cos u’re a disgrace 2 journalism n it’s ethics… INFO 9JA take note.

  6. No wonder my friend forsake islam bcos of there barberic attitude. No wonder islam will be a forgotten religion by 2095(according to research and recent happenings). No wonder many european countries rejected islam and are still rejecting islam. No wonder islam will never ever be accepted in south eastern nigeria never ever…religion of confusion and disharmony

  7. you can ridicule your god and wait for him to punish u on the day of judgement, oh i forget you can ridicule him and still stroll into paradise as far as you believe he is your savior. well that is your religion and how you have become civilized about it, In fact you are so civilize than your god himself i.e if he is a he or she or even a ghost or spirit whatever you believe in. sorry even gays and lesbians can comfortably enter paradise as far as they believe that jesus is their savior. here i was, thinking that in the bible God destroyed the people Lut for the same crime and at a time Moses was told to fight the people that transgressed within his people. oh we are now civilize infact some of you evolve from homo Sapiens. well their will always be a protest even if the video is stored in your church and only you and your church members watch it, moreover i dont think your were around when jesus was on earth to believe he was once here.

  8. The muslim world need to understand that the world of sensible & civilized pple are fed up of their cruel, barbaric & medieval approach to issues of faith & religion. Every slight provocation they threaten fire & brimstone, who the hell do they think they are? If they can’t live among sensible and civilized pple of d world then they might as we go to hell and live there afterall they seem to like fire & terror, I assure them there’s a lot of it in hell. The world would be a better place without this people.

  9. @King @Steve I just wish to assure u dt nothin of Christianity u’ve known. Basically, I believe u’re ds type dt only goes to church 2 luk 4 pretty chicks, who wl only hold d bible 4 prayer points & reads nothing frm it. The birth of Jesus Christ ws a controversy, so also the religon. There ws nothin abt d fact of Christianity, it’s al started frm a very lame man, Paul. If the way Jesus has thot 2 pray is d way ppl pray, they wl definitely knw dt Jesus is nt 2 b worshipped bt God. Wel, I’m nt suprisd 4 many do nt knw d diff b/w Jesus Christ & the Creator, the Supreme, the One, the Only true Almighty God.
    I challenge u 2 read ur Bible better &come 2 defend ur faith in Christianity.
    So many pretty lies we’ve heard dt Islam ws spread by swords. If u’ve ever attended university & hav taken some courses in Philosophy, den, I knw u wil nt b ignorant of d truth. I can advice u 2 look 4 a translated copy of Holy Qur’an & read thru, den u wl c mor truth.
    The case of u ppl, is lyk someone who stabs u deep at back &stil complainin u’re shoutin 4 notin.
    Nevertheless, I condemn d violence of d Muslim cuz its nt d teachin of our beloved Noble Prophet(SAW). If anyone realy wnt 2 knw d true face, he/she shd 4gt sentiments.

  10. Christian worry no , best of our diagnosis we examined dat America is the coursing of our present calamities whether u agree or not. If u talking about protest in kano a bcos of movie, let u that even prophet Isa (jesus) u design him like dis we must protest 2 show our sadness 4 commiting this greates sins becos we the muslim love and know jesus more than u. When it comes civilization i swear by Allah muslim are civilized more any christian dis is bcos no encyclopaedia as perfect as our Noble Book.

  11. It is so disheartening that @ this age of civilization, some pple are still living & dwelling (ignorantum).
    I have said this time without number that the muslims don’t deserve arguing with, the blood of terrorism flow from Devil through Muhammad to d innocent Muslims, they are obviously under a Devilish Master plan through Muhammed a victim of circumstance, all I want from the people who are expose to Light is to intercede on their behalf.
    I was privilege to study sharia Law in UDUS, and it now dawn on me that Devil who has vowed not to perish in the lake of Fire only had succeeded in using Muhammad to divert the soul of many toward hell which is obvious via their action b’cos they have been brain washed
    The actions of muslims all over the world and even in the North in NIGERIA, is what they called “Sunah” meaning the action of the deadly prophet which is their second source of Law, the movie INNOCENCE of MUSLlM is a replica act of muhammed which is demonstrated by muslims and was rightly portray by Abdul mutalib (Terrorist).
    In conclusion, pls let us keep interceding for them because they are under a strong SATANIC master plan bondage which was successfully executed by his accomplice muhammed

  12. @u. First, u do not knw d meanin of civilization. I wish u’ve studied history n knw whr civilization started. Second, u ar ignorant of wat u hav studied in dt Uni. Third, u speak without sense and proof in it. Fourth, I wish d wrath of God Almighty does nt befall u 4 ur insults n assaults on His beloved Prophet Muhammad(SAW). I wld av bn glad if u cld brng up any reasonably argument here, bt, rather, u wer prating at wat u knw nt. The world of Christianity hs nothn to b proud of. Is it d pastors makin rituals, sleepin wt church members under d pretence of vigil, getin drunk, aimin at makin huge money, alowin both girls,women & boys to b radically dressed 2 church under d pretence of civilization, or… So many bt 2 mention few, u thnk can talk against seein som1 doin d wrng thing &condemn it?! Even, if a tout starts singin abt makin love 2 Jesus …wil definitely stil b seen as swag n civilization. What a shame on Christianity! Many recorded &knwn drug dealers, armed robbers, rappists, prostitutes, gays, lesbians, ritualists, …ar knwn to b Christians. What else do we need abt civilization of today they talk of, if nt d act of alowin anyone n everyone to indulge in immorality of their choice without anyone 2 strongly condemn this. If, u cal urslf a Christian n u do nt stl act accordin 2 d teachings of Jesus Christ(AS), then, wher is ur faith?! Do u even hav any?! Ponder upon this.
    Fifth, u talked abt “sunnah” n muslims in “Northern part” of Nigeria. What I wl strongly advice u is to leave d culture of som ppl out of religion. The undstndin n d culture of them maks d religion av a diff face. Bt if u ar true to urslf, wch I blv u’re nt, u wld av undstood d teachings n practices of Islam mor dan wat u thnk of. For ur info, even d President of US, testifies to d contributions of Islam n Muslims in d developmnt of America itslf wch u ppl nw worship n thnk, America is d heart of Christianity. Guy, if u hope to condemn violence, condemn it wt truth n do nt jst sound ignorant of anythn here. Prove urslf a graduate n reflect on wat u’ve learnt. All we hope for is peace to reign in d world bt nt wt acceptin n alowin attrocities. Reflect.

  13. @Lora I Thank u so much for takin ur time to read our comments. I pray Almighty Allah continue to equip each &everyone of us with useful knowledge, wisdom & understandin. May He, the Holy, the Exalted, the Bestower of Rahma bless us with His Light & make us one of those who strive in His Cause and grant us all Peace and Jannah at the end. Aameeen. Jazaks. LOVE FOR ALL, HATRED FOR NONE.


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