An Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern, Prof Ishaq Akintola has attributed the incessant cases of rape to the rampant indecent dressing of Nigerian ladies
Reacting to a protest staged by another group, War Against Rape, in Lagos, MURIC President, Prof. Ishaq Akintola described the protesters as being ill-informed and misguided.
In a statement made available to PUNCH on Saturday, Akintola condemned rape in the strongest terms, stating that it was an affront to the dignity of womanhood.
However he said that taking a protest against rape to the governor’s office was a misdirection of the target audience, a waste of man-hour and mere window-dressing.
Prof. Akintola said;
“Rape is on the increase mainly because moral bankruptcy has hit its peak. Women are no longer ashamed of exposing their bodies in public. Even dresses which do not expose their bodies are sewn so tight that no one is left in doubt about the objective. It is the age of dress-to-kill. But women forget that many of them will fall victim of stray bullets.
“Indecent dressing is a provocation and this is the issue which decent societies must address.
MURIC invites WAR to launch a campaign against indecent dressing. The way you dress is the way you will be addressed. You cannot send out a letter without receiving a reply. WAR should tell women to elevate their self-dignity. Why do they pose half-Nood in adverts, magazine covers, etc? Why are women so willing to expose their Allah-given ‘delicacies’ to naked eyes?” MURIC president said.
“Women who elect to cut their blouses low at the front and their skirts outrageously short above the thighs have deliberately entered into a contract with men who are sick upstairs. Women should be told in clear and unequivocal terms that indecent dressing constitutes sexual harassment,”