Nigeria

Your Daily Muslim #656: Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky

Your Daily Muslim #656: Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky

Today’s daily Muslim is a prominent Nigerian Shia cleric, sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky. al-Zakzaky is the head of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria. Of course, instead of using his position to build bridges, he spends his time spouting absurd conspiracy theories and finding numerous other ways to show the world how full of Shiite he […]

Your Daily Muslim #562: Alfa Gani

Your Daily Muslim #562: Alfa Gani

Some Muslims like to add other religions’ rituals into their faith practices. Many do it to keep their struggling mosques open, as was likely the case for Nigerian Islamic cleric Alfa Gani. Neighbors noticed a foul stench coming from his house, even worse than normal for a Muslim household. Inquisitive, they asked him what was […]

Your Daily Muslim: Hafsat Shushe (Daily Triple 1 of 3)

Your Daily Muslim: Hafsat Shushe (Daily Triple 1 of 3)

Hafsat Shushe, a Nigerian Muslimah who resides in sharia-controlled Kano State, seems somewhat normal at first glance. Aside from an obviously unhealthy obsession with obnoxious boy band One Direction, Shushe looks like a nice, upstanding young woman. Sure, she posts so many pictures of the barely-legal One Direction members to qualify her as a bona […]

Your Daily Muslim: Abubakar Muhammad Shekau (Part 2)

Your Daily Muslim: Abubakar Muhammad Shekau (Part 2)

Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist militant group responsible for over 10,000 deaths in the past decade, is continuing its rampage. After its founder, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed during an attempted prison break in 2009, Islamic theologian Abubakar Muhammad Shekau took over. Under his reign, the group’s wrath has only gotten bloodier. In June 2013, Shekau […]

Your Daily Muslim: Mohammed Yusuf

Your Daily Muslim: Mohammed Yusuf

Boko Haram. That name strikes fear all across Nigeria and elsewhere in west Africa. The terror group, founded in 2001, boasts thousands of fanatical devotees willing to die for their psychopathic BFF in the sky. Today, YDM is going to examine Boko Haram’s founder, Mohammed Yusuf. Boko Haram means “Western education is sinful.” If that […]

Your Daily Muslim: Ibrahim Haladu

Your Daily Muslim: Ibrahim Haladu

Parenting doesn’t always come naturally. It sure didn’t for Nigerian Muslim Ibrahim Haladu, who felt he had better uses of his time than taking care of his 14-month-old daughter. The girl was the child of Haladu and his estranged second wife. Haladu was watching Islamic television one afternoon when the infant girl wouldn’t stop crying. […]

Your Daily Muslim: Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan

Your Daily Muslim: Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan

Nigerian Muslim Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan is a current senator of sharia-controlled Yobe State. If he were currently in office in the US, he would have probably been forced to resign by now due to some rather idiotic statements he made. However, in Nigeria, people just kinda get away with what they want. Lawan and other […]

Your Daily Muslim: Umar Mohammed Kandahar

Your Daily Muslim: Umar Mohammed Kandahar

Welcome to Nigeria Week 2014! This week, all the featured Muslims will be from the majestic land of Nigeria, where 419 scams, jihad shootings, and death by stoning are commonplace. Speaking of death by stoning, that’s what’s gonna happen to today’s featured Muslim, 30-year-old Umar Mohammed Kandahar, from sharia-controlled Bauchi State. Despite having three wives […]

Your Daily Muslim: Mustapha Baba Ilelah

Your Daily Muslim: Mustapha Baba Ilelah

You know your priorities are messed up when your country is ravaged by jihad violence and you think the best use of your time is harassing innocent people. That’s exactly what Nigerian Muslim Mustapha Baba Ilelah, the chairman of Bauchi State Sharia Commission, is doing. Instead of dealing with any of the very real problems […]