tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post1157482590454366294..comments2016-08-22T12:00:03.978+01:00Comments on naijablog: Alhaji 86 wives is directed..Jeremy[email protected]Blogger12125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-73175990268346695462008-09-04T17:40:00.000+01:002008-09-04T17:40:00.000+01:00Wait the saga continues with Alhaji Bellohave a re...Wait the saga continues with Alhaji Bello<BR/><BR/>have a read<BR/><BR/>http://allafrica.com/stories/<BR/>200809040471.html<BR/><BR/>The mystery deepens, where can one man followed by 86 (if he's keeping all of them) hide? <BR/><BR/>For an 86 year old he can sure make moves when he needs to, nothing like impaired mobility!!anonymaus[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-60665816338633281282008-09-01T19:29:00.000+01:002008-09-01T19:29:00.000+01:00A part of me wants to think that Mr. Abubakar's st...A part of me wants to think that Mr. Abubakar's strongheadedness is actually some form of resistance that might force people to think about why and how they believe what they believe. <BR/><BR/>Mr. Abubakar's absurd matrimonial situation is contesting, no matter how feebly, an accepted form of thought. <BR/><BR/>He’s got to be crazy to marry 86 wives and father 170 children, and of course, at the end of the day, there will be casualties. But, you’ll have to get over that to see how Mr. Abubakar's action opens up the possibility of questioning received, accepted, and taken-for-granted ideas. Something that we hardly ever do in Naija. <BR/><BR/>Nigeria is a place where we live day by day without stopping to think about why we do what we do and think what we think. We are a nation of people who take too much for granted because we live by commonsensical ideas we call anything from proverbs to the Ten Commandments. From the day we’re born, “obey thy father and thy mother” and “you will reap what you sow” are drummed into our heads. From primary school to university, we are trained to cower before our betters. And then people like Fela will dare to ask us to stand up against our thieving leaders, who we condemn in our beer parlors but worship in the alters of our poverty. <BR/><BR/>At the end of the day, Mr. Abubakar is simply inviting you to challenge what he has done but only within the realm of ideas: "If, within the bounds of the Koran, there is no explicit injunction to marry only four wives, pray tell me, on what basis are you saying I cannot marry any number between five to infinity?"<BR/><BR/> It doesn’t sound like a good argument, but it makes us think.Lost at the Other End of the Worldhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03268790075347094041[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-21876758883336339192008-09-01T01:40:00.000+01:002008-09-01T01:40:00.000+01:00If he is right, then this lends to the idea that s...If he is right, then this lends to the idea that sharia is not the law where he lives. If he did this in the past, and sharia later became the law, then maybe he would have been 'grandfathered' in and ordered to cease marrying--at least until he lost a wife due to divorce or death, for example. <BR/> If there was no marriage, yet he simply acknowledged them as husbandless lovers, as is accepted in the West, then this would also be a travesty. <BR/> It appears that if sharia did exist in this region, and is applied, as the government is suggesting, then it is obvious he has broken the law. If there was no law, yet he is claiming to follow Islam, as a Muslim, he would be more inclined to practice the sharia recognized by his own elders.<BR/><BR/> Something tells me that this is politicized moreso because of his position on vaccinations. If this is not the case, then why did it take so long to discover how many wives he has? Who sanctioned them prior? How did his children move about within the system without acknowledging their own parents? <BR/><BR/> Most Western arguments couldn't touch this man. Otherwise, he'd bring up points of the West's leaning towards same-sex marriage; redefining the term marriage; government's involvement in the institution of marriage; right to privacy, and lastly -- a woman's right to choose. <BR/> How do I figure? Well, think about the choices his 'wives' made. Does that not count in factoring the equation of a relationship? In the West, how many ladies have the same 'baby's daddy'? <BR/> If she has a right to choose what she does with her own body, including going against her own husband's desire, then why would the government not take her own desire to choose her own mate? <BR/> Lastly, why do we not only accept, but celebrate people like Hugh Hefner and his three live-in girlfriends and constant others, while shunning Mormons (Christians) and Muslims from doing the same in a far more responsible way? 5pillar.wordpress.com5pillarhttp://5pillar.wordpress.com/[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-86164378209093895142008-08-31T21:24:00.000+01:002008-08-31T21:24:00.000+01:00Is the government going to assist these homeless f...Is the government going to assist these homeless fatherless children? And wat is going to happen to the wives? And the man too, what steps do they have in place for is mental state once his kids and wives are taken? Wat, they just think they can tell a man to get rid of his wives and he is going to be fine with that? First of all, there should be a countrywide law that permits a man to have just ONE wife regardless of religion or ethnicity. That would definitely solve the population problemRJhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04601790435932975317[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-85283704967036816732008-08-29T22:08:00.000+01:002008-08-29T22:08:00.000+01:00And send them where? And for how long will they su...And send them where? And for how long will they support the wives and children? And the man comes to some harm and then what happens?<BR/>As long as none of the women were forced or is underage, they went on their own, they should be allowed to leave on their own if they choose to do so. Where was the community when he went past 4? Are the rest not concubines? who married them?Anonymous[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-49991352953222862532008-08-29T18:22:00.000+01:002008-08-29T18:22:00.000+01:00A rather diverting story for all.A rather diverting story for all.Naapalihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11868505901688507321[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-76604327717830509652008-08-29T16:33:00.000+01:002008-08-29T16:33:00.000+01:00A game of numbers.Chasing this huge shadow is sure...A game of numbers.<BR/>Chasing this huge shadow is surely an interesting exercise for those who 'uphold' the sanctity of a religion.<BR/>Quite amusing.Anonymous[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-61939957670467446522008-08-29T16:12:00.000+01:002008-08-29T16:12:00.000+01:00Hi Jeremy,The logistics of having a family of 87 a...Hi Jeremy,<BR/><BR/>The logistics of having a family of 87 adults plus children is mind boggling. I hope the kids will be OK.<BR/><BR/>SandrineSandrinehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01142232421649134500[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-90358361844117890072008-08-29T14:29:00.000+01:002008-08-29T14:29:00.000+01:00I am sure the man with 86 wives is sick.BTW, can I...I am sure the man with 86 wives is sick.<BR/><BR/>BTW, can I have the honour of having u intreviewed for my blog one of these days? I just started "interview Thursday" which I wish to expand....<BR/><BR/>ThanksStandtallhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10208721217617791119[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-54609894311933637732008-08-29T13:20:00.000+01:002008-08-29T13:20:00.000+01:00And does does the 2 days ultimatum expire?And does does the 2 days ultimatum expire?Anonymous[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-49522787387811165662008-08-29T13:16:00.000+01:002008-08-29T13:16:00.000+01:00Multiple husbands<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4yjrDSvze0&feature=related" REL="nofollow">Multiple husbands</A>Homelesshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01992276117548193938[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-63551717810649197442008-08-29T13:05:00.000+01:002008-08-29T13:05:00.000+01:00WowWowAnonymous[email protected]