Saudi Arabia and Merkel handshake: northern social media users attack BBC
Social media users from northern Nigeria have attacked the British Broadcasting Corporation (Hausa Service) for posting a photo of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman shaking hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
BBC Hausa posted a joint photo of the duo on its online platform on Tuesday morning.
“King Salman of Saudi Arabia underlines the importance of Germany for freedom of expression,” reads the caption to the photo.
But some commentators in northern Nigeria have accused the British media organization of “undermining Islam,” using an image of the guardian of a sacred place of Islam shaking hands with a woman.
Some even accused him of “working for the Jews” and warned staff to beware of what they called “the wrath of God.”
On Monday, social media users from northern Nigeria lashed out at residents of the Republic of Niger, accusing them of having lost their faith and on the brink of infidelity to Hausa’s online media outlet, Damagaram Post of the Republic of Niger. , posted a photo of Damagaram participating in a beauty contest.
In the photo, a girl named Maimuna Haruna was invited to vote “Miss Zinder”.
The post, however, was disliked by a number of northern Muslims, some of whom immediately condemned and described the action as “haram,” an act prohibited by Islamic law.
Previously, 26-year-old house actress Rahama Sadau was accused of stirring up controversy and blasphemy after she shared some of her photos on social media in which she wore a backless dress that accentuated her curves.
The event sparked controversy among several conservative Muslims who lashed out at her for being against Islamic dress principles.
Islamic scholar Laval Gusau has asked the Nigerian police to sue the Cannywood actress for her clothes.
Source: – Sahara Reporter.