Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC) an islamic group has blamed women who expose their bodies for inviting mentally unstable men to rape them.
Ishaq Akintola, president of MURIC according to Punch argued that women who dress indecently are provoking potential rapists and may be victims of “stray bullets” if they continue.
The group made these statements in response to another group War Against Rape (WAR) after they staged a protest recently in front of the office of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode against the rise of rape in Lagos.
They advised that rather than protest against rape, the group should be made to protest against dressing provocatively to curb the rise of rape in the city.
Read the statement below:
“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-nude in adverts, magazine covers, etc? Why are women so willing to expose their Allah-given ‘delicacies’ to naked eye.
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.”