Monday, 6 December 2010

Letter to The Economist - Boxing in Nigeria

Just sent a letter to The Economist as follows...
Dear Economist,

Reading the piece entitled "Boxing in Nigeria - A rumble in the Sahel" (Middle East and Africa section, November 20th 2010 issue) I couldn't understand why the author felt it necessary to slip in that Nigeria's north is mostly Muslim and also that participating youths may be wearing verses from the Koran (Qur'an) in leather pouches around their necks? I would like to think that it was because this sport is at odds with Islamic teachings (striking to the face etc) but instead it seems to subtly give a message slightly different (that perhaps participants are inspired to partake in this activity because of their religion and not inspite of it).

Adil Hussain

... I think I might be overdoing it with these constant letters to The Economist!

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