Incarceration of Abdul karim: Spur to Ambazonian liberation.
By Mbah Godlove in GZ
The unlawful detention of Muslim scholar of the Koran, Abdul Karim Ali, is increasingly becoming a springboard to the decolonization of Ambazonia.
The very fact that Abdul Karim is a cleric who before his illegal arrest had defended the history of Southern Cameroonians who have been in excruciating pain for nearly sixty years, and for the very fact that he carried out his holy crusade against the barbaric French Cameroun colonial regime in Ground Zero makes him a unique figure.
The arrest of such a religious man of God does not only presents the Biya’s regime as circular and atheistic but demonic and diabolic. Just like South Africa’s clergy Desmond Tutu, Abdul Karim chose not to be neutral in the wake of the injustice the oppressor continuously subjected Ambazonians to but decided to take the bull by its horns.
One of the occasions the bridge builder openly demonstrated his unquenchable zeal to clear, the freedom path of Southern Cameroons was in the first quarter of 2018 when the so called Bilingualism and multiculturalism commission visited Bamenda under the pretext that language was the sole cause of the ongoing Ambazonian struggle. The fearless and courageous Abdul Karim, told Peter Mafani Musonge and his colonial team that Southern Cameroons was a separate nation from La Republique du Cameroun and that no linguistics amendment could averred the status quo.
His media outings have turned out to present him not only as a harbinger to the southern Cameroons course but as a patriot who can lay down his life for his fatherland. As an Italian poet Wilfred Orwell puts it, ” how honourable it is for one to die fighting for his country.” Abdul Karim, unlike some Ambazonian leaders in the diaspora, has been fighting not to be in authority but to rescue his suffering people from the whims of La Republique du Cameroun.
The incarceration of such a man of God is a stepping stone to the independence of Ambazonia given the atmosphere that surrounded his arrest. To say the least, Abdul Karim was whisked off upon his arrival from Europe where he took part in pre consultative dialogue talks with the Swiss government and just days before the C.P.D.M grand national rally organised by Dictator Paul Biya of French Cameroun in the name of a national dialogue to resolve the deteriorating Ambazonian conflict was due to be held
If not of divine intervention, the Biya regime would rather have forced the peace crusader, Abdul Karim to attend the window dressing national dialogue. God rather pushed the colonial Administration to imprison the firebrand Abdul Karim so that his arrest can open the floor gate to freedom. Ambazonians in all parts of the world must now unite and speak the same words, even in the different languages that make up the thirteen counties in homeland just as the apostles did when their master, Jesus Christ, sent them the Holy Spirit. You must all like Abdul Karim, prefer to die while defending the homeland.