Sobowale must be an intelectual fraud judging from his misguided article in Vanguard of 4th January 2010. I have never been so insulted in my life as I was yesterday by Dele Sobowale who conveniently chose to re-define terrorism as misguidedness. Who, if I may ask, misguided whom. Was it Sobowale, a University lecturer, who we now know what his lectures are to the young minds in his classrooms or Farouk's father who is so rich that his 23 year old son, whose mates are in NYSC, will never work in his life, according to Sobowale.
Does Sobowale realise how many lives are lost daily to Poverty and Hunger in Nigeria due to the activities of Farouk's father and his ilk in managing the resourses of this nation? Yet Farouk left Funtua and Abuja and headed for Detroit to blow-up a plane with about 300people on board and Sobowale thinks that is misguidedness. Does Sobowale know that Farouk' s father is in line for an Islamic Bank lisence? What do we need an Islamic Bank for? Where is the money coming from? What was Farouk's father's antecedents in the banks he precided over? What is the state of the existing Banks now to warrant Islamic Banks?
The truth of the matter is that Alhaji Farouk encouraged this fundamentalism in his son right from when he sent him to an Islamic School in Benin Republic. What was the role of Farouk's mother in all this?
Now Farouk has sentensed all Nigerians to permanent harrasement from the hands of ordinarily ill-mannered Americans and their Allies who at best were just tolerating us.We are no longer 419ers. We have been down-graded to the same categories as Pakistanis and Afgans.I hope Sobowale gets a free ticket from Farouk's father to go the USA for Farouk's trial and experience, first hand, the kind of humiliation Nigerians will henceforth have to suffer in the hands of arrogant Americans.
Farouk was not misguide, he was teleguided to be a Terrorist and Sobowale is the misguided one.