Yesterday was the funeral of Ishmael Mensah, the 10-year-old Kasoa boy who was a victim of a ritual money murder.
He was a Muslim, so he was buried according to the Islamic culture.
Now if you see photos from the funeral as publicised in the media, you’ll see that during prayers, the muslim men and women were separated.
Well, Ghanaian feminist Dela Sikadzi seeks to understand why this is so. She feels the men and women should be mixed together for the purpose of socialisation.
Below was what she wrote on Facebook:
“These are pictures from the funeral of the little boy who got brutally murdered because we refuse to give our children the proper education (read socialization) they need (story for another day).
I see that women and men are separated. And I am fully aware of how some of you are going to justify this using religion. But instead of doing that, how about putting critical thinking and practical/logical reasoning first?
What exactly makes it so terrible and impossible for women and men to mix while burying their kid, praying or doing any communal activity?”
See comments from her followers below. Our Muslim brethren are very angry with her: