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|History Of Blasphemy In Northern Nigeria by victor4ekele(m): 1:18pm On Aug 17, 2020|
GENESIS OF ISLAMIC BLASPHEMY IN NIGERIA
Recently, a Kano state Shariah Court sentenced Yahaya Sharif (22 years old) to death by hanging for the offence of blasphemy against the prophet. He was accused of having blasphemed in his song which he circulated on
WhatsApp in March of 2020. Following this incident, we want to critically look at the origin of the blasphemy in Nigeria especially in the Northern part.
First, what is Blasphemy? Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religion's deity or deities. From the concept, blasphemy is not only necessary the idea of opening criticizing one religion. But when you speaks or show lack of respect for one religion, it is BLASPHEMY.
To Northern Nigeria, blasphemy is mostly associated to Islamic religion because there are predominantly Muslims and they have sharia courts in their states. Nigeria as a country operates two
court systems. Both systems can punish blasphemy. The Constitution provides a
Customary (secular) system and a system that
incorporates Sharia . The Customary system
prohibits blasphemy by section 204 of Nigeria's
Criminal Code. The Section 204 is entitled "Insult to
Twelve state from the north practice Sunni Muslim which makes other Islamic sect to be minor and their outrage are tender as blasphemy.
Sharia court judgement on blasphemy is for those that speaks or act against Islams and it is unlawful. The prohibition against blasphemy in the
Criminal Code and the prohibition recognized by
Sharia may not be lawful because Section 38 of the Constitution entitles every Nigerian to
freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, and Section 39 gives every Nigerian the right to freedom of expression.
There are various cases of blasphemy in the northern Nigeria such as:
a Muslim mob in the town of
Sara in Jigawa state burned a police outpost
and injured about twelve people over an alleged
blasphemy against the Islamic prophet
Mohammed on On 19 June 2009.
On 9 August 2008, a Muslim mob also in Kano state beat to death a fifty-year-old Muslim man who blasphemed Mohammed.
On 20 April 2008, Muslim rioters in the city of
Kano burned the shops and vehicles of Christian
merchants after one allegedly disrespect
On 9 February 2008, a Muslim mob rioted in the
town of Sumaila in Kano state which resulted in killing of many Christians.
In October 2007, a sharia court convicted Sani
Kabili, a Christian and a father of six, of the town
of Kano, of blasphemy against Mohammed. The
court sentenced Kabili to three years in prison.
In February 2009, an appeal court overturned the
On 28 September 2007, a Muslim mob rioted at
Tudun Wada in Kano state. The mob killed nine
Christians, burned several churches, and
destroyed the homes and businesses of some non-Muslims. The Muslims complained that
Christian students had drawn a picture of Mohammed.
On 21 March 2007, a mob of Muslim students
and neighbourhood extremists beat to death
Christianah Oluwatoyin Oluwasesin, a mother of
two and a teacher at Government Secondary
School of Gandu in the city of Gombe. A student
complained that Oluwasesin, a Christian, had
touched a bag which allegedly contained a
Quran, and had thereby defiled the Quran.
In February 2006 in Bauchi state, Florence
Chuckwu, a Christian teacher, confiscated a copy of a Quran from a pupil who was reading it
during an English lesson. The incident provoked
rioting by Muslims. The riot killed more than
twenty Christians and destroyed two churches.
On 20 November 2002, Muslim and Christian mobs rampaged in the cities of Kaduna and Abuja because of newspaper publication suggesting that Mohammed would probably have taken a wife
from among the contestants from a beauty contest.
On 14 July 1999, in the village of Randali in
Kebbi state, a Muslim mob beheaded Abdullahi
Umaru. The mob accused Umaru of blasphemy
From all this cases, we can clearly see that blasphemy is not longer a new thing in Nigeria and some core northerners support the idea of blasphemy and believe blasphemers must be dealt with.
|Re: History Of Blasphemy In Northern Nigeria by victor4ekele(m): 1:21pm On Aug 17, 2020|
Blasphemy, a serious threats to peaceful coexistence.
|Re: History Of Blasphemy In Northern Nigeria by yean1(m): 9:24pm On Aug 17, 2020|
|Re: History Of Blasphemy In Northern Nigeria by Olabode971(f): 8:49am On Aug 18, 2020|
What is wrong with these set of pipu??
Did God said He won't avenge for Himself??
Who is man to Avenge on God's behalf.
Who so ever blasphemy against God,is he not left to his own way??
These Islam erratics claims they fight for Mohammed at the expense of maiming humanity... Is that a peaceful coexistence??
If you kill your fellow human who you see with your two naked eye; then tell me, what love will be left inside of you to Love He that gave all human Life to live freely?? ?
|Re: History Of Blasphemy In Northern Nigeria by Olabode971(f): 8:54am On Aug 18, 2020|
Here is a Typically Example of
By their fruit; Ye shall know them...
They will kill, Maim and destroy not knowing that it is the Devil that is leading them ON...
Everywhere they are or sojourn; hardly have peace or freedom of speech..
|Re: History Of Blasphemy In Northern Nigeria by Edyice: 8:56am On Aug 18, 2020|
This people and WAHALA are 5&6
Anything about then is evil
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