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MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Cyynthia(f): 5:41pm On May 13
Don’t Insult Prophets Of Other Religions; Violence, Terrorism Are Mere Symptoms, Provocation Is The Real Disease – Islamic Group, MURIC, Tells Nigerians

The Director of The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola has criticised the killing of a student, Deborah Samuel, over alleged blasphemy in Sokoto on Thursday.

This was circulated in a statement released on Friday, May 13, 2022. Through the statement, the MURIC leader regarded the murder as horrible and without legal justification.

The statement reads: "A female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, was on Thursday killed for allegedly blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The blaspheme statement was reportedly posted on a WhatsApp group.

“She was asked to withdraw the statement but she allegedly refused to do so. The school’s security unit and police were overwhelmed by the crowd when they tried to rescue her.

“MURIC strongly condemns this killing and all others that have been happening in Nigeria in recent times. Those aggrieved by the student’s post should have reported her to the security agencies or the Shariah police, the hisbah. Mob killing is archaic and bohemian. It belongs to the Stone Age. Nobody has the right to take the law into his hands.

“The Glorious Qur’an compares the killing of a single person to the killing of the whole of humanity just as it compares the saving of life to the rescue of all homo sapiens (Qur’an 5:32) In like manner, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) himself condemned all acts of violence and advocated peaceful conduct at all times.

“But this incident should not be condemned in isolation. The recent trend whereby Nigerians now freely shed their brothers' blood should be condemned by all patriots. In this regard, we also strongly denounce the killing of several Northern Muslims in the South East in the past few months.

“We frown on the recent burning last week of a truck fully loaded with cows in the South East as well as the killing of many Muslims of South-East origin by their Igbo brothers in the same South East. We note with keen interest that Muslims in the North did not retaliate when these killings were taking place.

“MURIC calls on the Sokoto Police Command to do everything within its power to get to the bottom of yesterday's killing of the female student over alleged blasphemy. We appeal to members of the public to remain calm and law-abiding. Nigerians should allow the police to carry out their investigations on the case. The Sokoto Police Command has started well as it already has two suspects in detention for the killing.

“Meanwhile we remind Nigerians to always exercise restraint on matters of religion. Free speech is no longer free if it amounts to religious provocation. Even the European Court has ruled that the utterance of derisive statements against the prophet of any religion is a crime.

“We affirm clearly, categorically and unequivocally that there is a symbiotic relationship between provocation, violence and extremism. While MURIC will not condone extremism and violence, the anatomy of terrorism is becoming clearer day by day. We must all ponder over the causal-effect theory. Violence and terrorism are mere symptoms. The real disease is a provocation. Violence and terrorism are mere smoke. Provocation is the fire and we all know that there is no smoke without fire.

“We, therefore, appeal to Nigerians to desist from insulting, deriding or abusing the prophets of other religions. Muslims should continue to respect Jesus (peace be upon him) whom the Christians hold very dear. In the same vein, Christians should avoid casting aspersion on the person of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). We have experienced enough religious crises in the land," the statement added.
MURIC is an Islamic human rights organisation.

http://saharareporters.com/2022/05/13/don%E2%80%99t-insult-prophets-other-religions-violence-terrorism-are-mere-symptoms-provocation

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Cyynthia(f): 5:42pm On May 13
I laugh when people say that Yoruba Muslim are very peaceful.. lol


Why won't they be peaceful when the southern region they found themselves is dominated by christians ?

Muslims are peaceful when they are in minority..

Put Youruba Muslim in a Muslim dominated region and watch them and be like other muslinms..
Just look at what is coming out from this man's mouth..
I Pity Yoruba christians.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Oracleforce: 5:44pm On May 13
Cyynthia:
The Director of The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola has criticised the killing of a student, Deborah Samuel, over alleged blasphemy in Sokoto on Thursday.
This was circulated in a statement released on Friday, May 13, 2022. Through the statement, the MURIC leader regarded the murder as horrible and without legal justification.




The statement reads: "A female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, was on Thursday killed for allegedly blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The blaspheme statement was reportedly posted on a WhatsApp group.
“She was asked to withdraw the statement but she allegedly refused to do so. The school’s security unit and police were overwhelmed by the crowd when they tried to rescue her.
“MURIC strongly condemns this killing and all others that have been happening in Nigeria in recent times. Those aggrieved by the student’s post should have reported her to the security agencies or the Shariah police, the hisbah. Mob killing is archaic and bohemian. It belongs to the Stone Age. Nobody has the right to take the law into his hands.
“The Glorious Qur’an compares the killing of a single person to the killing of the whole of humanity just as it compares the saving of life to the rescue of all homo sapiens (Qur’an 5:32) In like manner, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) himself condemned all acts of violence and advocated peaceful conduct at all times.

“But this incident should not be condemned in isolation. The recent trend whereby Nigerians now freely shed their brothers' blood should be condemned by all patriots. In this regard, we also strongly denounce the killing of several Northern Muslims in the South East in the past few months.
“We frown on the recent burning last week of a truck fully loaded with cows in the South East as well as the killing of many Muslims of South-East origin by their Igbo brothers in the same South East. We note with keen interest that Muslims in the North did not retaliate when these killings were taking place.
“MURIC calls on the Sokoto Police Command to do everything within its power to get to the bottom of yesterday's killing of the female student over alleged blasphemy. We appeal to members of the public to remain calm and law-abiding. Nigerians should allow the police to carry out their investigations on the case. The Sokoto Police Command has started well as it already has two suspects in detention for the killing.
“Meanwhile we remind Nigerians to always exercise restraint on matters of religion. Free speech is no longer free if it amounts to religious provocation. Even the European Court has ruled that the utterance of derisive statements against the prophet of any religion is a crime.
“We affirm clearly, categorically and unequivocally that there is a symbiotic relationship between provocation, violence and extremism. While MURIC will not condone extremism and violence, the anatomy of terrorism is becoming clearer day by day. We must all ponder over the causal-effect theory. Violence and terrorism are mere symptoms. The real disease is a provocation. Violence and terrorism are mere smoke. Provocation is the fire and we all know that there is no smoke without fire.

“We, therefore, appeal to Nigerians to desist from insulting, deriding or abusing the prophets of other religions. Muslims should continue to respect Jesus (peace be upon him) whom the Christians hold very dear. In the same vein, Christians should avoid casting aspersion on the person of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). We have experienced enough religious crises in the land," the statement added.
MURIC is an Islamic human rights organisation.






MURIC is neither here or there

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by EbinZyan: 5:44pm On May 13
When will these guys be banned?

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by God1000(m): 5:44pm On May 13
This ugly incident has exposed the dark underbelly of nigerian society

Religious violence in northern Nigeria must end for good, we cannot allow evil to prevail in our country

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Bodmum: 5:44pm On May 13
living in same space with these animals is very unhealthy. These basterds serving a god who can't fight for himself, woe unto the prophet mohammed

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Oracleforce: 5:45pm On May 13
MURIC akintola is speaking with both mouths...

Perhaps he will delete his official statement like ATHIEFku....

We are expecting the deletion of the post...

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by juman(m): 5:48pm On May 13
Respect other people religious beliefs.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by juman(m): 5:50pm On May 13
They should have reported to the authority.
In Islam you have no right to kill another person.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by GoooodHardDick: 5:51pm On May 13
Remove Muslims and Islams from the world and watch how peaceful the world will be!! angry

I wondered why a sane person would be living with these people. In a sane society, Nigeria ought to have been divided long time ago. Let everyone go their separate ways!!!!!!

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Bodmum: 5:52pm On May 13
juman:
Respect other people religious beliefs.

So death should be the penalty for disrespecting the silly prophet? Animals.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by adeoyekay(m): 5:54pm On May 13
Muric is comparing the killing of cow in South with the killing of human being. This is oxymoron

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by SIMONEKPA7: 5:54pm On May 13
What is glorious about a book that has killed more people than sword and guns

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Beremx(f): 5:54pm On May 13
Yoruba muslims are the most liberal Muslims in the world. This is what the MURIC terrorist wants to change and make Yoruba muslims to hate their Christian brothers.
Shame to Ishaq Akintola

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by MrSamsung(m): 6:04pm On May 13
Beremx:
Yoruba muslims are the most liberal Muslims in the world. This is what the MURIC terrorist wants to change and make Yoruba muslims to hate their Christian brothers.
Shame to Ishaq Akintola

It's a mirage that you will discover if they have their separate country, referencing your first sentence.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Tranquillity360: 6:08pm On May 13
But you terror religion can insult our own prophet.


Prophet Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.





Nonsense Muhammad worshipper everywhere.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Tranquillity360: 6:12pm On May 13
Cyynthia:
I laugh when people say that Yoruba Muslim are very peaceful.. lol


Why won't they be peaceful when the southern region they found themselves is dominated by christians ?

Muslims are peaceful when they are in minority..

Put Youruba Muslim in a Muslim dominated region and watch them and be like other muslinms..
Just look at what is coming out from this man's mouth..
I Pity Yoruba christians.
If Yoruba Muslims are majority, they will be worst than their northern brothers.



Even northern Muslims are always peaceful when they are minority, come to East and see them behaving normal and respectful.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by BRoyer: 6:14pm On May 13
Ode

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Cyynthia(f): 6:14pm On May 13
Tranquillity360:
If Yoruba Muslims are majority, they will be worst than their northern brothers.



Even northern Muslims are always peaceful when they are minority, come to East and see them behaving normal and respectful.

You have said it all

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by orisa37: 6:14pm On May 13
ISHAQ AKINTOLA SHOULD BE RETIRED.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by WesternOligarch: 6:17pm On May 13
Cyynthia:
I laugh when people say that Yoruba Muslim are very peaceful.. lol


Why won't they be peaceful when the southern region they found themselves is dominated by christians ?

Muslims are peaceful when they are in minority..

Put Youruba Muslim in a Muslim dominated region and watch them and be like other muslinms..
Just look at what is coming out from this man's mouth..
I Pity Yoruba christians.


Trash. Save your pity for your kinsmen getting killed and having their heads burnt alive by their fellow IPOB UGM kinsmen. Anyone that knows MURIC and Akintola knows that he's being bankrolled by the sultan of sokoto and doesn't represent or have ever claimed to represent the interest of Yoruba muslims. I'd rather live with my Yoruba Muslim kinsmen than stay in a Christian dominated south east of IPoB and UGM madness.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Multiplier7(m): 6:24pm On May 13
Can you imagine the kind of people we are sharing country with?

A whole human being was burnt to death and you shift the gear and started talking about what happened in the south east about cows.

We have a big issue in this country!

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by DSC7: 6:29pm On May 13
Mohammed was a Pedophile, Terrorist, Infact he was all shades of wrong including all his blind followers...


Mr Mumuric your Prophet Mohammed (PBUH-Punishment be unto him) was a Rapist.
.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by pinkPUSSY(f): 6:30pm On May 13
Cyynthia:
The Director of The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola has criticised the killing of a student, Deborah Samuel, over alleged blasphemy in Sokoto on Thursday.
This was circulated in a statement released on Friday, May 13, 2022. Through the statement, the MURIC leader regarded the murder as horrible and without legal justification.




The statement reads: "A female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, was on Thursday killed for allegedly blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The blaspheme statement was reportedly posted on a WhatsApp group.
“She was asked to withdraw the statement but she allegedly refused to do so. The school’s security unit and police were overwhelmed by the crowd when they tried to rescue her.
“MURIC strongly condemns this killing and all others that have been happening in Nigeria in recent times. Those aggrieved by the student’s post should have reported her to the security agencies or the Shariah police, the hisbah. Mob killing is archaic and bohemian. It belongs to the Stone Age. Nobody has the right to take the law into his hands.
“The Glorious Qur’an compares the killing of a single person to the killing of the whole of humanity just as it compares the saving of life to the rescue of all homo sapiens (Qur’an 5:32) In like manner, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) himself condemned all acts of violence and advocated peaceful conduct at all times.

“But this incident should not be condemned in isolation. The recent trend whereby Nigerians now freely shed their brothers' blood should be condemned by all patriots. In this regard, we also strongly denounce the killing of several Northern Muslims in the South East in the past few months.
“We frown on the recent burning last week of a truck fully loaded with cows in the South East as well as the killing of many Muslims of South-East origin by their Igbo brothers in the same South East. We note with keen interest that Muslims in the North did not retaliate when these killings were taking place.
“MURIC calls on the Sokoto Police Command to do everything within its power to get to the bottom of yesterday's killing of the female student over alleged blasphemy. We appeal to members of the public to remain calm and law-abiding. Nigerians should allow the police to carry out their investigations on the case. The Sokoto Police Command has started well as it already has two suspects in detention for the killing.
“Meanwhile we remind Nigerians to always exercise restraint on matters of religion. Free speech is no longer free if it amounts to religious provocation. Even the European Court has ruled that the utterance of derisive statements against the prophet of any religion is a crime.
“We affirm clearly, categorically and unequivocally that there is a symbiotic relationship between provocation, violence and extremism. While MURIC will not condone extremism and violence, the anatomy of terrorism is becoming clearer day by day. We must all ponder over the causal-effect theory. Violence and terrorism are mere symptoms. The real disease is a provocation. Violence and terrorism are mere smoke. Provocation is the fire and we all know that there is no smoke without fire.

“We, therefore, appeal to Nigerians to desist from insulting, deriding or abusing the prophets of other religions. Muslims should continue to respect Jesus (peace be upon him) whom the Christians hold very dear. In the same vein, Christians should avoid casting aspersion on the person of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). We have experienced enough religious crises in the land," the statement added.
MURIC is an Islamic human rights organisation.



http://saharareporters.com/2022/05/13/don%E2%80%99t-insult-prophets-other-religions-violence-terrorism-are-mere-symptoms-provocation


Lalasticlala Lalasticlala

We must end izlamic religion now so that it won't end us

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by waldigit: 6:35pm On May 13
Cyynthia:
The Director of The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Professor Ishaq Akintola has criticised the killing of a student, Deborah Samuel, over alleged blasphemy in Sokoto on Thursday.
This was circulated in a statement released on Friday, May 13, 2022. Through the statement, the MURIC leader regarded the murder as horrible and without legal justification.




The statement reads: "A female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, was on Thursday killed for allegedly blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The blaspheme statement was reportedly posted on a WhatsApp group.
“She was asked to withdraw the statement but she allegedly refused to do so. The school’s security unit and police were overwhelmed by the crowd when they tried to rescue her.
“MURIC strongly condemns this killing and all others that have been happening in Nigeria in recent times. Those aggrieved by the student’s post should have reported her to the security agencies or the Shariah police, the hisbah. Mob killing is archaic and bohemian. It belongs to the Stone Age. Nobody has the right to take the law into his hands.
“The Glorious Qur’an compares the killing of a single person to the killing of the whole of humanity just as it compares the saving of life to the rescue of all homo sapiens (Qur’an 5:32) In like manner, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) himself condemned all acts of violence and advocated peaceful conduct at all times.

“But this incident should not be condemned in isolation. The recent trend whereby Nigerians now freely shed their brothers' blood should be condemned by all patriots. In this regard, we also strongly denounce the killing of several Northern Muslims in the South East in the past few months.
“We frown on the recent burning last week of a truck fully loaded with cows in the South East as well as the killing of many Muslims of South-East origin by their Igbo brothers in the same South East. We note with keen interest that Muslims in the North did not retaliate when these killings were taking place.
“MURIC calls on the Sokoto Police Command to do everything within its power to get to the bottom of yesterday's killing of the female student over alleged blasphemy. We appeal to members of the public to remain calm and law-abiding. Nigerians should allow the police to carry out their investigations on the case. The Sokoto Police Command has started well as it already has two suspects in detention for the killing.
“Meanwhile we remind Nigerians to always exercise restraint on matters of religion. Free speech is no longer free if it amounts to religious provocation. Even the European Court has ruled that the utterance of derisive statements against the prophet of any religion is a crime.
“We affirm clearly, categorically and unequivocally that there is a symbiotic relationship between provocation, violence and extremism. While MURIC will not condone extremism and violence, the anatomy of terrorism is becoming clearer day by day. We must all ponder over the causal-effect theory. Violence and terrorism are mere symptoms. The real disease is a provocation. Violence and terrorism are mere smoke. Provocation is the fire and we all know that there is no smoke without fire.

“We, therefore, appeal to Nigerians to desist from insulting, deriding or abusing the prophets of other religions. Muslims should continue to respect Jesus (peace be upon him) whom the Christians hold very dear. In the same vein, Christians should avoid casting aspersion on the person of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). We have experienced enough religious crises in the land," the statement added.
MURIC is an Islamic human rights organisation.



http://saharareporters.com/2022/05/13/don%E2%80%99t-insult-prophets-other-religions-violence-terrorism-are-mere-symptoms-provocation


Lalasticlala Lalasticlala
I am sure if your prophet were to read your statement he would be so ashamed of you.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by IMAliyu(m): 6:35pm On May 13
juman:
They should have reported to the authority.
In Islam you have no right to kill another person.


No, the brand of Islam being taught in some parts actually does give justification for extrajudicial killing on the basis of blasphemy against Muhammad.

I came to know this when a similar incident happened in my school a few years back.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Ohadeda: 6:45pm On May 13
Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by Mosesvic11(m): 6:46pm On May 13
Bodmum:
living in same space with these animals is very unhealthy. These basterds serving a god who can't fight for himself, woe unto the prophet mohammed
very correct, their God is a dead God, foolish people. Islam is not good for any society.

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by TheNiceGuy(m): 6:49pm On May 13
This Igbo boy Yobabad,
Muslim are majority in Osun, Oyo, Ogun and kwara, anything changed?

Well I don't blame you, you all can't separate emotions from reality.
Cyynthia:
I laugh when people say that Yoruba Muslim are very peaceful.. lol

Why won't they be peaceful when the southern region they found themselves is dominated by christians ?

Muslims are peaceful when they are in minority..

Put Youruba Muslim in a Muslim dominated region and watch them and be like other muslinms..
Just look at what is coming out from this man's mouth..
I Pity Yoruba christians.
SlyDev:

That girl na igbo, ipob have killed 99% more people for religion and tribal conflict than Yoruba. Every Monday we hear about killing and destruction in alaigbo, they behead each other like they are in Afghanistan sad

Yoruba Christian need to reject this people, we have done our part in rejecting their brothers in the North East, Yoruba land is not for extremists both Christians and Muslims

IPOB LEAVE YORUBA ALONE. YORUBA HAVE NOT KILLED ANYONE, IPOB HAVE KILLED 20,000 PEOPLE
Actually "he" is not a "she'', he's thesame person as Yobabad.
Check through all his posts.

It may seem funny, but the agenda to him is that, Biafra can only be realized when the forces biding Nigeria together (Yoruba) are in state of disorderliness

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Re: MURIC Condemns The Murder Of Deborah Samuel. Warns Against Insulting Prophets by TheNiceGuy(m): 6:52pm On May 13
Mynd44 Lalasticlala.
This is the original statement and headline released by MURIC without addition or subtraction.

It wasn't doctored as Cyynthia / Yobabad doctored the headline.

I hope it's corrected.



MURIC Condemns Killing of Debrah Samuel over alleged Blasphemy



The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the killing in Sokoto of a student, Deborah Samuel, over allegation of blasphemy.



In a statement released by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Friday, 13th May, 2022, MURIC described the killing as outrageous, illegal and unlawful.



The full statement reads :



“A female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, was on Thursday killed for allegedly blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). The blaspheme statement was reportedly posted on a whatshap group. She was asked to withdraw the statement but she allegedly refused to do so. The school’s security unit and police were overwhelmed by the crowd when they tried to rescue her.



“MURIC strongly condemns this killing and all others that have been happening in Nigeria in recent times. Those aggrieved by the student’s post should have reported her to the security agencies or to the Shariah police, the hizbah. Mob killing is archaic and bohemian. It belongs to the Stone Age. Nobody has the right to take the law into his hands.



“The Glorious Qur’an compares the killing of a single person to the killing of the whole of humanity just as it compares the saving of a life to the rescue of all homo sapiens (Qur’an 5:32) In like manner, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) himself condemned all acts of violence and advocated peaceful conduct at all times.



“But this incident should not be condemned in isolation. The recent trend whereby Nigerians now freely shed their brothers blood should be condemned by all patriots. In this regard, we also strongly denounce the killing of several Northern Muslims in the South East in the past few months.



“We frown at the recent burning last week of a truck fully loaded with cows in the South East as well as the killing of many Muslims of South East origin by their Igbo brothers in the same South East. We note with keen interest that Muslims in the North did not retaliate when these killings were taking place.



“MURIC calls on the Sokoto Police Command to do everything within its power to get to the bottom of the yesterday’s killing of the female student over alleged blasphemy. We appeal to members of the public to remain calm and law abiding. Nigerians should allow the police to carry out its investigations on the case. The Sokoto Police Command has started well as it already has two suspects in detention for the killing.



“Meanwhile we remind Nigerians to always exercise restraint on matters of religion. Free speech is no longer free if it amounts to religious provocation. Even the European Court has ruled that the utterance of derisive statements against the prophet of any religion is a crime.



“We affirm clearly, categorically and unequivocally that there is a symbiotic relationship between provocation, violence and extremism. While MURIC will not condone extremism and violence, the anatomy of terrorism is becoming clearer day by day. We must all ponder over the causal-effect theory. Violence and terrorism are mere symptoms. The real disease is provocation. Violence and terrorism are mere smoke. Provocation is the fire and we all know that there is no smoke without fire.



“We therefore appeal to Nigerians to desist from insulting, deriding or abusing the prophets of other religions. Muslims should continue to respect Jesus (peace be upon him) whom the Christians hold very dear. In the same vein, Christians should avoid casting aspersion on the person of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). We have experienced enough religious crisis in the land.

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