Still Punishable by Death in Nigeria: Blasphemy

Still Punishable by Death in Nigeria: Blasphemy February 25, 2021

Christianity reached Africa back in the 1st century. Islam in the 7th century. It’s amazing that in the 21st century people can still be punished in Nigeria for committing blasphemy.

Such as:

“Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, a 22-year-old Muslim gospel musician, [sentenced to be put] to death for committing blasphemy in a series of private WhatsApp messages.”

And 16 year old Umar Farouk, found “guilty of blasphemy for reportedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad while arguing with a friend and sentenced . . . to 10 years in prison with manual labor.”

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Imagine how terrifying it must be to use social media in Nigeria, or in similar countries which operate under Shariah law.

About Scott R Stahlecker
Scott Stahlecker is a former minister and now writes for Thinkadelics about the joys and benefits of living as a freethinker. You can read more about the author here.

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