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Friday, 3 June 2016

Caption This.







"See the image below and please help me reason it, these are the people we want to rule Nigeria and our collective resources? And we wonder why Nnamdi Kanu called this country a fucking zoo?
-the words of an angry blog reader who sent me the image below. 




This is what Sahara Reporters reported:

"Angry Muslims youths in Kano on Thursday evening decapitated a woman trader over allegations that she blasphemed Prophet Muhammad. 

The victim, who was said to be of Igbo extraction was accused of blasphemy during a religious argument at Wambai market. 
The woman, who sells plastics at the local market was in the company of her husband when she was murdered.
Contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Kano Police Command, DSP Musa Magaji, confirmed the incident. 
He said  '' At about 4 30 pm, there was a disagreement between the murdered woman and some traders bordering on religion.
''The woman was said to have blasphemed Prophet Mohammed, which did not go down well with the mob.  
He said, the woman whose named he didn't disclose, was in the company of her husband when the incident happened but the timely intervention of the police saved the husband, who was immediately whisked for safety".



-Are we simply to accept this as another piece of news? Why isn't anybody calling this what it is; MURDER, a CAPITAL OFFENSE!? Why is everyone silent? Have we become inferior to a particular sect of people in our own land? 

I fail to understand, someone should please help me make sense of that image above. 

16 comments:

  1. Waiting to hear from either PMB, the State Governor of Kano or from Rochas. One of them must give a credible explanation on why a Nigerian has the right to take the life of another Nigerian because of religion. Like WTF?

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  2. I saw this on Facebook, from one Usman Chindo. (copied-unedited)

    "Today's Sermon at Friday's Mosque was
    about the Killing of a woman in Kano. The Imam in his sermon said the Quran admonishes blasphemy, but does not
    specify any worldly punishment for
    blasphemy. There is nothing in the Quran
    or the authentic teachings of Prophet
    Muhammad justifying the killing of
    people for opposing, criticizing, humiliating or showing irreverence
    toward holy personages, religious
    artifacts, customs and beliefs of Islam.
    He quoted this verse -
    “Revile not ye those whom they call
    upon besides Allah, lest they out of spite revile Allah in their ignorance.Thus We
    have made alluring to each people its
    own doings. In the end will they return
    to their Lord, and We shall then tell them
    the truth of all that they did. [6:108]
    He further told us how people of Makkah opposed Muhammed, humiliated him,
    cursed or blasphemed him or even tried
    to kill him, yet he preferred to practice
    forgiveness and to seek the divine
    mercy for them.
    He told us about a well known story about an old woman who used to throw
    garbage on the Prophet and how the
    Prophet visited her when he did not see
    her throwing it any more only to learn
    that she was not well.
    He ended by saying those who are supporting this killing or similar actions
    are the worst enemy of Islam who
    neither understands Islam nor respects
    the Prophet . No matter who they are,
    they must be challenged on the basis of
    the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet."

    An Imam or small group of Imams lending their voices against this isn't enough. Government has to step in seriously. That's why I'm in total support of what El Rufai plans to do.

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    1. Anyi n'ako ihie,i-na ako ihie ozo.
      What has a proposed religious bill in Kaduna got to do with a murder in Kano? Does a proposed bill in Ekiti have anything to do with what happens in Lagos?

      June 2015,a Sharia law court (which Obj gave federal autonomy back in 2001) in the same Kano sentenced 9 to death for the same blasphemy that got this lady killed.

      I remember you saying sometime back that non-muslims have nothing to fear about Sharia (and it being institutionalized nationally) as its limited to only Muslims. The lady killed in Kano was neither Muslim nor Northern. Wys?

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    2. The anger (on what happened in Kano) cuts across borders, but please don't display this level of ignorance about El Rufai's proposed Bill. People who kill and destroy for religious reasons do that as a result of having distorted teachings of the Qur'an dished out to them. Kaduna is a perpetual breeding ground for such religious sects who have brainwashed followers terrorizing the people, especially non Muslims. El Rufai proposed a bill to make every Imam or pastor responsible for whatever he preaches and also follow strict guidelines on that. In my comment I clearly stated that Imams alone cannot fight this, government needs to step in like El Rufai is doing. Understand what people are trying to say before commenting next time.

      You called for the governor of Kano, PMB, and Rochas to say something, I recommended El Rufai's approach because the only thing you'll hear Ganduje saying is "I totally condemn".

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    3. There's no ignorance being displayed here. Whatever religious bill or no religious bill in Kaduna doesn't affect the Sharia law being observed and practiced in Kano.
      What's the difference between a Sharia court sentencing 9 people to death for blasphemy in June 2015 and the mob attack killing of that lady for the same blasphemy in June 2016? (or aren't the judges conversant on their own religious teachings?)

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    4. I said government needs to step in so such barbarism doesn't repeat itself. I implied they should take a cue from Rufai's Bill. You don't know anything about the bill and wanna make this debate generic by talking about Sharia Law?

      I'm not ready to delve into this manner of debate, but you can indulge yourself on Sharia Law and those who were sentenced to death for blasphemy. They're not Christians, and a mob burnt down the sharia court while the trial was on. Meanwhile the cleric and those sentenced with him are in Abuja as we speak.

      Keep the focus of the Post and get proper info before you comment next time. I'm out. Next Post biko.

      Peace (in Kon's voice).

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    5. Sasha, we're all outraged about the beheading but this isn't sharia law. Sharia law doesn't permit that she be beheaded by a mob; it allows that she be tried first and found guilty before any execution.

      What happened in Kano was purely mob action hinged on religious intolerance and extremism

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    6. In summary blasphemy is a capital offense punishable by death and everyone within a Sharia state irrespective of ur tribe or religion is under the Sharia law and the Sharia law is more supreme than the constitution of the country? Ok

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  3. Am simply fed up with this country Nigeria. So much killing and bloodshed.

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  4. All this killings and unrest in this country sef. May God help us o.

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  5. Bottom line, a woman Died for RELIGION due to 'blasphemy'.
    Like seriously? Are we really in this world for the right... (oops, there nothing 'right' or 'wrong'), I mean for the greater good of mankind?
    This will continue to happen until the entire concept of 'religion' is scrapped. I hope knowledge will help us make better decisions as we advance into the future. Even Bible said, my people perish for lack of knowledge.

    Eventually man has to evolve into the being that we were meant to be on earth. I'm sure earth's plan wasn't for us to be like this. Anyways, it is an evolutionary process, I guess I'm just unfortunate to be in this generation.

    I think this is a topic we need to trash in ttb. "Religion: How does it serve our purpose as humans in the 21st century?"

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  6. A message from one of my role models...
    Haile Selassie, on the difference between Religion and Spirituality.

    "The temple of the most high begins with the human body, which houses our life, essence of our existence. Africans are in bondage today because they approach spirituality through Religion provided by foreign invaders and conquerors. We must stop confusing religion and spirituality. Religion is a set of rules, regulations and rituals created by humans(e.g. Bible and Quran) which were supposed to help people grow spiritually.

    Due to human imperfection religion has become corrupt, political, divisive and a tool for power struggle. Spirituality is not theology or ideology. It is simply a way of life, pure and original as was given by the Most High. Spirituality is a network linking us to the Most High, the universe and each other. As the essence of our existence it embodies our culture, true identity, nationhood and destiny"

    When we can understand this, then we will live above The prophets and all. After all, that was their(Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed etc.) plan... So we can live better lives than they did. Lack of comprehension makes us follow 'the rules' blindly and we end up living like peasants without value nor worth.
    Reminder: No MAN was and will ever be perfect. Not in this time line. 10000years of human evolution should have taught us to know better, but man would hardly accept change(not buhari's) even when it's inevitable.

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  7. I am shocked beyond words!!! Wow...

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  8. And people still don't see religion as a scam? I laugh!!

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  9. And people still don't see religion as a scam? I laugh!!

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  10. I heard about this yesterday morning but the news was too horrific to believe so my colleague and I concluded that the blog just cooked up the story... to say I am horrified is an understatement. We need serious help in this country. The people who carried out this dastardly act must not go unpunished.

    This is the height of barbarism! Who defines what exactly "blasphemy" is and even then, who gave them the right to carry out jugdgement on anyone found "guilty"?

    Plus, all this, muslims are peaceful ish with long sermons on social media isnt helping. I saw the video in the link below a few weeks ago and I had to agree with the woman... its the crazy minirity that give them a bad name but whose fault is that.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153623232598845&id=40913763844

    The government seriously needs to do something about the extremism in this nation - fulani herdsmen, boko haram, NDA, etc We cant keep going like this.

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