Death sentence for blasphemy

Sharia law Vs. Nigeria Constitution

Nigeria as a secular nation is hardly true given Sharia Law exists alongside Nigeria law.

Earlier this week 8 men and one woman were sentenced to death for insinuating  Sheikh Ibrahim Niasse, a Senegalese Islamic leader was bigger than Prophet Mohammad.

According to the news, these guys pleaded guilty to these offence and if no appeal they will be killed.

Sharia court do not have lawyers or jury involved, trials involved the judge, plaintiffs and  the defender.

Now a bit off topic – why do people vandalise?

“The venue was burnt to the ground by an angry mob and the nine were arrested”- BBC

Many threaten violence if the nine were released. I think the twisted guys burning properties down in a state where handouts is common should have been arrested – they are the ones deserved to be behind bars for destroying public properties.

Oh well, given this is the first time anyone has been convicted of blasphemy in Nigeria, we’ll just have to wait to see how this goes.