A bunch, recognized as Ex-Muslims of Nigeria, has denounced the illegal killing of Deborah Samuel, a pupil of Shehu Shagari School of Training, Sokoto State, by a mob of scholars over the alleged insult of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Based on a press release launched by the Founder, Hassan Rasheed, on Friday, “blasphemy is an historical treasonable felony in Islam, however the regulation is now not related as we speak.”
The group therefore known as on the federal government to overview legal guidelines regulating the offence of blasphemy within the nation.
“We condemn within the strongest phrases the despicable homicide of a pupil at Shehu Shagari School of Training in Sokoto over alleged blasphemy. The failure by the Muslim clerics to sentence the killing has underscored how illiberal Islam is in terms of blasphemy. Nigeria is a secular nation, and regardless that we do not encourage provocation and incitement, the choice by the scholars to take legal guidelines into their palms is condemnable.
“We name on the authorities to take severe measures to curtail the rising extremism amongst Muslims in northern Nigeria, and the perpetrators of this dastardly act should be delivered to guide. Blasphemy is an historical treasonable felony in Islam, however the regulation is now not related as we speak.
“We, due to this fact, name on the authorities to not solely make sure the killers are punished but additionally work to outlaw blasphemy legal guidelines in Nigeria as a result of it’s irrelevant on this civilized world. Blasphemy is a hindrance to the democratic system wherein freedom of expression is an integral a part of it,” the assertion added.