Blasphemy: ‘Face Your Religion’ And Leave Islamic Matters – Shagari’s Grandson Tells Christians
Bello Shagari, a grandson of a former Nigerian President, Shehu Shagari, has warned Christian believers to be careful in meddling with matters that concerned Muslims.
The 32-year-old activist and a documentary filmmaker said this while reacting to the declaration of an Upper Sharia Court in Kano State, which sentenced a young musician identified as Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, to death for blaspheming Prophet Muhammad.
Naija News reports that Sharif-Aminu, aged 22 was accused of releasing a song insulting the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in March 2020 after which protesters razed down his family house.
Responding to reactions by Nigerians, most especially people in the Christian faith, Shagari said; “Muslims should focus on their Islam, Christians should focus on their Christianity and disbelievers should focus on their disbelief. Everyone should practise what they believe. No belief should bother another in anyway and anyone who does so, has intruded. Fact! Peace,”
According to him, Sharia matter is not a subject to be debated by just anyone, adding that most people jump into conclusion without having knowledge of what they argue about.
However, the former President of The National Youth Council of Nigeria when attacked by Nigerians for refusing speak against the Sharif-Aminu’s death sentence, admitted that there was a need to reform certain aspects of the Sharia law.
He added, “The whole debate about Sharia is uncalled for. Most of us debating aren’t even knowledgeable enough to discuss these topics. But the problem is that a critic can criticise even what he does not know which gives room for a response even from who does not also know enough.
“The only injustice I see in Sharia in Nigeria is its application. It is only applicable to the criminal downtrodden or the less privileged, except of course if it is not in punishment.”
In other news, some officers of the Nigeria Police Force has been accused of extorting a Polytechnic Student in Kogi State N70,000 for owing two mobile phones, Naija News reports.