Shagari’s Grandson Reacts to Kano Blasphemy Sentence, Asks Christians Not to interfere in Islamic Affairs

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Shagari’s Grandson Reacts to Kano Blasphemy Sentence, Asks Christians Not to interfere in Islamic Affairs
Nwolu Obiajulu

Shehu Shagari’s grandson, Bello Shagari has reacted to the sentencing of a musician to death in Kano for blaspheming Prophet Muhammad, asking Christians not to interfere in Islamic affairs.

Shagari disclosed this while reacting to the Upper Sharia Court’s judgement in Kano which sentenced a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu to death for blaspheming Prophet Muhammad.

Protesters set Sharif-Aminu’s ablaze in March 2020 after he was accused of blasphemy.

Shagari was quoted by Sahara Reporters to have 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.”

However, when faced with criticism for his stance on the death sentence, Shagari stated reform of come aspects of the Sharia law was necessary.

“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,” he added.

The sentence had generated varied reactions from Nigerians of different religious backgrounds.

This post was written by Nwolu Obiajulu.

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