‘She crossed the red line’, says Abuja Chief Imam
Chief Imam of the Abuja National Mosque, Prof. Ibrahim Maqari, has has thrown his weight behind the gruesome murder of a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Wamakko, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, saying the part 2 Economics undergraduate student crossed the red line by her alleged blasphemous comments.
He warned on his Twitter page that grievous consequences await those who also cross the redline.
He said: “It should be known to everyone that we the Muslims have some red lines beyond which MUST NOT be crossed. The dignity of the Prophet (PBUH) is at the forefront of the red lines. If our grievances are not properly addressed, then you should not be criticized for addressing them ourselves,” said a statement posted on the imam’s Twitter account.
Like Prof Maqari, Peoples Gazette quoted a government official of Sokoto State, Anas Mohammad Sani, who also justified the murder, saying Muslims don’t tolerate insult against their beloved prophet.
He said: “Muslims don’t take insults against beloved prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in whatever form,” he warned.
According to him, the Shehu Shagari College of Education student was brutally murdered because of her reckless comments regarding the Islamic faith.
Justifying the gruesome murder of the female Christian student, Mr Sani said, “The earlier our Christian brothers and sisters understand this, the better for all of us. May the recklessness of our tongues never drive us to (an) early grave.”