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Deborah Samuel: Muslim Group Condemns Murder Over Alleged Blasphemy, Urges Inquest

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MURIC speaks on Deborah Samuel
MURIC speaks on Deborah Samuel

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the murder of Deborah Samuel on blasphemy charges.

Professor Ishaq Akintola, Director of MURIC, described the death as “outrageous, illegal, and unlawful” in a statement released on Friday, May 13.

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Deborah Samuel, on Thursday, was burnt alive for allegedly making blasphemous comments against Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).

The incident triggered tension in the school environment, causing the school’s management to order the immediate closure of the school.

She had passed unflattering comments against the Holy Prophet while speaking a voice note sent to a WhatsApp group.

However, Akintola stated that those who were offended by the student’s tweet should have denounced her to the authorities.

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Mob murdering, according to Akintola, is antiquated, bohemian, and belongs in the Stone Age, stressing that no one has the authority to take the law into their own hands.

Akintola said;

The Glorious Qur’an compares the killing of a single person to the killing of the whole of humanity just as it compares the saving of life to the rescue of all homo sapiens (Qur’an 5:32).

In like manner, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) himself condemned all acts of violence and advocated peaceful conduct at all times,

Judgement Must Be Not Be In Isolation

However, MURIC pointed out that the occurrence should not be judged in isolation.

All patriots should reject a current trend in which Nigerians openly bleed their brothers’ blood, according to the body.

We frown at the recent burning last week of a truck fully loaded with cows in the South East as well as the killing of many Muslims of South East origin by their Igbo brothers in the same South East.

MURIC urged the Sokoto State Police Command to do everything possible to find out who murdered Deborah Samuel.

The organisation also urged Nigerians to stop criticising, mocking, and abusing prophets of other faiths.

It added;

Muslims should continue to respect Jesus (peace be upon him) whom the Christians hold very dear. Christians should avoid casting aspersion on the person of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

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