Blasphemy: CAN reacts to Kano death sentence


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reacted to the death sentence handed down to a musician identified as Yahaya Sharif-Aminu over alleged blasphemy.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that a Sharia Court in Kano State on Monday found Yahaya Sharif-Aminu guilty of blasphemy for releasing a song insulting the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

However, the death sentence has sparked reactions and condemnations by concerned Nigerians who faulted the ruling and called for the abolition of the Sharia Law.

But in an interview with The Guardian on Saturday, Adeolu Samuel Adeyemo, Kano CAN chairman, said the religious body was not in objection to the ruling because it is according to the position of Islam.

He said: “For us in CAN, the judgment of the Shari’a court is according to Islamic law and so we don’t have objection to it because it is according to the position of Islam.

So, our interference is not relevant. Now, if you want to know the position of Christianity about blasphemy, I will say there is what you can blaspheme about and what you cannot. And the Lord Jesus said blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a grievous sin that has no forgiveness. That is the position of Christianity.”

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