Musician Yahaya Sharif-Aminu made a fatal flaw by singing negative words about Prophet Muhammad in a song.   The 22-year-old’s actions were considered blaspheming.  From all appearances, Prophet Muhammad is loved in Nigeria so much so that people in the community burned down Sharif-Aminu’s family’s home.  

Reports are that Judge Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani said Sharif-Aminu had a right to appeal the verdict.  No way am I in support of individuals speaking poorly against a person’s sexual orientation, nationality, religion, disability, and so on in violent ways.  However, I am against putting individuals in jail and killing them because they express their thoughts. 

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