Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Blasphemy: Deborah Yakubu crossed the line, says Abuja National Mosque Imam 

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By Halimat O. Shittu

The Imam of the National Mosque Abuja, Ibrahim Maqari, has reacted to the lynching of Deborah Yakubu, a Christian student in Sokoto State, over alleged blasphemy, saying that the deceased had crossed the line.

On Thursday, a group of students of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto murdered their female coursemate for insulting the Prophet of Islam via a voice note sent to a class Whatsapp group.

The school has since been shut down by the state government, while the police had arrested some of the suspects.

Reacting to the development via his verified Twitter handle, Mr Maqari stressed that the Muslims have some red lines which must not be crossed.

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 we should not be criticized for addressing them ourselves,” he posted.

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  1. Abeg this God is it of two types? Or is it not the same God all of us are worshipping.
    Why should humans be so cruel to one another?… i hate this nonesense talk am hearing…

  2. Is unacceptable.
    She didn’t blaspheme God or the Holy spirit,but a Prophet, are they worshiping Prophet Muhammad or God,or did their Qur an said blasphemy against the prophets is dead.
    They shouldn’t take us as if we don’t read the words of God.
    And again taking the law in their hands is another offense.

    Justice need to be done

  3. One thing our Christian brothers ought to understand is that Deborah has actually crossed the line as the Sheikh has said. The most offensive part of what she said is the last word, which is a serious curse one should not say against anybody. This word hasn’t yet been translated to English by all those who did the translation. When she uttered that word one could hear one of the women in the background saying “A-a, Debo!” – meaning “No, Debo!” Actually, any Muslim that hears that word said about the great Messanger of Allah would instantly get offended. And for those who can’t control their anger like the youth, the result could be what they did.

    • No, there is no excuse. Simple words whether they be offensive or not, are not an excuse to murder anyone. If your religion doesn’t allow you to behave like a decent adult then you as well as your religion are disgusting. It is no wonder people view Islam as a religion of violence, because its followers don’t know how to get along with others civilly


    Who blasphemously abused the Holy and Noble Prophet Muhammad (on whom be peace) and who also eventually blasphemed against the Almighty Allah either because of the fact that they are ignorant of the biblical justification of death penalty for any one who blasphemed against God or because of their pathological hatred of anything good that has to do with Islam. I honourably challenged these Christians to impartially read the following references in their Bible and respond to the questions in this article.

    1.In Leviticus 24 v 10-16 the Bible says that whosoever blasphemed against God should be stoned to death by the congregation of people and the witnesses according to a divine judgment. Can any born again or dying again Christian challenge this biblical condemnation of a blaspheme to death?

    2. In Leviticus 20 verse 9 and Exodus 21 verse 17 of the Bible, it is as well written that whosoever abuses or curses his parents, either his father or Mother should be stone to death in the presence of all the people. Jesus also said the samething in Matthew 15 v 4 of the same Bible that whoever dishonour his parents should be killed. And in Matthew 5 VERSE 17 Jesus had emphatically confirmed the Mosaic’s law of capital punishment as well as in John 8 v 3-11 where he also commanded the stoning of an adulterous woman who was brought before him for judicial justice, as found also in Leviticus 20 verse 10-12 and Deuteronomy 22 verses 22-23 on the penalty for adultery. Now the most puzzling question is if cursing or abusing one’s parents deserved death sentence, what more of abusing a Holy divine Prophet of God?

    3. In Luke 19 verse 27 of the Bible Jesus also ordered the killing of those of his enemies who will not allowed him to rule them What can the Christians say about this biblical statement? Lastly the Christians are also requested to read the biblical verses in Deuteronomy 13 v 6-17 and Deuteronomy 17 v 6-13 that spoke about the death sentences for Apostates meaning those that forsaked God and went after strange gods.

    Let’s respect each other.


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