Case for tolerance in religiously pluralistic world
Sir: I thank the Polish Mission for the invitation to address this virtual launch of the Group of Friends of Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief in New York.
Blasphemy: Ganduje under pressure to sign Sharif’s death warrant
Satisfied with the death sentence passed on Yahaya Aminu Sharif who was convicted of blasphemy by an upper Shari’a Court, the council of Imams in Kano...
Blasphemy suspect gunned down in Pakistan court
A Pakistani man facing charges of blasphemy was shot dead in court on Wednesday as he awaited the start of his hearing, police said. Tahir Ahmad Nasim, 47, was a member of a persecuted sect whose faith has been deemed heretical in Pakistan because they challenge the succession of the Prophet Mohammed. He had been…
Blasphemy is defined as an act or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God. In other words, it is the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence to God
Outrage over arrest of Kaduna man for blasphemy
Beyond Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, where the supposed 'crime' was committed, there has been an outrage over the arrest of Mubarak Bala, a man who allegedly blasphemed against Islam. Bala, the president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was arrested by the police on Wednesday afternoon at his residence in Kaduna State. His arrest, many…
Police speaks on Mubarak Bala's arrest for blasphemy
The Kaduna State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of Mubarak Bala. Spokesman to Kaduna State police Mohammed Jalige in a phone conversation with our correspondent said, "I can confirm to you that he has been arrested and he is in police custody." "I cannot tell you about where he is (whether Kaduna or…
Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy
A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a university professor to death for blasphemy under a law that critics say is often used to target minorities and liberal activists.
Why is God silent on our nation? - Part 2
• God is silent in our nation, when we give God’s enemies opportunity to blaspheme His name. Christians put in the place of authority abuse the privilege and we try to justify ourselves. Now, God has replaced the qualified with the unqualified because of the abuse of power. Our character is questionable in our place…
Moddibo Adama University deserted after students’ riot over blasphemy
Students of Moddibo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, have deserted the institution following Sunday night’s riot over alleged blasphemous statement, against Prophet Muhammad posted by a student on WhatsApp. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the statement was allegedly posted on the engineering students’ group WhatsApp by a student, a development that…
Millions of Pakistanis receive blasphemy warning texts
Millions of Pakistanis have been receiving text messages from the government warning them against sharing "blasphemous" content online, a move rights activists said would encourage more vigilante attacks.
Pakistan threatens to block social media over 'blasphemy'
A Pakistani court has ordered the government to open an investigation into online "blasphemy", threatening to ban social media networks if they failed to censor content deemed insulting to Islam, lawyers said Thursday.