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Wed Jan 6, 2016, 04:11 PM

Nigerian Islamic court sentences cleric to death

Source: Time of India

KANO: An Islamic court in Kano, northern Nigeria, has sentenced a Muslim cleric to death for blasphemy against Islam's holiest figure, the Prophet Muhammad, prosecutors and justice officials said on Tuesday.

"The sharia court found Abdul Nyass guilty of blasphemy against the prophet, which is punishable with death in accordance with the provisions of the sharia legal system Kano state operates," prosecutor Lamido Abba Soron-Dinki told AFP. "The convict had legal representation throughout the trial which was done in secret to avoid a repeat of the mob action that disrupted a court session on the case."


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Sharia Courts seem to pass death sentences very easily.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Nigerian-Islamic-court-sentences-cleric-to-death/articleshow/50470331.cms

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Reply Nigerian Islamic court sentences cleric to death (Original post)
MariaThinks Jan 2016 OP
oberliner Jan 2016 #1
JI7 Jan 2016 #2
FrodosPet Jan 2016 #3
maxsolomon Jan 2016 #5
Human101948 Jan 2016 #6
FrodosPet Jan 2016 #7
Human101948 Jan 2016 #11
iandhr Jan 2016 #8
24601 Jan 2016 #9
FrodosPet Jan 2016 #10
Human101948 Jan 2016 #12
Bernin Jan 2016 #15
24601 Jan 2016 #16
Bernin Jan 2016 #17
24601 Jan 2016 #18
Elmer S. E. Dump Jan 2016 #19
maxsolomon Jan 2016 #4
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2016 #14
Elmer S. E. Dump Jan 2016 #20
FLPanhandle Jan 2016 #13

Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 04:16 PM

1. Don't mess with Muhammad

 

That appears to be a certain death sentence.

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 04:19 PM

2. any response from saudi arabia ?

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 04:30 PM

3. America is worse

Because we are first at being worst.

Since America and Americans have done bad things as well, then we cannot criticize anyone else in the world, no matter how wrong what they are doing may seem.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 04:33 PM

5. Preemptive Equivalency Strike!

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 04:41 PM

6. We like to execute innocent people!

 

Ones that didn't even insult Jesus!

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Response to Human101948 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 05:07 PM

7. Please leave me out of your "We" group

No one should be executed.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 05:43 PM

11. Gallows humor my friend...

 

You were specifically excluded from my observation.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 05:25 PM

8. Wow.

This is probably the most ignorant comment I have seen here. And that is saying something.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 05:29 PM

9. First in executions? I believe that's not even close to being accurate and the US doesn't make the

top 3.

According to Mother Jones reporting Amnesty International 2014 data, China leads and executes more than the rest of the world combined. (The number is a State Secret in the PRC - Amnesty estimates thousands)

Then

289 #2 Iran
90 #3 Saudi Arabia
61 #4 Iraq
35 #5 United States

The article doesn't discuss on ISIL and Wiki has ISIL over 160. I'll speculate that it may not be a nation for these reports or that their "executions" may be characterized as murders.

I also didn't see North Korea but Wiki has them at 50+.

If counted, they would bump the US to #7.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/03/us-ranks-top-5-executions-amnesty-international

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Response to 24601 (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 05:42 PM

10. It's a zing towards the "America is always worse than everyone else" mentality

I just get tired of using the dripping sarcasm thingie.

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Response to 24601 (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 05:47 PM

12. We have to fight for our number one rating!

 

We can beat North Korea for God's sake!

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Response to 24601 (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 06:36 PM

15. Well,

 

If you factor in execution by cop in the field I'd say that puts us well over Iran...

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Response to Bernin (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 07:06 PM

16. Given that executions are legal while manslaughter and murder are crimes, you have defined

police shootings as legal. Some are not and some are.

Amnesty did not have those numbers from the US or the other countries.

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Response to 24601 (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 07:14 PM

17. Reminds

 

me of how unemployment is calculated.

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Response to Bernin (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 10:09 PM

18. The Government uses the U3 - Total Unemployed as a percentage of the civilian labor force for the

"Official" Unemployment Rate. The inherent weakness of this figure is that it looks like a stronger economy when the Labor Force Participation Rate decreases. In November 2015 U3 was 4.8% or 5.0% when seasonably adjusted.

To include consideration of factors with respect to the Labor Force Participation Rate, the better measure would be the U6 - Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force. I believe this is the rate that Senator Sanders calls the "Real" Unemployment Rate. For November 2015, U6 is reported at 9.6% or 9.9% when seasonably adjusted.

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm

The age 16 and over labor force participation rate stands at 62.5%.

http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300000


It's likely that the BLS numbers are reasonably accurate. Their validity requires ensuring that like measures are compared and characterized properly.


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Response to 24601 (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 01:48 PM

19. I think executions are state sanctioned murder.

 

Manslaughter implies an accident, or negligence, or conduct regardless of life. Generally these would not be considered murder. An execution, however, is premeditated murder that is (for some crazy reason) sanctioned by the state. Murder of any kind should not be legal. Making exceptions for the government to murder is not the way to a more peaceful society.

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 04:32 PM

4. Sufi cleric explains a lot of this.

I presume most of the N. Nigerian Muslims are not Sufi (which is the only branch of Islam that seems like it has any fun). Bokos are Haram, after all. I'd love to know exactly what he said about Muhammad, and who ratted him our for saying it.

Nigeria should stop building their Sharia courts out of flammable materials.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 06:28 PM

14. He was reported to have said that "Niasse was bigger than Prophet Muhammad"

Mr Inyass is a preacher at a local faction of the Tijaniya sect, founded in Senegal by Sheikh Ibrahim Niasse, which has a large following across West Africa.

He was reported to have said that "Niasse was bigger than Prophet Muhammad" during a lecture at an event in May, leading to violent protests in the city.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-35241608

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 01:51 PM

20. Mo was 5'7 and Niasse was 5'10. What's the problem?

 

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Response to MariaThinks (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2016, 05:50 PM

13. Blasphemy?

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