Boko Haram terrorist group leader, Abubakar Shekau, reportedly released a new audio where he is said to have faulted the death sentence on singer for blasphemy in Kano.
A Sharia court in Kano state handed a death sentence to 22-year-old singer, Yahaya Sharif Aminu, in the state over his statement of blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed.
In the audio, he was quoted to have said;
“We heard about something sad happening in the state where people think they are Muslims, even though they are practicing disbelief. A singer opened his mouth and uttered unkind words against the Prophet (PBUH). It was said he was arrested and sentenced to death by hanging. According to some people, he can appeal the judgement. But what brought this if the sentence is godly?”
Shekau reportedly said Islamic jurisprudence has stated that anyone who commits such a crime should be killed and not be asked to repent.
“He should just be killed. If you really sentenced him, we should only hear that you slaughtered him,” he said.
He went on to attack Kano state saying it is not an Islamic state but a land of infidels where democracy is practiced. He said the western life practiced in Kano state is in itself an insult to Prophet Muhammad.
“You are not in an Islamic State. You are in the land of infidels. The only exception among you is a weak person who holds ‘Tawhid’ (monotheism). He can’t be declared as an infidel, but he is a sinner because he didn’t migrate.
Before he insulted the Prophet (PBUH), your lifestyle is an insult itself. Your lifestyle is also blasphemy against the Prophet. How can you say you love someone and you slap him?
Just because you sit down and recite Quran after you have already done what made you unbelievers? And because you say there is no god but Allah, you think you are Muslims? We tell you, you and the one who insulted the Prophet are all the same.”