Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, a terror group, has slammed the Sharia court in Kano State for giving Yahaya Sherif Aminu, a singer, the opportunity to appeal his death sentence for blasphemy.
Aminu had said in a song in March that Sheikh Ibrahim Inyass, an influential cleric in West Africa, was ‘bigger than Prophet Muhammad.’
The court has given him 30 days to appeal his sentence.
However, Shekau, in an audio, allegedly said the singer should have been killed immediately.
“We heard about something sad happening in the state where people think they are Muslims, even though they are practicing disbelief,” Shekau was quoted to have said.
“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?
“He should just be killed. If you really sentenced him, we should only hear that you slaughtered him,” he said.
Shekau added that Kano is not an Islamic State, calling it a land of infidels where democracy is practiced. He blasted the people of the state, saying they are blasphemous themselves.
“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,” he said.
“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?”
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“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.”