CAN reacts to death sentence on Sharif over blasphemy
Yahaya Aminu Sharif’s death sentence has now been reacted to by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Kano State.
Sharif, a musician was sentenced to death for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad by an Upper Sharia court.
The Sharia court which sat in Kano sentenced Sharif to death, following his comments against Prophet Mohammad.
Khadi Muhammad Ali-Kani, the trial Judge, had ruled that the 23-year-old singer’s audio remark against Prophet Mohammad was against Islamic law.
The Chairman of Kano State chapter of CAN, Adeolu Samuel Adeyemo, in his reaction, said the group has no objection to the ruling.
Adeyemo while speaking with newsmen in Kano, said CAN has no objection because the ruling was is in line with Islamic jurisprudence.
He said: “For us in CAN, the judgment of the Shari’a court is according to Islamic law and so we don’t have an objection to it because it is according to the position of Islam.
“Now, if you want to know the position of Christianity about blasphemy, I will say there is what you can blaspheme about and what you cannot.
“And the Lord Jesus said blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a grievous sin that has no forgiveness. That is the position of Christianity.”