Deborah Samuel: Imam of Abuja National Mosque Justifies Killing of Female Christian Student in Sokoto
According to a report by Sahara Reporters, Professor Ibrahim Maqari, an Islamic cleric and Deputy Chief Imam of Abuja’s National Mosque has supported the lynching of Deborah Samuel Yakubu, a Christian student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto by her colleagues. The cleric who conducted the wedding of the daughter of President Muhammad Buhari, Zara, disclosed that Muslims should not be blamed for harming those who insulted Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Professor Maqari’s position on the death of the student Maqari took to his verified Twitter handle and wrote:
“It should be known to everyone that we the Muslims have some redlines beyond which MUST NOT be crossed. The dignity of the Prophet (PBUH) is at the forefront of the redlines. If our grievances are not properly addressed, then we should not be criticized for addressing them ourselves.”
The post comes a day after Deborah was killed and burnt by her colleagues for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
What Deborah wrote that led to her untimely death
The late student had reportedly written:
“Send us important information. This group was not created for you to send useless information. It was created for you to send past questions if there is a test or an assignment. It is not for you to send useless information. Which prophet?” the deceased was quoted to have stated this in a voice note she shared to the WhatsApp group.”