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Yahaya Aminu Shariff: Nigerian Singer Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy In Kano
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Yahaya Aminu Shariff: Nigerian Singer Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy In Kano

A Nigerian singer Yahaya Aminu Shariff has been sentenced to death for blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed. 22-year-old Aminu sherif was found guilty for blasphemy by Sharia court in Kano after he shared a song via WhatsApp in March 2020. The singer's family home has been burnt down by protesters who later gathered at the Kano Hisbah command’s headquarters, demanding action against him. His father had disowned him, saying he was not living at his house when he committed the crime. Aminu went into hiding after he composed the song which reportedly praised an imam from the Tijaniya Muslim brotherhood above the Prophet Muhammad. There have been several death sentences by the Sharia Courts for blasphemy against the Islamic prophet but only one was carried out which was...