The Kaduna State Police Command arrested an Atheist, Mr Mubarak Bala, for a Facebook post in which he allegedly insulted Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)
Bala’s arrest at his residence in Kaduna followed a petition by a group of lawyers to the Commissioner of Police in Kano State to Prosecute him for his “Inciting Comments”
Nigeria is a Multi Religious country and every citizen has the right to practice Religion of his/her choice.
And you must Respect other people’s faith the way you respect yours.
On might decide to speak on other people’s religion but your comments not be Violent Inciting.
We must learn to voice our opinion in a Respectful way. Even if we disagree, do so respectfully. We must show that we care for each other.
The said Mubarak Bala is an atheist and no one is stopping him fr being a Free thinker, but his comments towards people’s faith are violent inciting (check comment section for details).
And for those who submitted a petition against him have done nothing wrong, they are only carrying out their Civic Rights as a citizen of the country. I would have condemned the petitioners if they would have launched an attack on him, but they didn’t, they only approach a court of law to seek redress.
Let us forget the fact that he insulted the Prophet (S.A.W), assuming I insulted you, body shaming or any other form of abuse, you are free to arrest and prosecute me. It’s your choice.
It’s called “Right To Liberty”.
Section 204 of the criminal code say:
“Any person who does an act which any class of persons consider as a public insult on their religion, with the intention that they should consider the act such an insult, and any person who does an unlawful act with the knowledge that any class of persons will consider it such an insult, is guilty of a misdemeanor and is liable to imprisonment for 2 years.
May We Be Guided!