Recently, in Nigeria a Christian pastor’s wife was stabbed to death for insulting “The Prophet” Muhammad.
Supposedly the woman said, “The Prophet” Muhammad was not important.
Under Sharia Law insulting “The Prophet” is a capital offense. But two suspects were arrested. That means even Sharia has vigilantes.
A spokesman for the Christian Association of Nigeria believes the police tried to cover up the crime. He also said the killing was a part of a larger problem the Nigerian government hasn’t addressed properly.
The spokesman didn’t elaborate on the larger problem in Nigeria, but these types of “insulting Islam” charges have been human rights concerns elsewhere because the larger problem was never the insult.
In 2013 Raif Badawi, a rights activist in Saudi Arabia, was convicted of insulting Islam and violating the Kingdom’s anti-cyber crime laws.