By Theodore Shoebat
Muslims in Nigeria charged after a Christian woman, accusing her of blasphemy against Muhammad, and then hacked her to death with knives, as we read in one report:
A Christian woman in Nigeria was stabbed to death Thursday for allegedly insulting the Islamic prophet Muhammad, prompting an outcry from Christians in the country.
Bridget Abihime, a trader and wife to a Christian pastor, was killed for allegedly saying Muhammad was not important. Nigerian police have taken two suspects into custody, but the Christian Association of Nigeria says the killing is part of a larger problem that the government has not properly addressed.
“This barbarism must stop now,” said Rev. John Hayab, the association’s spokesman. He believes that police tried to cover up the crime, and demanded the prosecution of all those involved. The association warned authorities Saturday that such failures are leading to a “looming religious crisis.”
Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase said the entire Nigerian security network is working to prevent a religious backlash and called for help from Nigerian leaders in “dousing the tensions.”
Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari said the killing was “utterly condemnable.” His statement following the murder called for Nigerians to respect each other’s faiths in order to “live together in peace.”