Hundreds of youths protest in Nigeria’s Kano over alleged blasphemy: police

KANO, NIGERIA: Hundreds of youths ran through the streets of the northern Nigerian city of Kano shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) on Friday to protest against a Muslim cleric accused of blasphemy, and set fire to a sharia court, police said.

The young men took to the streets around 10 am to demonstrate against Abdul Nyass, from the Tijani Muslim sect, who was due to appear in the Islamic court accused of comparing the leader of his group to the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh).

Part of the court was set on fire after a bonfire started by protesters caught hold of the building, although it was unclear whether this was deliberate.

“Hundreds of youths were involved. There was no damage, no injuries and nobody died as a result of this,” Kano police spokesperson Magaji Majiya said by telephone, noting that the protest lasted just over an hour…

  • Rosenmops

    Hundreds of youths ran through the streets of [some city in America] shouting [hands up don’t shoot] on Friday to protest against a [white policeman] accused of [looking at them the wrong way]

    The young men took to the streets around 10 am to demonstrate against [some crazy shit]

    Part of the court was set on fire after a bonfire started by protesters caught hold of the building, although it was unclear whether this was deliberate.

    “Hundreds of youths were involved.

    • Frau Katze

      Pretty much the same in both places. Mind you, Muslims worldwide go nuts over this sort of stuff.

      • Alain

        Pray tell when are Muslims not going nuts over whatever everyday and everywhere? That tells us everything we need to know about this group and their ideology.

    • Alain

      Paid for by?

  • pettifog

    What does the S.A.W.W. mean that one of the nut jobs has in the sign?

    • Rosenmops

      Scumbag Arabs Wank Warthogs

    • Minicapt

      “ṣall Allahu ʿalayhi wa-’ālih – S.A.W.W.” “May Allah grant peace and honour on him and his family.”- this expression follows specifically after saying the name of Muhammad. “Peace Be Unto Him” is the general phrase in English.

      Cheers