The Obama administration undermined Nigeria’s Christian president while cheering the rise of its former Islamic dictator.
Now some human rights groups are belatedly noticing that parts of the country run under Islamic law look a whole like ISIS.
U.N. rights experts asked Nigeria on Monday to release a 22-year-old singer who was condemned to death over an allegedly blasphemous song, and said the sentence broke international law.
Yahaya Aminu Sharif was sentenced last month by a sharia court in Kano, in Nigeria’s mostly Muslim north, after he performed the song and shared it on WhatsApp.
“Music is not a crime,” read a joint statement from the group of U.N. rapporteurs.
It is under Islam. And 13-year-olds are criminals.
Child rights agency UNICEF has condemned the sentencing of a 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy in northern Nigeria.
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