Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Nigeria: Mob kills man for blasphemy

Ah, yes! The Religion of Peace.

Witnesses told Daily Trust that the man, though a Muslim, made a statement residents considered as blasphemous against the Holy Prophet after his relatives denied him his share of the estate left by their deceased father.

He was beaten and left unconscious before the police intervened and dispersed the crowd.

But for the quick intervention of the police and Hisbah officials, a full-scale crisis would have erupted, residents said.

No arrests have yet been made in connection with his murder.