Over the weekend, Nollywood actress and comedienne, Etinosa Idemudia sparked an outrage on-line after she used the bible as her ashtray as she smoked.
She even went on to explain Provers 22:6 which reads “practice up a baby when he’s younger and when he’s outdated he won’t depart from it” as a rip-off, acknowledged that nobody ought to blame her mom as she continues to be departing although she was educated and retrained.”
She took to social media to threaten to additionally use the Holy Quran as an ashtray.
Reacting to her controversial menace, Chief Imam of Ansar-Ud-Deen, Abdulrahman Ahmad condemned the actress’ actions, saying there are penalties for any of those actions.
The favored Islamic Scholar was quoted on Opera Information as saying:
“It’s a pity for us as a individuals and a rustic that we’re the place we’re at present. I don’t prefer to touch upon points like this as a result of I believe it’s beneath the dignitary of non secular individuals and people with conscience and goodwill to be commenting on points like this. Roughly, people try to accumulate fame and we should always not assist them. In any other case, this subject shouldn’t be mentioned in any respect; it’s unhealthy information. It’s a unhappy commentary. It questions our collective morality; why ought to we be discussing points like this and celebrating it; popularizing a wayward particular person.
Whether or not it’s the Bible, the Quran or another holy e-book; mustn’t popularize or sensationalize it. Whether or not one thing occurs to them-(the actor) or not.
“I condemn, with none reservation anybody who desecrates the Bible as a lot as I condemn anybody who makes an attempt to desecrate the Quran. It isn’t one thing that we must be discussing. We must always not even take a look at it from the viewpoint of- ‘if one thing goes to occur to her or not’. That somebody dared to insult and violate the non secular sensibility of others is condemnable. It’s worse than hate speech as a result of it may set the nation in tune response . It may very well be destabilizing. It isn’t a part of anyone’s freedom to insult the sensibility both cultural or faith of others.
“We must always to not give prominence to this waywardness. It’s a collective insult on Nigerians as a deeply non secular neighborhood. I condemn whoever desecrates the Bible and Quran. There are penalties for any of those actions. If the regulation enforcement businesses don’t act on unwarranted provocation; then they need to additionally not act when the repercussions begin to come. That is my opinion.
“No matter threatens the peace and stability of Nigeria is towards the regulation. Is it freedom? In the event that they don’t cease this, when the chain reactions begins, they don’t have any ethical proper to do something.”
He continued,“It has been dominated by the European courtroom of human proper that to insult a spiritual persona just isn’t a part of freedom speech. It could not be a part of freedom to desecrate what different individuals maintain sacred,” he added.