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Civil-rights activists: Shariah favors the rich, hurts poor

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 11/25/2011 @ 4:57 pm In Politics,World | Comments Disabled

Sharia has been practised to varying degrees for as long as Islam has been in Nigeria. But in 1999, the then-governor of Zamfara State, Ahmed Sani, called for criminal cases to be tried in Sharia courts.

Civil rights activists in Nigeria complain that Sharia hands down harsh sentences to poor Muslims, while the rich use it to their advantage.

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