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Nigeria: Kaduna Muslims, Christians Demand Legislation Against Hate Speech
ICC Note: Christians and Muslims marched together and spoke to legislators in Nigeria to ban religious hate speech in the country. They believe that hate speech “is capable of creating ethno-religious crises in the state.”
By Alex Abutu, Hope Abah, Chris Eze, Eyo Charles, Aliyu Abdullateef, Johnkennedy Uzoma, Aliyu M. Hamagam and Christiana T. Alabi
2/07/2013 Nigeria (AA) – Muslims and Christians in Kaduna State have demanded for legislation against hate speech that is capable of creating ethno-religious crises in the state.
The two religions in their hundreds yesterday marched to the Kaduna State House of Assembly under the aegis of Interfaith Mediation Centre in commemoration of the World Inter-faith Harmony Week demanding for a ban on hate speech as well as other factors responsible of fuelling ethno-religious crises in the state.
The group, comprising members of catholic cadets, boys’ brigade, and aid group of Christian and Islamic faiths among others in company of some religious leaders in a peaceful procession, marched from Leventis roundabout along Ahmadu Bello Way to Lugard Hall premises.

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