Deborah Samuel: US Honours Slain Sokoto student (Photo)

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The United States of America has honoured Deborah Samuel murdered for blasphemy

Deborah Samuel, a murdered student from Sokoto, has received recognition from the US Department of State.

Deborah, a student of home economics in the 200 Level at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, was killed and set on fire by Islamic extremists after she warned her friends against sharing religious content on their WhatsApp page.

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Deborah‘s photo was posted on the US Office of Religious Freedom website on August 22 to commemorate the US International Day Honoring Victims of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.

As a primary goal of U.S. foreign policy, the office promotes universal respect for everyone’s right to practice any religion or belief.

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Additionally, it keeps tabs on discrimination, harassment, and abuse motivated by religion around the world and suggests, creates, and puts into action programmes and policies to address such issues.

The office stated in a statement honouring Deborah;

“In May, a mob brutally stoned, flogged, and burned to death college student Deborah Samuel in Nigeria, even as authorities tried to stop it. In an attack fuelled by hatred and blasphemy allegations, even as authorities attempted to stop it. we honour her life as we work to end such vicious violence.”

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