Nigeria: State Govenor Issues Fatwa Against Journalist

News article, posted 03.24.2010, from Nigeria
BBC news
A Nigerian governor has issued a fatwa against journalist Isioma Daniel of the This Day newspaper. The fatwa, or religious edict, calls for the death of the journalist for saying that the Prophet may have approved of the Miss World contest and may have even wished to marry one of the beauty queens. The incident has sparked conflicts between Muslims who seek to carry out the fatwa, and those who argue that the ruling is not legitimate. [See text for details.]