Bashir el-Rufai, son to Kaduna state governor, says he would “rather be beheaded than apologise” for posting the “controversial” pre-wedding pictures with Halima Nwakaego Kazaure, his fiancée.
In the first picture — shared on Tuesday — he appeared to have placed his left hand on the backside of Halima, while the second showed him kissing her on the cheek.
The post, however, didn’t go down well with a number of conservative Muslims on the microblogging platform, some of whom quickly condemned the lovebirds as having committed “haram”, an act that is forbidden by Islamic law.
Reacting to the criticism on Wednesday, Bashir asked his critics to let him know if there’s any way he can make them feel worse.
“If my pictures with my wife do not sit well with some & due to the various unsolicited opinions, I’d just like to use this opportunity to say that they are very stupid,” he wrote.
“If there’s any other way these pictures can make them feel worse than they already do, please let me know. Lmao. Some still haven’t realized it’s not on everyone their false outrage works on.”
Amid the criticism that trailed the photos, a user had jumped on the comment section to say: “I hope he doesn’t apologize for this sha”.
“I would rather I am beheaded than do that. God forbid. Faceless idiots? Lmao,” Bashir quickly replied.
I would rather I am beheaded than do that. God forbid. Faceless idiots? Lmao😂— Bashir El-Rufai (@BashirElRufai) November 18, 2020
The development comes weeks after Rahama Sadau, a Kannywood actress, was accused of stirring controversy and blasphemy after she shared photos on social media wherein she wore a tight-fitted pink gown that exposed her skin from her neck down to the upper section of her waist.
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