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-Nigeria: Islamists Kill 150 Christians

by Dr. D ~ November 7th, 2011

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You probably didn’t see this in the newspapers or on a newscast over the weekend but Islamic radicals in northeastern Nigeria attacked several Christian communities and killed around 150  men, women, and children.

The Western media largely ignores what is happening in Nigeria and passes it as tribal disputes or as religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians. However if one keeps a running tab on the number of Christians killed in comparison to Muslims it must be close to 100-1.

This is a good time to remember to pray for the Christians in northern Nigeria who are continually subjected to discrimination, sharia law, and occasional attacks by radical Muslims who dominate in the north.

In the latest incident out of northeastern Nigeria, the radical Muslim Boko Haram sect claimed responsibility for the deaths and destruction.  The attacks began after Muslim services on Friday and targeted police stations, an army base, and churches in the cities of Damaturu, Maiduguri, and two other small Christian communities. At least 6 churches were bombed and destroyed in the process.

A rescue agency official told news reporters that the body count stood at at least 150:

"I was involved in the evacuation of corpses to the morgue. I personally counted 150 bodies," the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at the hospital. He said some families had already collected their loved ones for burial, reducing the number to 97 by end of the day.

The Boko Haram, whose name means "Western Education Is Sin", is a radical Muslim sect which wants to establish a separate Islamic country out of northern Nigeria.

Nigeria is an African country with a population of over 160 million people which are divided almost in half between Muslims and Christians. The northern part is mostly Muslim while southern Nigeria remains substantially Christian.            *Top

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    […] Particularly ironic when you consider that the attacks were carried out by adherents of a so-called ‘religion of peace’ upon the worshippers of another group celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace and heralding Good News and Good Will For all.             *Top […]

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