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150 Dead In Muslim Attacks In Nigeria

From those defenders of the faith at BBC News:

A Muslim woman and her child walk in a street of burnt houses ...

A Muslim woman and her child walk in a street of burnt houses in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi in February 2009.

Nigerian Islamist attacks spread

Islamist militants have staged three co-ordinated attacks in northern Nigeria leaving dozens dead, meaning about 150 have been killed in two days

Witnesses told the BBC a gun battle raged for hours in Potiskum, Yobe State and a police station was set on fire.

Some of the militants follow a preacher who campaigns against Western schools.

The preacher, Mohammed Yusuf, says Western education is against Islamic teaching.

There has also been an attack in Wudil, some 20km (12 miles) from Kano, the largest city in northern Nigeria…

Sharia law is in place across northern Nigeria, but there is no history of al-Qaeda-linked violence in the country.

Nigeria’s 150 million people are split almost equally between Muslims and Christians and the two groups generally live peacefully side by side, despite occasional outbreaks of communal violence.

Militants chanting "God is great" attacked the Potiskum police station at about 0215 local time (0115 GMT) – the same time as the raid was launched in Maiduguri.

The police station and neighbouring buildings in Potiskum have been razed to the ground, eyewitnesses say.

There are unconfirmed reports of more deaths in Maiduguri, as well as a jailbreak in the town.

Fringe group

In Wudil, three people have been killed and more than 33 arrested. The senior police officer in Wudil has been wounded.

Security is said to have been beefed up in Plateau State, to the south of Bauchi, where hundreds were killed in clashes between Muslims and Christians last year

Mr Yusuf’s followers in Bauchi are known as Boko Haram, which means "Education is prohibited".

They attacked a police station on Sunday after some of their leaders were arrested.

Correspondents say the group is seen locally as a fringe group and has aroused suspicion for its recruitment of young men, and its belief that Western education, Western culture and science are sinful.

The BBC somehow neglected to mention that some of the buildings that have been razed were Christian churches.

Nigeria’s 150 million people are split almost equally between Muslims and Christians and the two groups generally live peacefully side by side, despite occasional outbreaks of communal violence.

Oddly enough, it appears that the attacks are always initiated by the Mohammedans.

It’s almost as if these Islamists want to take over the entire world.

Luckily, we know that is a misperception based upon the actions of a tiny, ‘fringe’ minority.

Mr Yusuf’s followers in Bauchi are known as Boko Haram, which means "Education is prohibited".

Alas, we would seem to have some of these followers in our country, as well.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, July 27th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “150 Dead In Muslim Attacks In Nigeria”

  1. Liberals Demise

    Get ready my friends ……… Barry has no intentions of letting our troops accomplish their mission so he and the congress can pull an Iraq cut and run maneuver.
    Then you will find that the peace loving Islamist here will turn up the heat and spill blood in our streets. When will the in-breeding stop? There is no other conclusion!

  2. beautyofreason

    Yes, feel the love. Religion of peace….the dead are quite peaceful.

    “belief that Western education, Western culture and science are sinful. ”

    Cue the second Dark Ages. Thank goodness I live in the United States – unfortunately there are small groups of Muslims here who advocate for Shariah law. I’m getting pretty tired of people abusing our immigration policies to export Wahhabi fascism to our shores.

  3. canary

    The unbelievable BBC may be run under Sharia law now. Nigeria became ruled under Islamic Sharia law years ago after decades of Islamic disagreeing as to executions etc. and the killing of Christians is nothing new. It seems like the struggle to maintain moderate Islam in the world has lost to the terrorists. And why UK and US is catoring to Sharia law, can’t comprehend.

    Furthermore, Sharia law is so rampant in Nigeria what is a woman doing walking “alone” probably a basket of genades.

    ohhh! what’s that “pointed thing sticking out the bed sheet to the bottom left” looks like a muzzle of a weapon sticking out. Little boy is just a human shield.


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