Jihad in the way of Allah in Nigeria: 500 Christians butchered

“Eye-witnesses say the Hausa-Fulani Muslim militants came chanting ‘allahu akbar’ and broke into homes, cutting human beings, including children and women, with their knives and cutlasses.”

Now tell me: could this somehow be connected with Islam?

Death toll now 500 in Nigerian jihad against Christians

“Some witnesses said villagers were caught in fishing nets and animal traps as they tried to escape and were then hacked to death. Mud huts were also set on fire.” Al BeBeeCeera

Jonathan Clayton, Africa Correspondent and Ruth Gledhill/Times Online

I guess we need more interfaith dialogue.  Or perhaps we should curtail free speech to combat Islamophobia…..

Dozens of bodies lined the dusty streets of three Christian villages in northern Nigeria yesterday. Other victims of Sunday morning’s Muslim rampage were jammed into a local morgue, the limbs of slaughtered children tangled in a grotesque mess.

One toddler appeared fixed in the protective but hopeless embrace of an older child, possibly his brother. Another had been scalped. Most had severed hands and feet.

Officials estimate that 500 people were massacred in night-time raids by Muslim gangs near Jos, the city that bestrides Nigeria’s Christian-Muslim fault line.

Which brings us back to profit Moe:

Ishaq:315 “It was so criminal, men could hardly imagine it. Muhammad was ennobled because of the bloody fighting. I swear we shall never lack soldiers, nor army leaders. Driving before us infidels until we subdue them with a halter above their noses and a branding iron. We will drive them to the ends of the earth. We will pursue them on horse and on foot. We will never deviate from fighting in our cause. We will bring upon the infidels the fate of the Ad and Jurhum. Any people that disobey Muhammad will pay for it. If you do not surrender to Islam, then you will live to regret it. You will be shamed in Hell, forced to wear a garment of molten pitch forever!”

Local journalists and civil rights organisations who toured the area yesterday told The Times they had counted at least 200 victims shot and hacked to death in apparent revenge for sectarian violence in January that claimed about 300 lives from the two communities. Mark Lipdo, a co-ordinator for the Stefanos Foundation, a Christian aid group, confirmed at least 93 dead in one village. “But there are corpses charred beyond recognition,” he said.

Survivors claimed that Muslim inhabitants of the targeted villages of Zot, Dogo Nahawa and Rastat had received telephone calls two days before the attack telling them to leave the area.

Witnesses said gangs waited at main entry points to the villages while others went from house to house, setting the homes on fire.

Those who fled were killed at the exit points. Others were slaughtered after being caught in animal traps and nets as they ran in the dark.

Ben Kwashi, Anglican Archbishop of Jos, said he visited one of three villages engulfed by the violence. “I could see kids from age zero to teenagers, all butchered from the back, macheted in their necks, their heads. Deep cuts in the mouths of babies. The stench. People wailing and crying,” he said.

Nigeria’s Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, a southerner, ordered troops into the riot-affected area “to confront and defeat these roving bands of killers”, he said in a statement. Last night he sacked Sarki Mukhtar, the national security adviser, a powerful figure in the inner circle of the ailing President, Umaru Yar’Adua.

Villagers said army assistance came too late. Christian youths accused the military of complicity in the killings.

Survivors told The Times that entire families were killed, some to the chants of Allahu Akbar — God is Greatest. They said villagers awoke to shouting and gunfire at about 3am on Sunday.

“They then set homes on fire and attacked men, women and children. Many were decapitated,” said Theresa Malinowska, press officer for Christian Solidarity Worldwide. Staff counted the bodies of four babies and 28 children under 5 in one location alone.

Jos is the regional capital of Plateau State, where Christians from Nigeria’s south and Muslims from the north compete over the fertile farmland. The area has often been a flashpoint. In rioting in September 2001 1,000 people died and Muslim-Christian battles killed up to 700 people in 2004.

Jos has been under a dusk-until-dawn curfew since January’s violence. Archbishop Kwashi said he believed a significant organisation was behind the killings because they happened during curfew, with the army in the area.

“I think it is all Christians killed. The Muslims, I heard, had left the village. The kind of co-operation that came into play — that could violate a curfew, that could take the law into their own hand. I worry which village, which town, will be next,” he said.

10 thoughts on “Jihad in the way of Allah in Nigeria: 500 Christians butchered”

  1. This cannot be excused any longer by Muslim sympathisers.

    Surely this will raise enough concerns in the West to no longer believe
    that incidents like this and terrorism attacks are only religious, social, economic and tribal differences.

    The ONE COMMON variable in all events anywhere in the world is ISLAM. It is ONLY going to take the WORLD TO WORK TOGETHER PUT A STOP TO THIS!

    Pregnant woman among Nigeria slaughter victims From: AFP March 09, 2010 8:53AM

  2. Dhumme – but is was excused by the Moslem sympathisers at the ABC*.

    They were at pains to point out that they believed this was merely retribution for an attack these evil Christians** has done earlier this year, ergo it’s not the Moslems fault and is to be expected see.

    * Allah and Beelzebub Channel
    **must be some violent women and children in those graves

  3. They have no fear to kill human life because their conscience has been seared by the demon of Islam.

    “You are of your father the devil and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him…he is a liar and the father of it” John 8:44…

    This is so true of the islamic spirit. Notice the lying regarding archeological sites in Israel (Rachael’s tomb, Joseph’ and the Patriarchs were not Jewish, but muslims they say) , on the Scriptures being corrupted, as theirs are the originals; how the O.T. prophets are muslim…etc. etc. They even know that they are lying, but they believe that their god allows them to lie in the name of their religion so to win an advantage…and yet they fail to realize that simple fact that the devil is the father of lies.

    I will pray for the Christians in Jos as well as the Muslims.

    Jesus says that vengeance is His.

    What we are seeing in the government of Nigeria is simply a more advanced stage of what we now see in western governments. At present, our western governments are setting up commissions to prosecute those that would speak out against Islam (namely Christians). Soon they will advance to allowing islamists certain advantages as the governments turn a blind eye, and finally outright persecution.

  4. Notice how they point out that this was merely retribution for what happened in January…

    What happened in January? Muslims attacked a church in Jos and killed just as many Christians, then they also took their dead bodies to their mosques claiming that they were muslims who had been killed. Surely, some muslims were killed, but of course they expected the infidels not to defend themselves while they cut off heads and ripped lives apart.

    This takes us to what happened in Israel in 1948. The muslims communicated to their muslim brethren living in Israel to leave because they were going to eliminate all the Jews. The muslims in Israel left and those outside attacked. Yet, the similarity ends here, for under David Ben Gurion Israel fought and won.

    Those poor Christian Nigerians put their trust in the lies of the government who was forcing a curfew… (like a temporary cease fire) until the muslims were strong enough to attack their unassuming victims.

    Notice how the government and muslims nicely work together to establish the peace of Islam..

  5. Oh Damn! I missed the news session. At least ‘The Australian’ and The Herald-Sun covered it as it was.

    Maybe the ABC is slowly waking up. Press the website link about Dubai’s finances:-
    Foreign Correspondent
    8:00pm Tuesday, 09 Mar 2010
    News CC Website Dubai Quicksand: It’s a towering modern city built by ambitious expats from all over the world. But who gets the blame when it all goes wrong?

    Also showing on ABC
    – 1:00pm Saturday, March 13
    – 8:00pm Tuesday, March 16
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    – 8:00pm Tuesday, March 23
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    Foreign Correspondent.

  6. O.K., now lets play a game called “Turkey Style.” These Muslims killed all these defenseless people. That’s it. Round up every Muslim n’ off them. It will be self-defense. No genocide (obviously, don’t disgrace us by calling it such a thing.) Then, when our President threatens Mr. Erdogan, Turkey will surely refrain from calling it Genocide…………Sure.

  7. The authorities are getting serious…charges of…

    ‘Forty-one are to be charged with terrorism and culpable homicide while 121 face multiple offences of unlawful possession of firearms, rioting, arson and causing grievous hurt.

    Homicide can result in a death sentence, while terrorism is punishable by a life jail term.’

    164 held over mass killings of women, children in Nigeria AFP From: AFP March 22, 2010 7:51AM

  8. It wasn’t local social, economic and religious differences as the Catholic Bishop tried to explain.

    He will have some explaining to do now!

  9. This had nothing to do with the Religion of Peace (TM).

    The people drank too much coffee, that’s all! They weren’t to blame. Those pesky Christians are so icky, so evil when they don’t accept Sharia Law! (They had it coming to them.)

    Islam teaches PEACE (through fascism) and HARMONY (through enslavement of all opposition).

    Jihad is always GLORIOUS!

    What Armenian Genocide?

  10. This is so sickening…where is everyone up in arms about this?. Men, women, children, babies….it makes me sick to think about it but I have to tell people as we all should. These are the people I would rather take in as refugees, not muslims who are coming here by boats. When they have family members here.
    I will pray for all the Christians left over there, I am so sad. Libya is under siege too. but to me that is not like this mass slaughter of innocent people just because they are Christians. islamism is the new nazism……the sooner Aussies wake up to this the better off we will be, I fear it will be too late if we keep taking muslims into this country.

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