Nigeria: Jihad Leaves Another 500 Christians Dead in the Dirt

Update:

Nigeria: Charred bodies line road as Muslims rampage after Muslim candidate loses election

A Muslim mob hunts down Christians in Nigeria (TROP)

“We will never accept any system of governance apart from the one described by Islam because that is the only way Muslims can be liberated,” the fliers said. “We do not respect the Nigerian government because it is illegal.

“We will continue to fight its military and police because they are not protecting Islam.”

Atlas Shrugs: KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Burned corpses with machete wounds lay in roads and smoke rose above this city where rioting broke out again Tuesday among Muslim opposition supporters who were angered by the announcement that the Christian incumbent president had won the election. READ More at The Hive hat tip Urban Infidel

Why are we fighting for jihad in Libya? Why Libya? If we are going to militarily intervene, let’s start saving the Christians, Jews, Hindus and all non-Muslims from Islamic supremacism. Why are we helping to install a universal caliphate?

Deadly bomb blasts rock Nigerian city in latest unrest

Note how AP never identifies the perpetrators who are rioting, burning people to death, and torching churches. It is obvious since the outrage all stems from the Muslim candidate losing the election, but AP doesn’t dare state the obvious. The only time it identifies anyone who does any of the actions in this story is when it can cast Islam in a favorable light: “An armed mob at a bus station also threated another evangelical pastor before a Muslim man nearby spirited him to safety.” This is typical mainstream media coverage: Muslims can never be identified as such when they are doing evil in the name of Islam or because of their self-identification as Muslims; their Muslim identity may only be mentioned when they’re doing something good or playing the role of victim.

The problem with this, besides the obvious bad faith, is that it misleads the public about the nature of the global jihad and Islamic supremacism. The consequent ignorance leads to complacency and misdiagnosis of the problem, resulting in numerous policy mistakes that only embolden the Islamic supremacists further.

An update on this story. “Charred bodies line road to Nigeria town after riots sweep region after presidential vote,” from the Associated Press, April 19 (thanks to Jihad Watch)

Denial & Obfuscation in the Enemedia

AAP April 19, 2011 10:20PM (The Australian online).. “Police said the rioting had been instigated by those unhappy with the results and it was “neither ethnic nor religious”. The military made similar comments and warned it was ready to act.”

16 thoughts on “Nigeria: Jihad Leaves Another 500 Christians Dead in the Dirt”

  1. Their barbarity has no limits. If that’s not enough warning for the enlightened countries nothing is.

  2. “All the people that we are killing…are associating themselves with the government in its effort to arrest our Muslim brothers and sabotage Islam”

    Misunderstanders of Islam think they have to defend Islam with murder. Where did they get such a crazy idea? And when will Honest Ibe Hooper and Boy Reza Aslan explain to Boko Haram how they’re getting the Religion of Peaceâ„¢ all wrong, wrong, wrong?

    “Hotel blast in northeast Nigeria kills 2; 8 hurt,” by Njadvara Musa for the Associated Press, April 25:

    An explosion at a hotel killed two people and wounded eight others in northeastern Nigeria only days before the state’s gubernatorial election, police said Monday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the blast came as a radical Muslim sect vowed to keep up its fight.
    Police chief Mike Zuokumor said the blast went off Sunday evening in Maiduguri, a town that has been wracked by violence related to a radical Islamic sect. The group known as Boko Haram had released a statement earlier Sunday defending its deadly attacks on police and religious leaders.

    “All the people that we are killing, including ward heads, politicians, the police and the army have erred, because they are associating themselves with the government in its effort to arrest our Muslim brothers and sabotage Islam,” the group said in its statement released Sunday….

  3. Who can the rioting not have a religious basis when the lines are so clearly drawn between muslim (perp) and non-muslim (victim )?

  4. sorry typo above:

    How can the rioting not have a religious basis when the lines are so clearly drawn between muslim (perp) and non-muslim (victim )?

  5. As I understand it, International observers said it was the cleanest Election ever held in Nigeria! And the Camoron wants to introduce these kind of people into the House of Lords. Dhimmitude knows no bounds………

  6. The problem world wide IS Islam. If they wern’t muslim they wouldn’t be terrorists. How did once so enlightened, intelligent, and such great contributors to the world become so ignorant and barbaric….ISLAM!!

  7. Nigeria: Over 60 churches burned in Muslim north

    And Islamic law’s prohibition on building or repairing new churches adds an additional complication, which those already inspired enough to burn churches are likely to enforce. “60+ Churches Burned in Nigerian Muslim Stronghold,” by Ethan Cole for Fox News, April 25 (thanks to JW):

    More than 60 churches were burned and thousands of Christian-owned homes destroyed in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north after the recent election of incumbent Christian president Goodluck Jonathan, according to the Christian persecution watchdog group Open Doors.
    Riots broke out Monday after the preliminary results of Saturday’s vote were announced. Jonathan, who was sworn in as president in May 2010, was announced president over his Muslim opponent Muhammadu Buhari. […]
    Muslims complained that the vote tallies were rigged, but independent observers described the election as the fairest in decades.
    Buhari was not even close to winning, receiving about 12 million votes to Jonathan’s 22 million. But as President Jonathan has noted, the post-election violence was “not spontaneous,” but rather suggests a large number of Muslims in the north who saw the loss coming and were poised and ready to cut loose the moment results were announced. If they cannot advance Islamic law through the ballot box, there’s always the old-fashioned way.

  8. Muslims say islam is a religion of peace, yet, they go arround killing non mualims. We need to pray for muslims all over the places to forsake islam and accept the Lordship and attoning work of Jesus Christ.

  9. Nigeria: Governor-elect offers amnesty to murderous Islamic jihadists

    Allah is merciful and compassionate, right?

    Why not? They’re so forgiving to everyone else. “Amnesty offered for Nigerian Islamists blamed for attacks,” by Aminu Abubakar for AFP, May 11:

    KANO, Nigeria — The governor-elect of a Nigerian state said Wednesday he would push for an amnesty deal with an Islamist sect blamed for scores of attacks in a bid to end unrest in the country’s northeast.
    The sect known as Boko Haram, which has pushed for the creation of an Islamic state, has been blamed for shootings of police and community leaders, poll-related bomb blasts, and raids on churches, police stations and a prison.

    It also launched an uprising in 2009 put down by a brutal military assault that left hundreds dead.

    “They have taken up arms against the state and they are blamed for a series of killings which are treasonable offences,” Kashim Shettima, elected governor of Borno state last month and due to take office May 29, told AFP.

    “But my government will offer them amnesty as long as they lay down their arms and embrace peace.” […]

    Some analysts say underlying issues such as poverty and unemployment that have yet to be addressed will eventually lead to a new crop of militants.

    Many of the same issues are believed to have led to the growth of the Islamist sect in the north.

    “The two groups might be different in many respects, but the same strategy could be applied in both cases,” Shettima said.

    Never mind that study after study has shown that jihadists aren’t motivated by poverty and unemployment, and are in fact generally wealthier than their peers.

    But someone claiming to be a sect spokesman, identifying himself as Abu Darda on the Hausa-language service of the BBC, ruled out an amnesty.
    “We don’t need amnesty from anybody. We are fighting for the enthronement of an Islamic State. We have gone beyond the stage of dialogue and negotiation with government,” he said.

    “We have one condition: abolition of the secular constitution and its replacement with Islamic sharia law for us to lay down our arms.”

  10. “As the essential principle of his [Muhammad’s] faith is the subjugation of others by the sword; it is only by force, that his false doctrines can be dispelled, and his power annihilated.”

    John Quincy Adams, writing in about 1829

  11. Nigeria: Nearly all Christians have fled northeastern town after jihadist rampage
    Jihad causes poverty. Not only are there now displaced persons, but where residents have to flee a town, they take their buying power and ability to generate wealth with them. All of this slaughter is supposed to achieve a paradise under Sharia if the jihadists can kill enough people who stand in the way.

    The one thing Boko Haram is apparently succeeding in is expelling the Christians, after which it will look for targets among Muslims it regards as apostates, and therefore lawful for killing under Sharia. In that regard, the “apostasy” sword cuts both ways: one can accuse, but can also be accused, and marked for death. “Residents flee northeast Nigeria city after attack,” from the Associated Press, November 8:

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Residents have begun to flee a northeast Nigerian city where a radical Muslim sect launched attacks that killed more than 100 people.
    Rev. Idi Garba said Tuesday that nearly all the Christians and non-natives of Yobe state had fled their homes in Damaturu, the state capital. Garba said streets remained deserted, without soldiers or police protection.
    More than 100 people died in bombings and gunfights Friday in Damaturu, an attack claimed by a radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram.
    Boko Haram has been carrying out a string of targeted assassinations for more than a year by gunmen on motorcycles and carrying out bombings in northeast Nigeria. At least 360 people have been killed in those attacks this year alone, according to an Associated Press count.

  12. Nigeria: Any Christian found by Boko Haram “who could not recite the Islamic creed” was killed on the spot

    That was not a trivia or informational question. They were demanding the shahada, or Islamic statement of belief. Any Christian who was not willing to abandon his beliefs and bear witness that “there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah” was killed. In other words, Boko Haram was seeking out Christians to kill, as further proven by the death toll.

    An update on this story. “Violence in Yobe State, Nigeria Aimed Mainly at Christians,” from Compass Direct News, November 11:

  13. Nigeria: Any Christian found by Boko Haram “who could not recite the Islamic creed” was killed on the spot

    That was not a trivia or informational question. They were demanding the shahada, or Islamic statement of belief. Any Christian who was not willing to abandon his beliefs and bear witness that “there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah” was killed. In other words, Boko Haram was seeking out Christians to kill, as further proven by the death toll.

    An update on this story. “Violence in Yobe State, Nigeria Aimed Mainly at Christians,” from Compass Direct News, November 11:

    DAMATURU, Nigeria, November 11 (CDN) — They stormed this town in Yobe state, northern Nigeria like a swarm of bees, and at the end of their four-hour rampage, some 150 people had been killed – at least 130 of them Christians, according to church sources.
    Hundreds of people are still missing, and the destruction included the bombing of at least 10 church buildings.
    More than 200 members of the Islamic extremist Boko Haram sect stormed the Yobe state capital, Damaturu, at 5 p.m. on Nov. 4, and soon the terrorists had blocked all four major highways leading into town. Some of them charged the police headquarters, commando style, killing all officers on duty, while the rest broke into two banks – First Bank Nigeria PLC and United Bank for Africa, stealing millions of naira. Boko Haram also bombed police stations and an army base in and around Damaturu.
    Having successfully dislodged security agencies after a series of gun battles and the detonation of explosives, the terrorists then led other area Muslims to the only Christian ward in town, New Jerusalem in Damaturu, home to more than 15,000 Christians, church leaders said.
    The Christian leaders in Damaturu told Compass that out of the 150 casualties reported in the Yobe attacks, more than 130 were Christians. When the Muslim extremists went to New Jerusalem, they said, any Christian they met who could not recite the Islamic creed was instantly shot and killed or slaughtered like a lamb.
    Qur’an 47:4: “Strike at their necks…”

    The Rev. Idris Garba, the 41-year-old chairman of the Yobe state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), told Compass the attack “is a Jihad against the church.”…

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