CNN dimbulbs reportÂ “sectarian violence in a predominantly Muslim region”-
“Sectarian violence” (spit!) Â But how did this region become “predominately Muslim?”
Nigerian Top Christian Leader:Â Â We Will Defend Ourselves From Islamic Attacks
The leader of Nigeria’s main umbrella group for Christians says its members will defend themselves as attacks by a radical Muslim sect continue.
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor of the Christian Association of Nigeria gave the warning Saturday to journalists in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. It comes as members of a radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram have carried out new attacks targeting Christians in Nigeria’s Muslim north.
Oritsejafor said: “We have decided to work out ways of protecting ourselves.”
That raises the possibility of retaliatory violence between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria, a multiethnic nation of more than 160 million people.
That would partly explain why Christians in the north have not been able to rely on the government to protect them from Boko Haram’s jihadists. “Nigerian leader says Boko Haram threat worse than civil war,” by Wole Oyetunji forÂ Agence France-Presse, January 8:
That is exactly what is going on. Boko Haram’sÂ ultimatumÂ for Christians to leave northern areas has come and gone, and attacks have increased in frequency.
Boko Haram wants as wide a civil war as it can instigate, and thus a freer hand to push its agenda through slaughter. It wants to create a security vacuum to be filled with more Sharia, and a civil war would make the entire country hostage to the fulfillment of its demands. “Nigeria Christians liken attacks to civil war run-up,” by Ola Awoniyi forAgence France-Presse, January 8 via JW….
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Soldiers of allah fear words more than killing?
(AGI) Kano – An Islamic cleric in Nigeria accused a Christian leader of intimidation claiming his words are a threat to Muslims. The violence between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria seems set to continue, as leaders of the two communities keep adding fuel to the fire. Yesterday, the head of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ayo Oritsejafor, said “systematic ethnic and religious cleansing” is underway in Nigeria, after over 80 people were killed in a series of attacks over the past few days blamed on Islamist group Boko Haram. Today, the secretary-general of Muslim organisation Jamaatu Nasril Islam (JNI), Sheikh Khalid Aliyu, criticised Oritsejafor’s words, saying they are “an intimidation and a threat to Nigerian Muslims”. . .