Nigeria: a Classic Jihad

CNN dimbulbs report “sectarian violence in a predominantly Muslim region”-

“Sectarian violence” (spit!)   But how did this region become “predominately Muslim?”

Nigerian Top Christian Leader:  We Will Defend Ourselves From Islamic Attacks

Terrorize Them!

Islamic assassins killed 44 Christians in just the last few days.
The Wenatchee World reported:

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.

Nigerian president says Boko Haram situation worse than civil war; jihad group has sympathizers in government and security agencies

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 for Agence France-Presse, January 8:

Nigerian Christians warn of campaign of “religious cleansing” against them

That is exactly what is going on. Boko Haram’s ultimatum 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….


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”. . .

3 thoughts on “Nigeria: a Classic Jihad”

  1. Christians around the world should take careful note of this. No more turning of the cheek to these savages. Arm yourselves, the only way this will stop is through armed resistance!

  2. @rojhoward

    Well said. The mohammedans will never tolerate anything other than their detestable cult of Islam. Only active resistance will stop these world wide examples of ethnic cleansing

  3. “WND Smear Piece on Obama and Boko Haram”

    Now how can you possibly smear a bunch of mass-murderding jihadists?

    The UN obscures the Jihad against the Nigerian Christians. Obama is in on it:

    USAID is denying the role of Islamic extremism in Nigeria, as a matter of policy at the behest of Obama. Inevitably, reader comments below the article rail against “Hussein… the militant muzzie” and such. Careful readers will note that headline, as well as being factually misleading, is not even consistent with the text that follows: the headline has Obama claiming that Christians have been killed as the result of a misunderstanding, while the text claims that USAID believes that the reason why Christians have been killed has been misunderstood.
    The exact document quoted above is a pdf titled the USAID Conflict Assessment Framework, revised version 2.0. It carries the notice “Draft for circulation as of February 21, 2012″, and a statement that it “does not represent final guidance from USAID”. The document is 55 pages long and somewhat technical; the passages discussed above are as follows (emphases added):
    …in Jos, Nigeria, Christian and Muslim communities frequently clash in episodes of violence. Yet, although the symptom of conflict is intercommunal violence along sectarian lines, the source of the conflict will not be found in theology. Rather, the conflict‘s source competition for land between a group that perceives itself as indigenous to the area and another seen as more recent settlers. Those who perceive the conflict as a religious war have been unable to gain traction in resolving the conflict because, at its root, it is more about the governance of contested resource.
    …In Nigeria, for example, the conflicts around Jos are frequently characterized as being between largely Muslim settlers and Christian ―indigenes, but, in fact, there are important distinctions among the Berom, Afizere, Anaguta, and other Christian groups. Similarly, the conflict in the Niger Delta hosts a bewildering array of armed groups and, although the conflict is ostensibly against the Nigerian state, in reality it is a complex system of inter-connected conflicts over the distribution of resources, political power, and even simply turf. Whether the salient identity is religious, tribal, regional, or politically-based depends on the context, as well as on how the various armed groups are framing the issue. There is nothing inherently conflictual about particular identities, but, under certain conditions, identity can turn from a relatively neutral organizing principle into a powerful tool for mobilizing mass violence.
    …For example, the overwhelming source of vulnerability to conflict in Nigeria remains the poor performance of the Nigerian government itself at all levels, and its corrupt neo-patrimonial overlords. Pro-violence groups from Boko Haram to militias in the Niger Delta all share a common narrative of anger over the nation’s poor governance. Thus, a natural response would be to infuse USAID’s overall country strategy for Nigeria with adherence to principles for good engagement in fragile states. Two illustrative goals include continuing and expanding the USAID state-focused strategy to improve state service capacities and working to enhance the service delivery capacity of local governments in lead states. However, a technical approach may also be complicated by political factors that might resist and prevent positive change (i.e., a ‘negative resiliency’). A systems approach would help assess any negative resiliencies that may hinder the effectiveness of a USAID program and set appropriate expectations for change.
    Nowhere in the document is violence against Christians dismissed as “a misunderstanding”.
    In any case, it’s unclear why WND is attempting to discern Obama’s attitude to conflict in Nigeria from phrases extracted from an obscure USAID draft document for potential contractors. Most likely, it’s a strained attempt to jump on a bandwagon with some new material; in April, Front Page complained of “Christian blood on Obama’s hands“, and attacked Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson for claiming (drawing on an AFP report) that “despite Boko Haram’s repeated statements about its goals and its very name… this conflict was not driven by religion, but by social inequities”.

    Bunglawussi Sockpuppet Richard Bartholomew wants you to know that its “complicated”- nothing to do with Islam; nothing to do with jihad….

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