Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Burned church and charred corpses left as a reminder of the tolerance of Islam

Nigeria is convulsing and innocents die.  The African continent is fast becoming the next Islamo-political area, soon to be joined with it's bretheren to the East and North.  As Islam spreads so do the strocities.

In the old days heads on pikes lining the roads into towns were meant as a sign: this could happen to you if you cross our rules.  Travellers and residents knew full well that they could be the next smiling face atop that bloody pole if they didn't watch their step.

Muslims in Nigeria have taken that ancient warning to modern times, leaving the hulks of autos and the charred, sometimes BBR bodies of their human prey strewn about for all to see.  No one does grotesque like Muslims.

And all this anger is over the fact that a Christian got the vote.  So much for that vaunted tolerance and equality among religions Muslims always talk about.

This is the real Islam.

From Thne Washington Post April 19

Mobs overwhelm police in northern Nigeria after vote, leaving behind charred corpses and fear 

KADUNA, Nigeria — The mobs poured into the streets by the thousands in this dusty city separating Nigeria’s Muslim north and Christian south, armed with machetes and poison-tipped arrows to unleash their rage after the oil-rich nation’s presidential election.

Muslim rioters burned homes, churches and police stations in Kaduna after results showed Nigeria’s Christian leader beat his closest Muslim opponent in Saturday’s vote. Reprisal attacks by Christians began almost immediately, with one mob allegedly tearing a home apart to look for a Quran to prove the occupants were Muslims before setting the building ablaze.

Yes, Christians can be violent.  That does not take away from the importance the texts and tenets of Islam, which are being used as the reasons for these attacks.

The rioting in Kaduna and elsewhere across Nigeria’s north left charred bodies in the streets and showed the deep divisions in Africa’s most populous nation, as politics mesh with religious and ethnic identity in the country of 150 million people.
While curfews now stand in many areas, it remains unlikely the unrest will be soothed before the nation’s gubernatorial elections next Tuesday — meaning even more attacks could threaten this young democracy.

“Nigeria has spoiled ... there is no peace,” said Rabiu Amadu, a 33-year-old technician in Kaduna. “I don’t think any of us are safe.”

Christians and Muslims have lived and worked alongside each other for centuries.

Yes they have, but as seen in the above paragraph, it is because the Christian and Muslim areas are separated, not due to any long-standing, genuine friendship between the two.

However, results from Saturday’s election showing President Goodluck Jonathan’s more than 10 million vote lead over Muslim candidate Muhammadu Buhari spread accusations of rigging in a nation long accustomed to ballot box stuffing.

In Kaduna, 111 miles (180 kilometers) away from the country’s capital of Abuja, burned corpses with machete wounds dotted a highway Tuesday morning. Skulls caps and sandals mixed with the charred remains of burning roadblocks, left behind by those who frantically fled amid the chaos.

The protests began as initial election results showed Jonathan winning the nation, said Haruna John, the interim federal police commissioner in Kaduna state. While young men initially protested the election and caused minor disturbances, by night the crowd grew into the thousands and became emboldened. Across the state, mobs engineered two prison breaks, burned down the home of one powerful traditional ruler and attempted to destroy the home of Nigeria’s vice president.

“They almost overwhelmed us,” John told The Associated Press.

Rest assured, John that you will be overwhelmed one day.

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