Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Beer jihad

Now they are specifically targeting beer parlors.  I guess a cold, frosty one after work is right out.

From AP/Yahoo January 10 by Njadvara Musa

Sect kills 8 in beer parlor attack in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen from a radical Islamist group opened fire Tuesday night at abeer parlor in northeast Nigeria, killing eight people including four police officers as part of their ongoing sectarian battle against the oil-rich nation's government, authorities said.
The shootings come as the sect known as Boko Haram has promised to target Christians in Nigeria's Muslim north, expanding its campaign of assassinations and bombings. The sect is blamed by the government for killing at least 63 people in less than week, according to an Associated Press count, as it continues its campaign to impose strict Islamic — or Shariah — law across the multiethnic nation of more than 160 million people.
Tuesday night's attack occurred in the town of Potiskum in Yobe state. Local police commissionerTanko Lawan said the six gunmen began shooting as patrons drank beer, which the local Shariah law technically opposes, though bars remain open for those living there.
"We didn't confront the gunmen at the beer parlor," Lawan said. "Any police that goes there went on his own."
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