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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Meanwhile, In Nigeria

Jihad continues apace in Nigeria. This jihad in Nigeria is sometimes referred to as "the lesser-known jihad."

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From this source, dated November 11, 2011 (hat tip to Weasel Zippers):
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...

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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.

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.”

“When Boko Haram members and other Muslims here attacked us on that 4th of November, it was like the end had come for Christians in this settlement,” Garba said....
Read the rest HERE.

Jihad for oil? Northern Nigeria has large oil deposits.

Or maybe the same old, same old: jihad for Allah so as to gain a prestigious place in Islamic paradise. See THIS at Prophet of Doom. Excerpt:
"Allah's Apostle said on the day of the conquest of Mecca, 'There is no migration now, only Jihad, holy battle....'" — Bukhari:V4B53N412
Also see "'Nigerian Taliban' Threatens Northern Africa" written by Dr. Walid Phares in 2009. Worth your time.

12 comments:

  1. Nothin' like a good old fashioned massacre for Allah!

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  2. I am glad you posted this. The same thing is going on in Kenya where Obama's cousin Odinga is mixing it up with his neighbors and is doing who knows what, because precious little is being reported. No one is interested in the posts I did, so I gave up on it. Obama is dropping drones in six countries but who cares.

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  3. Perhaps the oil will come into play later, if this 'new taliban' can establish power. Right now, slaughter for Allah is likely the motive.

    'Cleansing' Allah's land of kuffar, and all.

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  4. But we are supposed to be tolerant of the intolerant Muslims, right? Bunkerville is right. there are not enough of us who care. The world is in deep trouble.

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  5. Funny thing, I've been seeing ads on TV lately promoting Kenya, and showing lovey-dovey images of sweet darling native people. Gee, I wonder who might be behind that?

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  6. Data from Nigeria is always disturbing but from many directions. There are many players and many agendas all milking each others' abuses for their own agendas and truth is the first victim.

    The terrorist group wants to unite all of Nigeria under Sharia, at least three groups in the south want to "eliminate" all Muslims, the huge evangalist groups want to exagerate to get prayers (and cash) from other Christians around the world via simpathy and the bulk of the population (both Christian and Muslim) just want to get on with their lives and wish all the radicals from both sides would simply leave them alone.

    Exagerations all round does nobody any favour, it stops the necessary concentration on the real and existing problems of a number of terror groups in the north, pirates in the south, corruption all around and economic stupidity forced upon it by those nasty despots called "The World Bank".

    A last comment, I think Compass Direct started off with a great idea but has become a pawn to big money within certain far-right religous denominations and the quality of some the reports are questionable. They were burnt badly in the eyes of established organisations when the Copts of Egypt told them to stop publishing trash pushed by Assyrian American groups that exagerated and exploited issues there for their own financial gain. Though the issue in Nigeria is basically correct, the context in this article is also bit skewered to give an image that is also exagerated and one-sided. Most violence in Nigeria is inter-tribe and between cattle-hearders versus farmers but when the victims are Christian it is news but when the victims are Muslim or it is Christian versus Christian, it is not. The reality is that the terrorists and provocatuers try very hard but so does the agendas of others.

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  7. Don't we have US troops there now?

    Interesting map, the South still has a small chance without sharia

    Debbie
    Right Truth
    http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

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  8. While the west sleeps, the muslims do as islamists always have.

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  9. While reading D Charles's comment a quote came to mind

    "In vain he thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts."

    Islam is on the rise worldwide and they do not practice tolerance...you do the math.

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  10. "you do the math"

    My question is what math is that?

    When one only counts odd numbers the result always result in something large, exciting but obviously wrong.

    Why do I continue to harp on this issue, simple actually. There is a real issue out there, dangerous and linked to terrorism. However, any exagerations and questionable sourcing only results in mistargetting, unjust accussations, unjustified collateral damage and feeding the real radicals the exact examples they give to their followers.

    Some need a real math lesson.

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  11. D Charles,
    feeding the real radicals the exact examples they give to their followers

    I see a problem with that reasoning.

    For example, suppose we were talking about militant atheists and their various ludicrous, albeit, dangerous litigations, which are also a small minority of law suits as are militant atheists a small minority of the atheist community.

    Is discussing those atheists and their philosophy and agenda promoting them -- or is the discussion a matter of exposing them for what they are?

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  12. AOW,

    my comment is about "not doing the math", exageration, contextual abuse and selling one's own radicalism by attacking another.

    By default that means by actually doing "the math" correctly, your discussion will not be exagerated, in context and not exploiting some other ageinda.

    I have no issue with that and if anything, I applaud and will support it, and strongly so.

    That is why I continue to post on your blog, though I think you post some material by others whom are questionable, your own arguments are mostly based on straight forward opinion and you allow good debate (and by the same token, you allow some real bigots and hate-mongers and leftist-trolls to comment).

    You will notice I make not much comment on your political items, simply because they are part of the reality of debate at present and you will note my comments are more a question. I also avoid discussing something I do not really know much about.

    Speaking of politics, though I cannot vote, the socialists are out of Spain so I am in a good mood today.

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