Nigeria: The Religion Of Death


September 22, 2011:  While rebellion and unrest still simmers in the Niger Delta oil region, most of the current violence is in the Moslem north. There, increasingly militant Moslems have been attacking Christians. The fanatics are a minority, who hope to inspire wider acceptance of Islamic radicalism. So far, that has not happened, and the federal government is trying to suppress the Islamic radicals without making their cause any more popular. One thing that makes the Islamic radicals popular is the widespread corruption. The Islamic radicals insist they are the cure. That has not been the case elsewhere, and many Moslem Nigerians distrust the radicals on this point. But corruption remains a big issue for the government, because reducing the stealing has proved more difficult that many expected.

September 19, 2011:  The government offered a $160,000 reward for information leading to the mastermind of the August 26 terror attack on the UN building in the capital (which killed 23). So far, the government has only arrested four lower-ranking Boko Haram members, who appear to have had something to do with the attack. Over a dozen others were arrested most of them had nothing to do with the attack.

September 18, 2011: In northern Kaduna state, Moslem tribesmen attacked a Christian village, killing three and wounding eight.

September 14, 2011: In the northeastern city of Maiduguri, Boko Haram gunmen killed three and wounded two.

September 12, 2011: In the northeastern city of Maiduguri, Boko Haram gunmen entered a tavern and killed four men and wounded another. Boko Haram wants all alcoholic drinks banned from the Moslem north.

September 11, 2011: In the central Nigerian city of Jos, two bombs went off. With so much religious violence in Jos, it was assumed the bombs were planted by one religious faction or another.

September 10, 2011: Outside the central Nigerian city of Jos, Moslem tribesmen attacked a Christian village and killed 14 people from the same family.



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