Sunday, February 19, 2006

Islamist terror in Nigeria

In Nigeria an outgoing tragedy yesterday caused 16 dead Christians (there are reports of up to 50 dead by now). They were killed by Muslims in a so called protest against the Cartoons. Three children and a priest were among the victims.

Actually it is part of an ongoing process of attacking Christianity. A warning what will happen in other countries when Muslims become a large part of the population.

Nigeria is a country of contrasts and conflict. Like Sudan, Nigeria has a Muslim north and a Christian south. However, unlike Sudan, in Nigeria it is the Christians who are the majority.

Just as Sudan is the largest country (2,503 890 square kilometres) in Africa, so Nigeria is the largest nation (120 million people in 490 ethnic groups). In fact, Nigeria has more Christians, and more Muslims, than any other country in Africa.



A Muslim woman walks past the ruins of a church building wrecked by Muslim mobs.
Christians have been severely persecuted in Nigeria's northern states. Literally hundreds of churches have been destroyed and thousands of Christians murdered in recent years.

Michelle Malkin has written about the conflict as well here (hat tip) and has found an article with this chronology of the attacks on Christians.

Many references to the conflict can be found. I find it interesting that many mention the hidden agenda of the Muslims. Here is one very interesting article.

Excerpts:

THE ISLAMIC AGENDA

Also well circulated in Nigeria is The Programme adopted by the World Islamic Organisation at a conference, in 1974, in Mecca:

a. Muslim organisations should set up centres to resist Christian missionary activities.

b. Islamic radio and TV stations should be established.

c. All Christian activities, no matter the secular expression, should be stopped.

d. Christian hospitals, orphanages, schools and universities should be taken over.

e. Muslim organisations should set up Intelligence Centres about Christian activities.

f. All Christian literature should be banned in Muslim countries.
Another conference of Islamic countries followed with these designs:
At the Islam in Africa Conference in Abuja (1989) the Resolution issued at the conclusion of the conference declared their determination: "to show the whole world that Nigeria is truly an Islamic nation … to support the establishment and application of the Shari'a … to ensure the appointment of only Muslims into strategic national and international posts of member nations. To eradicate in all its forms and ramifications all non-Muslim religions in member nations (such religions shall include Christianity …) to ensure that only Muslims are elected to political posts of all member nations. To ensure the declaration of Nigeria (the 24th African and 46th world member of the OIC) a Federal Islamic Sultanate
… to ensure the ultimate replacement of all Western forms of legal and judicial systems with the Shari'a in all member nations … to write the history of Islam in Africa and of Muslims and their institutions from authentic Islamic viewpoint … to propagate the knowledge of Islam throughout the continent … to call on Muslims to review the syllabi in the various educational institutions with a view to bringing them into conformity with Islamic ideals, goals and principles and to serve the needs of their community … to encourage the teaching of Arabic language, which is the language of the Qur'an as well as the lingua-franca of the continent and to strive for the restoration of the use of Arabic …to establish strong economic ties between African Islamic countries and other parts of the Muslim world in order to facilitate mutual assistance and co-operation … based on Islamic principles." Issued 28 November 1989 (1 Jumada al Awwal, 1410).

To make intentions clear, a so called Muslim Brotherhood declared

"ALL THE CHRISTIANS MUST BE SHOT"

The Muslim Brothers issued this statement which declared as their objective: "The establishment of the Shari'a of Allah and the destruction of Kafir from the face of the earth … it is this Kafir system which gives these slaves (Christians)… It puts them on same level, it even raised the Christians higher than the Muslims … it is also necessary that we rise and destroy oppressors and the Kafir system … Ulamas should rise up and take the lead for the annihilation of Kafir … oh we are tired of Kafir system of government, Jewish Laws and decrees, and the rest acts of worship of Christianity on us … all the Christians …. must be brought out to public and be shot. From now on, Thursdays and Fridays must be work-free days … 'fight them until there remains no tumult (fitna) on the face of the earth and religion (way of life) becomes for Allah alone'. Qur'an"

But of course we must respect the Muslims and their message of peace. Let us enter into dialogue and mutual understanding. Those vicious cartoons are of course a symbol of Christians and Jews persecuting peaceful Muslims.

Hypocrisy! Muslim terror, Muslim persecution of Christians, Muslim racism against Jews, Muslim dictatorships, Muslim slavery of women, Muslim hate of homosexuals, Muslim aggression, Muslim torture and on and on it goes.

We have had it.

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