Skip to comments.Nigeria Declares State of Emergency
Posted on 01/01/2012 4:34:28 AM PST by Eleutheria5
Islamist violence has forced NIgerian President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a state of emergency and order the closure of part of the country's borders.
Jonathan announced the emergency measures Saturday, labeling the Islamist sect Boko Haram a "cancer" that threatened to destroy Africa's most populated body after a deadly week in which scores were killed by the radical Islamist terror group Boko Haram.
Speaking in a broadcast to the nation, the president said, "It has become imperative to take some decisive measures to restore normalcy in the country, especially within the affected communities..." He listed parts of the states of Niger, Yobe, Plateau and Borno -- where Boko Haram has its traditional stronghold.
Jonathan also ordered the shutdown of land borders between the affected areas to control "cross-border terrorist activities."
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What? There must be a mistake.
As soon as the government troops start killing them Obama will call for a truce.
“As soon as the government troops start killing them Obama will call for a truce.”
Entire villages of them will be transported to the US and put on lifetime welfare.
Not a peep (surprise, surprise) from out Islamic Jihadist Appeaser in Chief or his puppet Sec State, Her Highness Madame Cankles, about the attacks on Christians in Nigeria.
Heck, though there are over 30 International Terrorist Organization named by Foggy Bottom who are Islamist related, the Barbaric Boko Boys don't even make the cut.
But then again O'Bummer continue to advance the FAUX narrative that we are NOT at war against Islam; the Tally-Ban are not our enemies and the only Organization/Group which poses a threat is "Al-Qaeda."
Ha. That’s what we ought to be doing HERE, and in Europe. Declaring an emergency and shutting down the damn borders!!
At least the Nigerian leader has balls.
I’m glad he’s taking some action, although it’s probably a little too late. I think the fact that some of the Christian groups who were the targets of the Islamic attacks are talking about taking arms and fighting back may have scared him.
It will be interesting to see the US reaction. I betcha we’ll criticize him for doing this and will not support it.
Somehow unsurprising for the complete lack of the cojones to mention the jihadi islamic violence. Mr. O continues his tradition of performing the best Carter/Chamberlain impersonation he can.
What "initially appear to be terrorist acts"....??? Give me a break. But of course for the State Dept to say even that much probably made them feel as if their fingernails were being ripped out.
They are just following the instructions in their holy books. Islam is evil and needs to be eradicated.
Sura (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution of Muslims is worse than slaughter of non-believers...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."
Sura (4:76) - "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah "
Sura (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"
Sura (8:39) - "And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah"
Sura (8:57) - "If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember."
Sura (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."
Sura (9:30) - "And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!"
Sura (47:4) - "So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make them prisoners,"
Sura (61:4) - "Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way"
Sura (66:9) - "O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey's end
From the Hadith:
Bukhari (8:387) - Allah's Apostle said, I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshipped but Allah
Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, "Kill any Jew who falls under your power."
Ibn Ishaq: 327 - Allah said, A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.
Ibn Ishaq: 992 - "Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah."
The Koran and hadiths are replete with examples of Muhammad's barbaric behavior. Robert Spencer does a good job here explaining Islam - Blogging the Quran Start at the bottom.
But.. those borders are as safe as they've ever been! Sue the pants off of any local who tries to close those borders!
I won’t print what I’m thinking when it comes to that statement. Let’s just say it is both unChristian and unladylike in the extreme.
Who cares about Nigeria. It is probably the largest cesspool in the world.
By the way, did any of you receive the same email I got from the king’s brother in Nigeria with a hell of a good deal to make some big bucks?
I think I’ll have to look into that. /sarc
When I wonder will it occur to the victims of these simians to start targeting and taking out the imams and mullahs that spread this disease?
If Barack Obama or his State Department so much as open their trap about this for one second, it should IMMEDIATELY be made a political issue in the GOP Nomination. Santorum strikes me as the kind of guy to bring it up, maybe Perry, too. (Romney would be a p'ssy)
The Nigerian border is over 2700 miles long.
The U.S. - Mexican border is less than 2000 miles long.
Nigeria is more powerful than the USA.
Well, it’s not as if they killed a late-term abortionist. THAT would have called for an immediate presidential tsk-tsk before hitting the links.
Obama will probably tell President Jonathan to “execise restraint”.
Can November come soon enough? Assuming this pathetic excuse for a POTUS is voted out of office, at which point I am a bit fearful of the November-January 20 time period, but there will be light at the end of the tunnel and he’ll be gone. And the US might return to its rightful place in world leadership, no more apologies, no more excuses.
I get scam mail from Nigeria and others almost daily.
Except of course if you have an administration running the country that is sympathetic to those crossing and to the Islamics.
Let them all come here as REFUGEES!!
(They can go to Maine and get on their welfare rolls just like the Somali REFUGEES did)
What a joke this country has become.
According to 0bama this is all misunderstood and not a concern.’
All that’s really going on is some minor increase of “Workplace Violence” in Africa.
Islam is really a very kind and loving religion.
Civil War is coming and it will make the Biafra War look like a walk in the park.
What happened? All their e-mail accounts were closed?
From the CIA World Factbook:
British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy; independence came in 1960. Following nearly 16 years of military rule, a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The government continues to face the daunting task of reforming a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement, and institutionalizing democracy. In addition, Nigeria continues to experience longstanding ethnic and religious tensions. Although both the 2003 and 2007 presidential elections were marred by significant irregularities and violence, Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history. In January 2010, Nigeria assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2010-11 term.
Nigeria is home to a variety of religions which tend to vary regionally. This situation accentuates regional and ethnic distinctions and has often been seen as a source of sectarian conflict amongst the population. Even though, Nigeria is apparently divided equally between Islam and Christianity between north and south, it is evident that across Nigeria there is widespread belief, albeit suppressed for political reasons, in traditional religious practices.
Based on a World Religious survey (Mapping out the Global Muslim Population) 50.4% of Nigeria's population were Muslims, 50.8% were Christian (15% Protestant, 13.7% Catholic, and 19.6% other Christian), and followers of other religions were 1.4%. The core north is largely Muslim, there are large numbers of both Muslims and Christians in the Middle Belt, including the Federal Capital Territory. In the west of the country, especially in the Yorubaland, the population is said to be evenly divided between Muslims and Christians, while in the southeastern regions are predominantly Christians with widespread traditional beliefs, Catholics, Anglicans, and Methodists are the majority with few traditional beliefs, while the Niger Delta region is mainly Christian.
The majority of Nigerian Muslims are Sunni, but a significant Shia and Sufi minority exists (see Shia in Nigeria) and a small minority of Ahmadiyya. Some northern states have incorporated Sharia law into their previously secular legal systems, which has brought about some controversy. Kano State has sought to incorporate Sharia law into its constitution.
Oil wealth and an even split religiously. They are ripe for another civil war.
“Nigeria Declares State of Emergency” And Nigerians Couldn’t Tell The Difference
I’m still trying to track down any verified reports that suckers from the scam actually went to Nigeria to try and get their money back. Report claimed it was several people.
Those churches were slated for demolition because they weren’t safe. They tried to tell the worshippers that it was dangerous to pray in there, and it turns out it was.
Don’t you love the term “IslamIST”? As if there was some distinction from “pure Islam”. Not simply “Islamic”, or “Moslem”, but “...IST”.
There’s no term for “radical” Christians - what would that be? “Christianist”?
It’s disproportionate. Nothing’s happened yet, but whatever it is, it’ll be a disproportionate response, and the UN will condemn it splickety-lit. Bibi, Avigdor...(I’m holding my nose) Ehud, go make friends with President Goodluck Johnathan. Sell him arms. Train his troops. Aside from being threatened by the same crazed Islamofascists as we are...HE HAS OIL!
THIS IS NOT GOOD I HAVE A SHARE IN 50 MILLION POUNDS U.S. IN A BANK THAT IS DUE TO ME BECAUSE A RICH PERSON DIED WHO HS THE SAME NAME AS ME AND I WILL SHARE IT WITH BARRISTER UMBE MBOOMBE AS SOON AS I BUY HIM A PLANE TICKET SALUTATION HERE IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN
” “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah;” Where did Mad Mo get this stuff? Jews don’t believe anyone is the son of Allah.
When you make up a religion, anything works. Just ask Joseph Smith!
So you can also make up stuff that members of another religion supposedly believe in? Ezra, a son of G-d? Never heard of it.
The American Pound, of course, is far more valuable than the Great Britain Pound Sterling. That’s because it’s based on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue sales, instead of gold or silver.
I agree...the Western and Western-oriented countries should definitely work out arrangements with Nigeria. That said, I don’t know exactly how these things work there or how it is distributed between their states.
And in any case, Islam has nothing to do with reason. It’s all about force and violence, and they feel they can get anything they want that way. Unfortunately, so far, the West (including Israel, in this case) has not shown them that they can’t.
We’ll have to, or they’ll show us that they can. Reminds me of a movie in the ‘60s about two hoodlums who were terrorizing a subway car full of people, none of whom will stand up to them. Finally, one man, an injured soldier has enough and challenges them. He gets stabbed, but beats the hoodlums, one of whom turns coward, and the other of whom gets hospitalized in police custody.
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