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Muslim rioters burn 13 churches in north Nigeria
Reuters ^ | Nov. 20, 2003

Posted on 11/20/2003 7:27:27 AM PST by Alouette

LAGOS, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Islamic militants burned to the ground thirteen churches and several houses in a remote northern Nigerian town after a Christian student was accused of blasphemy, police said on Thursday.

Irate youths torched churches, houses and shops late on Tuesday in Kazaure, some 80 km (50 miles) north of Kano, a northern provincial capital where hundreds have died in religious clashes in the past three years.

The dispute began when a Christian student was accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammad and a group of Muslims were not satisfied with the response of school authorities.

Abubakar Sale, police commissioner in the northern Jigawa state, told Reuters that the rioters attempted to invade the school but were repelled by police.

"The hoodlums then mobilised and went into town where they started looting and burning people's property," Sale said by phone from Dutse, the state capital.

"Thirteen churches were burnt, several houses and shops were torched, but there were no deaths," said Keirian Dudari, assistant inspector general of police in Kano.

Police said the town was calm on Thursday after reinforcements were deployed to quell the riots.

The violence came after three students were killed and more than 30 injured in fighting between Muslims and Christians at a university in northeastern city of Maiduguri earlier this month.

More than 5,000 people have been killed in religious violence in northern Nigeria in the past four years since the introduction of Islamic sharia law in 12 states.


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1 posted on 11/20/2003 7:27:28 AM PST by Alouette
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To: Alouette
Islam,religion of tolerance.
2 posted on 11/20/2003 7:29:43 AM PST by MEG33
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To: Alouette
More than 5,000 people have been killed in religious violence in northern Nigeria in the past four years since the introduction of Islamic sharia law in 12 states.

* Waits for the lefties to come up with 'appropriate' excuses for this savage behaviour and to assign blame to Israel or George Bush or some other ridiculous reason *

3 posted on 11/20/2003 7:30:22 AM PST by Ashamed Canadian
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To: Alouette
Is there any doubt that Christianity is now under a all out ATTACK ? Guess we all better re- read Revelation and pack our bags!!
4 posted on 11/20/2003 7:33:23 AM PST by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: Alouette
Gee golly. I'm just sure it's the Christians' fault. No way the Muslims would ever resort to this unless severely provoked or attacked.

Ahem............

5 posted on 11/20/2003 7:34:53 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Alouette
Islamic militants burned to the ground thirteen churches and several houses in a remote northern Nigerian town after a Christian student was accused of blasphemy, police said on Thursday.

And they want to teach Islam in our public schools??

6 posted on 11/20/2003 7:35:04 AM PST by Mo1
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To: Alouette
You should send this to Dr. Laura!
7 posted on 11/20/2003 7:35:25 AM PST by TrueBeliever9
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To: pollywog
Is there any doubt that Christianity is now under a all out ATTACK ? Guess we all better re- read Revelation and pack our bags!!

Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism. All under attack the world over by one group: Islam. We made a big mistake allowing them to come over here with free roam and build their mosques. I wonder what would be the reaction if someone where to post this article over at that Democratic Underground site? Would such an article ever be posted there? Those types seem to turn a convenient blind eye to this sort of thing.

8 posted on 11/20/2003 7:36:12 AM PST by Ashamed Canadian
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To: Alouette
Didn't they hear that we pray to the same God??


/sarcasm
9 posted on 11/20/2003 7:36:38 AM PST by BayouCoyote (PORK AKBAR!!)
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To: BayouCoyote
Apparently they were unaware. This should correct everything:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1025533/posts
10 posted on 11/20/2003 7:38:18 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Mo1
And they want to teach Islam in our public schools??

Wherever Muslims go, trouble follows.

11 posted on 11/20/2003 7:38:38 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe (Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong. -R.R.)
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To: Alouette
So it begins! Come Lord Jesus, Come!
12 posted on 11/20/2003 7:41:30 AM PST by RoseofTexas (r)
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To: Alouette
Islamic militants burned to the ground thirteen churches and several houses in a remote northern Nigerian town after a Christian student was accused of blasphemy

One can only imagine in the wildest nightmares what would happen in America if these people ever came to power here.

Don't say that by their actions they haven't given us fair warning!

"Religion Of Peace", my @$$!

13 posted on 11/20/2003 7:42:03 AM PST by Gritty
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To: MEG33
Islam,religion of tolerance.

And peace. Although someone told me that the primary meaning of "Islam" is "submission." But that can't be because the media tells me that it's a religion of peace.

14 posted on 11/20/2003 7:43:33 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Mo1
And they want to teach Islam in our public schools??

Want too? They ARE!! My 12 year old had to do a report on it!!! And guess what she is studying right now? BUddism!!(care less if I spelled it right!)

Thought we were a Christian nation. Oh I am sure they will IN PASSING get to Christianity. Can't WAIT to hear the protests of parent objecting to THAT.

15 posted on 11/20/2003 7:46:02 AM PST by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: Alouette
From the DFU archives. I guess someone is going to want to find me and burn me out. Bring it on.

MIDI - BOBBY'S GIRL

I know that he wants me bad…I know that he wants me bad

I'm only 8 years old…he's still got it, I'm told
In just one year I'm gonna be his

Although I still am flat...he'll call me pussy cat
That I'm too young is nobody's biz

I will be Mohammed's girl…I will be Mohammed's girl
That is what I really want to be
When I am Mohammed's girl…I am Mohammed's girl
I know he will take good care of me

All of his wives are hags…they've turned into old bags
I am so fresh and very nubile

On me he's had his eye…he is my kind of guy
I'll be the next one he will defile

I will be Mohammed's girl…I will be Mohammed's girl
That is what I really want to be
When I am Mohammed's girl…I am Mohammed's girl
I know he will take good care of me

16 posted on 11/20/2003 7:46:48 AM PST by doug from upland (Why aren't the Clintons living out their remaining years on Alcatraz?)
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To: Alouette; All
Nothing done?

The U.N. = Islam

Islam = the U.N.

(Let it be denied.)

PC?

17 posted on 11/20/2003 8:04:36 AM PST by maestro
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To: TrueBeliever9
You should send this to Dr. Laura!

Yeah, just be sure to cc the WH at the same time. Blackbird.

18 posted on 11/20/2003 8:05:39 AM PST by BlackbirdSST
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To: BlackbirdSST
You know this will never show up on any of the major news networks...I wonder if perky Katie will mention this tomorrow on the NBC morning show before tearing into Bush.
19 posted on 11/20/2003 8:09:38 AM PST by never4get (Johnnie Lynn Must Go!)
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To: Lijahsbubbe
"Wherever Muslims go, trouble follows."

Correction ... death, gang rape and terror follows!!!!
20 posted on 11/20/2003 8:14:11 AM PST by observer5
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
21 posted on 11/20/2003 8:14:19 AM PST by SJackson
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To: Alouette

Clintonian drool drawl;"I can recall growin' up in Hope and the Nigerians burnin' Christian Churches."


22 posted on 11/20/2003 8:19:28 AM PST by pyx (Is this really all there is ?)
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To: andak01
Hey what do you American Muslims think of this? Be honest.

BTW since when is speaking against the "prophet" blasphemy? I thought blasphemy is mocking God. Do you Muslims put Mohammed on an equal footing with God? If I say that Mohammed was a fraud, is that blasphemy? And if not, then why is Mohammed such a touchy subject? Why is any criticism or Mohammed met with such violence in your Muslim world?

23 posted on 11/20/2003 8:19:31 AM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: Alouette
What we really need to to is view Islam as the new Communism. It seems to share some of the same aspects: destruction, death, etc. Not to mention is seems to spread through third world countries (and France, I guess) like cancer. Where's Reagan when you need him. "Mr. Mohammad, tear down this mosque!"
24 posted on 11/20/2003 8:21:04 AM PST by jtminton (2Timothy 4:2)
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To: Alouette
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you!!
25 posted on 11/20/2003 8:28:12 AM PST by freedomson (Baruch haba b'shem Adonai!)
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To: Alouette
Hmmm...one of the Four Horsemen.....
26 posted on 11/20/2003 8:31:51 AM PST by Getsmart64 (I need a Tag line....)
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To: Alouette
Gee President Bush said that Christians and Muslims worship the same God!

I guess the average muslim Christian-killer on the street hasn't gotten the word yet.

27 posted on 11/20/2003 8:37:46 AM PST by Walkin Man
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To: Gritty
"Religion Of Peace", my @$$!

Looks like a great tag line to me.

MKM

28 posted on 11/20/2003 8:55:54 AM PST by mykdsmom
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To: Alouette
ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF PEACE.
Don't make me gag. They hate Hindus as well obviously...but unfortunately even though this next link will show the truth about Islam, this Hindu organization also hates Christians (proof that the enemy of my enemy is NOT my friend.) I list the link only because it supplies more info about what the Islamofascists are doing...quite graphically. HINDU UNITY.ORG WARNING: Graphic pictures, films and descriptions of deaths at the hands of Islam, including a film of the killing of journalist Daniel Pearl.
29 posted on 11/20/2003 9:10:25 AM PST by Indie ("death was our business....and business was good" -MACVSOG)
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To: Alouette
If I win the lottery this weekend, I'm going to send a cool million to Bishop Akinola in Nigeria.

AND TELL HIM TO SPEND IT ALL ON GUNS.

30 posted on 11/20/2003 9:18:57 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: dennisw; watchin; VOA; harpseal; timestax; xJones; justshutupandtakeit; TopDog2; ThomasMore; ...
Islamic militants burned to the ground thirteen churches and several houses in a remote northern Nigerian town after a Christian student was accused of blasphemy, police said on Thursday

Islam-list

If people want on or off this list, please let me know.

31 posted on 11/20/2003 9:19:24 AM PST by knighthawk (And for the name of peace, we will prevail)
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To: never4get
How about sending it to Rush?
32 posted on 11/20/2003 9:28:13 AM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: pollywog
Is there any doubt that Christianity is now under a all out ATTACK ? Guess we all better re- read Revelation and pack our bags!!

If that's the case, I don't think we will need our bags. ;-)

33 posted on 11/20/2003 9:31:09 AM PST by StriperSniper (The "mainstream" media is a left bank oxbow lake.)
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To: andak01
Spitting on someone else's religion is really uncool.

Well if your islamic buddies had spit on the christians then they might have put out some of the fires they started trying to burn down their churches.

you wouldn't like us saying bad things about Jesus. Treat us as you would like to be treated.

I could care less what Muslims say about Jesus. I certainly am not going to burn down a mosque because you guys don't think he's God Almighty and reduce him to the position of a minor prophet. That's blasphemy to me. But its your loss. If you don't think Jesus is who he said he is, then you can answer to Jesus. You won't have to answer to a mob of angry fundamentalist Christians, because true fundamentalist Christians don't convert with the sword or the torch. I don't think you can say that about fundamentalst muslims.

Treat us as you would like to be treated.

Stop burning christian chruches and stop the genocide of christians in Muslim countries. Allow Christian missionaries in Islamic Countries. Fight for religious freedom for Bhuddists and Hindus and Bahai and Jews.

In other words: Treat us as you would like to be treated.

Its a two way street buddy. Tell your muslim buddies to respect the rights of christians and jews to worship and practice their religion -- including attempting to proselytize Muslims in "Muslim" countries, and then you can have my respect. Stop killing Muslims who convert to Christianity or Judaism or Hinduism.

Until Muslims are willing to allow their religion to be examined, challenged and debated openly, freely and without coersion, then I have no respect for it.

35 posted on 11/20/2003 9:56:13 AM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: knighthawk
Muslims are a menace to civlization. Islam must be wipred out. It is a cult, not a religion.
36 posted on 11/20/2003 9:59:18 AM PST by ZULU
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To: StriperSniper
If that's the case, I don't think we will need our bags. ;-

ya know you are so right!.....wait til hubby finds out we are going on a trip and don't even need to pack! LOL!

37 posted on 11/20/2003 10:08:29 AM PST by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: Alouette
Remember the stoning scene in Monty Python's Life of Brian?

Comedy becomes reality. Or maybe Islam is a joke. Hmmmm.

38 posted on 11/20/2003 10:27:44 AM PST by SpinyNorman
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To: andak01
Spitting on someone else's religion is really uncool.

Burning down churches and blowing up synagogues is doubleplus uncool. You guys really have to cut this stuff out.

39 posted on 11/20/2003 10:31:58 AM PST by Alouette
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To: Alouette
Thanks to the "Rev" Gene R or the ECUSA. Now all the slamofascists have some reason to burn kirks, slaughter xtians -- 'cause they slamofascists will say that these are pervs. Crazy, but now they've got one more accusation. Will some freepers in New England picket the gay bish?
40 posted on 11/20/2003 10:33:04 AM PST by Cronos (W2004)
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To: Alouette
The true face of Mad Mo's Insane Murder Cult, revealed.
42 posted on 11/20/2003 10:37:23 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Alouette
Ah, yes...Islam, the religion of peace.
43 posted on 11/20/2003 10:41:01 AM PST by ought-six
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To: P-Marlowe
"Why is any criticism or Mohammed met with such violence in your Muslim world?"

I think they go ballistic at any criticism of Mohammed because they realize the guy was a charlatan, and they are embarrassed by it, and are ashamed they -- and many millions of others -- bought into the fraud hook, line and sinker. They are in denial.
44 posted on 11/20/2003 10:46:40 AM PST by ought-six
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To: andak01
"Treat us as you would like to be treated."

Interesting comment. Would you like us to treat you the way the Islamists treat everyone other than fellow Moslems? We can do that, you know.
45 posted on 11/20/2003 10:51:19 AM PST by ought-six
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To: ought-six
That explains it rather well. Curse to their mustaches!!
46 posted on 11/20/2003 10:57:39 AM PST by BayouCoyote (PORK AKBAR!!)
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To: Alouette
Islam, the religion of peace. Hope this type of
thing doesn't happen here. No wonder people are
dubious about so many of them deciding they want
to live here. Okay as long as they don't decide
to try to make this a Muslim country.
47 posted on 11/20/2003 11:00:58 AM PST by Twinkie
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To: ambrose
A pretty spirited religion of peace alert. Check out some of these posts.
48 posted on 11/20/2003 11:03:58 AM PST by Mark17
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To: Alouette
Happy ramadan everybody, several days left.

First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.
49 posted on 11/20/2003 11:07:56 AM PST by tubavil
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To: andak01
We should be proud as Americans that we have hate crime legislation in place.

Are you out of your mind????

The LAST thing we need in this nation is hate crime legislation. Hate crime legislation is nothing more than a hammer on the right of free speech. It is an invitation to tyranny. In Canada it is now a hate crime to say that homosexuality is not normal. Would that make you proud to be a Canadian?

Your political views are obviously as twisted as your religious views.

Repent and follow Jesus!

50 posted on 11/20/2003 11:10:23 AM PST by P-Marlowe
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