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"Nigerian Taliban" church bombings kill dozens [at Christmas Mass]
CBS News ^ | December 25, 2011 | CBS News

Posted on 12/25/2011 9:10:47 AM PST by americanophile

(AP) LAGOS, Nigeria - An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's capital Sunday, killing at least 25 people there, officials said. A radical Muslim sect claimed the attack and another bombing near a church in the restive city of Jos, as explosions also struck the nation's northeast.

The Christmas Day attacks show the growing national ambition of the sect known as Boko Haram, which is responsible for at least 495 killings this year alone, according to an Associated Press count. The assaults come a year after a series of Christmas Eve bombings in Jos claimed by the militants left at least 32 dead and 74 wounded. Their militant and fundamentalist views on Islam have earned them the nickname "Nigerian Taliban."

The first explosion on Sunday struck St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, a town in Niger state close to the capital, Abuja, authorities said. Rescue workers recovered at least 25 bodies from the church and officials continued to tally those wounded in various hospitals, said Slaku Luguard, a coordinator with Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency.

His agency already has acknowledged it didn't have enough ambulances immediately on hand to help the wounded. Luguard also said an angry crowd that gathered at the blast site hampered rescue efforts as they refused to allow workers inside.

"We're trying to calm the situation," Luguard said. "There are some angry people around trying to cause problems."

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: christianpersecution; christmas; islam; muslims; nigeria; nigeriajihad; trop
Ye shall know them by their fruits.
1 posted on 12/25/2011 9:10:53 AM PST by americanophile
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To: americanophile; Islaminaction; Kolokotronis; annalex; MahatmaGandu; NYer; La Lydia; AnalogReigns; ..
ISLAMIZATION PING LIST

"The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets,
the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers."

Infidels: freepmail me if you want on or off this list.


2 posted on 12/25/2011 9:11:53 AM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................

Free expression of religion, Muslim style.

3 posted on 12/25/2011 9:24:30 AM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: americanophile

Did CBS actually say it was a ‘radical Muslim group?’ Some editor fell down on the job.

/sarc


4 posted on 12/25/2011 9:26:42 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: americanophile

Once again we see why islame is the scourge of humanity.


5 posted on 12/25/2011 9:28:50 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: americanophile
"Boko Haram"

Sounds like a 60's rock band.

6 posted on 12/25/2011 9:36:15 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: tbpiper

The Taliban attacked? I guess they didn’t get the memo from the Vice-Dunce that the Taliban aren’t our enemies per se.


7 posted on 12/25/2011 9:38:47 AM PST by Ax
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To: EDINVA

“Did CBS actually say it was a ‘radical Muslim group?’ Some editor fell down on the job.”

Probably the Christmas replacement did not get the message. Per se


8 posted on 12/25/2011 9:51:01 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: americanophile

There is no greater evil than Islam and the West has inoculated itself with it.


9 posted on 12/25/2011 9:56:44 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: tbpiper

A whiter shade of they should all be impaled ?


10 posted on 12/25/2011 10:22:50 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: americanophile
Lord our God, welcome the souls of these martyrs to Heaven; may they be witnesses to us all.

We pray for conversion and salvation of all Muslim of every persuasion and everywhere.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


11 posted on 12/25/2011 11:00:36 AM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: americanophile

Islamo-Facists use any excuse to murder Innocent Christians and Jews...

Hey Ron Paul! How is this America’s Fault??


12 posted on 12/25/2011 11:04:13 AM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: SJackson

Voltaire to Islam: I disagree with your bombing a church, and may well have to fight to the death to prevent you from bombing anyone else, incluuding me.


13 posted on 12/25/2011 11:19:14 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: americanophile
"Their militant and fundamentalist views on Islam"
14 posted on 12/25/2011 11:28:43 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

It is necessary to say “radical islam” and refer to it as the ‘religion of peace’. Not because it’s true, but just so that it’s possible to take out the “most virulent branch” du jour of Islam without getting all 1.2 billion Moose Limbs riled up. Incrementally, you can defeat them all.


15 posted on 12/25/2011 11:32:57 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: americanophile

But my minister keeps telling us that we don’t understand them.


16 posted on 12/25/2011 11:41:52 AM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Thermonuclearly you could, too. And a damn-site faster.


17 posted on 12/25/2011 11:45:29 AM PST by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: americanophile
Targeting the group has remained difficult, as sect members are scattered throughout northern Nigeria and nearby Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Analysts say political considerations also likely play a part in the country's thus-far muted response: President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from the south, may be hesitant to use force in the nation's predominantly Muslim north.

Nigeria's Christians and its oil fields are concentrated in the south.

Perhaps it's time for the Christian South to secede, form their own country, and expel their Muslims to the north. Before the northern Muslims start a bloodbath.

18 posted on 12/25/2011 11:58:01 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: americanophile
From MSNBC's Breaking News Twitter feed:
BreakingNews Breaking News More: White House offers 'sincere condolences to the Nigerian people' following attacks; pledges to assist Nigerian officials - @NBCNews
So, no condemnation? Just condolences to the whole country, including those who condone the act? Maybe I'm nitpicking, but it sounds about as weak as a statement could be.
19 posted on 12/25/2011 12:02:54 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck
White House offers 'sincere condolences to the Nigerian people' following attacks; pledges to assist Nigerian officials

It's what you say after a flood or other natural disaster.

And liberals get furious when some of us call him a crypto-Muslim.

20 posted on 12/25/2011 12:08:54 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: denydenydeny

I guess this just another one of those man-made disasters.


21 posted on 12/25/2011 12:14:28 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: beelzepug

Even if you could, that would be a waste of some perfectly good real estate. Besides, at some point some way, there has to be a way to totally discredit the ROP, and that way finally end the conflict.


22 posted on 12/25/2011 12:55:36 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Until you squelch their father, the father of lies, you cannot stop the ROP bloodlust. Their father is a murderer from the start. That will not change until the father of that religion is squelched.


23 posted on 12/25/2011 1:03:41 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: americanophile

Just ____ them all. It’s gone overboard already.


24 posted on 12/25/2011 1:14:15 PM PST by digital-olive
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To: rdl6989

And obama considers Christians the enemy.


25 posted on 12/25/2011 1:27:32 PM PST by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: Son-Joshua

Weren’t 1,000 US troops sent recently to Africa to protect some people against Christians?


26 posted on 12/25/2011 1:30:15 PM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: americanophile

Ron Paul, along with Obama, does not take the Muslim threat seriously. Either of them as commander in chief is very bad news.


27 posted on 12/25/2011 2:21:00 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: MHGinTN

When the Temple descends from heaven and squashes the roof of that dome into a floor, the ROP’s adherents will high-tail it to Mecca, apologizing profusely to every Jew they meet along the way, and leaving “mujaahideena” dangling from every almond and olive tree tall enough to do the job, until they run out of rope and have to start improvising the means of execution. All I will say is, I am not cleaning up that mess.


28 posted on 12/25/2011 3:38:44 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: Eleutheria5
I recommend the IThess 4:13-17 Flight Plan.
29 posted on 12/25/2011 4:01:05 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: americanophile

Islam: an insane murder cult since Mad Mo crawled from the bat cave and barked at the moon.


30 posted on 12/25/2011 4:58:32 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks americanophile.

and in Ethiopia:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2819869/posts


31 posted on 12/25/2011 5:59:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: annalex

That’s the correct response.


32 posted on 12/25/2011 6:04:59 PM PST by Vanders9
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To: Eleutheria5

Is it possible to totally discredit the ROP? They seem impervious to bad PR that would totally destroy any other organisation.


33 posted on 12/25/2011 6:12:06 PM PST by Vanders9
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To: popdonnelly

I think they understand us more than we understand them. Unfortunately.


34 posted on 12/25/2011 6:33:01 PM PST by Vanders9
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To: SJackson

Once more the savage maniac worshippers of the Arabian Moon-god in his death cult show that Christians, as well as Jews, Zoroastrians, Buddhists, Hindus, Atheists and agnostics are not safe from this cult of killers.

Any American politicians who say Islam is a peaceful religion are liars, idiots, on the Saudi payroll, or some combination of all the above and should be rooted from office by sane American voters.


35 posted on 12/25/2011 7:15:09 PM PST by ZULU (DRILL EVERYWHERE HERE AND CUT OFF ALL SAUDI AID!!)
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To: SJackson

What is IRONICAL about this, is, at the VERY SAME TIME, some English Catholic prelate took to the BBC tonight to complain about Palestinians kicked out of their homes in Bethlehem.

Priests, minsters and rabbis who preach tolerance of Islam are as depraved as Muslims themselves.


36 posted on 12/25/2011 7:17:06 PM PST by ZULU (DRILL EVERYWHERE HERE AND CUT OFF ALL SAUDI AID!!)
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To: rdl6989

The religion of peace, love, and tolerance strikes again.


37 posted on 12/25/2011 7:53:59 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: ZULU; chessplayer

Agreed.


38 posted on 12/25/2011 10:41:05 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: MHGinTN

The GOOD NEWS is that the Christian faith is growing and spreading, thus “the father of lies” is losing this war. Plus in the BOOK, the Lord and those who believe in HIM come out as the WINNERS in the end.


39 posted on 12/26/2011 1:05:17 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Vanders9

Divine intervention. Solomon’s Temple descending from heaven and squishing the golden dome flat, so it will have a golden floor, will do the trick. Coming soon to an old city near me.


40 posted on 12/26/2011 4:42:39 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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