Skip to comments."Nigerian Taliban" church bombings kill dozens [at Christmas Mass]
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."
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"The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets,
the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers."
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Free expression of religion, Muslim style.
Did CBS actually say it was a ‘radical Muslim group?’ Some editor fell down on the job.
Once again we see why islame is the scourge of humanity.
Sounds like a 60's rock band.
The Taliban attacked? I guess they didn’t get the memo from the Vice-Dunce that the Taliban aren’t our enemies per se.
“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
There is no greater evil than Islam and the West has inoculated itself with it.
A whiter shade of they should all be impaled ?
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.
Islamo-Facists use any excuse to murder Innocent Christians and Jews...
Hey Ron Paul! How is this America’s Fault??
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.
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.
But my minister keeps telling us that we don’t understand them.
Thermonuclearly you could, too. And a damn-site faster.
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.
BreakingNews Breaking News More: White House offers 'sincere condolences to the Nigerian people' following attacks; pledges to assist Nigerian officials - @NBCNewsSo, 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.
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.
I guess this just another one of those man-made disasters.
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.
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.
Just ____ them all. It’s gone overboard already.
And obama considers Christians the enemy.
Weren’t 1,000 US troops sent recently to Africa to protect some people against Christians?
Ron Paul, along with Obama, does not take the Muslim threat seriously. Either of them as commander in chief is very bad news.
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.
Islam: an insane murder cult since Mad Mo crawled from the bat cave and barked at the moon.
and in Ethiopia:
That’s the correct response.
Is it possible to totally discredit the ROP? They seem impervious to bad PR that would totally destroy any other organisation.
I think they understand us more than we understand them. Unfortunately.
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.
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.
The religion of peace, love, and tolerance strikes again.
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.
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.