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Christmas Attacks In Nigeria By Sect Kill 39 [Christmas Mass Murder On Church Doorsteps!]
LATimes ^ | December 25, 2011

Posted on 12/25/2011 12:18:23 PM PST by Steelfish

Christmas Attacks In Nigeria By Sect Kill 39 The majority died on the steps of a Catholic church after celebrating Christmas Mass as blood pooled in dust from a massive explosion.

Men look at the wreckage of a car following a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church outside the Nigerian capital Abuja on Dec. 25. (Sunday Aghaeze / AFP / Getty Images)

December 25, 2011, LAGOS, Nigeria— Terror attacks across Nigeria by a radical Muslim sect killed at least 39 people Sunday, with the majority dying on the steps of a Catholic church after celebrating Christmas Mass as blood pooled in dust from a massive explosion.

Authorities acknowledged they could not bring enough emergency medical personnel to care for the wounded outside St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla near Nigeria's capital. Elsewhere, a bomb exploded amid gunfire in the central Nigeria city of Jos and a suicide car bomber attacked the military in the nation's northeast as part of an apparently coordinated assault by the sect known as Boko Haram.

The Christmas Day violence, denounced by world leaders and the Vatican, shows the threat of the widening insurrection posed by Boko Haram against Nigeria's weak central government. Despite a recent paramilitary crackdown against the sect in the oil-rich nation, it appears that Africa's most populous nation remains unable to stop the threat.

"These are cowardly attacks on families gathered in peace and prayer to celebrate a day which symbolises harmony and goodwill towards others," Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christianpersecution; nigeria; nigeriajihad

1 posted on 12/25/2011 12:18:31 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Sect? Those darn Amish again!


2 posted on 12/25/2011 12:19:17 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

The Obama administration calls them crimes


3 posted on 12/25/2011 12:20:21 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

The group, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the local Hausa language, is responsible for at least 504 killings this year alone, according to an Associated Press count.


4 posted on 12/25/2011 12:28:14 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
Sect=Islamic swine.
5 posted on 12/25/2011 12:33:34 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: vladimir998

The ACLU is pleased.

Merry Christmas


6 posted on 12/25/2011 12:34:51 PM PST by bray (The Tea Party Occupy's their Mind)
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To: Steelfish

Those of Islam should understand that this is true martyrdom. Not killing yourself murdering for allah and his prophet, but being murdered because you love and serve Jesus and your fellow man.

Of the two, one goes to paradise where they are in God’s presence, comforted and loved for all eternity. The other, not so much.


7 posted on 12/25/2011 12:39:32 PM PST by Dogbert41 (A vote for Romney is a vote for Luke warm slop)
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To: Steelfish

Once again we are shown the barbaric ways of Islam and here at home we here at home are being lulled to sleep by some damn tv show.


8 posted on 12/25/2011 12:46:28 PM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: NY Attitude

Spot on, and I may add our bastard D’rats in Congress, ACLU and Hollywood. Even as we speak, thousands of Islamacists are lining up in embassies abroad for visas for themselves and their families. Ron Paul, Iowans, wake up!


9 posted on 12/25/2011 12:49:30 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

With the kind of hatred spewed against Catholics by some people here on FR, one has to wonder if we may see this kind of thing eventually make its way to America.


10 posted on 12/25/2011 12:51:04 PM PST by mtg
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To: Steelfish
As long as there are sympathizers that turn a blind eye to these goings on, it will only get worse and most likely will be coming to a neighborhood near you soon.
11 posted on 12/25/2011 12:53:37 PM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: Steelfish

ROP indeed.


12 posted on 12/25/2011 12:55:40 PM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming..)
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To: NY Attitude

We prayed in church today for these and other Christians the world over who do not have the freedom and “safety” we do to worship openly Jesus Christ as we do. Imagine each day you are at a church building for a worship activity knowing your day to meet Jesus Christ might happen any minute. Compelling...especially when there is so much gaga over material gadgets.

...and the greatest of these is love!


13 posted on 12/25/2011 1:11:05 PM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Steelfish

When is the last time you remember seeing any Islamic adherents attacked and killed by Christians out front of their churches?

Don’t jump to conclusions folks. This was unexpected.


14 posted on 12/25/2011 1:12:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Obviously that should have been mosques... ya dingo.


15 posted on 12/25/2011 1:14:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: DoughtyOne

They just may get the message if a few mosques are blown up in the West.


16 posted on 12/25/2011 1:15:09 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Actually, that would merely give the Left in the West the opportunity to state there were terrorist Christians too.

I can certainly identify with where you’re coming from though.


17 posted on 12/25/2011 1:18:30 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: Steelfish

The ROP does not understand defeat.


18 posted on 12/25/2011 1:22:17 PM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: Steelfish

Christians please get out of Nigeria before you are all dead.


19 posted on 12/25/2011 1:24:09 PM PST by Grunthor (Do you worship the State or do you worship the Lord? There is no middle ground.)
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To: Steelfish

God rest their souls, and may the perpetual light shine upon them. We already have the Ugandan Martyrs — now we have the Nigerian martyrs.


20 posted on 12/25/2011 1:25:54 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Dogbert41
"Those of Islam should understand that this is true martyrdom. Not killing yourself murdering for allah and his prophet, but being murdered because you love and serve Jesus and your fellow man."

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Mat 5:11-12

21 posted on 12/25/2011 1:27:46 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Steelfish

Too bad the Latins are going to insist on waiting for two confirmed miracles before they will proclaim their martyrs as saints. We Orthodox will do it immediately, and let the hierarchs catch up (following the example of St. Herman of Alaska in the case of the New-Martyr Peter the Aleut), thusly:

“Holy new-martyrs of Abuja, pray Christ God that our souls be saved.”


22 posted on 12/25/2011 1:28:10 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: vladimir998

The sooner people recognize evil and react appropriately, the sooner peace will return to the earth.


23 posted on 12/25/2011 1:43:03 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Grunthor

But isn’t that what the massacre is intended to do?


24 posted on 12/25/2011 1:44:23 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
Are you sure that that the teachings are to kill the infidel where ever they may be?
25 posted on 12/25/2011 1:50:03 PM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: NY Attitude

In self-defense, yes.


26 posted on 12/25/2011 1:52:46 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Some how, the ROP doesn’t quite buy in to that philosophy when it comes to Christians.


27 posted on 12/25/2011 1:55:53 PM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: Steelfish

Don’t wait till it comes to your neighborhood.


28 posted on 12/25/2011 2:15:02 PM PST by gitmogrunt (Lessons In Disaster: LBJ, Carter,Clinton,Obama, American Liberals.)
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To: Grunthor

Alive somewhere else is not better than dead?


29 posted on 12/26/2011 8:23:59 AM PST by Grunthor (Do you worship the State or do you worship the Lord? There is no middle ground.)
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