Skip to comments.Nigerian States Propose Religion Limits as Gunmen Kill 19 at Bible Study
Posted on 08/09/2012 7:13:14 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
State governments are mulling restrictions on religious practice in order to stem the spread of sectarian violence in Nigeriaa concern underscored Monday when gunmen opened fire at an evening Bible study in the countrys largely Christian south, killing at least 19 worshipers.
Church shootings and bombings have become all-too-commonplace in the troubled West African nation, especially in its largely Muslim north. But the attack at Deeper Life Church in Kogi state150 miles southwest of the nations centralized capital, Abujarepresents an unusual southern incursion by militants. One assailant turned off the lights in the windowless sanctuary while others used assault rifles to mow down the crowd.
The shooting follows, among other incidents, the July killing of 50 church members seeking refuge in a pastors home in Plateau state, and the subsequent killing of Christian senator Gyang Dantongknown as Nigerias bridge between religions, cultures and tribesand others during a funeral for the victims.
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“Thank God we live in a free nation where we do not put our very lives on the line when we gather in worship”
Unless you are a Sikh in Wisconsin.
It ain`t sectarian violence- These are 2 different religions, not sects of one religion.
This is religious persecution, not sectarian violence.
“Religious persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group of individuals as a response to their religious beliefs...” wiki
All damnably wrong --- the same in that respect --- but with different overall significance.
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