Islamist attack in Nigeria kills 150

The BBC reports:

Dozens of people have been killed after Islamist militants staged three attacks in northern Nigeria, taking the total killed in two days of violence to 150.

A BBC reporter has counted 100 bodies, mostly of militants, near the police headquarters in Maiduguri, Borno State, where hundreds are fleeing their homes.

Witnesses told the BBC a gun battle raged for hours in Potiskum, Yobe State and a police station was set on fire.

Some of the militants follow a preacher who campaigns against Western schools.

The preacher, Mohammed Yusuf, says Western education is against Islamic teaching. ...

Mr Yusuf's followers in Bauchi are known as Boko Haram, which means "Education is prohibited".

Not even the BBC can blame this attack on Israel. However Steve Gilbert notes on Sweeness & Light:

The BBC somehow neglected to mention that some of the buildings that have been razed were Christian churches.

Nigeria's 150 million people are split almost equally between Muslims and Christians and the two groups generally live peacefully side by side, despite occasional outbreaks of communal violence.

Oddly enough, it appears that the attacks are always initiated by the Mohammedans.

It's almost as if these Islamists want to take over the entire world.

Luckily, we know that is a misperception based upon the actions of a tiny, ‘fringe' minority.



The BBC reports:

Dozens of people have been killed after Islamist militants staged three attacks in northern Nigeria, taking the total killed in two days of violence to 150.

A BBC reporter has counted 100 bodies, mostly of militants, near the police headquarters in Maiduguri, Borno State, where hundreds are fleeing their homes.

Witnesses told the BBC a gun battle raged for hours in Potiskum, Yobe State and a police station was set on fire.

Some of the militants follow a preacher who campaigns against Western schools.

The preacher, Mohammed Yusuf, says Western education is against Islamic teaching. ...

Mr Yusuf's followers in Bauchi are known as Boko Haram, which means "Education is prohibited".

Not even the BBC can blame this attack on Israel. However Steve Gilbert notes on Sweeness & Light:

The BBC somehow neglected to mention that some of the buildings that have been razed were Christian churches.

Nigeria's 150 million people are split almost equally between Muslims and Christians and the two groups generally live peacefully side by side, despite occasional outbreaks of communal violence.

Oddly enough, it appears that the attacks are always initiated by the Mohammedans.

It's almost as if these Islamists want to take over the entire world.

Luckily, we know that is a misperception based upon the actions of a tiny, ‘fringe' minority.