Monday, December 1, 2008

While the world was watching Mumbai, twice as many people died due to Islamic expansionism in Nigeria

Via Yahoo. "Death toll in Nigeria rises, army restores calm"

Residents took more bodies to the main mosque in the Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday, bringing the death toll from two days of clashes between Muslim and Christian gangs to about 400 people.

Rival ethnic and religious gangs have burned homes, shops, mosques and churches in fighting triggered by a disputed local election in the city at the crossroads of Nigeria's Muslim north and Christian south. It is the country's worst unrest for years.

OK, so far it sounds like mutual violence in which both Christians and Muslims are taking casualties. You have to read the very end of the article though to understand how the population in this region became so "religiously diverse."

Nigeria's 140 million people are roughly split equally between Muslims and Christians and the two communities generally live peacefully side by side. Displaced people from both religions sheltered together in impromptu camps around Jos.

But ethnic and religious tensions in the country's "Middle Belt" run deep, rooted in resentment from indigenous minority groups, mostly Christian or animist, toward migrants and settlers from the Hausa-speaking Muslim north.

The original source of this article is Reuters, which has been known to use the phrase "militants" instead of "Islamic terrorists" on many occasions. If even they acknowledge that Muslims are the interlopers here, you can take it to the bank.


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Muslim settlers are invading a Christian area and it led to "tension." Who would have guessed? Of course the Jewish "settlers" in the West Bank are blamed for everything from the poverty of the entire Arab world to 9/11. You read and hear about them all the time; how they are an "obstacle to peace." They are portrayed as "foreign invaders" who deserve whatever violence comes to them. Yet we never hear of these Nigerian Muslim settlers. Also, more Nigerians have been killed in the past two days (400) than Palestinians in the entire year of 2007 in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (373). Apparently Palestinian lives are worth a lot more than others in the eyes of the world press.

The West and the entire non-Muslim world need to wake up. The particular excuses put forth by Islamists and their apologists in the West (Kashmir, Palestine, Kosovo, Iraq, etc) are temporary justifications and the goalposts are regularly moved when expedient. The Jihad is global, and closing our eyes won't make it go away.

1 comment:

Qualis Rex said...

Yup. The media bias here is pretty blatant. Remember a couple months back when the Mohammedan girl was killed by her father in Georgia? NOWHERE in the CNN or Reuters coverage were the words "honor killings" or "Muslim" used. It was glaringly obvious from the murderer's name, Chaudhry Rashad and the fact that he was from Pakistan that this was just another Mohammedan honor killing. But only Fox had the courage to call a spade a spade.