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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Nigerian Massacres -- These Christians Don't Turn the Other Cheek

While the MSM's attention has been focused on Dubai and Iraq this has been going on in Nigeria.

The Taipei Times reports:
At least 19 Nigerian Muslims were killed by a Christian mob at the entrance to the southeastern city of Onitsha yesterday, according to an AFP correspondent who saw the bodies.

The corpses were scattered by the side of the main road into Onitsha across the Niger river bridge, where a contingent of soldiers had set up a roadblock to hold back a gang of hundreds of Christian youths wielding clubs and machetes.

The bodies, apparently all ethnic Hausa, had been beaten, slashed and in some cases burnt.

"There are thousands of boys with cutlasses and sticks on the rampage. I've counted at least 20 bodies here by the Onitsha bridge. They are Hausas. Some of them are burnt and some have their stomachs cut open," a Reuters photographer said....

Frank Nweke, a magazine editor, who ran the gauntlet of the mob to escape Onitsha and made it to the bridge, told reporters that he had seen 15 more corpses lying in the streets of the city.

Some had been beheaded, others had had their genitals removed.

"I saw one boy holding a severed head with blood dripping from it," he said.

These troubles started when Muslim mobs burned thirty Christian churches and killed 18 Christians to protest the publication of cartoons in Denmark. This time the Christians fought back.

Read it all here.

The results:

ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Christian youths burned the corpses of Muslims on Thursday on the streets of Onitsha in southeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit by religious riots that have killed at least 146 people across the country in five days.

Christian mobs, seeking revenge for the killings of Christians in the north, attacked Muslims with cutlasses, destroyed their houses and torched mosques in two days of violence in Onitsha, where at least 93 people have died.

"We are very happy that this thing is happening so that the north will learn their lesson," said Anthony Umai, a motorcycle taxi rider, standing close to where Christian youths had piled up the corpses of 10 Muslims and were burning them.

Read it here.

Hmmm..., practitioners of the "religion of peace" meet practitioners of the "golden rule" and the result is carnage. Something doesn't compute here.

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