If diversity is strength, the country of Nigeria is a veritable superpower.
HUNDREDS MASSACRED IN MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA
DOGO NAHAWA, Nigeria – Villagers in central Nigeria buried dozens of bodies, including those of women and children, in a mass grave on Monday after attacks in which several hundred people were feared to have been killed.
Residents of the small village and two other predominantly Christian settlements said Muslim herders from surrounding hills attacked in the early hours of Sunday, opening fire to force them out of their homes before slashing them with machetes.
Witnesses said Sunday’s attack appeared to be a reprisal for unrest around Jos — the capital of Plateau state — in January, when clashes between Christian and Muslim mobs killed several hundred people. The latest violence in the centre of Africa’s most populous nation comes at a difficult time for Jonathan, who is trying to assert his authority while ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua remains too sick to govern.
Full article, here.
Ain’t multiculturalism just grand! Here a christian priest describes the massacre:
DOGO NAHAWA, Nigeria – The killers showed no mercy: They didn’t spare women and children, or even a 4-day-old baby, from their machetes. On Monday, Nigerian women wailed in the streets as a dump truck carried dozens of bodies past burned-out homes toward a mass grave.
The horrific violence comes after sectarian killings in this region in January left more than 300 dead, most of them Muslim. Some victims were shoved into sewer pits and communal wells. Sunday’s bloodshed in three mostly Christian villages appeared to be reprisal attacks, said Red Cross spokesman Robin Waubo.
The Rev. Pandang Yamsat, the president of a local Christian group, said he has urged his congregation not to respond violently to Muslims. However, he said he believes Muslims in the area want to control the region and that any peace talks would only give Muslims “time to conquer territory with swords.”
“We have done our best to tell our members, ‘don’t go and attack Muslims, they are your brother,'” Yamsat said. However, “‘if they come to dislodge you in your place, stand to defend yourself.'”
Barely controlled rage spilled over in the village as those gathered for the mass burial attacked a Muslim journalist covering the event. The journalist escaped, but others made threats against reporters. The Rev. Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, condemned the violence and said Monday that the conflict must be interpreted in the light of social, economic, ethnic and cultural factors rather than religious hatred.
The killings add to the tally of thousands who have already perished in Africa’s most populous country in the last decade due to religious and political frictions. Rioting in September 2001 killed more than 1,000 people. Muslim-Christian battles killed up to 700 people in 2004. More than 300 residents died during a similar uprising in 2008.
He recalled climbing into a tree and watching as villagers were killed and the attackers set homes alight over the course of 90 minutes. The attackers asked people “Who are you?” in Fulani, a language used mostly by Muslims, and killed those who did not answer back in Fulani, he said.
This is our future if we allow the SecProgs their way. The Balkans on a continental scale. So the next time a Libturd tries to tell you diversity is strength, ask him what kind of diversity– race or culture? There’s a huge difference. Racial diversity is not a problem, but cultural diversity can be positively DEADLY. While there are no differences between the races, some cultures may as well come from another planet. The differences are not illusory, they are very real. Also, a minority culture will act one way when it’s the minority, and quite another way when it becomes the majority. In the former case, a foreign culture is quaint and charming. But when it dominates, that same qaint culture becomes the source of unending friction, and eventually oppression. Your muslim neighbor down the street may be a remarkable human being, but he can teach you little to nothing about what the new Caliphate will look like because his culture is still in the minority. To know the Caliphate, look to those countries where Islam dominates.
UPDATE: Warning, graphic:
Is your passion for ethnic foods really worth all this?