Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Willfully Blind

Foggy Bottom at its usual:

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson said Monday that  “religion is not driving extremist violence” in Nigeria--just one day after a Christian church conducting an Easter service was targeted by a car bombing that left 39 dead.

Similarly, on Christmas Day, the Nigerian Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, attacked a Catholic church in that country, killing more than 40 people.

Had nothing to do with "religion."  See, those Christian and Catholic church-buildings happened to be in the wrong place.  If those buildings had been, say, 100 yards north, it woulda been "no problem," see?  

Nothing to see here.  Move along.


Anonymous said...

Please pray for these Christians who are being persecuted.

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Remember the Corporal Works of Mercy?

To feed the hungry
To give drink to the thirsty
To clothe the naked
To shelter the homeless
To visit the sick
To visit the imprisoned
To bury the dead

Seems "To visit the imprisoned" was originally listed as "to ransom the captives," referring to the ransoming of Christians taken prisoner during Moslem aggression.

I believe It needs to be changed back to the original.

Anonymous said...

Ok, so we listed events. Any REALISTIC solutions to these horrific instances?

Anyways, yes, religion is involved, the Obama official is downplaying it.

Of course, Dad29 fails to understand the entire situation in Nigeria and just focus on how allegedly an entire faith (Islam) is corrupt. At least he waited until after Easter to fan the flames of holy war!

Regarding the murders of Christians in Nigeria, there has been a long-standing feud in the Plateau State, which lies at the crossroads of Nigeria's Muslim north and Christian south. Fierce competition for control of fertile farmlands and for access to employment opportunities between the two groups have repeatedly triggered unrest over the past decade.

It's not just the perpetrators who murdered people in horrific ways who have not been held accountable, but also the political and religious leaders that foment violence, as well as the security forces who've used excessive force to respond to it.