Sunday, February 19, 2006

Christians Targeted in Nigeria

Sixteen people have been killed and eleven Christian churches burned down in the north of Nigeria in more displays of "cartoon rage". Most of those killed were part of the minority Christian population- in other words, those entirely unconnected in any way, shape or form with the Danish newspaper which published the cartoons.

Crowds of protesters carried machetes, sticks and iron rods through the city centre, the Associated Press news agency reported.

One group threw a tyre around one man, poured gas on him and set him ablaze, it said.

"They went on the rampage, burning shops and churches of the Christians. The protesters killed the others. Some were even killed in the churches."

Where's the international outrage about this desecration of Christian churches by murder? Where are the politicians around the world condemning this the way they did allegations of a book being flushed down a toilet? Double standards, anyone?

You can see the cartoons here.

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