[Reader-list] Nigeria:Massacre Of 500 Christians
pawan.durani at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 12:09:05 IST 2010
Hello Sonia ,
Belated Navreh Wishes
Thank you for the information shared. Any life lost because of
religious extremism is condemnable.
I have shared the source .
Since you have expressed your views on my posting , i would like to
know from you whether my protest on Javeds post was justified.
On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 11:41 AM, S. Jabbar <sonia.jabbar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Any further doubts should be cleared by this:
> Vatican: Nigeria violence not due to religion
> 3/8/2010, 9:07 a.m. EST
> The Associated Press
> (AP) ‹ VATICAN CITY - The Vatican says that economic and social reasons, not
> religious hatred, are behind violence in Nigeria that has killed more than
> 200 people.
> The violence Sunday took place in three mostly Christian villages.
> Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi 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.
> Lombardi cited an interview by Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria,
> in which he said the clashes resulted from conflict between Muslim shepherds
> and Christian farmers. The archbishop told Vatican Radio that the killings
> weren't due to religion.
>> From: Pawan Durani <pawan.durani at gmail.com>
>> Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:09:16 +0530
>> To: reader-list <reader-list at sarai.net>
>> Subject: [Reader-list] Nigeria:Massacre Of 500 Christians
> CHANNEL 4 NEWS LAST NIGHT- SHOWED HUNDREDS OF BODIES PILED UP-
>> CHILDREN AND
> WOMEN WERE THE HIGHEST IN NUMBERS- BUT INCLUDED MEN TOO- THE
>> MUSLIMS HAD
> BEEN SHOOTING GUNS INTO THE AIR- WHEN THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN RAN
>> OUT ONTO
> THE STREETS THE MUSLIMS ARMED WITH SWORDS AND MACHETI¹S CUT THEM
>> DOWN- IT
> WAS DESCRIBED AS A MASSACRE!!
> 10,000 Christians have been
>> slaughtered by Muslims in the past four years.
> And Barack Obama says
> Violence against Christians by Muslims in Jos in central Nigeria site
> more than one hundred deaths. Sectarian violence in the region in
> took hundreds of lives. The Christian villagers were massacred with
> and then put in fire.
> A witness who visited the village after the
>> massacre reported that there
> were hundreds of bodies in stacked layers.
>> Muslim attackers came from the surrounding hills and attacked the
>> villagers, took them from their homes and slaughtered them with
> machetes. Jos
>> is located on the border of the Muslim north and predominantly
>> southern Nigeria and is regularly the scene of religious
> Approximately 140 million people inhabit Nigeria, the most
>> populated country
> in Africa. The country is divided by ethnic and religious
>> differences. 60%
> of the population is Muslim living mostly in the North of the
> Christians mainly inhabit the South. The introduction of the Sharia
>> law 10
> years ago in 12 states provoked a series of riots throughout the
>> country. In
> August 2004 the Islamic government in the Zamfara state threatened
> demolish all churches considered as illegal structures, close all
> belonging to Christians during Muslim prayers, and enforce a new
>> law against
> clothing that is not compliant with Islamic
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