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Nigeria: Hundreds Of Suspected Islamists Attack Christian Villages Near Jos, Dozens Killed


Associated Press – “Raids and reprisal attacks have left 37 people dead in Christian villages near a Nigerian city where authorities have struggled to contain religious violence, authorities said Sunday.

Mustapha Salisu, spokesman for a special taskforce made up of policemen and soldiers deployed in the area to curb years of violence, said assailants launched ‘sophisticated attacks’ on several villages near Jos early Saturday.

‘They came in hundreds,’ said Salisu, ‘Some had (police) uniforms and some even had bulletproof vests.’

He said the special taskforce fought back for hours and lost two policemen in the battle.

He said 14 civilians were killed in the raids and that the taskforce killed 21 assailants.

‘More than 100 people have been displaced,’ said Andronicus Adeyemo, an official with the Nigerian Red Cross.

Authorities declined to comment on who they suspect, but similar raids have been blamed on Muslim herdsmen in the past.

Mark Lipdo, who runs a Christian advocacy group known as the Stefanos Foundation, gave a list of the 13 villages where he got reports of attacks. He said they were all Christian.

He blamed Muslim herdsmen of the Fulani ethnic group for the attacks.” Read more.

Dozens Of Christian Farms Destroyed – “‘On Thursday morning 43 Christian farms were destroyed by the Muslims. We went there to investigate. Nobody was arrested. But Saturday, the Muslim herdsmen regrouped and divided in nine groups and attacked about nine Christian communities,’ said a Christian leader who spoke to ICC. The leader remains anonymous for security reasons.” Read more.

  1. 07/08/2012 at 12:38 PM

    We pray that you, our God Yahweh would raise up a standard against this flood – may you grant angelic and governmental protection to these people, may you raise the world’s awareness of this injustice. May Christians continue to preach the pure gospel of salvation in Yeshua and not pick up offensive or vengeful arms. May many Muslim souls be turned to you. Let there be signs and wonders to honor your name as when you delivered your people from Egypt. Let your Word be exalted. We pray these things in the mighty name of Yeshua the Messiah, Amen.

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  2. 07/08/2012 at 3:49 PM

    what about countries of the world invaded and genocide of Muslims……

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  3. ICA
    07/08/2012 at 10:28 PM

    ♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡ :

    what about countries of the world invaded and genocide of Muslims……

    You mean, at the hands of other Muslims? Yes, Islam is all about the genocide of not only Jews and Christians, but other Muslims as well.

    Hurriyet Daily News: With 10 Million Muslims Killed Since 1948 at the Hands of Fellow Muslims, Golda Meir Was Right – “Let’s speak of facts. Sudan is not in the conventional Middle East, so let’s ignore the genocide there. Let’s ignore, also, the West Pakistani massacres in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) totaling 1.25 million in 1971. Or 200,000 deaths in Algeria in war between Islamists and the government in 1991-2006. But a simple, strictly Middle East research will give you one million deaths in the all-Muslim Iran-Iraq war; 300,000 Muslim minorities killed by Saddam Hussein; 80,000 Iranians killed during the Islamic revolution; 25,000 deaths in 1970-71, the days of Black September, by the Jordanian government in its fight against the Palestinians; and 20,000 Islamists killed in 1982 by the elder al-Assad in Hama. The World Health Organization’s estimate of Osama bin Laden’s carnage in Iraq was already 150,000 a few years earlier. In a 2007 research, Gunnar Heinsohn from the University of Bremen and Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, found out that some 11 million Muslims have been violently killed since 1948, of which 35,000, (0.3 percent) died during the six years of Arab war against Israel, or one out of every 315 fatalities. In contrast, over 90 percent who perished were killed by fellow Muslims.” Read more.

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