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Nigeria: Islamist Bombings Leave Scores Dead In Jos, May Be Single Biggest Atrocity Yet

Matthew 24:6-7, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”

By Monica Mark, The Guardian – “At least 118 people were killed in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Tuesday after two bombs ripped through a business district packed with commuters and traders.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosions, but the bombs bore the hallmarks of other attacks by Islamist sect Boko Haram, which has recently stepped up a bloody five-year battle campaign to establish a caliphate in northern Nigeria, and kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls from a remote north-eastern school in April. In the past month, the group has set off two bomb blasts in the capital, Abuja, and another in the country’s second city, Kano.

Abdulsalam Mohd, of Nigeria’s national emergency management agency, said ambulances and volunteers were ferrying wounded and dead from Terminus, an area home to a teaching hospital, shops, offices and a market. He said the death toll was likely to climb as victims were still being pulled from smouldering rubble at the scene.

‘It happened very close to the market so most of the victims were people plying their trade. Some had children with them,’ he said by phone from the scene, above the wail of sirens.

‘The casualty figure is likely to rise because the fire service wasn’t able to clear all the rubble today. They will continue to remove the debris tomorrow and we are expecting to recover more bodies then,’ he added.

That could push the death toll close to Boko Haram’s single biggest atrocity yet, a multiple-bomb attack in Kano which killed 170 in January 2012 . The attack suggests that the group, which started with hit-and-run home-made explosives thrown from motorbikes, is seeking to make a show of its capabilities before the elections scheduled in 2015.” Read more.

Unsealed: A Closer Look At Revelation 6 And ‘The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse’ – “Because of ‘Sharia lawlessness’ the ‘Religion of Peace’ is typified by widespread destruction and disparity, and any number of recent headlines bear this out all too well… The fruit of Islam and its laws have produced and will continue to produce the type of conditions that precipitate and perpetuate all sort of pestilences, all manner of plagues, any number of conflicts and hardships both inside and outside the Islamic world. In should be noted that the Greek word for ‘earthquakes’ is ‘seismos’ and also means ‘commotion’ or ‘tempest’, as in Matthew 8:24 when ‘suddenly a great tempest [seismos] arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves’. We have seen and will continue to see ‘seismic events’ both literally (geophysical and hydrological hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes/typhoons, tornadoes, etc.) and figuratively (Islamic wars, acts of terrorism, insurrections, revolutions). Islam is a prime example of missing the mark of God — ‘hamartia’ or ‘sin’ — and the whole of creation groans and labors with birth pangs because of it (Romans 8:22).” Read more.

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