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Islamists Tie Up and Slit Throats of 15 Christian Men, Women and Children in Nigeria


World  (tags: Islamic Terrorism, Boko Haram, murder in Nigeria )

Beth
- 726 days ago - abcnews.go.com
Boko Haram, The sect, whose name means "Western education is sacrilege" in the Hausa language of Nigeria's Muslim north, wants the nation to enact strict Shariah law and release its imprisoned members. Despite a heavy military and police presence, the sec



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Sue Matheson (76)
Monday December 31, 2012, 3:18 pm
thanks
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Monday December 31, 2012, 5:59 pm
The murder of Christian Nigerians and the Igbo in Nigeria by Islamist Boko Haram continues unabated. The Boko Haram murders of innocent Christian Nigerians are daily by bombs, guns, throat slittings. It must stop. These people need protection.
 

Patricia Martin (19)
Monday December 31, 2012, 6:00 pm
Horrible.
 

David Anderson (70)
Monday December 31, 2012, 7:25 pm
But Lee, don't you understand that Christians are not part of the politically correct victim pantheon, therefore killing them is acceptable? Seriously, the only time the 'religion of peace' has been peaceful is when confronted with insurmountable firepower. It is true now. It was true when Decatur had to deal with the Barbary States, it was true when the Moslems invaded Europe (but somehow the Crusaders were barbarians for attempting to drive them out of Europe and out of the Holy Land, which, again, they overran by force), and it was true when Mohammed yet breathed.
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Monday December 31, 2012, 7:42 pm
Unfortunately, you're right, David. Insurmountable fire power and the will to use it is what the Islamic world needs to receive.
 

Jennifer Ward (40)
Monday December 31, 2012, 8:32 pm
Gotta love these 'religious' dudes- cutting throats of helpless innocent people while screaming Alluah Akbar (God is Great) Like really? Has the world gone insane by accepting and excusing this vile behavior and ignoring the danger within?
 

Stan B. (123)
Monday December 31, 2012, 10:06 pm
Phyllis. I think the short answer is YES!!!!!!
 

Hilary S. (45)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 12:57 am
intolerance and ignorance seems to proliferate exponentially among these extremist muslim mobs. rule of law is a foreign concept to them.
 

Carola May (20)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 5:26 am
Where is the outrage over all the continuing ethnic cleansing and genocide against all non-Muslims across the Muslim ruled world? When is the last time you read about it on Care2?
 

Rob and Jay B. (121)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 5:34 am
Boko Haram means foreign education is bad. This group of Islamist primitives wants to keep the people as ignorant as possible as well as terrorizing the Christian population to drive them out in order to establish a glorious Islamic state, just like they're doing in Buddhist Thailand and Christian Philippines.

Keeping people ignorant is key to keeping them from discovering the truth about all the lies and myths they've been fed for so long.

According to an Al Jazeera TV interview with a Muslim authority, 6 million Muslims are renouncing Islam every year in Africa alone! How can that be anything but good news?! Of course he wants them all killed according to Mohammed's/Allah's commands: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdVnILalpeo

No wonder the Islamists are worried.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 7:13 am
Ignorant and terrified.....the perfect situation to spread Islam.....and keep women in their proper place, of course.
 

Suheyla C. (230)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 9:30 am
Thanks
 

Beatrice B. (115)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 10:41 am
The Western world continues to ignore these atrocities.
 

Joseph B. (65)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 2:53 pm
This bloodlust has a grip on the human race. They torture and kill any creature they can. As long as they can inflict pain and terror they are in their element. Sounds like they should be sent to hell where they belong. It's time the civilised world took an uncomprimising stand against these sadistic bastards.
 

jan b. (3)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 3:20 pm
Many Muslims look back at Muslim Spain with pride. But Jews also call it their "golden era". Spain became part of the Islamic world at the beginning of the eighth century. Under Muslims, Spain became the center of civilization. Although many local Spaniards embraced Islam, Christians and Jews were free in all aspects of their lives. The Muslims respected their religion and institutions. The result was the birth of the first true cosmopolitan culture in the West.
Christians studied alongside Muslim scholars to such a degree that in 854, a Christian named Alvaro of Cordoba complained that these students were forgetting their own religion and culture.
The Muslims and Christians of Spain did not live in their ghettos, isolated and not cooperating in various aspects of daily life together.
It was in Spain that Aristotle's works on physics and natural history were translated into Arabic from Greek. Historians generally acknowledge that the Muslim world proved to be a major conduit of ancient scholarship into the West, especially through Muslim Spain.
It wasn't just Muslims and Christians who thrived in Spain, though. Jews, who were reviled and hated elsewhere, were not only living safely and peacefully alongside non-Jews in Muslim Spain, they were learning and contributing to its culture and knowledge which Muslim scholars had established.
But this success in wealth, knowledge and co-existence came to end in a violent and very sad way.
As Christian Crusaders of Spain expelled Muslims, civilization that took centuries to build was destroyed. Muslims and Jews were either expelled or forced to convert to Christianity. Millions died as tolerance was replaced by the Spanish Inquisition. A suspected Muslim was to be killed for the smallest act resembling Islamic tradition - such as taking a bath on Friday.

http://www.soundvision.com/info/jesus/muslimchristianrelations.asp
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 3:47 pm
How awful and pointless.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (115)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 3:50 pm
noted, thanks !
 

D D. (102)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 4:04 pm
Yet another bloody tragedy!
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 4:58 pm
Disgusting.
 

Ruth R. (216)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 4:59 pm
There are not the peaceful kind of Muslims.
Please hope for peace, mercy, warnings and defense of the Christians.
What is in the past is in the past. Killing people now will not make the past better, so stop killing people.

 

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 5:02 pm
so wrong
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 5:13 pm
Just as ignorant as those who "knew" that the world would end on 5/21/11, or 12/21/12, or that
The Rapture" is something real!
 

Beth S. (334)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 6:03 pm
Janice B.

Of course, your allusion to the Muslims in Spain, and that this was something that was about 700 years ago. Not only do your comments not have anything to do with the issue here (Islamists killing Nigerians), which is only one of thousands of Islamic Cruelty that occur EACH AND EVERY YEAR. That you have to go back over 700 years to find something salvageable about Islam is an act of desperation on your part.

The fact is that what is happening now with the Islamization of Europe is something that strongly parallels what happened in an Islamicized Spain, the area about which you are alluding.

From Bat Ye'or:

"While writing this study I was reminded of a question that greatly troubled me twenty-five years ago when researching Les Chrétientés d’Orient entre jihad et dhimmitude (1991). How did Christian peoples and states, some with powerful armies and the richest cultures of their times, collapse when faced with the onslaught of jihad and dhimmitude from the seventh to the fifteenth centuries? Now I no longer ask myself this question. The breakdown process that I used to study and documented in old chronicles I have seen taking place in today’s Europe. When I examined the past I saw it repeated in the present, under my very eyes. Indeed, the present situation is reminiscent of the one that followed the Muslim conquests. Keeping Christian officials in their positions maintained a semblance of continuity. Behind their foggy screen, Islamization could penetrate within every stratum of the vanquished societies. However, with time, the collapse of this edifice revealed the true role of these ministers, whose job was to enforce upon their people the caliphate’s orders, under pain of death. I was missing one essential link in the chain of events: the motivations of human beings that lead them in an unswerving direction within the chaos of events, the undeviating route toward an ultimate objective. Now this link is revealed in the mix of fears, cowardice, corruption, hatred and short-term ambitions that within the space of forty years have led Europe along the road to Eurabia, an interim stage in an even more profound change."

 

Amanda Adams (201)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 6:12 pm
Terrifying. Noted.
 

Stan B. (123)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 7:00 pm
Janice. This news item shows how far Muslims have regressed since the 8th century.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 7:21 pm
Janice, those Islamists who slit throats of Christians in Nigeria would slit with the same ease throats of Moderate Muslims from Spain, who did not consider below their "cleanness" or "dignity" to study together with Christians of Jews.

Islamists are the militant and extremist Muslims, but luckily, not all Muslims are Islamists. We have to be very careful not to mix these two groups, even though Islamists try to hide behind "global" Muslim population as behind human shields.
 

Nancy Black (304)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 7:25 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, read, and shared. This is horrible and only proves to the world that they and their religion are evil. The sad thing is they are evil, not their religion, but who cares when fifteen men, women and children lose their lives because of hate and total disregard for life.
 

Rob and Jay B. (121)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 10:28 pm
Janice B, you are spouting the propaganda written by Muslim historians sadly just accepted without question for too long in the West, but it is false. We live in southern Spain that was occupied by Muslims for centuries and what you describe is pure fantasy.

The Muslim invasion of Spain, clear up into southern France, left a trail of blood and destruction as they tried to force Islam and their rule on everyone, destroying churches on their way. In the 711 conquest and invasion of much of Spain by Muslims, the Visigothic Christians in the North held out until they finally had to pay a Jizya of '100 white skinned virgins' per year to the morally superior (as they like to call themselves) Muslim leaders' harems, until they grew strong enough in 791 to break the dhimmi treaty and Jizya and repel the Muslim invaders there in the North.

In 977 the Muslim vizier of occupied Cordoba destroyed the holiest Christian shrine in Spain, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compestela. In 1148 the more brutal Almohads replaced the Almoravid Muslim rulers and told all Jews and Christians they must convert or leave, and many Jews followed the many Christians fleeing to northern Catholic Spain where they were received kindly and given land to settle on. Kings Alfonso VI and VII of Castile made Jews and Christians equal before the law and repressed an anti-semitic outbreatk in toledo (1107).

In Christian northern Spain, Christians, Jews and Muslims traded freely even exchanging gifts on holidays. From 1085 to 1492 Jews could be found in high public office in Spanish Christian states as fiscal agents and diplomats - sometimes as ministers. In 1212 Crusaders came to help drive out the Moors and some of them attacked some Jews in Toledo and killed many of them, but the Christians of the city rose to the defense of the Jews and stopped the persecution.

In 1066 Muslim rulers in Granada massacred 4000 Jews. To the north of where we live, the Jewish city of Lucena, with a noted university, was attacked in the 11th century by the Almohad Muslims who demanded they all convert. They refused and their city was destroyed and the Jews killed or driven out. After the Moors were defeated in Sevilla (1248) there were 200 years of peaceful living among Christians, Jews and Muslims under the rule of Christian King Ferdinand III, who called himself the 'king of three religions'.

So where is this great Muslims caring for Jews in Muslim occupied Spain? And the great intolerance and persecution by Christians? Even under the less brutal Almoravid Muslims Sharia law was enforced: All church property was confiscated and most churches destroyed with a few being turned into mosques (the only ones that have survived from that long Muslim occupation). No new churches or synagogues were allowed to be built for hundreds of years.

Bishops were appointed by the Muslims and they also called church councils and influenced what they decided. All males were forced to be circumcised and priests were harassed in the streets. Christianity was ridiculed but any Jew or Christian that questioned or criticized Islam or Mohammed was beheaded. Many Christians were enslaved: in 1311 there were 30,000 Christian slaves in Granada alone.

the old history written by the Muslim historians, and accepted for so long by western historians, never mentioned all the evil their masters did. Just because there were some intellectuals of all creeds who were allowed to gather in Cordoba and Granada and discuss things (no criticism of islam allowed, tho) doesn't in any way take away from the cruelty, massacres, intolerance and repression of the masses of ordinary Spaniards - Jews and Christians alike.

And just because Queen Isabela and King Fernando ended up driving the Moors out of Spain (who could trust them to not try to take control again? Were the invading and occupying Nazis left in the countries they invaded too? No), and they did turn on the Jews too, but that doesn't mean the Jews were not treated well for hundreds of years by the previous Christian monarchs.

There was a period of Muslims being relatively more tolerant under the Almoravids, but many instances of their brutality and intolerance too. There were long periods of Christian tolerance too, but all the historians traditionally spout is the wonderful Muslim rule and the terrible despotic rule of Fernando and Isabela. Hardly true and balanced.

Fernando and Isabela are heroes in southern Spain for liberating the oppressed, enslaved and persecuted people from hundreds of years of brutal Muslim occupation and rule. But the liberal elite intellectuals have only focused on their driving out of the occupying Muslims (and why is that intolerant? Who would leave an invading, occupying force after they've been defeated?), and on their ending up persecuting many Jews, though their chief adviser was a Jew. Pour the Kool Aid out.

Historians are now taking a fresh look at the Spanish occupation by Islam and no longer just accepting the propaganda of Islamist historians, finally. A whole new picture is emerging. Even in Ireland in 500AD ("AD 500" by Simon Young) they knew the world was round and people lived on the other side of the ocean and the monks there had the Greek philosophers' works.

Things are rarely all black or all white, but a mixture of the two, and the 'Dark Age' of Europe is an intellectual invented myth.
 

Rob and Jay B. (121)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 10:31 pm
Janice B, next you'll be believing in the mythical '1001 Inventions of Islam', another fallacy. The idea that Jews were so beloved of the Muslim conquerors of Spain is beyond rationality. Here's what one of the most famous Jews from there had to say about that:

Moses Maimonides (ben-Maimon), famous 12th Century Jewish Scholar, persecuted in Islamic Spain (was a preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher and one of the greatest Torah scholars and physicians of the Middle Ages. He was born in Córdoba, Almoravid Empire (present-day Spain) on Passover Eve, 1135. In 1148 the Almohad Muslims took over and threatened all Christians and Jews with conversion to Islam, death or exile. It is thought he may have pretended conversion, though his family chose to escape in exile.)
“The nation of Ishmael (Islam) persecutes us severely and devises ways to harm us and to debase us. None has been able to reduce us as they have. We have done as our sages instructed us, bearing the lies and absurdities of Ishmael. We listen but remain silent. In spite of all this, we are not spared from the ferocity of their wickedness and their outbursts at any time. On the contrary, the more we suffer and choose to conciliate them, the more they choose to act belligerently toward us.”
(so much for the great free intellectual atmosphere of Muslim occupied Spain!)
 

Rob and Jay B. (121)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 10:43 pm
Janice B, BTW Queen Isabella & king Ferdinand still allowed about 100.000 Muslims to live in Spain after they threw most of the invaders out, allowed them to live by the sharia and even paid tribute to them, and only about 100 years later, when they sided with the Ottomans and plotted against Spain, they finally threw them out.

For centuries in the Christian north of Spain Jews lived freely, and even Muslims were treated well, while Muslims had tens of thousands of Christians enslaved in the South and had several massacres of Jews.

And it is kept quiet about the 1.3 million Christian slaves taken by Muslim Corsairs over about 300 years from all over Europe and worked to death in Muslim occupied North Africa out of sheer hatred of Christians. Muslims captured one whole Irish village and raided SW England for further slaves and went as far as Sweden for more. Only a brainwashed Muslim could ever call what Islam did to Europe 'benign' or 'glorious' and progressive. It's just not true.

Islam didn't save Europe from anything and Europe was NOT enveloped in one thousand years of darkness as the propaganda goes (from 450 to 1450 AD). European historians are now just beginning to do real research on these accepted myths and finding the truth. (The excellent book "Flat Earth: The History of an Infamous Idea" by the History of Science Phd Christian Garwood, makes it clear that is not true.)
 

Wendy Wyatt (2)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 11:00 pm
IF THEY ARE KILLING WOMEN AND CHILDREN HAS NO PART IN MUHAMMAD'S TEACHINGS AND THIS HORROR DOES NOT GLORIFY ALLAH! A) Extremists B) Terrorists C) Islamist are THREE different things, please help bring awareness, they are not glorifying Allah when killing children ..they glorify themselves. Saving the Women and Children Glorify Allah. These criminals promote Islamphobia ...control with fear. very sad.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 11:27 pm
Satan at work again.
 

David E. (97)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 12:29 am
Christians who are not white and western do not count in the Western Christian world.
 

Anne S. (2)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 1:02 am
No more violence. We must stop
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 5:22 am
These atrocities have to be stopped!
 

Karl Murphy (3)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 12:04 pm
What the hell is wrong with people. How does anyone associate any God with the killing of other humans?
Islam is a murderous cult, not a religion. True religions teach peace and tolerance, which can't really be said for any of the main 'faiths'.
Call me ignorant, but I've just had enough of this Islamic garbage to last a lifetime. I'm taking a trip to the Philippines soon and my wife and I are worried about going to far south into the 'muslim' occupied territories because that is where the violence is....go figure. We need to unite as a people....... Infidels VS the muslims and eradicate this filth before they infiltrate all of our cities while our governments tell us how politically incorrect it is to talk negatively about the religion of 'peace and tolerance'.

Any Muslim that wants to Allah Akbar his ass around my family can take a 308 round to the head from my sig716, and I'll send him to whatever God he wants. I mean that's what they all want, right? Lets give them they're dream....martyrdom fighting the infidels.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 12:27 pm
Very disturbing.
 

Kira Leeon (13)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 12:39 pm
Contemporary patriarchal and extremist Islam is neither holy nor spiritual. It is not driven by a god force rather by an insatiable male lust for power. The extremist Islamist agenda is to create an Islamic state across the world by whatever means both violent and non-violent.. Extremist Islam is fascistic in its political ideology and openly misogynistic and racist- it is proudly anti -women's rights and anti-semitic/Jew hating.It is an irrational and recalcitrant force that anyone who believes in democracy, women's rights, human rights, anti-racism, anti-fascism will have to keep reckoning with for a long time. Please visit the You Tube site- The Dark Side of Muhammad by Zaki or www.myspear.org.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 1:10 pm
So! This is their response to Christian aggression? Who could have seen THAT coming? We had better invade and stop this cycle!

 

. (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 1:41 pm
The title of this post is completely inaccurate. The article didn't say that the throats were cut of 15 Christian men, women and children. Northern Nigeria, particularly an area like Maiduguri is predominantly Muslim. Boko Haram kills Muslims and Christians indiscriminantly. In fact, Boko Haram has killed more Muslims than Christians.

The last part of this article tries to tie in the Jos issues, but they are not related to the Boko Haram plague.
 

David Menard (43)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 3:48 pm
Disgusting and horrible but not surprising radical Islamists are a a plague just as are( ALL religious radicals/fanatics.) As for me I don't believe in any of the Abrahamic religions seems to me they are all guilty of slaughtering each other quite frequently over the centuries.
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 3:59 pm

Janice was not quoting propaganda that was actual history. And thanks Hugh for making that clarification. I don't believe any one wants to see these atrocities but, they do happen and most are indiscriminate about who the victims are. I can not say that any part of this killing of innocents is ever justified.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 4:02 pm
noted Hugh W.
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 4:11 pm
As I was saying......
 

janet f. (31)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 4:22 pm
Islam is like cancer. It must be destroyed or it will choke the life out of anything it comes in contact with.
 

Winn Adams (205)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 6:01 pm
Just crazy . . . .
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 7:02 pm
Christianity is like a cancer. it will choke the life out of anything it comes in contact with. It thinks it should invade other people's countries and change them.

Raise your hand if you see the hypocracy? This is an endless cycle, just like middle east 2000 year wars. They believe a book. You believe a book. Why can't we all just do the right thing. get home and stay here.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 7:18 pm
Maybe the NRA should concentrate on helping Nigerians instead of home grown crazies here. Like the tobacco industry...took their business overseas (when Americans wised up about smoking and cancer )and got the 3rd world hooked on smokes.
 

Beth S. (334)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 10:42 pm
Hugh, Kit and Ana,

Though you are technically correct that THIS article didn't mention that the 15 murdered were Christians, many other articles covering this same crime do. Tens of thousands of Christian Nigerians are being murdered each year by Islamists because the Christians choose to remain Christian, and I would be very willing to provide you with many examples.

Insofar as your doubt concerning the religious identity, let me give you some other articles that speak to the religion of the 15 murdered by Boko Haram Islamists.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/region/nigerian-islamists-slit-throats-of-15-christians-2012-12-31-1.489358
Nigerian Islamists slit throats of 15 Christians
Published Monday, December 31, 2012

Suspected Islamist extremists have killed 15 Christians by slitting their throats in an attack on a village in Nigeria's volatile northeast, residents and a relief source said on Sunday.

The gruesome violence was the latest to be blamed on Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, though this Christmas season has been notably less bloody than in 2011, when attacks on churches and other locations left scores dead......
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/nigeria/9771704/Nigeria-15-Christians-have-throats-slit-by-suspected-extremists.html

Nigeria: 15 Christians 'Have Throats Slit' by Suspected Extremists

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http://www.africareview.com/News/15-Nigerian-Christians-killed-in-their-sleep-/-/979180/1654452/-/12kbv31z/-/index.html

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http://www.france24.com/en/20121230-islamists-slit-15-christians-throats-nigeria

and so on....
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 11:23 pm
Disgusting these people are evil no religion teaches to kill Innocent people irrespective of their faith and believes If there is Govt in Nigeria then they must take action and take them to task
 

Tommy S. (11)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 11:28 pm
Muslims are never happier than when they are killing or torturing --- they are secure in the knowledge that they will go to muslim heaven (hell) if they follow the lead of the finest example for mankind to follow --
 

Tommy S. (11)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 12:20 am
@Janice B
quote... Millions died as tolerance was replaced by the Spanish Inquisition....Unquote

Spanish Inquisition
1478- Holy Office is founded, because of Ferdinand and Isabella’s marriage. The Spanish Inquisition is reluctantly authorized by Pope Sixtus IV, at the request of the Spanish rulers, Ferdinand and Isabella, and it was first led by Tomas de Torquemada.
1808- The Spanish Inquisition is suppressed by Napoleon.and finally ends in 1834

More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 330 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined.
 

Ro H. (0)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 5:17 am
awful
 

jan b. (3)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 7:28 am
Beth I should check with you before I post anything for approval first ? . :)
ITo the other's that responded, yes I was surprised to read how the jews, christians, muslims got along so well during that period of time. It reminds me of the thought WHY CAN"T WE GET ALONG. A lot of it is revenge that is passed down from generation to generation.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 7:44 am
Janice, kudos for the attempt but you should know by now that facts are irrelevant in discussions with the Islamophobic jihadi of the Christian Taliban. You can forget the fact that Christianity has a 500 year head start on bloody murderous religious intolerance on Islam. You can ignore all of the Christian Sects that were exterminated by the Roman Catholic Church, all of the thousands of "witches" burned, drowned or crushed, forget the fact that Constantine began conversion by the sword 200 years before Mohamed was born. The minuet Christians had the power to do so they began pogroms to convert or eliminate heathens and Christians that chose to believed differently and they have not stopped to this day. How many millions have been condemned to death by the Christian fatwa against just the use of condoms to prevent aids in Africa. How many Gays have and will die in Uganda, and other Christian African countries, because of irrational Christian homophobia, not to forget the fact that His Unholiness in Rome publicly blessed in St. Peters the Christian jihadi Kadaga who wanted the "Kill the Gays Bill" passed in Uganda as a Christmas present. You see facts are irrelevant, the only thing that is relevant is who is killing whom in the name of which religious ideology, for the likes of Rob and Jay et alia if it has, is or will be done by a Muslim it is an unpardonable crime against humanity if done by Christians it is either justifiable or never happened.
 

Hayley C. (7)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 8:59 am
Thanks.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 5:12 pm
Lloyd, you are comparing distant Christian Past to Islamic Present.

The fact that no official Muslim body or lobby condemned the killers leaves a very bad taste.
 

Beth S. (334)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 9:00 pm
Janice, I reread my comments and thought, gee, I must have been in a pretty feisty mood when I wrote those.

In a more toned down approach, I would simply question the relevance of what happened more than 800 years ago in Spain, in an article about the continuing mass murder of Nigerian Christians by Islamists.

Apologists for Islam often go back to the Inquisition and compare the horrors of what's happening today in Islam with the Inquisition. I would say that from what I've seen, that's often a bankrupt attempt to make two things equal that aren't. Islamic terrorism really has no valid counterpart. I think a perspective check here is important.

For instance, do you realize that more people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined?

Did you know that Islamic terrorists murder more people every day than the Ku Klux Klan has in the last 50 years?

Did you realize that more civilians were killed by Muslim extremists in two hours on September 11th than in the 36 years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland?

How about the fact that 19 Muslim hijackers killed more innocents in two hours on September 11th than the number of American criminals executed in the last 65 years?

There are stats on the number of victims of Islamic terrorism of the past 30 days that would fill up a surprisingly large amount of space in this column. There's just no contest, Janice.

Another question? Do the deaths of Christians at the hands of Islamists rate?

By the reaction of many of the people on Care2 and in the media, one could almost say no.
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 10:10 pm
Lloyd, it's a good idea to take a breath in the midst of your anti-Christian apoplexy. We wouldn't want you to lose consciousness or get hurt and miss the opportunity to have you make a pompous, bombastic fool of yourself as you often do so excellently on these many Care2 columns.
 

Scott haakon (4)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 10:36 pm
Blame the UN anti gun. Better to arms everyone who fights these radicals. The "peace' folks now have to see the crop they sowed. Give them guns and ammo to defend themselves.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:23 am
Nice try Bob but Murder by HIV/AIDS due to bans of condoms, the Homicidal Homophobia in Uganda, the Round up of Gays into Camps in Ghana et alia is not the "distant Christian past". Nor might I add were the Repug/Tea Bagged attempts and successes at getting "religious" exemptions for bullying in American schools. At least the "Good Christian" Scott Lively is now going on Trial For Crimes Against Humanity, in the USA, for his work in Uganda.
And Lee thanks for your snide ill will but unlike many in the Islamophobic Christian Taliban I am more than capable of walking, talking, writing and breathing at the same time thanks to my Jesuit teachers. 'Pompous and bombastic' thank you, I have been called worse by better for daring to mention that neither side in this stupidity of radical religion is without sin.
 

Suheyla C. (230)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:44 am
completed the development of a bird-brained maniacs
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:03 pm
What else would one expect from those Islamic cowards, they wear balaclavas so they cannot be recognised. They are a totally perverted murderers in the name of Islam, sick people, sick religion. Lucky they are self destructing big time.
 
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