Is there any place in the world where Muslims aren't involved in violent protest, suicide bombing, or indiscriminate killing? In Nigeria, Africa's most populous country with 130 million (wow), Muslims are bearing the consequences of the atrocities they recently committed against Christians in the north. Two wrongs don't make a right, except when you're reeeaaallllyyy pissed off. Isn't organized religion great?
146 killed in religious rioting
Thursday, February 23, 2006
ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Christian youths burned the corpses of Muslims on Thursday on the streets of Onitsha in southeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit by religious riots that have killed at least 146 people across the country in five days.
Christian mobs, seeking revenge for the killings of Christians in the north, attacked Muslims with cutlasses, destroyed their houses and torched mosques in two days of violence in Onitsha, where at least 93 people have died.
"We are very happy that this thing is happening so that the north will learn their lesson," said Anthony Umai, a motorcycle taxi rider, standing close to where Christian youths had piled up the corpses of 10 Muslims and were burning them. More...
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