Nigeria: Muslims torch 6 churches to protest rescue of kidnapped Christian girls

by Kal El on May 20, 2008 · 4 comments

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Nigerian muslims, not content to be left out of the rampage often seen in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Gaza, are joining in on the attacks against Christianity.

Six churches gutted after recovery of Christians teenagers from Muslim kidnappers.

NINGI, Nigeria, May 19 (Compass Direct News) – Islamists under the auspices of a paramilitary force last week destroyed six churches to protest a police rescue of two teenage Christian girls kidnapped by Muslims in this Bauchi state town.

Police recovered the two Christian girls, Mary Chikwodi Okoye, 15, and Uche Edward, 14, on May 12 after Muslims in Ningi kidnapped them three weeks ago in an attempt to expand Islam by marrying them to Muslim men. Police took the two girls, who had been under foster care, to safety in southeastern Nigeria where their biological parents live. The kidnappers had taken the girls to Wudil town in Kano state. Following the rescue of the girls, Muslims under the Hisbah Command, a paramilitary arm of Kano state’s Sharia Commission, went on a rampage on Tuesday (May 13), attacking Christians and setting fire to the churches.

Joseph Abdu, pastor of the Deeper Life church, told Compass that damages to his church property amounted to about 13 million naira (US$112,857) – and that his congregation had shrunk to 40 people from the 130 who attended before the attack. Muslims have kidnapped at least 13 Christian girls in the town, Christian sources said.

The “religion” of “peace” marches on…

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  • Andrew

    Anyone else read about this ‘peaceful’ muslim school attacking news crews on Monday? Here’s the story – with video of the attackin front of the kids:
    http://kstp.com/article/stories/S449649.shtml?cat=1

  • Andrew

    OH! And it get better. The ‘school’ hasn’t flown the American flag in 5 years! And this genius says he doesn’t know how the flagpole works! My country has lost it’s freakin’ mind!
    http://kstp.com/article/stories/S408718.shtml

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