Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Islam is very peacefull.. oppression and slaughter of Christians by Muslim hordes in Nigeria , Indonesia , Philippines and Egypt
"Charred bodies line road to Nigeria town after riots sweep region after presidential vote," from the Associated Press hat tip Robert
Against the ongoing oppression and slaughter of Christians by Muslim hordes in Nigeria (and Indonesia and the Philippines and Egypt and.....)
Riots break out in north as Jonathan landslide looms (hat tip Armaros)
Riots erupted across the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria on Monday as President Goodluck Jonathan looked set for a landslide win in a weekend poll, which observers have described as the fairest in decades.
REUTERS - Violent protests erupted across Nigeria's largely Muslim north on Monday as youths angered at President Goodluck Jonathan's election victory torched churches and homes and set up burning barricades.
The vote count showed Jonathan, from the southern oil-producing Niger Delta, had beaten Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler from the north, in the first round.
Observers have called the poll the fairest in decades in Africa's most populous nation but Buhari's supporters accuse the ruling party of rigging. Results show how politically polarised the country is, with Buhari sweeping states in the Muslim north and Jonathan winning the largely Christian south.
Authorities in the northern state of Kaduna imposed a 24-hour curfew after protesters set fire to the residence of Vice President Namadi Sambo in the town of Zaria and forced their way into the central prison, releasing inmates.
The body of a small boy shot in the chest by a stray bullet was brought to a police station, a witness said.
"They have destroyed our cars and our houses. I had to run for my life and I am now in my neighbour's house," said Dora Ogbebor, a resident of Zaria whose origins are in the south.
Plumes of smoke rose into the air in parts of the state capital as protesters set fire to barricades of tyres. Security forces fired in the air and used teargas to disperse groups of youths shouting "We want Buhari, we want Buhari".
A spokesman for Buhari said he had not yet made any statement on the disturbances.