The Religion of Peace Plunging Nigeria Into Civil War

Islam is the religion of peace? This Christmas day in Nigeria the religion of peace demonstrated that it carries this line of reasoning:

1. Sharia law would be good for our country,
2. Sharia law has not yet be implemented so therefore,
3. We must commence killing and terrorizing to demonstrate just how peaceful our religion makes us.

In total 27 people were killed and dozens more injured as a series of bombs aimed the ‘enemies’ of the religion of peace were detonated across the mostly Christian regions of Nigeria (link). One of the explosions did manage to show that Islam treats everyone equally detonating as a crowd of men, women and children left a Christian church following a holiday mass.

Christian leaders in the country are starting to call for other Christians to defend themselves stating that they will soon be left with no choice but plunge Nigeria into an all out civil war between the mostly Christian north and mostly Muslim south. It wasn’t enough that Nigeria was already riddled with poverty, crime and other kinds of violence the followers of religion the religion of peace decided that their religion is so superior that they would incite an all out war in order to make their country a better place (more perfectly sound logic).

So let’s review the reasoning:

  1. Sharia law will make our country better and is not being implemented in our country,
  2. Murdering and terrorizing will win sympathizers or scare everyone into implementing Sharia law. So therefore,
  3. We must instigate a civil war

Some Muslim leaders have tried desperately to separate themselves from their peace loving brethren but their not fooling anyone because once again this Christmas the world saw just how peaceful Islam makes its followers.

Murdering and terrorizing and warfare, thanks again Islam for being the religion of peace.

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Comment by Robert Karp on December 28, 2011 at 1:09pm

Islam is anything but the religion of peace. I would say during the crusades the competition as to which was the most violent was still up for grabs. However, today it is clear that Islam wins hands down. Since the US left Iraq the Sunni vs Shia violence has started again and that's the same f-ing religion. It's pitiful.

Comment by Albert Bakker on December 28, 2011 at 1:34pm

It is actually the other way around, the north is mostly Muslim and the south is mostly Christian. In numbers as well as in land area inhabited it is roughly 50%. But they're not nicely separated.

The attacks were perpetrated by an extreme sect Boko Haram founded in 2002. After their founder/ leader died in police custody in 2009 the sect broke into three branches. It is one of these branches that is increasingly violent and responsible for these kinds of unspeakable acts. They consider Muslims not belonging to their absurdly narrow interpretations of Islam (which to us is clear that it is in it's entirety already absurd under the most liberal interpretation imaginable) to belong with the rest of us infidels.

So I wouldn't dismiss so easily other (Nigerian) Muslims distancing themselves from these Boko Haram jihadists, because they are equally or perhaps even more threatened by them than Christian Nigerians. It would be stupid and self-defeating not to see such distinctions for what they are because of some ideological reason.

Comment by bob spencer on December 28, 2011 at 1:58pm

Although Libya has more oil reserves, there were 37.2 billion barrels (5.91×109 m3) of proven oil reserves in Nigeria as of 2011, ranking the country as the largest oil producer in Africa #wikipedia. perhaps that's the reason for civil war and not belief. Just a tought

Regards

Bob

Comment by Albert Bakker on December 28, 2011 at 2:11pm

Well money or oil is never not a reason to kill one another in large numbers, but in this case it is truly as mundane as religious fanaticism. (At least as far as I am able to tell, naturellement.) Of course that branch of Boko Haram I talked about has united with Al Qaida and you can be sure that the leadership of Al Qaida will try to to do it's best to use these suckers for their own purposes. But it's not like they're holding them on a stick. It's a fucken mess.

Comment by Bryan B on December 28, 2011 at 2:13pm

Thanks for the clarification Albert and you are right situations such as Nigeria are never simple. At this point though I no longer separate the peaceful practitioners of a religion from the rest. The fact remains that so long as that religion, in this case Islam, exists there will problems like these. Even peaceful practice involves telling lies and threatening children amongst other things, I see nothing moral about religion anymore.

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