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ROP strikes on Chrismas in Nigeria

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Submitted by Ted (United States), Dec 27, 2011 at 09:31

Dear Dr Pipes:

The ROP struck in Nigeria on Christmas. In several church bombings 26 worshippers were killed by coordinated bomb blasts. I will like to point out that in Nigeria about 50% of the population is Islamic and the rest is Christian. The goal of people who claimed the responsibility for these blasts is to establish Sharia law over the whole of Nigeria.

As usual, the this-is-not-true-islam lobby will parrot that the people who were involved in these blasts were not true muslims. The fact of the matter is that every time these untrue-muslims kill, Islam as a whole benefits. As the population ratio in a region exceeds 30 to 40%, the non-muslims start leaving the region because 1) violence becomes a bigger part life, 2) harassment of non-muslims increases 3) Muslims who are more vocal than others start claiming bigger part of the agenda than is owed to them. and 4) muslims start claiming more and more of the public resources than the others (such as by demanding religion-specific facilities in public places).


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