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What is common between Nigeria and India?

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jan 11, 2012 at 02:01

Dear Dr Pipes:

Nigeria is in Africa and India is thousands of miles away from Nigeria. What is common between the two countries? Well, one thing that is common is Islam. And that brings many other common factors. In both countries muslims are in minority. In India, the majority population is Hindu and in Nigeria the majority is either Christian or native African. But in each country, there is Islamic unrest.

In Northern Nigeria there is an effort going on to establish an Islamic rule and exile the local Christian population. In Kashmir, this effort is already largely successful. Most Kashmiri Hindus have already left Kashmir. And, if you think it is just a one-time event, for India it is a deja vu: the great holi and peaceful state of Pakistan was formed by carving a land out of India for Muslims. So your readers can pretty much see the future of Kashmir and Nigeria.

And, yes, if you ask the Islamists and Islamic apologists, the cruel Christians of Nigeria and cruel Hindus of India are persecuting poor muslims of their respective countries.


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