Nigerian Islamic Militants Reportedly Torch Over 180 Churches

220px-Lewes_Bonfire,_discarded_torchThe Islamic group Boko Haram has a new outrage to its credit. According to Reverend Gideon Obasogie, the director of Catholic Social Communication of Maiduguri Diocese in Borno State, the group has burned down over 180 churches in the West African country. It appears that the group views Islam as allowing for no other form of faith.

Obasogie said Boko Haram fighters have been “ransacking and torching” churches while forcing priests and congregants to flee.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has been criticised for his inaction against the terror group which seeks to expand its “caliphate” in north-eastern Nigeria. It previously attracted global condemnation for its kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls to be handed over to fighters as Muslim wives.

73 thoughts on “Nigerian Islamic Militants Reportedly Torch Over 180 Churches”

  1. Today’s quiz….

    If you had to guess what commenter would crack a joke about the death from Ebola of the man in Texas – what commenter do you suppose would do such a thing?

  2. The end is near! Repent oh ye sinners! Buy beans, rice ammo, and big water tanks! Rush Limbaugh said Obama is plotting to infect all of the US!

    1. Doomsday Dolly – did Rush actually say that or did someone say that Rush said it? Makes a difference.

  3. Karen S: “They can’t have the caliphate they desire unless they slaughter all the non-Muslims and erase all trace of their houses of worship.”

    This aspect reminds me much of the Marxist revolutionary system.

  4. You are right Paul. I will believe half of what I read and none that I hear. But I heard some of this from Whitney Harris who was a prosecutor at Nuremberg and who lived in Saint Louis and practiced law later. He wrote Tyranny On Trial. A good book.

    This is the Wikipedia comments on Goring or however ya spull his name:

    Göring’s commentary[edit]

    In The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich William L. Shirer wrote that at Nuremberg, General Franz Halder stated in an affidavit, that Hermann Göring joked about setting the fire:

    On the occasion of a lunch on the Führer’s birthday in 1943, the people around the Führer turned the conversation to the Reichstag building and its artistic value. I heard with my own ears how Göring broke into the conversation and shouted: ‘The only one who really knows about the Reichstag building is I, for I set fire to it.’ And saying this he slapped his thigh.[26]

    Under cross-examination at Nuremberg, Göring was read Halder’s affidavit and denied he had any involvement in the fire, characterizing Halder’s statement as “utter nonsense”. Göring stated:

    I had no reason or motive for setting fire to the Reichstag. From the artistic point of view I did not at all regret that the assembly chamber was burned; I hoped to build a better one. But I did regret very much that I was forced to find a new meeting place for the Reichstag and, not being able to find one, I had to give up my Kroll Opera House … for that purpose. The opera seemed to me much more important than the Reichstag.[27

    1. BarkinDog – so it sounds like Goering did not burn down the Riechstag and was teed off because he lost his Opera House because they needed a place to meet. Personally, I have never trusted jail house confessions and even the one the got was more of a joke.

      If you want to feel sad, read Whitney Harris’ Wikipedia page. It will show the impact of this great prosecutor on jurisprudence.

  5. OK, sooo I finished my salad and edited the above Irish Poem a little!

    Here Lies Goebbels???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    A Nazi, we’ll call Little Joe,
    Propagandized like heck, to and fro.
    And when he was done,
    Shot his mouth with a gun,
    Which ironically seems apropos!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  6. Your right. It was Goerring or however ya spull it. I always mix them up. Same thing with George Goeble and George Bush.

    1. BarkinDog – while Goering was at Nuremberg, he was not allowed to talk to anybody except his guards and that was very limited. Believe half of what you read and none of what you hear.

  7. @riesling

    Oh, I have just been busy with some other stuff. Anyway, somebody asked for a bad limerick. Sooo, I guess that means Irish Poem time!

    Here Lies Goebbels???

    A Nazi, we’ll call Little Joe,
    Propagandized like heck, to and fro.
    He lied till he died,
    Cause of Death? Suicide!
    Which most people thought apropos!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  8. Common theme in Muslim extremists, destroying ancient, irreplaceable sites of other religions. Sad. I wonder if they’ve kidnapped any more girls.

    They can’t have the caliphate they desire unless they slaughter all the non-Muslims and erase all trace of their houses of worship.

    My heart goes out to the vulnerable children stuck in this area.

  9. Anyone who has been following this, as I have, knows that this has NOTHING to do with the Koran. These people have warped everything and it makes me sick that Good Luck Jonathan’s Government is so ineffective. Very Sad. Administration claim: Boko Haram is not driven by religion

    In 2012, U.S. former Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Ambassador Johnnie Carson stressed that despite the vast majority of attacks aimed at Christians and churches, Boko Haram is not motivated by ideology but rather “intended to inflame religious tensions and upset the nation’s social cohesion.” At a forum on U.S. policy toward Nigeria, he said “religion is not driving extremist violence either in Jos or northern Nigeria.”

    Boko Haram Insurgency, Not Religious – Jonathan

    President Goodluck Jonathan has said that this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration signifies good things that will happen to…..

    I hate the Media. It poisons everyone’s mind and confuses everyone with an unknown agenda

  10. Miss Squeeky might be meeting up with Mr.MKerns! That would be a match made in heaven. I bet he could get her to change her mind about …you know what.

  11. Eric

    Dredd: “Fundies get around don’t they … they are here in the U.S. too.”

    True. Such is the global War on Terror. A number of American citizens have sympathized with, been inspired by, and even joined al Qaeda, ISIS, et al.
    I was talking about the majority, not the minority.

    The Establishment fundies.

    Surely you know about Mithrasim (The Virgin MOMCOM – 6)?

  12. Practicing her guitar, maybe. Squeeky is a woman of substance and entertains us when she can. All enjoy her entertainment value.

  13. Mr.Schulte, I have been asked very nicely by Darren to change my pseudonym. So as far as you’re concerned just consider it a quickie sex change operation and new identity. It didn’t hurt a bit, I didn’t feel a thing actually!

  14. The Reichstag Fire and the Reichstag Fire Decree: Goebbels told the true story of how he went from a tunnel under the street from an office to the Reichstag and set the fire himself. He told this to confidants while he was locked up at the Nuremberg Trial. Von Hindenburg was President. He issued the Reichstag Fire Decree. The Decree eliminated any civil liberties and the government was free under the decree to go after anyone they wanted to. Kind of like the Patriot Act after the phony Twin Towers incident. What comes round goes round.

    1. BarkingDog – I know this is going to put a huge hole in your theory but Goebbels killed his children then he and his wife committed suicide if the Fuhrerbunker. The bodies were then burned. This was at the end of the war. He never made it to Nuremberg.

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