Several Killed In Central Nigeria Religious Violence - Reuters

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Several people were killed in religious violence in central Nigeria on Thursday, prompting the military to impose a 24-hour curfew in one region at the border between the West African country's mostly Muslim north and largely Christian south.

Christian and Muslim gangs fighting over ownership of cattle and fertile farmland clashed in Barkin Ladi, an area in the central city of Jos, the capital of Plateau state. Witnesses said they counted at least 10 dead bodies.

"The STF (Special Task Force) has imposed 24 hour curfew in Barkin Ladi. No movement to and out of the council. Lives have been lost. House have been burned. We don't know how many casualties but the loss is enormous," said Charles Ekeocha, spokesman for the STF in Jos, capital of Plateau state.

Nigeria has a roughly equal Christian-Muslim population and more than 200 ethnic groups live side by side, largely peacefully, but violence flares up in Plateau and other parts of the "Middle Belt" from time to time.

Violence in Plateau can quickly escalate into a series of tit-for-tat attacks. More than 50 people were killed inside a week in September, and hundreds died there early this year.

The tensions are rooted in fierce competition for local political power and control of fertile farmland, and local government policies have done little to calm them.

The unrest is an unwelcome challenge for President Goodluck Jonathan, who is already dealing with near-daily attacks in the northeast by the Islamist sect Boko Haram.

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MR. EXCISIONIST, YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT

MR EXCISIONIST WE HAVE TODAY A SERVING PRESIDENT FROM THE SOUTH WHAT ARE YOU GUYS WAITING FOR? LET YOUR PRESIDENT EXCISE THE NORTH FROM NIGERIA. AND IF HE CANT, AS IT SEEMS HE IS CLUELESS, THEN YOU MUST STAY QUITE AND WATCH. BECAUSE WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR YOU TO HAVE A STRONG DETERMINED PRESIDENT FROM YOUR AREA WHO WILL SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS YOU PRODUCE A MUMU. WHEN A NORTHERNER IS PRESIDENT YOU COMPLAIN, NOW YOU ARE PRESIDENT YOU STILL COMPLAIN. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM THE NORTHERNERS? EVEN WHEN THEY ARE OUT OF POWER FOR OVER A DECADE YOU STILL COMPLAIN. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT THEIR IS NO ALTERNATIVE TO A STEADFAST, HONEST AND VISIONARY LEADER. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHERE HE COMES FROM OR WHAT GOD HE WORSHIPS. THERE IS NO AUTHORITY OR FORCE GREATER THAN MORAL AUTHORITY. A CORRUPT, INEPT LEADER WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TURN OUR COUNTRY AROUND.

LET US UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER

ONE CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE WITHOUT A BACKGROUND IN THEOLOGY. FOR A PERSON NOT VERSED IN THEOLOGY HE WILL READ THE WHOLE BIBLE AND NEVER FOR ONCE SEE THE WORD TRINITY, YET IT IS A FUNDAMENTAL PILLAR OF CHRISTIAN BELIEF. THE CLOSEST HE WILL COME IS

1 JOHN 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

- 1769 Oxford King James Bible 'Authorized Version'

TRY AS YOU MAY YOU CANT FIND TRINITY IN HERE. IT IS THE SAME WITH THE QURAN. LET US NOT QUOTE OUT OF TEXTUAL OR SITUATIONAL CONTEXT. I CAN JUSTIFY RAPE, MURDER WAR OF CONQUEST AND EVEN INCEST IN THE BIBLE BY QUOTING OUT OF CONTEXT.

THE VERSE ON CHRISTIANS

HOLY QURAN

5:51O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.

THIS VERSE HAS BEEN PROVEN OVER AND OVER SINCE THE CRUSADES TO THE PRESENT DAY. WHAT IT SAYS ESSENTIALLY IS THAT MUSLIMS SHOULD BE CAREFUL BECAUSE JEWS AND CHRISTIANS ARE ALLIES ALWAYS, AND THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT A MUSLIM IN THEIR MIDST UNLESS HE HAS GIVEN UP HIS FAITH AND TURN TO CHRISTIANITY OR JUDAISM. THE JOKE IS ON YOU CHRISTIANS!

@Tabari VIII:141 "The battle

THE HOLY QURAN

2:194 The sacred month for the sacred month; sanctities should be respected alike ( by all concerned). Thus, if someone has attacked you, attack him just as he attacked you, and fear Allah and remain conscious that Allah is with those who guard against violating the bounds set by Him.

2:195 And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good

VERSE 2:195 IS CITED BY SOME MUSLIMS AS SPECIFICALLY FORBIDDING SUICIDE BOMBING.

@Tabari VIII: 141"The battle cry

HOLY QURAN

2:190 Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress. Indeed. Allah does not like transgressors.

2:191 And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid al- Haram until they fight you there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.

2:192 And if they cease, then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

2:193 Fight them until there is no [more] fitnah and [until] worship is [acknowledged to be] for Allah . But if they cease, then there is to be no aggression except against the oppressors.

THE STATE OF THE NATION 1

Jonathan Meets Party Leaders On State of the Nation
http://allafrica.com/stories/201111270150.html

The nation is sick. It is staggering, taking one step forward and two steps backward. The main reason; One part of the nation wants an Islamic state and the others appear to be preventing them from having it.

With the Hausa/Fulani Muslims Nigeria is not secure. Lives and property of non-Muslims are not secure, businesses are not secure. ... Nigeria is not economically secure as they only know how to destroy and not to build. It is not politically secure as they have abused all compromises made in their favor.

THE STATE OF THE NATION 2

All appeasement efforts to please them only emboldened them to engage in more killings and destruction Boko Haram. Over the decades since independence, hundreds of thousands of lives (if not millions) of non-Muslims in the northern states have been lost as they engaged annually in their habitual killing orgy. They have usurped power at the center for more than 80% of the time since independence and looted national resources with impunity. They have gradually but consistently been cleansing the areas they are in the majority of Christians and other non Muslims. The list goes on....

In April 1990, a young Major from the middle belt, Major Gideon Okar along with other young patriotic officers and men proffered a solution for stopping this senseless destruction. Unfortunately Nigerians were sleeping. Nevertheless, their message has proved prophetic.

THE STATE OF THE NATION 3

This state of the nation meeting should have as top on their agenda how to let the Hausa/Fulani Muslims have their Islamic country in a peaceful way. They should not miss this golden opportunity because if they do, it will come in a violent way. The question should not be WHETHER they should go but HOW and WHEN they should go.

It is time to begin to discuss post division/ excision boarders. The non-Muslim enclaves within the 12 Sharia states should be carved into the future Nigeria and vise versa with the Muslim majority areas within Nigeria. Mass movement of people should be expected so that a clear and secure boarder can be drawn just like between India and Pakistan.

TO KEEP NIGERIA SAFE IS A TASK THAT MUST BE DONE

Let them go peacefully or let them be EXCISED

Excisionist

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Southerners are the problem

Southerners are the problem of Nigeria. They are selfish and intolerant. Our groundnut money was used to build their refinery but still they are inappreciative. Majority of them are dogs always looking for a bone to chew. To hell with them.

TIME FOR THE NORTH TO GO

For how long will the South continue feeding these animals from the North with its oil revenue?

No rush

My brother don't be too harsh on people and don't rush and jump into conclusion, this people are making you to believe what they want you to believe, but let me honest with you, if you think by saying this will make them to accept you, then you are wrong. My advice is simple be what ever they think you are but bear it in your mind that you should always do the right thing, deal with them based on mutual benefit and mutual respect.

Excision is the answer

The Northern Muslims are "the sick man" of the country. How do you get rid of the characteristically insensitive and adamantly audacious, Northern jihadist cabal? How do you stop the near complete Islamization of Nigeria by these evil people? How do you deal with their uncountable abuses?

The ultimate solution to the corruption and intransigence of the Hausa-Fulani extremist, to removing the terrorism stigma; to saving thousands of lives perennially slaughtered by Islamists and to moving forward and being reckoned as an emerging market along with the CIBS (China, India, Brasil and South Africa) is EXCISION. This is the only way to eradicate the culture of corruption and impunity. That is the only way forward!!!

Islam's Latest Contributions to Peace:
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

I am not supprise

I am not supprise when you start to be making such statements, because that is only what they use to keep you attached to your churches, in return of your loyalty. If in churches they are going to be preeching the truth or atleast be given you bible study i am sure you will not be same stupid again

old gist

The fact that islam is violent is no longer new, most muslims av come to understand it and leave by it. but what they av equally refused to accept irrespective of abundant evidence, is that islam is extremely violent!

The Undeniable truth

Please read surah 5 verse 51 and you ask yourself why are we wasting our time:it states
"Don’t take the Jews and Christians as Friends"
Even if it does not exactly mean what it seems to be, how many are well educated to understand it otherwise.... think

Yeye people

The only reason why i like my southern brothers is that they know how to insult and abuse but when it comes to physical combat the know where to run, if the cowards beroms know knew they cannot stay and fight who force them to start killing peoples in their area? They kill three people including a woman and a child after killing seven people on their way mai katako market on monday and u expect the hausas to just ignore them and behave as if nothing happens?Idiot berom cowards, next time they tried this again, they will know that this is just an example.

Yeye people

The only reason why i like my southern brothers is that they know how to insult and abuse but when it comes to physical combat the know where to run, if the cowards beroms know knew they cannot stay and fight who force them to start killing peoples in their area? They kill three people including a woman and a child after killing seven people on their way mai katako market on monday and u expect the hausas to just ignore them and behave as if nothing happens?Idiot berom cowards, next time they tried this again, they will know that this is just an example.

RE:. ANONYMOUS ON ANDERS BREVIK

I have not commented on SR for quite sometime now but a post such as the one made by 'Anonymous' forces me to break my silence. In a rush to find similarities where none exists, Anders Breivik's murderous attacks in Norway have been labeled "christian". In his 1515 page manifesto,Brevik says that he is not a religious person though a Christian only in a cultural sense which does not require any personal relationship with God or Christ. He has prayed only once in his 32 years on earth and has no affiliation to any church. He sounds more like someone with an Islamic agenda by willing to cooperate with Hamas in waging chemical and biological warfare in Europe on the guarantee that no Muslim will be killed. Anders likes Al Qaeda, Al-Shabbah etc.On the same day Brevik killed 77 and wounded 69, Islamists killed 14 and wounded 20 world wide. By the end of that week the numbers were 90 killed and 20 maimed.how peaceful is that?

Tabari VIII:141 "The battle

Tabari VIII:141 "The battle cry of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah that night was: 'Kill! Kill! Kill!'"

Ishaq:489 "Do the bastards think that we are not their equal in fighting? We are men who think that there is no shame in killing."

Qur'an 2:191 "And kill them wherever you find and catch them. Drive them out from where they have turned you out; for Al-Fitnah (polytheism, disbelief, oppression) is worse than slaughter."

What a shame to all of you

The problem with Nigeria is idiots like you all, sent to school like the chinese and japanese parents did to thier wards, but instead of u using the english and IT knowledge u learnt to benefit your society, the only output for investing in you is to abuse urselves and curse urselves on pages of social networks. while ur conterparts in Japan and China are busy thinking of technological solutions to disasters confronting mankind

@jonathan rock: Let us b

@jonathan rock: Let us b realistic and understand who we are and where we are coming from and how nigeria was before and after indepedence. The british came to the north and found asystem of government well organised . we were not in the bush wearing leaves.check your history. More so, the north was so vital to nigeria because of its vast resources needed to build nigeria, lagos the refineries and all. Remove sentiments and think positive!!!!
Abusing Prophets is just stupidity and lack or religous background

@jonathan rock: Let us b

@jonathan rock: Let us b realistic and understand who we are and where we are coming from and how nigeria was before and after indepedence. The british came to the north and found asystem of government well organised . we were not in the bush wearing leaves.check your history. More so, the north was so vital to nigeria because of its vast resources needed to build nigeria, lagos the refineries and all. Remove sentiments and think positive!!!!
Abusing Prophets is just stupidity and lack or religous background

peace

Allah (SW) had made us to know that the non-muslims 'll continue to dislike us untill we stop worshiping him. All the Idiots writing this rubish on-net will not say this to the muslims hearing physically. This shows that they are hypocrates.
If you like insult the messanger of God, you will come to see the truth when you are about to die.

I totally concur with u. The

I totally concur with u. The era of folding arms & running helter skelter is over. Let's confront these animals who can't stand to fight as men. For God's sake, y must they always attack churches wen they want to make d headlines? These pple r cowards & hv never been known to win any war except with hiring of mercenaries 4rm neighbouring countries.

your a stupid idiot, for

your a stupid idiot, for making such comments. Allah will punish u for that Blind nonsense and ignorant like u.

Mistake in Report

Barkin Ladi is not in Jos please confirm information before reporting. Thank you.

You are right, in today's

You are right, in today's world, except may be Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries, Muhammad would be cooling his heels in a maximum security prison for sexual abuse of children.
He is an extremely lucky man, no doubt, roasting in hell in the company of Osama bin Laden and Awlaki. May their restless souls never rest in peace but in pieces for all the atrocities they committed and which they handed over to their followers to continue. They will know no peace in hell as their followers continue to trouble the world.

May Allah have mercy on your

May Allah have mercy on your soul. You don't speak ill of a messenger of God(PBUH) I don't join issues when it comes to religion but when ignorant fools like you say something I tend to respond. You have been blindfolded and you tend not to see far. Islam does not condone violence but a religion of peace. So you really think the Boko Haram was a religion battle? We all know what is going , it was more political, they were using religion as a cover but ignorant like you failed to see far. The attack in Norway as well as other severals attacks that were carried out by xtians was not labeled as a terrorism but another name simply because they were Xtians. Allah has perfected his religion and Islam tend to grow day by day , minute by minute inspite of all conspiracy.

I wish you nothing but wrath of God for speaking bad of God's prophet(PBUH).

i think you should rephrase

i think you should rephrase you comment the hausa are on berom land you should do a research...but as u said lets see who will end up u can never finish the beromites that one thing you should know...and when worst come to worst they will turn into carnibals and kill you and your children....

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