Nigeria's Christmas Present: Blown Up Christians (link to article, excerpts below)
Several churches in northern Nigeria were bombed December 25, in what has been described as "Nigeria's blackest Christmas ever." The attacks, perpetrated by the Muslim militant group Boko Haram, killed at least 39 people, "the majority dying on the steps of a Catholic church [in Madalla near the capital of Abuja] after celebrating Christmas Mass as blood pooled in dust from a massive explosion." Charred bodies and dismembered limbs lay scattered around the destroyed church.
In short, Boko Haram's actions have been anything but "senseless": its terror campaign has seen Christians reduced in number—whether by killing them off or tormenting them into fleeing their villages—and has seen hundreds of churches eliminated. These results correspond quite well with Boko Haram's own stated goals of creating an anti-infidel Sharia state.
This is not local in nature. Nor is the continual harassment of Israel or the Western world. This is death for the sake of death, and of domination and control. To paraphrase Neil Young, "got to get down to it, murderers are cutting us down, should have been done long ago".
Edited by jbg, 30 December 2011 - 09:04 PM.