THE LATEST THIS MORNING (SUNDAY) ON THE CRITICAL SITUATION FACING THE 5 PER CENT CHRISTIANS IN NIGER)
FELIX QUIGLEY SAYS…
On BBC news this Sunday morning it is TEN Churches burned
Niger is very important and is very instructional. There is 95 per cent Muslim population, 5 per cent other mainly Christian.
This is how I read it correct me if wrong. The 95 per cent Muslim are rooted in the Koran. This may be a passive rootedness not unlike the prejudices that surrounded Christians, with reference to Judas being the traitor and the Jews who killed the “saviour”, a prejudice that can lie underneath for a long time, but at times become critical.
There is along with that 95 per cent the profesional inflamers of these underlying prejudices. That is happening in scores of different countries as we speak. Niger has a very long border with the critical Nigeria, the largest African country population wise, a country much divided on itself which never really got over the Biafran Civil War tending to drive towards pacifism in its aftermath. As an aside this happens a lot and Ireland is an example where the dead alley of the Irish Civil War post-1921 “Independence” encouraged revisionist thinking about the concept of independence itself. This weakening of nation is fertile ground for Islam Jihad. So in Nigeria there is a large army but the army is almost pacifist in spirit, thinking and tactics. This may be a part explanation but at least helps to understand how Nigerian army conscripts lay down their arms and flee in the face of the Islamic State savages, whereas the Kurd fighters including their women stand and fight the savage enemy of the Jihad.
In all of these countries like Niger there is a very unstable political situation to start with. Then along with that there is the promotion of Jihad and of Islam by Obama, by the Democrats, by parts of the republican side like McCain, and there is promotion of Jihad on a broad canvas by ALL European Governments, the centre of which focus is the lethal poison of Antisemitic “Palestinianism” (and here I have to honour the memory of Joan Peters who died recently)
The comments on Jihadwatch above are spot on. I am a Trotskyist socialist revolutionary and I agree with them 100 per cent.
The above was placed as a comment on the excellent http://www.jihadwatch.com.
Exposing the role that Islamic jihad theology and ideology play in the modern global conflicts
Niger: Muslim mobs ransack churches, burn French cultural center, in cartoon rage
http://www.jihadwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/charlie_protest.jpghttp://www.jihadwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/charlie_protest.jpgThe Western intelligentsia’s response to this savagery will likely be to call for voluntary self-censorship so as not to offend Muslims — rather than to call for a robust defense of the freedom of speech and resolute stand against these violent attempts to make the non-Muslim world conform to Sharia blasphemy laws.
“Niger protests over Charlie Hebdo Prophet Mohammed cartoon leaves four dead and 45 injured,” AFP, January 16, 2015 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
Four people were killed and 45 injured in a day of violent protests in Niger’s second city against French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.
Massaoudou Hassoumi, the interior minister, said a policeman and three civilians died in Friday’s disturbances in Zinder in which three churches were ransacked and the French cultural centre was burned down.
Thousands of protesters gathered outside mosques after Friday prayers to vent anger at the depiction of the prophet, which is considered taboo to most Muslims.
Twenty-two members of the security forces and 23 protesters were hurt in the ensuing clashes, national radio reported, as one Catholic and two Protestant churches were attacked.
A doctor in the city’s hospital told AFP that all of the dead and three of the injured had gunshot wounds….
There are excellent commenters on Jihadwatch and this was no different: