Sunday, December 25, 2011

Islamist Bombings Across Nigeria Hit Catholic Church On Christmas Day

On what is supposed to be the most holy, joyous and peaceful days of the year a series of bombings has rocked across Nigeria.  St. Theresa Catholic Church was hit in one of the blasts.  A spokesman from the Islamist sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the bombings.  Between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day there were five bombings across Nigeria.  According to The Telegraph Boko Haram is responsible for 491 killings across Nigeria just this past year.  When are world leaders going to denounce this Islamist group along with other violent Islamist sects around the world?  How much killing has to happen in order for the world to wake up and respond justly?  We need to stand up for the defenseless in these countries where Islamofascists  have spread intolerance and violence, and targeted Christians, Jews, and anyone who refuses to submit to Islam, specifically Sharia Law.  The Boko Haram haven't been declared a terrorist organization? What?!?

The Telegraph reports: 
 "We have in these three vehicles (ambulances) 15 corpses," a rescue source told the AFP news agency at the scene on condition of anonymity. He said the toll was likely to be higher since he believed other rescuers were also pulling out bodies.  People were inside the church at the time of the blast, but Mr Shuaib could not say how many.  Nigeria's emergency agency said it did not have enough ambulances available to evacuate the dead and the wounded.  A second explosion was subsequently heard in the central Nigerian town of Jos.

White House Condemns Nigeria Bombing:

The White House has condemned the bombings in Nigeria.  Hopefully more leaders will follow suit. Prayers for peace...

Smitty at The Other McCain has a good take on the plight of Christians in the Middle East and in Africa. He has also channeled Edmund Burke in his Edasurc post.  It is quite apropos IMO.

Donald @ American Power has more info on the bombings, with additional links - Nigerian Explosion: Bombs Hit Churches in Christmas Day Terrorist Attacks 

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