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Saturday, 6 July 2013

Another 'stunning success' for the religion of peace


Photo: AFP

Stunning is the word. A farmer in Nigeria located the bodies of two of his sons: a 10-year-old who had been shot in the back as he apparently attempted to escape the fire and a 12-year-old who had taken a bullet to the chest. He said, "That's it, I'm taking my other boys out of school”.  He has three younger children who study nearby. “It's not safe”, he said. “The gunmen are attacking schools and there is no protection for students despite all the soldiers”.  Another 'success' for the religion of peace.

Just part of a report [here] of another school massacre in Nigeria where 41 children were killed, some burned alive: "Militants arrived on the scene with vessels carrying large quantities of fuel which they used to torch the building. Those who tried to flee the burning wreckage were shot" the survivors said. The report continues: The attack on the Government Secondary School in Mamudo town in the northeastern Yobe state is the latest in a series of militant attacks targeting children. The area has been targeted by the Boko Haram militant group repeatedly. The sect’s name means Western education is sacrilege or  sinful. Since 2010 "dozens of schools have been torched and over 1,600 victims murdered by extremists across the country". 

How many more excuses can there be for turning a blind eye to these outrages in the name of religion? Recently the Home Secretary banned two speakers from the United States from entering the UK to explain that however peaceful Muslims may appear, the basis of their faith is the same as that which is used to massacre these innocent children. What can a child know of politics? They want only to be loved. Even if right were on the side of the Islamists, which it cannot be when it entails violence, what possible excuse can there be for killing innocent children with fire and bullets or anything else for that matter? There is none. If Western education (freedom of thought) were sinful, innocent children can know nothing of it.

Christ called little children to Himself without hindrance. Spot the difference Home Secretary?

Postscript (8 July 2013)
"Support for two extremist groups - Minbar Ansar Deen and Boko Haram - is to be made a criminal offence in the UK." BBC report here.

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