BBC--At least 16 people have been killed in an attack on a predominantly Christian village in northern Nigeria.
Police said late on Friday that unidentified assailants had also burnt a number of houses in the village in Bauchi state, near Tafawa Balewa.
Bauchi is in Nigeria's middle belt, where the predominantly Muslim north meets the mainly Christian south.
There are long-standing tensions in the area rooted in power struggles and land disputes, correspondents say.
This has caused violence in the past between indigenous Christian or animist groups, and Muslim settlers from the North.
Hundreds have died in clashes in Nigeria following national elections last month in which Goodluck Jonathan, a southern Christian, won the presidential poll against a Muslim, Muhammadu Buhari.
The worst of the violence was in Bauchi and Kaduna states. (Source)
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Nigeria: Muslims Slaughter Christians and Burn Christian Homes
Notice the following BBC report attributes the bloodshed to "power struggles and land disputes." The violence never has anything to do with Islam.
Posted by David Wood at 4:17 PM
Interestingly, their article makes it that both the Muslims and the Christians are at fault for wanting to clash and fight one another.
Failed to explain that only one side is on the offense while the other is trying to defend itself and probably not fight back.
The religion of teace and tolerance is once again hijacked by those who fial to understand Mohammed's attitude to kafirs. After din't the prophet of Islam teach when he was in Mecca there is Allno compulsion in relgion?
How will it be before we se the same kinnds of clashes in Dearborn?
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