Saturday, January 17, 2015

Niger: Ten Killed, Churches Torched in Cartoon Riots

But Islam is peaceful and tolerant and Muhammad supported freedom of speech and open criticism of his claims, right?
(Reuters) - At least five people were killed on Saturday in protests in Niger against Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, authorities said, bringing the death toll from two days of violence in the country to 10.

Police fired tear gas at crowds of stone-throwing Muslim youths who set fire to churches and looted shops in the capital Niamey after authorities banned a meeting called by local Islamic leaders. A police station was attacked and at least two police cars burned.

"They offended our Prophet Mohammad, that's what we didn't like," said Amadou Abdoul Ouahab, who took part in the demonstrations.

President Mahamadou Issoufou said all five of the dead were civilians, with four of them killed inside burned churches or bars. He said an enquiry would be opened and those responsible for organising the violence would be punished.

"Those who pillage religious sites and profane them, those who persecute and kill their Christian compatriots or foreigners who live on our soil, have understood nothing of Islam," he said in a televised address.

The president added, however, that he shared the disgust of Muslims who felt offended by the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad and that freedom of expression should not mean liberty to insult religious beliefs.

Issoufou joined a march in Paris last weekend alongside French President Francois Hollande, in the wake of a gun attack that killed 12 people at the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which had angered many Muslims by printing cartoons of Mohammad in the past.

But Issoufou said on Saturday he had wanted to demonstrate his opposition to terrorism and not support for the newspaper itself. (Continue Reading.)
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Baron Eddie said...

Baga/Nigeria got slaughtered by Boko Haram before the attack in France but it did not make it in the news as much!

Nigeria's Boko Haram: Baga destruction 'shown in images'

All we know so far that Islam is a religion of peace and it is the few radicals who are doing this, and we don't know why!

Ex N1hilo said...

So, how to strike back against secularists who make fun of Islam and Christianity? I know! Burn churches and kill Christians!

Makes perfect sense.

David said...

All this over a man that was a mere fallible sinner. Imagine what they would be like if they believed Jesus was God incarnate and not someone they gave lip service to as one of Allah's lesser prophets.

bam bamba said...

This is the real islam. An intolerant cultic religion!

apran said...

Charlie Hebdo has nothing to do with Christianity, and yet the Christians are being attacked. The muslims are too coward to admit that they attack the Christians simply because Islam tells so.

Nojmul Huda said...

Believe it or not, by ignorance liberal media and world leaders keep alive Islamic terrorism encouraging evil’s voice “Allah-Hu-Akbar” as a legitimate sensitivity by which they killed thousands of people including children around the world.

1) Media aired around the world violent demonstrations brought out by failed states like Pakistan, Yemen, against Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon that took further 10 more lives of unknown; and defended their anger as legitimate in respect to their religious believe. What kind of religion is Islam which promotes hate crime against us as non-Muslims of 6 billion people of the world?

2) Quran says we, non-Muslims are worst of all creature Surah: Qur’an 98:6—“Verily, those who disbelieve from among the people of the Scripture and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.” Is this not hate-crime under any countries law against non-Muslims? There is no exception as a religion.

3) Media did not criticize Islamic countries not bringing any procession and asking for forgiveness that caused brutal killings of 12 freedom loving people by the name of their faith as “Allah-Hu-Akbar”, means Allah is great. Is Muslims’ Allah is great with blood of innocent people of non-Muslims?

4) Non-Muslims of the World demands million march like Paris from Muslims around the Islamic countries and ask for forgiveness that caused killing of innocent lives as well as fear among non-Muslims by their faith on Quran which promotes killings of non-Muslims. Any action by main stream Muslims may sooth anger of non-Muslims. It takes always two to make noise.

Illegal sensitivity of media’s viewers/readers cannot supersede truth of the news. Truth must prevail for lasting PEACE.

Stardusty Psyche said...

More instances of Muhammad ordering death to critics:
Qur'an 33:57, 33:61
Bukhari 59:369, 59:370
Bukhari 4:241

Links to the cases cited by David Wood in
The Ghost of Charlie Hebdo and the Purple Beret
Girls killed for singing satirical songs, apostates killed:
Ibn Ishaq pp 550, 551
The killing of Abu Afak for writing a poem critical of Muhammad:
Ibn Ishaq pp 675
(Many burnings, beheadings, and killings by unspecified means are described here:
Sunnah Abu Dawud 40
Mother stabbed to death, her baby drenched in blood, for criticizing Muhammad
Abu Dawud 4361
Woman strangled for criticizing Muhammad
Abu Dawud 4362

StardustyPayche at gmail dot com

Adan said...

"...They offended our Prophet Mohammad, that's what we didn't like," said Amadou Abdoul Ouahab..."

And because of this they burn churches and kill Cristians...? For muslims every reason is a good reason for killing some Cristians.

Unknown said...

Thank you.....

AbraĆ£o said...

Hello my brothers and sisters in Christ. Unfortunately a mission in Niger of some brothers that I know, was attacked, theirs site is:

They are in need of great help.

God bless you all.

Tania said...

Where's Osama on this one? Maybe he's like, "Meh, they're not white. I can't blame my religions ills on the Jews this time."