Saturday, February 18, 2006

Christians killed by Muslims over Mohammed cartoon.

Africa: I am not surprised that this would take place in Nigeria where they would kill Christians without hesitation.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerian Muslims protesting against caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad attacked Christians and burned churches Saturday in violence that left at least 15 people dead, police and residents said. Troops and police reinforcements were deployed to restore order in the northeastern city Maiduguri, where 15 Christian churches were burned, said Nigerian police spokesman Haz Iwendi. Chima Ezeoke, a Maiduguri resident, said the protesters attacked and looted shops in the city owned by minority Christians, most of them with origins in the country's south. "Most of the dead were Christians beaten to death on the streets by the rioters," Ezeoke said. Nigeria, Africa's most-populous country with more than 130 million people, is roughly divided between a predominantly Muslim north and a mainly Christian south.

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