Thursday, November 21, 2002
Religion of Peace update: Yep, those tolerant, peace-loving Muslims are at it again. Demonstrating their capacity for restraint by killing more than 50 people.
Shehu Sani of the Kaduna-based Civil Rights Congress said he watched a crowd stab one young man, then force a tire filled with gasoline around his neck and burn him alive. Sani said he saw three other bodies elsewhere in the city.
Alsa Hassan, founder of another human rights group, Alsa Care, said he saw a commuter being dragged out of his car and beaten to death by protesters.
Schools and shops hurriedly closed as hordes of young men, shouting "Allahu Akhbar," or "God is great," ignited makeshift street barricades made of tires and garbage, sending plumes of black smoke rising above the city. Others were heard chanting, "Down with beauty" and "Miss World is sin."
If anyone can find any condemnation of this from any Muslims, I'd be interested to see it. Don't worry, I'm not holding my breath.
*UPDATE* I've found this AP Photo on the Internet. It's a photo of the latest Christian martyr, Bonnie Weatherall (WARNING! The photo is graphic). This is what the "Religion of Peace" inspires.