Saturday, December 31, 2011

Fears Of A Muslim - Christian War Intensify In Nigeria

Nigerian Violence Threatens To Ignite Wider Muslim-Christian Conflict -- CNN

(CNN) -- There are ominous signs in Nigeria that the campaign of violence by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram is leading to wider and more explosive sectarian tensions -- in a country where Christian-Muslim relations are often tense and sometimes bloody.

The last two months have seen widespread bloodshed in northern Nigeria, with churches and police stations among the targets.

Boko Haram (which according to the group means "Western civilization is forbidden") has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on churches in central and northern Nigeria on Christmas Day, including one near the capital, Abuja, which killed nearly 30 people.

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More News On the Muslim - Christian Conflict In Nigeria

Four dead as ANOTHER major blast rocks Nigeria... as tensions between Christians and Muslims continue to rise -- Christian Science Monitor
Unclaimed attack on Islamic school raises tension in Nigeria -- Christian Science Monitor
Nigeria's Boko Haram blamed for Maiduguri attack -- BBC
Bomb at Arabic school in Nigeria adds to sectarian fears -- AFP
Fear grips Nigerians as insecurity heightens -- Xinhuanet
Nigeria Boko Haram clashes: 'Thousands flee Damaturu' -- BBC
Nigeria Steps Up Efforts to Combat Terrorism -- Voice of America
Church bombings are declaration of war, say Nigerian Christians -- The Guardian
Nigerian bishops call for help to fight sect -- AFP
Nigerian Christians Dismayed by President’s Security Response -- Voice of America
Nigeria Christians 'to defend churches from Boko Haram' -- BBC
Insight: Islamist attacks strain Nigeria's north-south divide -- Reuters
Nigeria attacks stir fears of reprisal across ancient divide -- Irish Times

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