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Good Luck, Jonathan

The Muslims Are Coming, The Muslims Are Coming!

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares state of emergency



Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in parts of the country following attacks from the Islamist group Boko Haram.

The measure is in force is areas of the Yobe and Borno states in the north-east, Plateau state in central Nigeria and Niger state in the west.

International borders in the affected areas have been temporarily closed.

Mr Jonathan vowed to “crush” Boko Haram, which killed dozens in attacks across the country on Christmas Day.

Boko Haram is thought to be responsible for a string of major attacks across Nigeria this year.

It bombed the headquarters of the UN in August 2011, leaving at least 21 dead and has targeted police as well. It has also in the past targeted Muslim leaders.

At least 42 people died in the Christmas Day bombings of churches and other targets. Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in Maiduguri in Borno State, as well as other cities.

Given the pidgin languages that are widespread across much of Africa, you might think that “Boko Haram” means “everything is forbidden/bad”, but it actually means “Western education is a sin”; ie, koranic study is all you need.

The Christmas attacks come a year after a series of Christmas Eve bombings in central city of Jos in the nation’s “middle belt,” where the country’s largely Muslim north meets its largely Christian south. Last year’s Christmas attacks claimed by the militants left at least 32 dead and 74 wounded.

“Terrorism is a war against all of us,” Jonathan said as he spoke during an address on national television on Saturday. “I call on all Nigerians to join hands with government to fight these terrorists.”

The sect, some of whose members are believed to have links to al-Qaida, wants to impose Islamic Shariah law across Nigeria.

The U.S. Embassy had warned U.S. citizens late Friday to exercise caution in Nigeria.

Any US citizens who are in Nigeria ought to have their heads examined. And that’s when the terrorists aren’t attacking.

I fully expect our Islamist-in-Chief to do absolutely nothing about this, and we’ll watch the west side of the continent go on a bloody jihad against Christians just like the east side is doing.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/31/2011 at 06:18 PM   
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