MyJihad in Nigeria: Jihadists destroy 50 of the 52 Catholic churches

H/T Taffy in Canada

Here is hoping the new pope will have something to say about it. Maybe he can send a few of those swiss guards in pantaloons over there.

Jihad Watch:

Shhh. Don’t say anything about this. If you do, it might harm the ongoing “Muslim/Christian dialogue.” “Priest: Boko Haram destroyed 50 churches,” from UPI, March 18 (thanks to Block Ness):

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, March 18 (UPI) — Boko Haram militants in Nigeria destroyed 50 of Borno state’s Catholic churches, a priest charged.

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7 Replies to “MyJihad in Nigeria: Jihadists destroy 50 of the 52 Catholic churches”

  1. OTQatar and Iran on rival missions to make films about prophet Muhammad

    Duelling biopics of Muhammad reflect differing traditions of Sunni and Shia Islam over depiction of the Muslim prophet

    Film-makers in Iran and Qatar are planning rival biopics about the life of Muslim prophet Muhammad, according to the Hollywood Reporter, despite the risk of offending religious sensibilities that such plans inevitably throw up.

    Oil-rich Qatar recently announced a series of epics designed for a worldwide audience about the seventh-century prophet of Islam. Production company Alnoor Holdings has hired Lord of the Rings producer Barrie Osborne and Sunni Islam scholar and al-Jazeera broadcaster Yusuf al-Qaradawi to provide advice on what could be a $1bn project. “They certainly have the money to do it,” Osborne told the Hollywood Reporter, adding: “They are being understandably very cautious.”

    Meanwhile, Iranian director Majid Majidi (The Song of Sparrows, Children of Heaven) began shooting a rival $30m Muhammad film in October. In keeping with Shiite-dominated Iran’s more liberal attitude to depictions of the prophet, he plans to show Muhammad on screen, though not his face. Qatar is largely Sunni, which sees all renderings of the prophet as blasphemous, so Muhammad would be unlikely to appear in the Alnoor Holdings film.

    Perhaps the best-known film about the life of Muhammad is The Message, a 1977 film by Halloween producer Moustapha Akkad; described as the story of Islam, it was ultimately financed by Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi after Hollywood refused to fund it. Starring Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas, the film avoided any depiction of Muhammad on screen. Scenes were occasionally shown from the prophet’s perspective but he was not seen and his voice was not heard. Even so, the film drew anger from Muslims who had heard a rumour that Quinn was playing Muhammad. In March 1977, the film was named as a grievance (among others) by an armed group who took 149 hostages and killed a radio journalist and a police officer during a standoff in Washington DC.

    The issue is a sensitive one. Protests erupted across the Muslim world in September after clips from a US-made film depicting Muhammad appeared on YouTube. Innocence of Muslims caused anger for its depiction of the prophet as a womaniser and paedophile, but also upset worshippers who believe that it is blasphemous to depict him on screen. The LA Times reported last year that two further US-based film-makers were planning anti-Muslim projects, though neither has yet emerged.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/mar/15/qatar-iran-films-prophet-muhammad

  2. OT- SCOTLAND – The church that’s opened its doors to Islam:

    Christians roll out welcome to Muslims who were having to pray in the wind and rain because their mosque was so small

    A Scottish church has become the first in the UK to share its premises with Muslim worshippers.

    St John’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen now welcomes hundreds of Muslims praying five times a day in their building as the nearby mosque was so small that they were forced to worship outside.

    The minister of St John’s, Rev Isaac Poobalan, has handed over part of the church hall to Chief Imam Ahmed Megharbi and the imam has led prayers in the main chapel.

    Rev Poobalan said today that he would not be true to his faith if he did not offer to help.

    […]The relationship between the mosque and St John’s has developed over the past few years.

    On Christmas Eve 2010 both opened their doors for prayers, food and socialising.

    In 2011, the church and mosque teamed up to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the USA. Verses were read from both the Bible and the Koran to commemorate those who died.

    Nice delusory comments on the page

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2295149/Christians-roll-welcome-Muslims-having-pray-wind-rain-mosque-small.html

  3. OT- Palestinian protesters burn pictures of Obama in Bethlehem

    Palestinians in Bethlehem on Monday set fire to pictures of US President Barack Obama, saying he was not welcome in their city.

    Scores of protesters gathered near Manger Square and threw shoes at a US diplomatic vehicle as it arrived at the scene in the context of preparations for Obama’s visit to the city later this week.

    The protesters also set fire to signs posted in the city earlier this week and reminding Obama that Palestinians still don’t have 3G communications technology.

    Similar anti-Obama demonstrations are expected to take place in Ramallah and other Palestinian cities in the coming days.

    http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Palestinian-protesters-burn-pictures-of-Obama-in-Bethlehem-306829

  4. Nigerian blasts kill at least 25, Islamists suspected (Reuters, March 18, 2013)
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/18/us-nigeria-violence-idUSBRE92H0SB20130318
    “ive explosions at a bus park in northern Nigeria’s main city of Kano killed at least 25 people on Monday, a Reuters witness said, in an area where Islamist sect Boko Haram is waging an insurgency against the government. The coordinated bombing came as an audio tape emerged of a man saying he was the father of a family of seven French tourists kidnapped by Boko Haram militants. On the tape he read out a threat by them to increase kidnappings and suicide bombings in Cameroon, if authorities there detain more of the group’s followers. Boko Haram, which wants to carve an Islamic state out of Nigeria, has killed hundreds in gun and bomb attacks since it intensified its insurgency two years ago…”

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