Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Open Doors: Nigeria (Direct Post)

Sumaila, Nigeria - A policeman was killed and two Christian teenagers were injured on Friday February 8. Muslim high school students went on a rampage over claims that a Christian student had written a “blasphemous” article on the prophet of Islam, Muhammad. Having injured the two Christian students, the Muslim students went directly to the town’s police station, where they killed a Christian police officer and burned down the police station.
According to Compass Direct News, one of the injured minors said the accused Christian student, Ashiru Danlami, could not possibly have written the alleged English-language article as he could hardly speak English, much less write in the language. Rev. Samaila Kogo told Compass that Muslim students wrote and published the article as a pretext for attacking the Christian students.

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