When one talks of African Christians I am talking about people who arrive from Africa and practice
Christianity. Unlike Jesse Jackson or the insane out to Pasture Wright they have a less charitable view of Islam in general.
A look at the headlines from the violence in Nigeria shows why this is so. This violence also indicates why a Nigerian Anglican like Akinola would never make the remarks about Shariah that Rowan Williams made in the UK. Akinola is sadly familiar with what happens when Christians are placed under Shariah because it happened in his country Nigeria.
In general the world is much more complicated than cartoon communist or white power nuts imagine. The power of African Christians will change the face of many Churches. A racial power kook now is stuck in the paradox that the most conservative members of his Church are African.
Commies who lecture the world about voices from the third world suddenly want these African Christians to do what they are told.
Then again one needs to look at a prominent kook from the Bader Meinhoff gang to see how readily one moves from extreme left to right.
The news from Nigeria is sad and buried. It is important to note that the government appears to
have attempted to react responsibly to protect its citizens. It would be nicer to live in a world where such protection is not needed.