Tuesday, July 28, 2009

African Christians and Islam

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.


Ducky's here said...

Hey Beak, the attacks took place in the NORTH. The victims were MUSLIMS. Now I know that in your advanced ethical universe their lives don't count but get it straight, okay?

The sect is now under siege by police who are also Muslim.

Now let's return to your screed about Christians.

The Pagan Temple said...

I used to have a friend in Nigeria, his name was-get this-Israel, he was named after the country. His parents must have been idiots. I bet he's changed his name by now, if he's still alive.

Ducky's here said...

Beak, how's it going over at Bad Eagle? Still the peace maker?

It looked like Betty Ann gave you a red a**.

beakerkin said...


As a communist your powers of rational thought are limited. Lets see the security forced reacted to aggressive mobs and you fail to read that.

As for Batty Ann she has never landed anything. The Editrix, CM, Naiche and the rest have her howling at the moon.

Ducky's here said...

From BBC:

Nigerian police have freed about 100 women and children being held by a radical Islamist sect in a building in the northern city of Maiduguri.

They told the BBC they had been held six days, living on dates and water.

Heavy fighting continues in Maiduguri where troops are besieging militants of the Boko Haram sect in an enclave.

Boko Haram is blamed for attacks on police stations and government sites in the north this week that led to the deaths of at least 150 people.

Boko Haram says it is fighting against Western education. It believes Nigeria's government is being corrupted by Western ideas and wants to see Islamic law imposed across Nigeria.


These guys strike me as a cult somewhat equivalent to the whackjob Branch Dividians.

Gotta weed the garden every so often, Beak.