Christians riot, kill muslims:
"Nigeria holds its breath: Are riots over?
Onitsha is calm after two days of anti-Muslim riots, say press reports, but all is not well in the southern Nigerian city. "Mobs stopped killing and looting in this battered Nigerian city Thursday and turned to disposing of the evidence in the crudest of ways," reports The Washington Post. "With smoldering bonfires fueled by pieces of wood and old tires, men burned the remains of their Muslim victims on downtown streets, leaving behind charred legs, skulls, and shoulders that motorists swerved to avoid." Both the Post and the Associated Press quote Ifeanyi Ese (Eze), who was found writing on one of the destroyed mosques, "Muhammad is a man, but Jesus is from above."
"We don't want these mosques here anymore," he told the reporters. "These people are causing all the problems all over the world because they don't fear God. We don't want Muhammad anymore."
Reuters quotes another resident saying, "We are very happy that this thing is happening so that the north will learn their lesson."
The concern now is that Muslims in northern Nigeria will retaliate for the retaliatory attacks, which reportedly killed twice as many people as the attacks against Christians in Maiduguri and elsewhere earlier in the week."
Christian mob forms outside BBC offices in attempt to stop broadcast of Jerry Springer the musical:
"A mere two weeks after the Behzti affair, in January this year, 45 000 Evangelical Christians contacted the BBC via email to try and prevent the showing of Jerry Springer – the Opera. This modern opera is a satire on popular culture and sexual mores, extremely frank, carrying innumerable swear words, very provocative language, and treats Jesus with irreverence.
What it also does is treat popular culture very seriously, making clear some of its dangers. The BBC did not bow to the pressure and went ahead with the broadcast. Hundreds of Christian protestors then rallied outside the BBC buildings before and during the broadcast. There was no doubt in anyone's mind that they had been influenced by the Sikhs' successful protest.
Again, the papers reporting this story were divided in their response. A veteran journalist on The Times said that blasphemy is not acceptable from a publicly funded broadcaster; the Daily Mail claims the protesters failed to understand that the show was not an attack on God, Jesus or Christianity, but an attack on the values of modern television."
And if you have ever been to the republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland or Scotland, you will know that support for the IRA, casual or not, is very high amongst certain groups of Catholics while support for the UDF and similar is very high amongst certain Protestants. You see guys in the street in Glasgow with a red hand tattoo, you know what their politics are, and you know what they think about blowing up Catholics in the name of their "religion".
Just because Christianity is generally better off in this respect than Islam at the present time does not mean it is immune from it. For me it has nothing to do with the religion and more to do with the society it comes from. Society at war = religion fuelling war. Backward society supports backward religion, and vice versa. Thinking that you are better than this because of the specifics of your religion is dangerously complacent. The clips on this thread are scary.