Angered over an “intolerant” cartoon, Muslims are showing us all how to be tolerant by attacking Christians in Nigeria, and burning down Christian churches. The wide spread nature of these riots, attacks, and killings is proof that Islam is not, and never has been, a religion of peace. If there really are moderate Muslims, where are they? Why aren’t they speaking out against this death and destruction?
Nigerian Muslims protesting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad attacked Christians and burned churches on Saturday, killing at least 15 people in the deadliest confrontation yet in the whirlwind of Muslim anger over the drawings.
It was the first major protest to erupt over the issue in Africa’s most populous nation. An Associated Press reporter saw mobs of Muslim protesters swarm through the city center with machetes, sticks and iron rods. One group threw a tire around a man, poured gas on him and set him ablaze.
In Libya, the parliament suspended the interior minister after at least 11 people died when his security forces attacked rioters who torched the Italian consulate in Benghazi.
Right-wing Italian Reforms Minister Roberto Calderoli resigned under pressure, accused of fueling the fury in Benghazi by wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with one of the offending cartoons, first published nearly five months ago in a Danish newspaper.
A T-shirt with a supposedly offensive cartoon upsets them, but killing innocent people, burning down churches, and threatening to exterminate people is okay. This world better wake up soon. Islam isn’t a religion, it’s a plague.