March 22, 2007

Muslims Murder Christian Teacher for "Koran Desecration"

Ah, the Religion of Tolerance, once again, tolerates someone to death. The teacher had apparently taken away a Koran from a student who was reading it in class. The students then accused her of 'desecrating it' before murdering her.

What constitutes 'desecration'? Apparently her unclean (harem) Christian hands touched the Quran.

The reporter goes on to the 'nuanced' explanationthat the teacher wasn't really killed for blasphemy, but claims that in 'reality' religion just a cover for 'ethnic or political conflicts and competition for resources'.

Right. Denial aint just a river in Nigeria......

The reporter also does not let the readers know that the state of Gombe---like most of Northern Nigeria-- where the incident happened, is ruled by sharia law.

BBC:

Secondary school pupils in north-eastern Nigeria have killed a teacher after apparently accusing her of desecrating the Koran, police say.

The teacher, a Christian, was attacked after supervising an exam in Gombe city....Similar accusations sparked riots in neighbouring Bauchi State last year.

Thanks to Lucky for helping make this an all Africa day at the Jawa.

UPDATE: Good news on a related front--Fwench court acquites cartoon blasphemers.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:17 AM | Comments |