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Nigerian churches call Christmas bombings 'declaration of war'
December 29th, 2011
04:06 AM ET

Nigerian churches call Christmas bombings 'declaration of war'

By Soni Irabor for CNN

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) - Nigeria's Christians are losing faith that the government will protect them from attacks by Islamic extremists and will "respond appropriately" to future killings, the country's leading church group warned Wednesday.

In a public message to President Goodluck Jonathan, the Christian Association of Nigeria called the Christmas Day targeting of churches in several cities "a declaration of war on Christians and Nigeria as an entity." The group also criticized its Muslim counterparts for failing to condemn the Islamic militants blamed for Sunday's attacks, calling their responses "unacceptable."

"The Christian community is fast losing confidence in government's ability to protect our rights to religious liberties and life," its president, Pentecostal pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, said in the statement. "The consensus is that the Christian community nationwide would be left with no other option than to respond appropriately if there are any further attacks on our members, churches and properties."

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: Africa • Christianity • Islam • Nigeria

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  1. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things
    Overcome the lies with God's love

    December 31, 2011 at 7:30 am |
  2. BG

    Just another civil war in an underdeveloped and mismanaged country. And all you liberal putzes and U.S. bashers continue to spew your backwash about the American arms industry. Sorry, but you won't see any Smith & Wesson or Colt products over there. Kalashnikovs are cheaper (or free....) and more available. Just watch the photos – there will nary be a Winchester or Weatherby to be found.

    But there will be plenty of banana clips mounted on cut-off stocks waving in the air. Even an old beater Dragunov can still get a solid 3 MOA.

    SSDD. 'Scuse me now, I have to oil my .40 cal. There's an NRA combat pistol shoot this weekend.

    December 29, 2011 at 7:06 pm |
    • Muneef

      http://www.ogbus.ru/eng/authors/Odularo/Odularo_1.pdf

      December 29, 2011 at 9:36 pm |
    • Keith

      Midway has Parti-tions on sale.

      December 30, 2011 at 8:54 am |
  3. Muneef

    Chief Abiola died shortly after a visit by two senior American officials, its former ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Thomas Pickering, and an under-secretary of state, Ms. Susan Rice, in company of Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe, among other things, Chief Abiola’s running mate in the 1993 presidential election, and Alhaji Gidado Idris, then Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Abiola was served tea by the Americans after they had requested Kingibe and Gidado to allow them private audience with Abiola, a request that the two obliged. Abiola suddenly took ill after drinking his tea and was rushed from Aguda House, the presidential guest house where he had been moved to for the meeting, to the presidential Aso Clinic. He died shortly thereafter.

    http://newsdiaryonline.com/musty_canary.htm

    December 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
    • BG

      Hey, Muneef, ever play 'Clue'? Here's my guess.. The Undersecretary, in the parlor, with a poison ring.

      http://www.celticjackalope.com/product_info.php?products_id=117&osCsid=dfccf799bd862b7e9ed9e5fbd14ca07d

      Good grief, man. You've been dodging your revolution's bullets for too long.

      December 29, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
    • Muneef

      BG.
      Hi there, every thing possible but the question is why they favor the country to remain corrupted ? Again Crude Oil Story just as to all unfortunate Oil countries faiths...?

      Nigeria Politics, government, and taxation, Information about Politics ...
      http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com › Africa › Nigeria
      25 Nov 2011 – Nigeria is a federal republic currently under a strong presidential administration, ... the deposed leaders as corrupt individuals who sought to keep Nigeria permanently divided so they could remain in office. .... to a mixed economy whose bases were agricultural expansion and limited industrial growth. ...

      December 29, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
    • Muneef

      All have agendas and blame it to Islam...

      As to our Revolution seems it is not ending and feel yet the worse to come since four tribal maniacs fight over ruling the country...
      Any way even when there are weddings or football match scores made we would hear unending bullets being shot to the sky and hear next day of deaths from the returned bullets back to earth...!

      December 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
    • Luther

      looks like a propaganda e-zine to me.. obviously one sided... smells of a gov't service to me

      January 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
  4. David Johnson

    Hmm... The government doesn't seem to care and prayer is even more useless.

    Cheers!

    December 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
    • Muneef

      The Gvt & the Army are the real enemies to the people and wealth of that country but they are not alone in that rather be under supervision of some supper powers having interest in the country as always had since slavery trade...

      December 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Prayer changes things
      To speak with God is the breath of life

      December 31, 2011 at 7:29 am |
  5. MKULTRA BRAINCHIPMAN

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    December 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
    • MKULTRA BRAINCHIPMAN

      THERE ARE HIDDEN CAMERAS EVERYWHERE, WATCHING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      THE GOVERNMENT PUT VOICES IN MY HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S ALL OBAMA'S PLAN AGAINST THE WHITE MAN!!!!!!!!!!

      IT'S ALL A BIG CONSPIRA . . . WAIT A MOMENT . . . I FEEL A SCREAM COMING ON . . . YES . . .

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      December 29, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
    • David Johnson

      Dude! For like 6 months I was receiving e-mails from someone who used all caps just like you. He was going to pay me something like 15 million dollars if I would allow him to transfer money to my bank account or something like that. Anyway, I sent the account number. The account seems to be overdrawn. When will you be sending the money...If this is you, I mean.

      December 29, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
    • BigRed

      Seriously you need to seek out psychiatric help and take your meds on a regular and prescribed basis.

      December 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
  6. d2s

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16330093

    The White House said initial investigation showed the attacks were "terrorist acts" and pledged to help Nigeria bring those responsible to justice.

    70% off for all kind of rifle!!
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    December 29, 2011 at 9:36 am |
  7. d2s

    US is the biggest weapon manufacturer in the world.. and during this financial crisis, US recovering way faster than European.. right after nato finished libyans.. They need wars for profits..
    i'm guessing someone is trying to start a war?

    December 29, 2011 at 9:29 am |
    • Muneef

      You are right bro that's how they make their blood money...disguised under religion or politics conflicts...

      December 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  8. Methusalem

    *A Christian family of four has been killed in a machete attack in Plateau State, one of the Nigerian states that was site of a church bombing on Christmas Day. Fulani herdsmen, who are typically Muslim, are suspected in the attack.

    *Former sheik who converted to Christianity from Islam, suffered severe burns following a Christmas Eve acid attack near Kampala, Uganda’s capital.

    December 29, 2011 at 9:16 am |
  9. Methusalem

    Where are all the CNN-atheist gangs who spend sleepless nights mocking and insulting Christ and Christians?

    December 29, 2011 at 9:14 am |
    • Keith

      Wouldn't it be funny if it could be proven that cnn actually had them on the payroll? They're probably on vacation. If it was a gov't enti-ty, the freedom of info act could be used.

      December 29, 2011 at 9:24 am |
    • HotAirAce

      Speaking only for myself, I am appalled at the needless and senseless loss of life on all sides. It is extremely unfortunate that those in Nigeria, and elsewhere, continue to cling to tribal myths (religious beliefs) that causes divisions in society and the persecution and killing of opposition cult members. May all shed their nonsensical beliefs soon so that they can evolve peacefully.

      December 29, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
    • Atheists have lives, and thus better things to do

      We're waiting for believers to say lots of really idiotic thing so we can have our daily laughs. And you are off to a great start today, I might mention.

      December 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      Funny how truth kills the conversation.

      December 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
    • red

      Christ seems to have been a cool guy, even if he wasn't real. It's Christians that invite mockery. Seriously, where was Christ when his followers were killed? Where is he ever?

      December 30, 2011 at 4:27 am |
  10. Jimtanker

    I thought that they were supposed to turn the other cheek. Whats up with that?

    December 29, 2011 at 7:08 am |
    • Keith

      Luk 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take [it], and likewise [his] scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Pretty cut and dried. Jesus indicates that we have a duty to defend ourselves.

      December 29, 2011 at 9:04 am |
    • Keith

      These were the questions on my mind as I heard witnesses talk about the devastation of two Christian villages where homes had been looted and burned to the ground by extremist radical Muslims while local police stood unresponsive.

      I was assisting my husband, photographer Gary S. Chapman, who often works with humanitarian nonprofits on relief and development projects overseas. We arrived with a relief team only a few days after the attacks.

      View more of Gary S. Chapman’s photos from Pakistan.

      Walking among still-smoldering piles of rubble in Gojra, villagers told of devastation by extremist throngs descending on the streets, raping, pillaging and setting homes ablaze.

      Through an interpreter, we talked with a 32-year-old father of four young children who became a hero to 70 women and children. As a violent mob appeared on their street, young girls and women clutching their children began to run into his family’s three-story home.

      Pleading with his father to give him the shotgun and shells that were in storage, he argued for protecting the women seeking refuge, “If we allow the mob to come into our house, what will they do? If they kill everyone in the house, then we will have to answer to God why we didn’t protect them. Give me the gun. God I put my life in your hands. I’m going to protect these lives. Help me.”

      Incredulous, I wondered how I would have reacted. Would I have been brave? What would I have done? What could I have done?

      The young father said he ran to the roof discharging rounds into the air for several hours. When the mob finally left, only two rounds remained.
      From the cnn article Dec. 22. This is islam in action.

      December 29, 2011 at 9:13 am |
    • Keith

      Perhaps the the next missions package out to contain several cases of 00 buckshot and rifled slugs.

      December 29, 2011 at 9:17 am |
    • Keith

      Funny how the truth kills the conversation.

      December 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
    • The Maurey Povich Bible Show

      Keith is so dumb. he needs Jeebus to tell him what to do. Jeebus says to get off mommy's computer now Keith.

      December 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  11. Muneef

    That is not of Islam. Those who do such acts are nothing but Terrorists supported by foreign powers to break the unity of the country to enable them continue stealing the oil wealth of the country through corrupted officials...!

    December 29, 2011 at 5:40 am |
    • Reality

      The Terror that is Islam:

      Some examples:

      As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue–

      The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

      ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

      and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

      and more recently

      1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

      1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

      2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

      3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

      4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

      5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

      6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

      7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

      8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

      9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

      10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

      11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

      12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

      13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

      14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

      15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

      16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

      17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

      18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

      19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

      20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

      21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

      22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) - Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

      23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. "

      December 29, 2011 at 5:53 am |
    • Muneef

      He has ordained for you of religion what He enjoined upon Noah and that which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus – to establish the religion and not be divided therein. Difficult for those who associate others with Allah is that to which you invite them. Allah chooses for Himself whom He wills and guides to Himself whoever turns back [to Him]. (42:13)

      And they did not become divided until after knowledge had come to them – out of jealous animosity between themselves. And if not for a word that preceded from your Lord [postponing the penalty] until a specified time, it would have been concluded between them. And indeed, those who were granted inheritance of the Scripture after them are, concerning it, in disquieting doubt. (42:14)

      So to that [religion of Allah ] invite, [O Muhammad], and remain on a right course as you are commanded and do not follow their inclinations but say, "I have believed in what Allah has revealed of the Qur'an, and I have been commanded to do justice among you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord. For us are our deeds, and for you your deeds. There is no [need for] argument between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and to Him is the [final] destination." (42:15)

      December 29, 2011 at 5:54 am |
    • Muneef

      And it is not for any human being that Allah should speak to him except by revelation or from behind a part-ition or that He sends a messenger to reveal, by His permission, what He wills. Indeed, He is Most High and Wise. (42:51)

      And thus We have revealed to you an inspiration of Our command. You did not know what is the Book or [what is] faith, but We have made it a light by which We guide whom We will of Our servants. And indeed, [O Muhammad], you guide to a straight path – (42:52)

      The path of Allah , to whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Unquestionably, to Allah do [all] matters evolve. (42:53)

      December 29, 2011 at 5:59 am |
    • Muneef

      Reality.
      Hi there, seems you are not enjoying Christmas ? Well hope at least you will enjoy New Year... 
      Hope the New Year will bring you peace of mind and soul;

      And there will not be for them any allies to aid them other than Allah . And whoever Allah sends astray – for him there is no way. (42:46)

      Respond to your Lord before a Day comes from Allah of which there is no repelling. No refuge will you have that day, nor for you will there be any denial. (42:47)

      December 29, 2011 at 6:07 am |
    • Kebos

      Muneef: I got a message here. A bit of a wake-up call. Mohammed was just a man. Most certainly delusional. Likely psychotic. Images of personal grandeur. Manipulative. Deceitful. Set rules inmp,ace to suit his own purpose and lifestyle. And he died. His body at this very moment is rotting in a grave like yours will, like mine will. He spoke to no god as god does not exist. He did just enough damage to set course of humanity down a path from which it has yet to recover. But it will in time it will and Mohammed will be known for the fraud that he is.

      December 29, 2011 at 9:05 am |
    • Reality

      Enjoying the Winter holidays to include reminding all Muslims that their book of terror, i.e. the korian, is severely flawed:

      o "Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends." (Surah 5:51)

      "Believers, when you encounter the infidels on the march, do not turn your backs to them in flight. If anyone on that day turns his back to them, except it be for tactical reasons...he shall incur the wrath of God and Hell shall be his home..." (Surah 8:12-)

      "Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme." (Surah 8:36-)

      "...make war on the leaders of unbelief...Make war on them: God will chastise them at your hands and humble them. He will grant you victory over them..." (Surah 9:12-)

      "Fight against such as those to whom the Scriptures were given [Jews and Christians]...until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued." (Surah 9:27-)

      "It is He who has sent forth His apostle with guidance and the true Faith [Islam] to make it triumphant over all religions, however much the idolaters [non-Muslims] may dislike it." (Surah 9:31-)

      "If you do not fight, He will punish you sternly, and replace you by other men." (Surah 9:37-)

      "Prophet make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home." (Surah 9:73)

      "Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them." (Surah 9:121-)

      "Say: 'Praise be to God who has never begotten a son; who has no partner in His Kingdom..." (Surah 17:111)

      "'How shall I bear a child,' she [Mary] answered, 'when I am a virgin...?' 'Such is the will of the Lord,' he replied. 'That is no difficult thing for Him...God forbid that He [God[ Himself should beget a son!...Those who say: 'The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son,' preach a monstrous falsehood..." (Surah 19:12-, 29-, 88)

      "Fight for the cause of God with the devotion due to Him...He has given you the name of Muslims..." (Surah 22:78-)

      "Blessed are the believers...who restrain their carnal desires (except with their wives and slave-girls, for these are lawful to them)...These are the heirs of Paradise..." (Surah 23:1-5-)

      "Muhammad is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another." (Surah 48:29)

      "Shall the reward of goodness be anything but good?...Dark-eyed virgins sheltered in their tents...They shall recline on green cushions and fine carpets...Blessed be the name of your Lord..." (Surah 55:52-66-)

      o

      December 29, 2011 at 11:03 am |
    • Islam - The Religion That Goes BANG!

      Poor Muneef – look how often he has to practice apologetics in defense of the latest atrocity committed by his fellow Muslims – yes, we know Muneef, they weren't true Scotsmen, uh, Muslims.

      December 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
    • Muneef

      Kebos.

      We never claimed that our Prophet of GOD was not human...! But we do claim that he was a great man who had brought our people out from worshipping idols,sun,fire in to worshipping only One GOD the GOD of Adam,Noah,Abraham,Moses and Jesus PBUH's...

      But as it seems since you claim that there is no GOD then you must be one of those who worship them selves...?

      December 29, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
    • Muneef

      Bang.

      Obvious is the conspiracy that Muslims face by those in favor who do things claiminging it against Islam...;
      --–
      And thus We have placed within every city the greatest of its criminals to conspire therein. But they conspire not except against themselves, and they perceive [it] not. (6:123)

      ---
      And [remember, O Muhammad], when those who disbelieved plotted against you to restrain you or kill you or evict you [from Makkah]. But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners. (8:30)

      --
      Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided. (16:125)

      And if you punish [an enemy, O believers], punish with an equivalent of that with which you were harmed. But if you are patient – it is better for those who are patient. (16:126)

      And be patient, [O Muhammad], and your patience is not but through Allah . And do not grieve over them and do not be in distress over what they conspire. (16:127)

      Indeed, Allah is with those who fear Him and those who are doers of good. (16:128)

      ---
      Whoever desires honor [through power] – then to Allah belongs all honor. To Him ascends good speech, and righteous work raises it. But they who plot evil deeds will have a severe punishment, and the plotting of those – it will perish. (35:10)

      December 29, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
    • Reality

      One more time:

      What instigated the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon? And what drives today's 24/7 mosque/imam-planned acts of terror and horror? The koran, Mohammed's book of death for all infidels and Muslim domination of the world by any means. Muslims must clean up this book removing said passages admitting that they are based on the Gabriel myth and therefore obviously the hallucinations and/or lies of Mohammed. Then we can talk about the safety and location of mosques and what is taught therein. Until then, no Muslim can be trusted anytime or anywhere..................................

      December 29, 2011 at 11:25 pm |
    • Muneef

      Correction Reality.
      It was inside job to give the rightful excuse to invade islamic countries confiscate their financial interests and their resources.. It is so obvious even a child would realize that from what has happened since and happening up to date...!

      December 30, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
    • Reality

      One more time, saving all Muslims to include the brainwashed Muneef:

      The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

      ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

      Are you ready?

      Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

      The First Five of the 77 Branches:

      "1. Belief in Allah"

      aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

      "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

      Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

      "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

      A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

      "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

      Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

      Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

      Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

      "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) alone."

      Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

      Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

      Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

      Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

      December 31, 2011 at 10:35 am |
    • Muneef

      OMG. How much that prove you were subjected to a highly intensive brainwash....!! Any way happy year 2012 to you and all wishing from GOD that he guides you and all to path of the Rightous...Amen.. 😉

      December 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  12. Goodluck Jonny

    @Adonis Devereux

    Your daughter's right about the corpses, but what about the witnesses? They're going to be thinking real hard about staying with the religion that gets blown up. Islam has used this strategy, very successfully, since the time of Muhammad.

    December 29, 2011 at 4:52 am |
  13. savetheworldfromZION

    Perhaps they r moving exactly in the direction that Zionist (anti social elements) always wanted to...........

    December 29, 2011 at 4:49 am |
  14. Adonis Devereux

    My thirteen-year-old daughter just asked how anyone can spread religion through death. Corpses cannot be converted.

    December 29, 2011 at 4:37 am |
    • The Bobinator

      You daughter should be asking "why can anyone believe in religion, it's so silly and nonsensical".

      December 29, 2011 at 8:27 am |
    • Keith

      Then she'll ask, "There are actually people who don't believe God exists?".

      December 29, 2011 at 9:20 am |
    • derp

      Then he can respond by saying " yes, they don't believe god exists, because there has never ever been shred of empirical evidence to support the myth."

      December 29, 2011 at 11:17 am |
    • HotAirAce

      Funny how the truth stops a conversation.

      December 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
    • Keith

      And then she'll say, "but what about fulfilled Bible prophecy"?

      December 31, 2011 at 11:17 am |
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