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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:17 PM

Soldiers Open Fire to Disperse Nigeria Protesters

Source: Associated Press

Soldiers Open Fire to Disperse Nigeria Protesters
By AHMED SAKA Associated Press
JOS, Nigeria September 14, 2012 (AP)

Soldiers opened fire Friday to drive away young Muslims in central Nigeria protesting a film critical of the Prophet Muhammad, witnesses and authorities said, as demonstrators elsewhere in the county's Muslim north burned a U.S. flag.

The demonstrations in Jos, a city where hundreds have been killed in religious and ethnic violence, began after Friday prayers, witnesses said. Soldiers in the city, who have been on guard there since violence in 2010, followed after the youths, witnesses said.

The youths, some wearing white shirts that read "To Hell With America, To Hell With Israel," chanted slogans and called for the arrest of the makers of the film that has sparked protests across the Middle East and North Africa.

As the youths grew angry, soldiers fired assault rifles into the air to drive them away, said Capt. Mustapha Salisu, a spokesman for the military command in Jos. The soldiers dispersed the youths as demonstrations have been largely banned in the city since the violence, said Salisu.


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Reply Soldiers Open Fire to Disperse Nigeria Protesters (Original post)
Judi Lynn Sep 2012 OP
Iliyah Sep 2012 #1
Voice for Peace Sep 2012 #2
leftynyc Sep 2012 #3
Kindly Refrain Sep 2012 #5
cstanleytech Sep 2012 #9
defacto7 Sep 2012 #4
smirkymonkey Sep 2012 #6
Posteritatis Sep 2012 #7
defacto7 Sep 2012 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:23 PM

1. Y'know the more I think about it

I truly feel the RW here in America meant to do this shit. You have them attacking the Muslim religion 24/7. I know these people see it on T.V. It seems the RW here in America want us to die in their GAWD's name.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:26 PM

2. they have a longing for Armageddon, I think. nt

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:46 PM

3. They didn't have to take the bait

The blame rests on the killers and the rioters. I don't care what was in that heinous video.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 05:15 PM

5. Pam Geller had a hand in this

 

definitely

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 02:01 AM

9. Perhaps they had a hand but that doesnt mean that people have to be so eager to grab it. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 05:04 PM

4. One jihadist says to another....

"Down with USA, Down with... what is it that offends Allah now?.... oh yes..."

"Down with Hollywood,... down with...."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:17 PM

6. One thing I don't understand....

Is the so called "film-maker" an American citizen or an Egyptian national? And if he is not an American citizen, I think their hate is a little misdirected if it supposedly just about the film.

It's not like they don't have a reason to be angry with us, but more and more I think that blaming this film is just an excuse for violence. I don't think it is what is really behind this latest eruption of embassy attacks throughout the Muslim world.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 08:20 PM

7. Keep in mind that *we're* unclear on the specifics of the guy.

Imagine what it's like with a few more layers of ambiguity and hearsay on the street in Benghazi or Cairo or Sana'a.

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:33 AM

8. and so many are boys, teens, young men

they will say or think or repeat anything they hear... what else is there?

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