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Battling terrorism in Nigeria

August 20, 2013

Americans sometimes wonder why Muslim clerics are not more energetic in their criticism of terrorists who claim to be Islamic fundamentalists....

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EarlyBird

Aug-22-13 9:27 AM

At slightly less than 2 billion, Christianity makes up about a third of the world population and approximately the same as the two next largest religions combined; Islam and Hinduism. Christianity is also the only religion represented in all 238 surveyed countries.

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MattRothchild

Aug-23-13 9:25 AM

"Battling terrorism in Nigeria"

Sadly, this column didn't end up being about shutting down internet scams.

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locomotive

Aug-23-13 10:19 AM

Matt, that was the first thing I thought of when I read the title!

I hadn't realized that Nigeria has had incidents of terrorism too.

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MattRothchild

Aug-23-13 1:20 PM

They have for quite a number of years. There's been this long simmering tension between Christians in the south and Muslims in the north of Nigeria that sometimes flares up into open warfare. Both religions claim roughly equal numbers of adherents in that country.

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locomotive

Aug-23-13 5:54 PM

Sounds like a dormant volcano...

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