From All Africa, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN), has called on the Federal Government to take extra security precautions to protect law abiding Nigerians, following threats of Jihad by Northern Muslim leaders.
The call was contained in a communiquÃ© issued in Jos yesterday, signed by COCIN President, Reverend Pandang Yamsat, and Secretary-General, Reverend John Audu, after a two-day executive meeting of the body.
According to them, “Council expresses grave concern over the shouts of marginalisation by Muslim leaders in the north, followed by threats of jihad if the Federal Government does not reverse what they perceived as unfair distribution of national offices.
“The cry of marginalisation sounds very strange, even provocative, coming from the same people who are unrelenting in marginalising Christians, including their indigenes, in Sokota, Katsina, Zamfara, Kano, Kebbi, Jigiwa, Yobe and Bauchi states, and treating them like second class citizens in the land of their birth.”
Strange, but not surprising. In doing research for my forthcoming book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades (Regnery) I have discovered that the rhetoric of victimization has been used by Muslims at least since then. They commit aggression against non-Muslims. Then the non-Muslims retaliate, and the Muslims act as if they are committing unprovoked aggression. The retaliation by non-Muslims becomes the new pretext for renewed violence. You can see this in Iraq and Israel and elsewhere today.
The council said the threat of launching a jihad is “a crude and uncivilised way of settling disagreements in a democratic dispensation in the 21st century.”