Friday, March 30, 2007

Christian teacher KILLED....

Four articles appear below, the first and last by Judi McLeod, a reporter covering the story of a Christian woman beaten to deathh by her Muslim students; the second article covers the same story, but this time it's a cute story about multiculturalism in Britain, brought to us by the inimitable BBC. Yes, a woman is beaten to death and then ripped to pieces and the BBC makes it cute. The third story is linked at JihadWatch, Christian murdered by a gang of Muslims.

I know, I'm picking on Muslims for no reason. We are all guilty of evils. I even met a woman who claimed to be personally responsible for the death of millions of Viet Namese during the war. Me? Well, never you mind! Later we'll look at just how guilty is the average Western Christian. For now, on to Muslims.

Thanks to X and CGW for the links.
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Christian teacher horribly KILLED by her own Muslim students


In an exclusive report by Judi McLeod, we learn of Christianah Oluwatoyin Olusase, 'a Christian teacher at Government Day Secondary School in Gombe state, North Nigeria was torn apart, limb-by-limb, by a mob of Muslim students on March 21, 2007.'

In accordance to school procedure, the homeroom teacher collected papers, books and bags before the exam papers were passed around. She left them in front of the class for pupils to retrieve later.

One of the girls responded by starting to cry and was soon telling her classmates that there had been a copy of the Quran in her bag left in front of the classroom.

The girl claimed that because Christianah was a Christian, she had desecrated the Quran by touching it.

The students began to chant in unison, "Allahu Akbar" (God is Great)". These school age girls then beat, stoned and clubbed Christiania to death where she stood.

The deed done, the girls then dragged her corpse outside of the school building and burned it.
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Armed with microphones, cameras and the trusty pen, about 160 girls at Charles Edward Brooke School in south London took part in School Report.

Year Eight pupils at the Lambeth secondary worked as reporters, producers, runners and editors for a day.

They set their own news agenda and decided what was worth covering.

Assistant head teacher Linda Mann was keen that the experience should open their eyes to the wider world.

"They know all the local news, but we want to widen their horizons," she said.

"We want them to be active, critical citizens and they can't be unless they know what's going on elsewhere."

Choosing stories

Six different classes took part and in each, the editorial process was hectic - just like the real thing.

The day began by reading the newspapers to find out what else was going on other than the Budget.

In class 8C, lots of hands grabbed for the Sun and the local paper, the South London Press, but with a bit of prompting from English teacher Jennifer Watson, some scoured the broadsheets and the BBC website too.

The girls then had to decide what they thought was most interesting - and the choices were often surprising.

Wider world

The girls explained their choice.

"It's about tensions, isn't it? Christian and Muslim," 13-year-old Nafeesah said. "But I'm a Muslim and I never heard of something like that."

Toyosi, 12, said: "When you see that - 'killed over Koran' - you want to read more, why did that happen? It's interesting."You want to read more, why did that happen?

All of them picked topics they could relate to, that affected them, but not always in the most obvious way.

For example, 13-year-old Sheridan was keen to write something on the Phoenix Book Awards, a project she had been researching and that had been running at the school for some time.

But another group picked a story that at first glance seemed very far removed from life in Lambeth.


It was the tale of a teacher in Nigeria who was apparently killed by her pupils because they believed she had desecrated the Koran.

Wider world

The girls explained their choice.

"It's about tensions, isn't it? Christian and Muslim," 13-year-old Nafeesah said. "But I'm a Muslim and I never heard of something like that."

Toyosi, 12, said: "When you see that - 'killed over Koran' - you want to read more, why did that happen? It's interesting."

Themes around identity came up again and again. Some groups chose the debate about wearing the Muslim veil in schools, while others followed on from the recent attention on slavery to ask whether more black history should be taught in schools.

Miss Watson said: "They are interested in things that seem to be to do with their own lives. But getting them to read about the wider world, what they see as adult issues, is more difficult and a lot of them say they find it boring.

"That's why I think today is a fantastic opportunity to make it exciting."

[more.]

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6479677.stm
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Ethiopia: Muslims beat Christian evangelist to death

Christian proselytizing is a capital offense under Islamic law. "Ethiopian Evangelist Beaten to Death by Militant Muslims: Militant Wahabbi Islamists Drag Christian Evangelist into Mosque and Beat Him to Death," from Christian Newswire, with thanks to Tom:
WASHINGTON, Mar. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) has just learned that an Ethiopian evangelist named Tedase was beaten to death by militant Muslims on Monday, March 26th, as he and two young women were on a street evangelism assignment in Jimma, Ethiopia. This marks the second time in six months that Christians residing in Southeast Ethiopia have been attacked and killed by extremist (Wahabbi) Muslims.

On Monday afternoon Tedase and two female coworkers were conducting street evangelism on Merkato Street in Jimma, Southern Ethiopia. Merkato Street runs by a Wahabbi Mosque. As the team was walking by the Mosque, a group of Muslims exited the Mosque and began to run after them to confront them. Tedase's female coworkers ran away from the mob but Tedase continued on. The Muslims caught up with Tedase, pulled him into the mosque, and savagely beat him to death. Sources from Jimma reported that Tedase was beaten with a calculated intention to kill him. This was no accident or case of mob frenzy getting out of control. His body was later taken to the hospital for an autopsy and he was buried Tuesday, March 27.

Our sources also reveal that Jimma Christians were conducting an evangelism campaign, and news of the outreach was spreading among Jimma residents as well as militant Muslim groups in the area. The Muslims that belonged to the Wahabbi sect purposefully beat Tedase to death as a message to Christians that they are ready to combat evangelism.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/015856.php
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Muslim intolerance and violence

Teacher beat to death by mob of Muslim students in her classroom

By Judi McLeod

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Googling the name Christianah Oluwatoyin Olusase brought no hits 3:30 p.m., yesterday.

Christianah, a Christian teacher at Government Day Secondary School in Gombe state, North Nigeria was torn apart, limb-by-limb, by a mob of Muslim students on March 21, 2007.


Details about Christianah's life are scarce. We do know that her life was dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We don't know how long she taught at Government Day Secondary School, her age, or who are the loved ones prostrated by grief.

The information of her death comes from Compass Direct. And were it not for The Persecution & Prayer Alert, The Voice of the Martyrs Canada, Christianah's passing would otherwise have gone unnoted.

The details of Christianah's death are shocking.

Christianah was supervising an all-girl class while they were taking an Islamic Religious Knowledge examination, a routine job by any teacher's standards the world over.

In accordance to school procedure, the homeroom teacher collected papers, books and bags before the exam papers were passed around. She left them in front of the class for pupils to retrieve later.

One of the girls responded by starting to cry and was soon telling her classmates that there had been a copy of the Quran in her bag left in front of the classroom.

The girl claimed that because Christianah was a Christian, she had desecrated the Quran by touching it.

The students began to chant in unison, "Allahu Akbar" (God is Great)". These school age girls then beat, stoned and clubbed Christiania to death where she stood.

The deed done, the girls then dragged her corpse outside of the school building and burned it.

There were no flowers or cards left at the burial site as sometimes happens in the outpouring of grief in western culture. No candle vigils were held for Christianah. In fact, it is not even known if her loved ones will be able to give her a decent burial.

There was no outrage of the teacher's horrific death in any western media, still busy these days following the life and times of the late Anna Nichole Smith.

What happened on March 21, 2007 is life for Christian believers in Nigeria.

On June 28, 2006 another Muslim mob in the town of Izom in the Nigerian state of Niger first overwhelmed police, then clubbed a woman to death for participating in street evangelism. The murdered woman was reported to be between 18 and 20 years of age.

Unidentified--even in death--the woman had met with a group of Muslim youth outside of the Jumat Mosque in Izom and shared the gospel with them, leaving with those who would take them some printed tracts to read.

When Muslim leaders learned what she had been doing, they were outraged, claiming that she had insulted Islam and Mohammed. A death decree was placed on her head and posses of hundreds of Muslims went out on the hunt for her.

When they found the woman, they seized her and began to beat her, but police took her into protective custody. The mob threatened to take down the police station if she wasn't turned over to them. Then as police tried to smuggle her out a back door, they were caught. The police fled the scene and the woman was seized again, clubbed and stoned to death. At least two police officers were injured in the attack. Several arrests were made and the investigation is on going.

Then there's the case of the missing students.

Two Christian female students from the Ahmadu Bello University in Kaduna State, Nigeria went missing after they were severely beaten by seven Muslim women in their own dormitory on March 18, 2006.

The two students, Joy and Priscilla, were preparing to bathe when the seven students, veiled in Islamic robes, attacked them. They were harassed, intimidated flogged and left unconscious.

Compass Direct reports that the two were taken to the university clinic and have not been seen since.

Because of the attack, the university closed its doors for a period of two weeks. During that time, the university took action against the Muslim Students' Society by removing their leadership for failing to maintain control. According to the Daily Trust news service, when the university reopened on March 28, 2006 there was added security and each student had to sign a pledge to maintain peace and obey the university's rules and regulations. The university has promised to investigate the attack and punish the Muslim women.

"Nigeria is strongly divided between Christian and Islam," says The Voice of Martyrs in its Country Report. "Statistics differ whether there are more adherents to Islam or Christianity in the nation as a whole. Northern Nigeria is predominantly Muslim and several of the states have adopted Sharia law for all civil cases.

"In areas controlled by Muslims, Christians frequently face opposition. Churches have been burned and Christians killed in riots. In February of 2005, the predominantly Christian village of Demsa, Adamawa in northern Nigeria was attacked. According to Compass Direct, 36 Christians were killed and their property destroyed. About 3,000 survivors fled to a neighboring state. Also, for the fourth time in five years, the Conquerors Chapel of the World of Faith Ministries in Kaduna, Nigeria, was destroyed by fire on April 10, 2005. The attacks began after Sharia law was introduced in Kaduna State in 2000."

No blossoms or candles mark the graves of either Christianah Oluwatoyin Olusase in Gombe state, or the unidentified woman stoned to death in Izom.

By cruel circumstance both women died lonely deaths, and remain lonely in death.

But prayers from the heart are more lasting than any flower or flame.

The Voice of the Martyrs asks you to "pray for peace and strength for Christians facing opposition from Muslims in Nigeria."

God protect all Christians in Muslim nations everywhere. ________________________________


Canada Free Press founding editor

Judi McLeod Judi can be reached at: letters@canadafreepress.com.

http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/cover032907.htm
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3 comments:

truepeers said...

This story shocks and appalls me even though I have heard many such stories before. I feel rage and sorrow, and then I have to meditate and find my productive resolve to keep going in this sinful world where so many of our fellow humans still live and suffer under the more primitive and barbaric understandings of the sacred. I have to wonder when Christians in Canada will start doing more than praying for their co-religionists living in the Muslim world. And then I can't help but ask an honest if provocative question: will these kids who killed Christianah pass their Religious Knowledge Examination?

truepeers said...

Interviewer: "So how do you explain the 9/11 operations, in which innocent people were killed, while a Koranic verse says: 'Whoever slays a soul, it is as though he slew all men.'"

Sheikh Omar Bakri: "Yes, but that verse refers to killing in general. 'Do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden, except when required by justice.' In other words, a Muslim carry out certain religious duties, so when he attacks the enemy attacked on its own land, some innocent people might consequently die, but they are not killed intentionally. This happened in the Bani Al-Nazir raid, and in many other raids in the days of the Prophet Muhammad. When they violated the agreement with him, the Prophet said: 'We conspired against them, and harmed their women and children.'

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"I am not trying to justify the events of 9/11."

Interviewer: "But, to a certain extent, you are justifying the killing of innocent people."

Sheikh Omar Bakri: "Killing innocent people is forbidden in Islam. But who is innocent - that is another question."

http://www.memri.org/bin/opener_latest.cgi?ID=SD152907

truepeers said...

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