Muslims in Nigeria Riot Over Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

Muslims in Nigeria Riot Over Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoons

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In Maiduguri, Nigeria, Muslims protesting the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons kill at least 15 Christians and burned numerous churches.

Muslims around the world have rioted against the depiction of Muhammad as an inspiration for violence and the "disrespectful" treatment of Islam as a violent religion, but this riot in Nigeria is the deadliest to date. According to a reporter for AP, gangs of Muslim went through the city with machetes and iron rods, looking for Christians to target.

One man they found had a tire put around him, was soaked with gasoline, then set ablaze while still alive. Many other Christians were merely beaten and hacked to death in the streets.

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