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Muslims must recognize threat of Boko Haram, says Nigerian archbishop

Catholic World News - December 28, 2011

Responsible Muslim leaders must realize that “terrorism threatens us all, Christians and Muslims,” said Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria in the wake of a series of church bombings.

The bombings were attributed to the Boko Haram sect. Although the teachings of that sect are rejected by most Muslims, the archbishop reasoned that the leaders of “mainstream” Islam “must however recognize that these are Muslims, it does not matter whether they are good or bad, and that they have the greatest opportunity to identify them and demonstrate that they are doing it. "

Archbishop Onaiyekan reported that many Islamic leaders had responded to his statement, and were beginning to recognize that Boko Haram threatens Muslims as well. “This is terrorism, which spares no one,” he said.

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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Dec. 28, 2011 9:16 PM ET USA

    Ah yes, the "responsible Muslims", are those the ones that believe in a book written by a polygamous, pederastic, and murderous thief that tells them to lie to "infidels"?

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