2/23/2006

Turn the Other Cheek

Remember my discussion on self-defense and necessary violence? I said that sometimes, violence is the answer.
The current situation in Nigeria is a very clear example of where violence is not the best answer. Perhaps some form of turning the other cheek would have been more productive.
After Muslims rioted (yet again) about those really, really, dumb Danish cartoons that are now the world's biggest nuisance, Christians decided it would be a good idea to fight back. The place is now a blood bath.
Muslims burned down shops and attacked Christians after police fired tear gas at a protest over Danish cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. Muslim riots erupted in other northern states over the following days. In the southeastern market town of Onitsha Tuesday, Christians launched deadly revenge attacks.
Sigh.
The article goes on to discuss some of Nigeria's bigger problems such as, surprise surprise, a bad and relatively useless government .
No, we can't all just get along.

2 comments:

v said...

The Latest:

"Enough now with this turning the other cheek! It's our duty to protect ourselves," Monsignor Velasio De Paolis, secretary of the Vatican's supreme court, thundered in the daily La Stampa.

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-02-23T174542Z_01_L2369100_RTRUKOC_0_UK-RELIGION-VATICAN-MUSLIMS.xml&archived=False

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