LAGOS, Nigeria Soldiers patrolling Nigeria’s volatile central region received shoot-to-kill orders after a Christian mob killed a Muslim election worker and set his body on fire, an army spokesman said Tuesday.
The death Monday in Jos, a flashpoint of religious tension between Nigeria’s two dominant religions, comes as technical problems continue to plague the nation’s effort to register 70 million eligible voters before a crucial April presidential election.
The new orders in Jos allow soldiers to kill anyone trying to hurt another person or destroy a home, church or mosque in the city and surrounding areas, Capt. Charles Ekeocha said. The military has been a dominant presence in the city since violence began there last year that has left more than 500 dead.
Baghdad, Iraq A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of police recruits on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people and undercutting Iraqi security efforts as the nation struggles to show it can protect itself without foreign help.
The death toll was still rising more than three hours after police said the bomber joined a crowd of more than 100 recruits and detonated his explosives-packed vest outside the police station in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad.
The attack starkly displayed the Iraqi forces’ failure to plug even the most obvious holes in their security as the U.S. military prepares to withdraw from Iraq at the year’s end. One recruit who survived the blast said the jobseekers were frisked before they entered the station’s yard.
IXTEPEC, Mexico A priest who shelters stranded migrants needs police protection. A chopped-up body turns up with a threatening message. Beheadings are on the rise. The local press is too frightened to write about any of it.
This is not northern Mexico, where drug gangs fight for turf along the U.S. border and the Mexican government wages an open battle against them. This is the south, where the brutal Zetas cartel is quietly spreading a reign of terror virtually unchallenged, all the way to the border with Guatemala — and across it.
Source: Yahoo News
Just a few days ago, Nigerian Christians were persecuted and slaughtered. The soldiers or the police force in Nigeria said nothing about capturing the criminals that did this. The violence continues with this time a Christian mob who killed a Muslim election worker.
Both sides are wrong. The Word of God does not tell us to do what is done to you. Let’s take a look at the bible.
Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
Men with cold hearts exist throughout the entire world. It’s proof in Mexico and Iraq (and countless other countries I have not mentioned), where hostility is all too common. Men disregard the Word of God and continue to live among bloodshed. The end of age is near, and such aggression as this will become more and more frequent. But Jesus Christ Our King tells us to love our enemies.
“But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. “For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax-gatherers do the same?”
The bible tells us the end is near, and for those who needed further proof of truth, you only need to look around you and compare it to God’s Word.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Written by: Gloria