Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Muslim Massacre Of Christians In Nigeria That Never Happened

The following has been making the rounds on Facebook periodically--and is still showing up:Christians burnt alive by Sunni Muslims in Nigeria:
Christians burnt alive by Sunni Muslims in NIGERIA…(Posted by Jillian Becker in Africa, Arab States, Christianity, Christians burnt alive by Sunni Muslims, Islam, Muslims, jihad)…..PLEASE SHARE IT OR JUST UPLOAD YOUR OWN…BUT SOMEHOW SPREAD IT IF YOU’RE EVEN 1% CHRISTIAN — It is still not over yet! —

The truth however is that this took place in the Congo, not in Nigeria and more importantly--the deaths were the result of an explosion, not a Muslim massacre.

Loonwatch covered this last year: Fake Nigerian Christians Burnt Alive Photo Resurfaces on Facebook and gives the sources for what really happened--

From Afrik.comDRC: the horrific images of the drama of Sange in South Kivu
FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010
The explosion, on July 3, a tanker truck in the village of Sange, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was 235 dead.
and ReutersFuel tanker explosion kills over 230 in Congo
Sat Jul 3, 2010
(Reuters) - At least 230 people were killed when a fuel tanker overturned and exploded in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, unleashing a fire ball that tore through homes and cinemas packed with people watching World Cup soccer.
CNN covered this also: 230 Dead in Congo's Tanker Explosion:
At least 230 people were killed and 190 injured when an oil tanker flipped over and exploded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a government spokesman said Saturday.

There is enough terrorism going on in the world that we don't need to wrongly attribute terrorist acts where they do not exist.

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