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Sat Jan 17, 2015, 04:18 PM

Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire

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Source: BBC News

At least two churches have been set on fire in the capital of Niger amid fresh protests against French magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

Saturday's protests began outside Niamey's grand mosque with police using tear gas a day after at least four were killed in the second city of Zinder.

The French embassy has warned its citizens to stay indoors.

Last week, Islamist gunmen killed 12 people at the magazine's Paris offices.

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In Niger, a former French colony, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Niamey's grand mosque, shouting "God is Great" in Arabic.

At least two churches were set on fire - similar to Friday's demonstration in Zinder where protesters also raided shops that were run by Christians.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30863159

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Reply Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire (Original post)
Depaysement Jan 2015 OP
daleo Jan 2015 #1
iandhr Jan 2015 #2
oberliner Jan 2015 #3
progree Jan 2015 #4
greatauntoftriplets Jan 2015 #5

Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 05:06 PM

1. Since Charlie Hebdo mocked Christians and Moslems

Attacking Christian churches to protest Charlie Hebdo makes no sense.

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Response to daleo (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 06:32 PM

2. Your looking for logic

from religious fundamentalists?

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 07:57 PM

3. Remember this is only a few hundred people in a country of almost 20 million

 

99 percent of whom are Muslims.

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 08:00 PM

4. At least eight churches were "torched" (burned and destroyed presumably)

At least eight churches were torched and the French embassy in Niamey urged its citizens to stay at home
http://news.yahoo.com/hollande-defends-freedom-expression-protests-094314179.html

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 08:52 PM

5. Sorry, but we're locking this as a dupe.

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