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Thread #53037   Message #835529
Posted By: Wolfgang
26-Nov-02 - 02:41 PM
Thread Name: Beauty Queens & Women's Rights in Nigeria
Subject: RE: Beauty Queens & Women's Rights in Nigeria
One more follow-up:

You may have read that more than 200 have been killed and several churches burnt in sectarian outbreaks of violence (Christians against Muslims) in the North of Nigeria following a newspaper article that was critical of the Muslim fundamentalists attack on the beauty contest.

Now, Mr. Magaji, information minister of the Nigerian country Zamfari, has called for killing the journalist responsible for the article: "Everyone who insults Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, has to be killed." He calls this a fatwa, "based on the wish of the people."

The journalist whose life is now in danger is a woman, by the way, Ms. Isioma Daniel.