Weblog Bonus: 500+ Killed in Muslim-Christian Riots

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More than 500 killed as Nigeria again erupts in religious fighting
America isn't the only place this week where people who've handed themselves over to evil claimed the lives of countless others. Violence between Christians and Muslims around Jos, Nigeria, erupted again late this week—reportedly in response to the terrorist attacks in the U.S. Fighting originally broke out last Friday when false reports circulated that Muslims had burned down a local church. The military was able to restore some semblance of order by Monday, but wasn't able to maintain the peace. Reuters quotes one resident saying, "Some (Muslim) people have been jubilating because of what happened in the U.S., and I believe that must have encouraged them." Tens of thousands of residents reportedly fled the area for their lives.

Tensions between Christians and Muslims have of course been high in Nigeria ever since states began implementing Islamic Shari'ah law. This week, an Islamic court handed down the country's first death sentence under the law. A 35-year-old man from the northwest state of Kebbi will be stoned for sodomizing a 7-year-old boy.

RU-486 may have killed Canadian woman
An unidentified Canadian woman died of septic shock resulting from a clostridium infection while testing abortion pill mifepristone, also known as RU-486. That's about all the news we have so far—it certainly isn't getting very much media attention—but we'll keep you posted as we find out more.

Moscow court orders Salvation Army closedIn the latest efforts by Moscow to shut down the Salvation Army, Judge Svetlana Grigoryeva of the Tagansky Region People's Court has ordered the church to shut down its operations. The Moscow government has been trying to force the church out for years. ...

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