Feb 09 2014

Muslims and Christians united at last

You see? Christians and Muslims can agree on common goals, beliefs, and values.

Kisumu residents engaged police in running battles in the city centre to protest the construction of a statue by members of the Hindu religion along Nyerere Road.

Police were forced to lobby teargas canisters at the protestors who had set the statue ablaze…

The protesters, Muslims and Christians, argued that erecting a religious statue in the heart of the town portrayed Kisumu as a city of the Hindu religion…

“Christians are not allowed to bow down to other gods and the location of the statue means everyone using this road bows,” said Erick Otieno, a resident.

Kisumu is in Kenya, so they don’t have to worry about the First Amendment. But this is why we have one. Secular is better. You don’t have to fight the police, dodge tear gas, and destroy other people’s property, just to defend a silly superstition.


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  1. 1
    Al Dente

    On Tuesday, Christians from the Ministry of Repentance and Holiness Church demonstrated against the monument, saying it would promote idolatry in the region.

    They only want their particular idolatry promoted, not other peoples’ idolatry.

  2. 2
    Pierce R. Butler

    Intriguingly, the linked story does not describe the statue at all, nor even name the entity depicted.

  3. 3
    Pierce R. Butler

    This article has a partial picture – looks to me like an abstract human figure in a prayer pose – but says the statue and the temple sponsoring it are Sikh, not Hindu.

    The temple has yielded to the threat of riots and promised to replace the statue with a fountain.

  4. 4
    Pierce R. Butler

    Oops – goofed on the link: article here.

  5. 5

    Christians are not allowed to bow down to other gods and the location of the statue means everyone using this road bows

    Driving: you’re doing it wrong.

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