More smoke

And today in Niger – the protests against Charlie Hebdo continue, with extra added church-burning.

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.

Charlie Hebdo doesn’t hang out at the church.

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.

The French cultural centre in Zinder also came under attack.

God is great so let’s burn down the churches. Makes all kinds of sense.


  1. Blanche Quizno says

    God is great so let’s burn down the churches. Makes all kinds of sense.

    Well, regardless of how much sense it makes, that’s the entire history of god-belief right there. See “intolerance.”

  2. karmacat says

    Sounds like they are using it as an excuse to attack people in their own country who believe in something different.

  3. says

    Of course it makes sense. Indeed the Catholics should be burning down Synagogues because Charlie Hebdo regularly insults the Pope, the Jews should be burning down Mormon Temples because Charlie Hebdo lampoons some the more ridiculous practices of the Orthodox, and then the Mormons can burn down Mosques because Charlie Hebdo once said nasty things about Joseph Smith. In short, we should all be burning down everything…

    ….. because Charlie Hebdo.

  4. sailor1031 says

    I don’t suppose for a momen that even one of these violent pyromaniacs has actually EVER seen a copy of Charlie? Like all those outraged muslims who had never held a copy of “Satanic Verses” let alone read any of it. Or all those violent protesters who never saw the cartoons. We’re dealing with more than cultural or even religious nuance here.

  5. Vincent says

    Atheists draw Muhammad -> Muslims burn Christian churches

    What, they couldn’t find atheist churches ?

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