Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dealing With Africa

by Jeremiah Puder from The Bulletin

Islam is growing rapidly in Africa, and it is not the supposed "religion of peace" version that is experiencing the greatest growth. Saudi Arabia, among others, is pouring significant resources into Africa and, in the process, encouraging and spreading the ultra-fundamentalist Wahhabi version of Islam. Muslim Sharia law has been widely introduced into the Muslim areas of Nigeria. Islam in Nigeria has recently gained widespread media attention concerning its Sharia court's imposition of punishments such as amputation and death by stoning for infractions such as adultery. Nigeria, with its oil reserves, is perhaps the most strategically important sub-Saharan African country to the U.S., and the danger of further Muslim domination is probable.

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