It takes a nation to protect the nation
JOS CRISIS - THIS ARE PICTURES TAKEN LAST SUNDAY 7TH MARCH 2010 IN JOS, PLATEAU STATE, NIGERIA.
WHAT RADICALS ARE DOING TO INNOCENT PEOPLE.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? KEEP QUIET AND IGNORE IT? THE SOLUTION IS NOT TO TAKE ARMS OR FIGHT, BUT WE MUST REACT NOW!!!!
Attached are pictures taken on Sunday, 7th of march 2010 in Jos, Plataeu State. Please if you are easily irritated or very emotional, you might not want to look at the pictures as they are very pathetic.
I did not send the pictures or this mail so that we can stand and fight back. THE SOLUTION IS NOT TO TAKE ARMS OR FIGHT, BUT WE MUST REACT NOW!
The key to our solution is none other than prayers as we cannot all mount the throne of leadership in the nation. We need to radically pray for a turnaround in the leadership of this country.
To address the issue before this country – Nigeria, we need to look at the roots of these kinds of barbaric actions.
“Roots” or “enabling conditions” of terrorism.
§ Poverty, underdevelopment and poor governance feed terrorism. But not always cause it. The relation between those issues and terrorism is definitely not a mechanistic one. But, at the same time, to say that they have little to do with terrorism goes way too far and seems to be equally simplistic.
§ As to the frequent question on whether poverty is the main or the sole cause of terrorism or whether there may be other causes, of a different nature, the answer is there are multiple causes of terrorism. Sometimes they are of a religious, ethnical, or of an ideological nature. Frequently fed by ignorance. In all cases terrorist ranks are filled with people who because they may feel discriminated against or who hurt in their dignity become resentful.
§ Those who, oversimplifying, maintain that poverty is “the main” cause of terrorism have at least three different problems to confront :
(i) understanding and explaining is one thing, justifying and excusing a very different one. And there can be no excuse whatsoever to kill innocent civilians. At all.
(ii) Explaining how comes that some terrorist organizations and groups operate in vibrant and well governed economies. Like Spain, or Germany, or Japan, or Italy, or even France or the US.
(iii) Terrorism in poor countries has frequently leaders who are well educated and come from relatively wealthy families. Like Sendero Luminoso, the FARC, Al Qaeda, Hammas, etc.
§ However, the link between poverty and terrorism exists and is of an indirect nature. Poverty generates frustration and eventually also resentment. Frequently terrorism has ground forces that come from impoverished areas. People with almost no prospect of a decent life whose grievances are smartly exploited by their leaders.
§ Modern terrorism requires skills, management, logistics, finance and technological knowledge which are normally found in the upper classes who provide leadership to terrorist movements. • A well fed and fully employed population will probably not provide too many opportunities nor recruits for terrorism.
§ Failed States (democratic parties) are a problem. They provide ideal conditions for terrorism to flourish.
The list is long, unfortunately. Those are countries that can exercise only a limited sovereignty over their territories and peoples. They are submerged in corruption, live in discontent, have no independent judiciaries nor police or security forces. In their domestic environments brutality is open, organized crime is rampant, the illicit flourishes. There incomes inequalities are manifest, authoritarianism is evident and freedoms are severely restricted. People have no hope nor opportunities. No dreams nor vision of a decent future. There is therefore little to live for and humiliation generates rage.
PRAY FOR THE WELL BEING OF NIGERIA.
We need God to speak to the hearts of our leaders. We need to admit our wickedness and pray for God to heal our land. This country is blessed, yet we suffer in the midst of plenty – for how long?
We are fun of quick-fix solutions that end up being worse than the problems they are intended to solve. There's nothing to be gained from a cure that is worse than the disease.
And there's certainly nothing to be gained from a solution that merely masks or delays the problem without addressing the underlying cause.
If you do not pray now, you might not be able to pray when you deeply need it. Please pray for all these evil to cease in Nigeria.
God bless You; keep you and your family away from harm’s way.