Sunday, March 1, 2015

When a Nigerian Girl Refused to Be Searched, the Crowd Suspected She Was a Suicide Bomber — So They Beat Her to Death

Via Joe

Women walking in Bauchi, Nigeria. (Image via OneWorld UK/flickr)

A spate of suicide bombings has been blamed on Nigeria’s home-grown Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, which wants to enforce strict Islamic law across Nigeria. The group has threatened to disrupt Nigeria’s March 28 presidential and legislative elections, saying democracy is a corrupt Western concept.

In Bauchi, the two girls aroused suspicion by refusing to be searched when they arrived at the gate to the vegetable market, said yam vendor Mohd Adamu. People overpowered one girl and discovered she had two bottles strapped to her body, he said. They clubbed her to death, put a tired doused in fuel over her head and set it on fire, he said.

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  1. They missed the logical falacy that if she were a suicide bomber, she would have blown them all up. Similar to witch trials where a real witch would simply have used her "magic" to flee.