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God Mobs, Bombs Explode Across Nigeria

Holy Bombers and God mobs have been wreaking havoc across the most populous and second most oil-rich country in Africa.  Worse is to come;  hot religion is on the march.

There’s nothing new about God mobs in Nigeria, but globalization enables local movements like Boko Haram to connect with regional and international counterparts like al-Shabab and Al-Qaeda. The resulting spread of new tactics, beliefs, and resources makes the situation much more dangerous.

When ethnic, regional and economic competition mix with religion, as former US Ambassador John Campbell points out in a must read blog post, sooner or later things start to go bang.

They are all thoroughly mixed with religion in Nigeria now, and things will probably keep going bang there and in neighboring states for a long time to come.

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