North Korean doctors killed in Nigeria, one beheaded

This is simply horrific:

Assailants in northeastern Nigeria killed three North Korean doctors, beheading one of the physicians, in the latest attack on health workers in a nation under assault by a radical Islamic sect, officials said Sunday.

The deaths Saturday night of the doctors in Potiskum, a town in Yobe state long under attack by the sect known as Boko Haram, comes after gunmen killed at least nine women administering polio vaccines in Kano, the major city of Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north.
Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege,” has been attacking government buildings and security forces over the last year and a half. In 2012 alone, the group was blamed for killing at least 792 people, according to an AP count.

I wonder if these guys even knew who they were attacking. I also wonder if the North Koreans will handle this the way their Soviet comrades used to handle this sort of thing.

  • bumfromkorea

    Infiltration and festering of Islamic extremism in Africa is going to blow up in our faces within our lifetime if something systemic isn’t done. I don’t want to hear about Malinese terrorists blowing up US Embassy in Nigeria when I’m 60…

  • dogbertt

    If they’re that dead set against preventive medicine, we can hope they’ll wind up dying like flies.

  • Horace Jeffery Hodges

    This is the sort of civilizational conflict Huntington wrote about, and as he also pointed out, the Islamic world has bloody borders, so we’re going to be hearing, seeing, and experiencing the consequences of Islamism for a long time, until the Muslim world discovers the bitter truth that the Protestant-Catholic wars of religion taught the West, namely, that religion should be a private affair of the heart (a lesson we have to keep learning), not a scheme for transforming the world through force, though this lesson might prove harder for the Muslim world to learn since Islam is overtly political, has in its fundamental texts a scheme for ordering the world, and has always been willing to turn to war as an instrument for furthering Islamic aims — and, yes, I know that all this isn’t very politically correct to point out, but I prefer to see the world with open eyes, and I don’t think that I’m alone in this attitude.

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • Jakgani

    Islams claim to be non-violent and claim that they never push their religion onto anyone.

    Islam (Muslim) has already spread across the world too much – and needs to be stopped.

    The Soviets don’t play games – they just take action – and good on them!!

    North Korea – wouldn’t give a “*(&^#%^$) – the doctors were there earning money for Kim JongEun and

    he will just look to other means of getting a little more pocket money.

    Whatever happened to the North Koreans who were working in Libya and were not allowed to

    return home after the overthrowing of the government there last year?

  • bumfromkorea

    But isn’t belligerence, as you point out, also inherent in Christianity as well? It took devastating religious civil wars to (kinda) resolve the problems for Christianity – perhaps a Reformation is in Islam’s future (hopefully a lot less violent version)?

  • bumfromkorea

    Just as those Westboro fucks and the Southern Baptists/Pentecostals don’t speak for me, Al Qaeda and the extremist Islamic factions do not speak for the Muslims who claim that their faith is non-violent and that they never push their religion onto anyone.

  • RElgin

    Nigeria has serious problems with religion, both Christian and Muslim.

    Killing doctors is sick and I feel sorry for these fellows who did not deserve such an evil fate.

  • yangachibastardo

    They breed faster than they croak

  • Horace Jeffery Hodges

    “But isn’t belligerence . . . also inherent in Christianity as well?”

    Is it? If it is, I can’t see that it’s nearly as explicit, yet that is the problem that we face with Islam(ism).

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • ChuckRamone

    I’m with John Lennon on this. Imagine no religion. I especially feel that way about the three major monotheistic ones.

  • SomeguyinKorea

    Slept through the parts in history class that discussed the Crusades and the Inquisition?

  • asdf

    Crusades? So you mean ancient history. Then, yes, belligerence is a part of Christianity. But that is not what was meant when it was asked, “Isn’t belligerence a part of Christianity”. The answer to that is no. When an ayatollah says he wants some author killed, huge crowds of Muslims turn out for an orgy of mass murder all around the world. There has been nothing like this since the Nazi cults. It is only a wrong-headed appeal for open-mindedness that make people pretend that the Pope, too, has such power.

  • Horace Jeffery Hodges

    You mean the lectures that told of how a barbarous, aggressive Christendom launched an unprovoked attack on a peaceful Islamic Civilization, thereby initiating Western imperialism and its attendant colonialism in an illegitimate land grab through the conquest of Jerusalem and the surrounding countryside?

    Yes, I must have slept through that part of history class, so perhaps you could fill me in on the details since I don’t know much about history . . .

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • wangkon936

    Pentecostals may be a bit annoying, but I can rest assured that they will never try to cut my head off.

  • Cloudfive

    If you work in an abortion clinic they may try to bomb it or shoot you though.

  • Cloudfive
  • Robert Koehler

    It is interesting how the Crusades are supposed to be evil incarnate while the Muslim Andalusia represents the height of medieval civilization. I often wonder if the Turks teach their students that all the problems in the Balkans are due to Ottoman imperialism.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    So wait, that’s three norks dead? Ill drink to that! “Doctors,” my ass.

  • Anonymous_Joe

    Do you have typing Tourette’s?

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    No, simply put, I wish all of those fuckers up north would just disappear.

  • lastnamekim

    re: that news paper article link of the Soviets, I love this excerpt:
    The newspaper quoted “observers in Jerusalem” as saying: “This is the way the Soviets operate. They do things–they don’t talk. And this is the language Hezbollah understands.” Classic. I don’t think NK has anything capable of the level that the KGB operates on though.