The Guardian’s partiality
More than 200 people have been killed in two days of clashes between Christians and Muslims in central Nigeria, the Red Cross said yesterday, during the worst unrest in the country for years.The army sent reinforcements to enforce a 24-hour curfew in the city of Jos, which lies at the flashpoint where Nigeria’s Muslim north and Christian south meet, after rival gangs set fire to churches and mosques.
‘I counted 218 dead bodies at Masalaci Jummaa [mosque]. There are many other bodies in the streets,’ said a Red Cross official, who asked not to be named. That death toll did not include hospital mortuaries, victims already buried, or those taken to other places of worship. The final count could be much higher, officials said.About 7,000 people had fled their homes and were sheltering in government buildings and religious centres, the Red Cross said.
If you read the rest of the link, they don’t even know how many Christians have been killed, while they know exactly the number of murdered Muslims. If you see, The Guardian publishes this, in which both Muslims and Christians have been fighting, but have not published anything about the Virgin Mary’s Church in Cairo. A very interesting choice of news, isn’t it?