Can Christians and Muslims Ever Live in Peace?
A nation divided
“Nigeria's two major religions, Islam and Christianity, are sometimes depicted as monolithic entities that confront each other in pitched battles, with formal implementation of the criminal aspects of the Muslim shari'ah legal code (or the likelihood of implementation) providing the spark that touches off violence,” says Global Security.com. “Riots based (at least ostensibly) on religious affiliation and religious policies have indeed occurred, the worst such being the two confrontations that took place in Kaduna. Such descriptions, however, can be misleading.”