Nigeria Plural?

Apparently Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi thinks Nigeria should be split up into two: one Christian part and one Muslim part. Aside from the strange source of this advice, Nigeria deserves a better chance than this. As Philip Jenkins’ work in The Next Christendom shows (172-175), Nigeria is a potentially volatile country, with its 150 million people roughly split between Christians and Muslims. But I have hope that here, of all places, Christianity and Islam will want to show themselves to be religions of peace.

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