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Paul Berton: 10 answers to some ugly questions about Muslims, Christians, Christchurch and Nigeria

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23.03.2019

In the wake of the horrific massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week, The Spectator received several queries, all asking a variation of this ugly question: "Why do the Muslims get front-page coverage so frequently?"

Each one followed up with another question: "Why don't the mainstream media run articles about Muslims killing Christians in Nigeria?"

That the queries were so alike might have been a coincidence, or the result of a single article — or several similar ones? Or a campaign?

Here are some answers:

1. Reports of violence against Christians in Northern Nigeria are likely true. But details are sketchy and news agencies to which The Spectator subscribes have not filed reports — likely because, unfortunately, they have nobody on the ground there to verify details.

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