The World/Academy of Art University In San Francisco

My best friend, hands down, is my little sister. -Unknown

Good morning world!

I’ve been having a great weekend! so this past week my sister and I have been planning to go back home so that she can visit the school she will be transferring, and attending in the fall of 2013. I’m so excited for her and I’m glad that she made this decision on her own. She will be attending the motion pictures and television school where she will receive a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with the focus on acting. With her determination, drive and ambition, she will be a successful actress. Touring the school was amazing, the living situation reminded me of one of my favorite movies Across The Universe. It was a fun experience and I’m excited to visit her back home in San Francisco when I’m tired of the oppressive Fresno heat. I will miss her terribly, she will always come first with me and I hope that one day we’ll go somewhere together, and will reminisce on the years we lived together in Fresno as bachelorettes.

On to other matters.

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been going on and on discussing with my friends, and family about Politics, how democratic I am, something being wrong with the world if Romney becomes the next president, blah, blah blah. I’ve realized, especially after conversing with my dad that everything is all in God’s hands and what will happen will happen. So I’ve decided to back off. Being a Christian and setting a good example would mean to not criticize others for the beliefs they have. That is so hypocritical and not the way God wants us to be. So even though I disagree, with someone else’s beliefs, I will show diplomacy. The reason I’m actually writing today is because this morning I woke up, and after doing my homework, I read the New York Times. The article I read really made me sad. Read below;

MUSLIM WORSHIPPERS SHOT IN NIGERIA

The attack happened in a remote village called Dogo Dawa, in Kaduna state, said the official, Abdullahi Muhammad, the traditional ruler and councilor of Birnin Gwari, a government area near the village.

The state police commissioner, Olufemi Adenaike, confirmed the incident, but said he could not confirm the death toll.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Like much of northern Nigeria, Kaduna is plagued by an insurgency led by the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. They usually attack security forces, government officials or Christians, but have hit Muslim clerics and mosques, especially ones that do not follow their hard-line brand of Islam.

Kaduna is also close to Nigeria’s volatile “Middle Belt,” where Nigeria’s mostly Muslim north and largely Christian south meet, and where tensions over land and ethnicity often erupt into violence.

But Mr. Abdulladhi said the attack was probably carried out by a local gang.

“We are suspecting a reprisal attack by gangs of armed robbers who lost some of their members after a recent exchange of fire with the villagers and the vigilantes,” he said. “The village had been terrorized by an armed group operating from camps in the forest.”

The Islamist insurgency in northern Nigeria and weapons flooding in from its neighbors on the threshold of the Sahara have aggravated violence in the region. Armed robberies and local disputes degenerating into deadly shootouts are increasingly common across the impoverished north.

Now I know that sources say and believe that it was a local gang but say perhaps, because they’re already tensions between Christians and Muslims, and it was meant as a muslim genocide? What then? Going back to what I was saying earlier, I may not belive what is being said, or what religion is being practiced but should I kill them? No. What has the world come to, where you can be killed because you belive in something that’s not the norm? and what can we do to permanently abolish it?

-N

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