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Islamic Militants Turn Nigeria Into Christian Killing Field

By Gary Lane, CBN News – “Last year more Christians were killed in Nigeria than any other country. The onslaught of bombings gave Nigeria the sad distinction of being the nation with the highest Christian death toll.

More than 900 Christians reportedly were killed in Nigeria in 2012, all victims of the Boko Haram group and other Islamic militants.

‘They are so radical they don’t even spare [moderate] Muslims. If Muslims are sympathetic to any cause at all…if they are sympathetic to the Christians cause, or the minorities cause, they are also termed as infidels,’ Mark Lipdo, program coordinator for the Stefanos Foundation, said.

In 2013, radicals have killed more than 120 Nigerians, most of them Christians.

Gregory Lar, an international human rights attorney, said, ‘It is happening at this time because it appears there is a new resurgence, a new Islamic awareness in the need to propagate their religion.’

The new wave of violence has caused various groups in Southern Nigeria to take up arms. They are determined to protect Christians.

Attorney Emmanuel Ogebe warns the country may be on the brink of broader conflict.

‘Because of the massive Christian Muslim population in Nigeria, there is no country on Earth that is as rich and as ready for a religious war. All the elements, all of the ingredients are there,’ he said.

Ogebe’s spoke at a recent conference sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based Jubilee Campaign. Some panelists criticized the U.S. State Department’s reluctance to blame the violence in Nigeria on Islamic extremism.

‘The route they are taking is dangerous. It’s against American interests and it is not positive. It’s not sensible. The ultimate aim of this extremism–it’s not just to wipe out Christians. It will hit back here ultimately,’ Ogebe argued.

For years, Islamic militants limited their attacks on Christians to the 12 northern Nigerian states where Shariah law is in place.

Now, they are pressing into central and southern states where Christians are in the majority.” Read more.

  1. Anonymous
    06/27/2014 at 1:40 PM

    And then they say Jesus is mentioned in the Koran too.


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