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Christian Association Of Nigeria Decries Slaughter Of Christians, Calls For Peaceful Co-Existence With Muslims

Unfortunately, peaceful co-existence with “infidels” is forbidden by the “Religion of Peace” …

Hadith, Sahih Muslim 1:33a, “The Messenger of Allah [Mohammed] said: ‘I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish [Islamic] prayer …”

By Stephen Gbadamosi, Nigerian Tribune – “The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed worry at the spate of killing of Christians in the country, calling on the government to set machinery in motion to affirm peaceful co-existence of the people of the country.

The association, in a statement issued by its South-West zone chairman, Archbishop Magnus Atilade, and made available to the Nigerian Tribune on Wednesday, said it had become imperative to call the attention of the world to the growing threat to the life and property of Christians in the country.

Archbishop Atilade, who is also the President, Christian Welfare Initiative (CWI), noted: ‘I am compelled, as a Christian, the President of the Christian Welfare Initiative (CWI), and as chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), South-West zone, to draw the attention of the entire citizenry of this country, as well as other nations in the world to the growing threat to the life and property of Christians in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

‘We affirm that Nigeria is a secular society in which all the citizens have the right to live, work and express their faith according to their individual convictions. If the secularity of Nigeria has in any way been reviewed or modified, we are not aware. The constitution of Nigeria guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of movement, and the right to worship God according to individual conviction.

‘We are, however, disturbed and very alarmed at the rate and consistency with which Christians are being slaughtered in northern Nigeria, in a manner similar to the genocide in Rwanda. The brutality, cruelty and inhuman manner in which Nigerian Christians are being systematically and consistently slaughtered by individuals claiming to be adherents of the Islamic faith has reached an alarming proportion that we are compelled to speak out. This is inhuman.'” Source – Nigerian Tribune.

Flashback: Nigerian Islamist: ‘Allah’ Says Muslims Must Behead Non-Muslims, Warns Christians Not To Go To Church – “An Islamic extremist leader in northeastern Nigeria says the bloody insurgency will continue because Allah says they must decapitate and mutilate… Shekau warns Christians not to go to churches in this holy month, though Christmas passed in Nigeria with none of the feared terrorist attacks. Five churches were bombed Christmas Day 2011 and dozens of people died.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigeria: Boko Haram: Our Goal Is To Eliminate Followers of Christ – “Terrorist organisation Boko Haram has issued a statement making clear that its goal is to eliminate followers of Christ from Nigeria and establish an Islamic state. ‘The Nigerian state and Christians are our enemies and we will be launching attacks on the Nigerian state and its security apparatus as well as churches until we achieve our goal of establishing an Islamic state in place of the secular state … We are responsible for the suicide attack on a church in Jos and also another attack on another church in Biu,’ a spokesman for the group, Abul Qaqa, is said to have told reporters in the northeastern city of Maiduguri over the phone.” Read more.

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