Posts Tagged ‘Christian genocide’

Nigerian Government Not Protecting Christian Citizens

05/15/2011 Leave a comment

By Becky Yeh – “Muslim radicals recently attacked and killed 17 Christians, contributing to an ongoing rampage against believers since the country adopted sharia law.

A Christian pastor, his wife, and their three children were viciously killed by Islamic extremists, along with a dozen other believers, as Muslims burned down the homes of Christians in the village of Kurum, which is located in Bauchi State, Nigeria.

Jonathan Racho of International Christian Concern (ICC) tells OneNewsNow the attack is part of a series of violent assaults against Christians in Nigeria — a country that has not protected its citizens.”  Read more.

Iraq: Islamists Calling for the Complete Extermination of Christians in the Country

04/16/2011 Leave a comment

“Iraq (MNN) ― More Christians have been fleeing Iraq in recent months than ever before.

Carl Moeller with Open Doors USA says extremists are calling for the complete extermination of believers in the country.

‘We’ve been calling this a ‘religicide’–which is the systematic destruction and elimination of a religious group simply for being that religious group. And we see this now unfolding in a very shocking way,’ says Moeller.

The number of Christians in Iraq has dropped dramatically in the last few decades, dropping from 850,000 believers in 1991, to 550,000 believers in 2003, to 345,000 believers in early 2010. Now perhaps less than 250,000 Christians call Iraq home, a number which includes those who have been permanently displaced from their homes.”  Read more.

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