Christian Genocide in Nigeria
As the politicians throw a fit over the situation in Syria with the Turks (and well they should, word of atrocities is starting to surface), there is a real genocide in Nigeria. A genocide of Christians has been taking place for some time by factions of Islamists that may in fact be spearheaded by that country’s President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Nigeria is roughly half Christian, half Muslim. The country’s President is Muslim – of the Fulani tribe, by the way- and his plan is to create the Islamization of the country. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian, was the previous President.
Barack Obama repeatedly told Americans that this was not a “religious conflict.” He lied. It is and has always been a religious conflict.
“It’s tough to tell Nigerian Christians this isn’t a religious conflict since what they see are Fulani fighters clad entirely in black, chanting ‘Allahu Akbar!’ and screaming ‘Death to Christians.’” Sister Monica Chikwe
The Gatestone Institute wrote:
Between 2011 and 2015, Boko Haram—an Islamic jihadi group that committed ISIS type atrocities before ISIS came into being—terrorized and slaughtered thousands of Christians, particularly those living in the Muslim majority north. In 2015, Nigeria’s Muslims finally got what they want: a Muslim president in the person of Muhammadu Buhari. However, the violence only got worse, as the Muslim Fulani herdsmen—the ethnic tribe from which Buhari hails—joined and even surpassed Boko Haram in their slaughter of Christians.
Between June 2017 and June 2018 alone, Muslim Fulani slaughtered approximately 9,000 Christians and destroyed at least a thousand churches. (It took three times as long for the Fulani to kill a fraction (1,484) of Christians under Jonathan’s presidency.) In just the first six months of this year, 52 lethal terror attacks targeting Christian villages occurred. “Nearly every single day, I wake up with text messages from partners in Nigeria, such as this morning: ‘Herdsmen stab 49-year-old farmer to death in Ogan,’” human rights lawyer Ann Buwalda said last July.
I have several friends in Nigeria – good people, working hard for the Gospel by feeding the needy, creating jobs for widows and orphans…and they live in constant danger. They have to dwell in walled compounds with armed guards. The vast majority of Christians in Nigeria have little money to own compounds or hire armed guards. My friends have had skirmishes, but so far are still alive. How long that will continue is anyone’s guess.
Their brethren in the North of the country haven’t fared so well. We have previously reported the slaughter of Christians by the Fulani. The mainstream media wants to tell you it’s economic – it is most certainly not.
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