Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Genocidal Assault on Nigeria's Christians

From Front Page Mag:
With the election of President Trump and the reported rise of nationalist parties across the Western world, leftists in America and beyond are having a blast self-styling as “resistors” to “fascism.” They are outraged explicitly over the so-called “Islamophobia” of the President’s “travel ban.” Yet the perpetually indignant, unsurprisingly, are utterly silent regarding the massive slaughter and persecution by Muslims of Christians throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. For example, how many people know that just last month, over a span of four days, militant Islamic Fulani herdsmen embarked on a killing spree that reduced a dozen Nigerian villages to dust and claimed the lives of at least 200 Christian men, women, and children?  

Open Doors, an organization dedicated to serving persecuted Christians throughout the world, describes these targeted villages as Nigeria’s Plateau State, and describes the region as “the epicenter of Christianity in northern Nigeria’s Middle Belt.”  The organization is still trying to piece together the events surrounding the genocidal attack of Nigerian Christians on June 25th. According to reports, 120 villagers were hunted down and hacked to death by machete-wielding Muslims while traveling home from the funeral of an elderly villager in In the Nigerian ward of Gidin Akwati. Also slaughtered that day was a Christian pastor, the Reverend Musa Choji - murdered by these savages along with his wife and son. These terrorists scorched the entire community of Gidin Akwatito the ground.  Reports claim that some of those forced to flee their homes are now hiding in the Bush - remaining ever vulnerable to future attacks.

In a neighboring community of Gidin Akwati , another Christian pastor reported “more than 50 heavily armed Fulani herdsmen” laid waste to his whole village via fire and murdered 100 of his neighbors. Predictably, these Islamic militants destroyed that town's Christian churches while also laying waste to all the homes in the community. Remarkably few people managed to save themselves that day. This pastor’s wife’s childhood home was also “decimated” - home to 15 people and another unlucky 13 visitors. World Watch Monitor reports that the two soldiers and one police officer who was present in the village of Nghar during the attack fled when the Islamic militants invaded. (Read more.)

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