Apr 18 2011
I received this email that says: “Hello bni, I’m from Nigeria and this is a picture from Nigeria. Muslims have been killing Christians and burning churches including the Vice President’s house. I have attached a photo also. Thank you so much for your blog.” Signed igwe, Nigeria
Thank you, igwe. We are praying for the Christians in your country. We are ashamed that we have a traitorous Muslim President in the U.S. who is ignoring the widespread persecution and slaughter of Christians in Africa and the Middle East. Hopefully he will be driven out of office soon.
Some more photos of Muslim on Christian savagery from Igwe:
UPDATE! More Muslim on Christian violence breaks out following election of a Christian President on April 16th.
Charismamag – Deadly violence. That’s the scene across the northern states of Nigeria in the wake of the April 16 presidential elections. The deadly violence is impacting churches, Christian homes and businesses, and mission compounds and pastors, according to Open Doors.
What sparked the violence? The election of a Christian president. Nigerian citizens voted in Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian politician from the People’s Democratic Party. But Muslims are lashing out. The violence comes as no surprise, considering the pre-election violence. The violence is erputing in predominantly Muslim states, including Adamawa, Bauchi, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Gombe, Yobe and Katsina. There are reports of rampaging youths taking to the streets in protest against the President Jonathan’s victory.
Indeed, the backlash is growing worse. According to Open Doors, more than 60 churches were torched, thousands of houses belonging to Christians were destroyed, and both pastors and church workers killed. Christians in the villages were not spared. Many Christians were seen fleeing, abandoning their homes for fear of attack.
“Last year there were more martyrs in Nigeria–approximately 2,000 Christians killed in the northern part–than in any other country in the world,” says Open Doors USA President and CEO Dr. Carl Moeller.