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 Nigeria's war on Christians


More than 10,000 Christians have been killed since 1999, the year Islamic "Sharia law" was introduced in Nigeria, according to Voice of the Martyrs, a group that aids the persecuted church around the world.

Nearly 1,000 homes and churches have been burned down by Muslim radicals – with a wink and a nod from a government that doesn't recognize the rights of non-Muslims.

The war on Christians began in 1999 when Alhaji Ahmed Sani assumed the office of governor in Nigeria's Zamfara state. Just five months later, he introduced Sharia law. Soon 11 other northern Nigerian states, all with Muslim majorities, followed Zamfara's lead and implemented some form of the harsh Islamic legal code.

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2005/6/12 19:09Profile

 Re: Nigeria's war on Christians

This has been a long time coming, but, there was a Muslim undercurrent involved in the genocide of 'the Jews of Africa' a nickname for the Ibo tribe, one of those first reached by Christianity and benefitted by British education as a result of being a British colony until 1960.

In 1967, when Biafra seceeded, had it been supported by Britain, instead of bombed with British bombs owned by the Nigerian government, the quality of management to run a small country was easily equal to the task.

It should be noted that Fredrick Forsythe tried to report the situation accurately, but the BBC for some reason put out false statements during that time, such that he resigned and became a novelist. He was not the only one disillusioned by the lack of truthfulness by politicians, then.

The missionaries were devastated and at one point, 30,000 people a day were dying of starvation, because the combined efforts of three major international charities were totally overwhelmed by the needs and dangers.

 2005/6/13 8:58

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