This Muslim group is raping, killing, and torturing Nigerian Christians. And it’s getting worse


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Prayers go out to our suffering Christian brethren in Nigeria.

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This Muslim group is raping, killing, and torturing Nigerian Christians. And it’s getting worse

Fri Jul 13, 2018 Jonathon van Maren LifeSiteNews

July 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – On February 24, the Colosseum in Rome was illuminated in scarlet red to remember Christians being persecuted around the world, the eerie crimson illumination representing the blood of millions who had died, or are still suffering today. Presumably, the Colosseum was selected because it has long been rumored to have hosted the public execution of many Christians, but a more accurate location for martyrdoms can actually be found about twenty minutes away, where St. Peter’s Basilica now stands on the location of Nero’s circus, which once featured the vilest scenes of savagery, lit at night by crucified Christians set ablaze atop their crosses to serve as living torches for the crowd. I did not know, when I first saw the Vatican Obelisk that now stands in St. Peter’s Square, that it had presided over these bloody events—and may have been the last object the Apostle Peter saw as he died in the arena, crucified like his Master.

One of the women who gathered outside the Colosseum that rainy night in February was Rebecca Bitrus, a Nigerian Christian who was held captive by Boko Haram Islamist militants, who savagely beat her and raped her for the duration of her two-year captivity. She was there to draw attention to the plight of Christians in Nigeria—especially women and girls—who face a nearly-constant threat of abduction, sexual assault, and forced marriage from not only Boko Haram, but other Muslim groups as well—and Nigerian Christians have been calling on their government and the international community to notice their plight and come to their aid.

Rev. Dr. Soja Bewarang, the chairman of the Denominational Heads of the Plateau and Christian Association of Nigeria, wrote in an open letter on June 29 to the federal government that, “We observe the continuous abduction of underaged Christian girls by Muslim youths who are forcefully converted to Islam and taken in for marriage without the consent of their parents…This is even more worrisome as such acts are supported by several highly placed clerics and Emirs.”

The situation in Nigeria has been steadily worsening . . .

. . . In response, several days after the open letter, the office of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari issued a statement on July 5 suggesting that the Christian indigenous farmers of the Plateau State surrender a portion of their ancestral lands to the Islamic Fulani herdsmen who have been terrorizing them in order to placate them . . .


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This from Breitbart News July 5, 2018 regarding this problem . . . .

Nigeria to Christian Farmers: We Can’t Save You, Surrender Land to Fulani Terrorists

By Edwin Mora 5 Jul 2018 Breitbart News

. . . “There is no doubt that the sole purpose of these attacks is aimed at ethnic cleansing, land grabbing and forceful ejection of the Christian natives from their ancestral land and heritage,” Nigerian church denominational heads and the prominent Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) declared at the end of last month, referring to the Fulani assaults that have killed thousands so far this year.

While some human rights and analysts have denounced the killing of farmers by the Fulani as “genocide,” Femi Adesina, a special adviser to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, argued on Wednesday that relinquishing land to the Fulani killers for ranching is better than dying.

Adesina urged the farmers to allow the government of President Buhari, who is ethnically Fulani, to build ranches for the so-called herdsmen who analysts like Faith McDonnell from the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) have deemed to be jihadists or at very least just terrorists… . .

. . . . In Plateau, Fulani terrorists armed with machetes and guns massacred up to 300 people across nearly a dozen predominantly Christian villages on June 23 and 24.

Critics of Fulani President Buhari, like the CAN group, have accused the leader of downplaying and even condoning the attacks by the Muslim group.

CAN reports that no one has yet been arrested for the carnage in Plateau, noting: “Unfortunately, no armed herdsmen has ever been arrested for prosecution even when they are caught in the act.” . . .

. . . Estimates of the number of farmers who have been killed by Fulani terrorists so far this year vary between 1,750 and 6,000, including women and children.

Currently, the Fulani “jihadis” are deadlier than the U.S.-designated terrorist group Boko Haram.


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Also this from the New York Times about a couple of weeks ago on the same issue . . .

. . . .On Friday and Saturday night dozens of suspected armed herders, who are Muslim and of the Fulani ethnicity, descended from surrounding hills into several villages, opening fire, burning homes and shooting to death some people, most of them Christian and of the Berom ethnicity, as they slept.

The killings immediately triggered reprisals as young people from the villages set up road blocks and killed anyone suspected of being Muslim and Fulani. One police commissioner in the area said at least five people died at checkpoints… . .

The NYT although having good information here,
seems to have less of an idea concerning the religious dimension of this conflict.
The NYT are not “clueless” (see article excerpt below)
but they also do not have the same appreciation
other news outlets have concerning the religious aspect in my opinion.

. . . In late April, about 30 nomadic Fulani herdsmen were blamed for storming St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church in the rural Middle Belt and killing at least 17 worshipers and two priests.

Paulina Shimakaha had just slipped into the front row for the 6 a.m. Mass, when the quiet was shattered by shouting and gunshots.


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That this is happening to our brothers and sisters without anyone reaching out to help them is unacceptable. Why is no one coming to their aid??? I have been following since the massacre in April…Please God look to your children in Nigeria who are being raped,murdered and tortured. Be with them as they face the unknown with fear in their hearts.St. Michael the Archangel take with you legends of Angels to surround and defend ours in this battle, cast into hell by the power of God the evil one and his demons… I will remember these my brothers and sisters everyday in prayer…God bless them…


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Thank you anna (you prayer warrior you).


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I will pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria suffering under Radical Islamist oppression.
Urgent intervention is needed to eliminate these terrorist groups and end their reign of terror.


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Yes I saw that too. Praying for Nigeria and all Christians in Africa and other places where they are being persecuted.


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anna . . .

That this is happening to our brothers and sisters without anyone reaching out to help them is unacceptable. Why is no one coming to their aid???

A great question anna.

Not only is their own Government refusing to go to their aid, but they seem to be encouraging this (not arresting the perps, urging their own citizens to cave-in to the perps demands, no real effort by their Government to reclaim the peoples daughters stolen from them for ethnic cleansing by forced “marriage”, etc.)


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