Prayers go out to our suffering Christian brethren in Nigeria.
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 . . .