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Why Donít We Care About the Slaughter of Nigerian Christians?
Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Michael Brown

Posted on 02/20/2018 9:35:05 AM PST by Kaslin

Thousands of Christians are being butchered in Nigeria and whole villages being destroyed. Why are we so unconcerned? Why don’t we care? I believe the biggest reason is that we simply don’t know about what’s happening there. Well, now you know. Here are the facts.

For the last several months, one of my good friends, a Christian missionary serving the poorest of the poor in Nigeria, has been sending me emails with terrifying news. Fulani tribesmen raping and killing villagers. Children being used as Islamic suicide bombers, resulting in scores of casualties. One horrible report after another.

Yet with each email I received, as I scoured the major news agencies in the West, I found nothing reported. Not a word.

At the same time, Nigerian news sources were ablaze with reports of the latest atrocities.

Today, I saw this shocking headline on Jihad Watch: “Nigeria: Muslims wipe out 15 villages in mass slaughter of Christians, government does nothing.”

The article began with this quote, “Despite several calls to the governor and his deputy, and other security apparatus, the government remained silent as the atrocities continued. The Fulani were able to carry out their deadly attack. They stayed for hours in the vicinity, moving at will, unchallenged.”

How could this be? According to Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch, it’s because “Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari clearly has no sympathy for the victims. He shares the world view of the jihadi attackers.

When I emailed my friend in Nigeria to ask if this was true, she wrote back immediately:

“This article doesn't state which villages, so I am not sure. It is happening every day. The worst this year was the New Year’s Day massacre, followed by a mass burial of 73 victims. There have been many attacks since then. Villages razed, girls and women raped, men butchered. Cutlasses have been replaced by AK-47's. The military has, at times, seemed complicit.

“The president only gets upset when there are reprisal killings of Fulani. He himself is a Fulani man and a cattle-rearer. The stated reason is grazing rights. If you object to cows eating your crops, you, your village and maybe surrounding ones will be attacked. It is in every paper, every day. The nation is smoldering. Only Jesus.” (Her closing sentence meant, “Jesus is our nation’s only hope.”)

She also sent me this YouTube link, viewed over 180,000 times at present, in which a Nigerian social commentator who lives in the States blasts the president’s alleged inaction (and, worse still, alleged wrong actions).

The video begins with a clip from a pastor, boldly denouncing wickedness in the government and stating plainly that, “The killing, the killing that is going on in Nigeria shows the irresponsibility of the president called Buhari.

And the pastor urged every Nigerian to fight back, not with weapons but by getting their voter’s cards, urging the people not to let wicked men in government to decide their fate. Yes, he bellowed, “Enough is enough!”

As a result of his sermon, we are informed that a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Outrageous? Absolutely. But Nigeria is a nation divided, with a Muslim majority in the north and a Christian majority in the south, with terrorist groups like Boko Haram still on the prowl, and with systemic governmental corruption.

And as Christianity continues to spread across the nation at an exponential pace, so also persecution is spreading. As reported by Christian Today in 2016, “Muslims are converting to Christianity in northern Nigeria amid rapidly rising levels of Christian persecution, which has seen more than ten thousand Christians killed in five years, according to a new report released today.

“While much media attention has been focused on Islamic State and the plight of persecuted minorities in the Middle East, 11,500 Christians in northern Nigeria were killed in five years between 2006-2014, and 13,000 churches were destroyed, forcing 1.3 million Christians to flee to safer areas of the country.

As devastating as these statistics are, they are more likely under-reported than over-reported, which again begs the question: Why don’t we care? Why aren’t we raising our voices? Why aren’t we standing with our fellow-believers in prayer?

Again, I believe it is largely because of our ignorance.

But if you’ve read this article, you can’t claim ignorance any more. And the first thing you can do to help combat these atrocities is share this article with your friends. Let’s get educated, let’s get praying, and let’s get the word out to the rest of the world until the Nigerian government does what is right – or is replaced by leaders who will.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: christiangenocide; christianpersecution; christians; nigeria; persecution
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1 posted on 02/20/2018 9:35:05 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Because elite leftists hate Christianity and are afraid of third world population growth.

Yet they deny their eugenic policies.


2 posted on 02/20/2018 9:37:19 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Kaslin

We don’t talk about the slaughter of Christians because the Religion of Peace prefers that we not.

I suspect that this will change under President Trump, but he has a lot on his plate and, frankly, I do not look to the POTUS to fix the problems of Africa.


3 posted on 02/20/2018 9:37:28 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The revolution will not be televised (at least, not by CNN).)
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To: Kaslin

Because they’re Christians. Period.


4 posted on 02/20/2018 9:40:11 AM PST by pgkdan (The Silent Majority STILL Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: Kaslin

What’s with the “we”, Mr. Brown? Have you got a frog in your pocket?


5 posted on 02/20/2018 9:42:08 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: Kaslin

6 posted on 02/20/2018 9:42:53 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Kaslin

Thank you for posting....


7 posted on 02/20/2018 9:43:14 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Kaslin

former President Obama said America was a Muslim nation, Muslims don’t seem to have every shown concern.


8 posted on 02/20/2018 9:43:37 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Kaslin

Contrast this with the MSM bleating, when Rohinga Muslims were being killed in Myanmar.


9 posted on 02/20/2018 9:44:09 AM PST by ThinkingBuddha
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To: G Larry

Third world population growth is a massive threat and problem. The hordes of Africa are already swarming into Europe.


10 posted on 02/20/2018 9:45:12 AM PST by Dagnabitt
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To: Thank You Rush

A safe zone for African Christians? The Congo is Catholic and rich in minerals. Really screwed up. Pick a country and make it a western protectorate. Locals will have to support it. Use the UN. They can solve anything.


11 posted on 02/20/2018 9:45:55 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Kaslin

Again, I believe it is largely because of our ignorance.

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Hold on there, hoss.

Isn’t this being covered 24/7 by our American press? How can we not know of this genocide with the press covering it for us?

/sarc


12 posted on 02/20/2018 9:46:29 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Kaslin
He himself is a Fulani man and a cattle-rearer...

In college, he majored in animal husbandry... ...until they caught him at it one day.

...

[obscure Steve Martin reference, although I'm sure he was not the first to make the joke]

13 posted on 02/20/2018 9:47:23 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: WayneS

Tom Lehrer used it in 1959.


14 posted on 02/20/2018 9:48:46 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius available at Amazon)
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To: Dagnabitt

You have misidentified the problem.

We have refused to let the nations of Africa develop self sufficiency, because “we” don’t want them competing for their own natural resources.

Meanwhile, Europes socialist and abortive policies have both reduced native workforce growth and promised gov’t checks to immigrants.

Europe also has failed to distinguish between Christian and Muslim immigrants, at the same time doing nothing to stop Muslim persecution of Christians in Africa.


15 posted on 02/20/2018 9:54:29 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Kaslin

I care, you care. That = “WE.”

The media and the left don’t care, but that’s not “WE.”


16 posted on 02/20/2018 9:55:57 AM PST by I want the USA back (Free Republic keeps me from going insane in a world that has chosen insanity over reason.)
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To: Kaslin

Geez. We've already had a # Twitter slogan campaign. What more do you people want!!???

17 posted on 02/20/2018 9:57:50 AM PST by PGR88
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To: G Larry
No I have not. There are too many Africans.

The failure of left wing elites in Europe to keep Africans out is an additional problem, but there are still too many Africans.

18 posted on 02/20/2018 9:59:51 AM PST by Dagnabitt
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To: Kaslin

Because around 40% of Americans wish Christianity would just go away?


19 posted on 02/20/2018 10:00:01 AM PST by polymuser (Its terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesterton)
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To: Dagnabitt

You are nuts!

When you have more guests, make more bread.

Credit Pope Paul VI


20 posted on 02/20/2018 10:04:17 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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