| "WORLD TAKE NOTE!": Genocide of Christians by President of Nigeria by Raymond Ibrahim
| Monday, October 07, 2019
Gatestone Institute : "It's tough to tell Nigerian Christians this isn't a religious conflict since what they see are Fulani fighters clad entirely in black, chanting 'Allahu Akbar!' and screaming 'Death to Christians.'" — Sister Monica Chikwe, reported by John. L. Allen Jr., Crux, August 4, 2019.
|According to Bosun Emmanuel, the secretary of Nigeria's National
Christian Elders Forum, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (pictured)
"is openly pursuing an anti-Christian agenda that has resulted in
countless murders of Christians all over the nation and destruction of
vulnerable Christian communities." (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty
"Hundreds of indigenous Numan Christians in Adamawa state were attacked and killed by jihadist Fulani herdsmen. When they tried to defend themselves the Buhari govt. sent in the Airforce to bomb hundreds of them and protect the Fulani aggressors. Is this fair?!" — Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, Daily Post (Nigeria), December 6, 2017.
Such is the current state of affairs: a jihad of genocidal proportions has been declared on the Christian population of Nigeria, and spearheaded by that nation's president and his fellow Fulani tribesmen, even as Western media and analysts present Nigeria's problems as products of economics — or "inequality" and "poverty," to quote former US President Bill Clinton on the supposedly true source that is "fueling all this stuff."
Muhammadu Buhari, the Muslim president of Nigeria — who reached that position in part thanks to former US President Barack H. Obama — continues to fuel the "genocide" of Christians in his nation, according to Nigerian Christian leaders. Most recently, Father Valentine Obinna, a priest of the Aba diocese of Nigeria, attributed the ongoing slaughter of Christians to the planned "Islamization of Nigeria":
"People read the handwriting on the wall. It's obvious.
It's underground. It's trying to make the whole country a Muslim
country. But they are trying to do that in a context with a strong
presence of Christians, and that's why it becomes very difficult for him
Nigeria is roughly half Muslim, half Christian. A 2011 ABC News report offers context on when and why Muslim anger reached a boiling point:
The current wave of [Muslim] riots was triggered by the
Independent National Election Commission's (INEC) announcement on Monday
[April 18, 2011] that the incumbent President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan [a
Christian], won in the initial round of ballot counts. That there were
riots in the largely Muslim inhabited northern states where the defeat
of the Muslim candidate Muhammadu Buhari was intolerable, was
Northerners [Muslims] felt they were entitled to the
presidency for the declared winner, President Jonathan, [who] assumed
leadership after the Muslim president, Umaru Yar'Adua died in office
last year and radical groups in the north [Boko Haram] had seen his
[Jonathan's] ascent as a temporary matter to be corrected at this year's
election. Now they are angry despite experts and observers concurring
that this is the fairest and most independent election in recent
Between 2011 and 2015, Boko Haram — a jihadi group that committed
ISIS-types of atrocities even before ISIS came into being — terrorized
and slaughtered thousands of Christians,
particularly those living in the Muslim-majority north. In 2015,
Nigeria's Muslims finally got what they wanted: a Muslim president in
the person of Muhammadu Buhari. The violence, however, only got worse.
Muslim Fulani herdsmen — the ethnic tribe from which Buhari hails — joined and even surpassed Boko Haram in their slaughter of Christians.
Between June 2017 and June 2018 alone, Muslim Fulani slaughtered approximately 9,000 Christians and destroyed at least a thousand churches. (It took
three times longer for the Fulani to kill a fraction [1,484] of
Christians under Jonathan's presidency.) In just the first six months of
this year, 52 lethal terror
attacks targeting Christian villages occurred. "Nearly every single
day, I wake up with text messages from partners in Nigeria, such as this
morning: 'Herdsmen stab 49-year-old farmer to death in Ogan,'" human
rights lawyer Ann Buwalda said in July.
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|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 11:13 PM