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CHRISTIANS: On the Front Lines of Muslim Violence

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Two Christians Murdered, One Assaulted By Radical Islamists In Nigeria

"Fulani herdsmen have continued to kill innocent Christians in our villages, yet the Nigerian government has not taken proactive measures to end the onslaught."

Jacob Airey

June 20, 2018

Two Christians were brutally murdered and one viciously attacked by radical Islamist Fulani herdsmen near the village of Kwall located in the Plateau state in Nigeria.

On June 10, the three friends Ibrahim Weyi, Larry More, and Samuel Weyi were travelling home on a motorcycle after a Sunday worship service at the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in the Bassa area when they were ambushed by the Islamic extremists, according to a Morning Star News report.

Ibrahim Weyi and More were hacked to death by machetes while Samuel Weyi remains in critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit in the city of Jos.

A local resident explained, "Fulani herdsmen have continued to kill innocent Christians in our villages, yet the Nigerian government has not taken proactive measures to end the onslaught."

The local authorities have stated that there is an investigation into the brutal murders, but that has not given the Christians any comfort.

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Children Murdered in Their Beds: Nigeria Now the Deadliest Place to Be a Christian

Gary lane

July 9 2018

A new wave of attacks by Fulani herdsmen against Christians is leading one international human rights advocate to call on the US Congress to appoint a special envoy to investigate.

"Nigeria is now the deadliest place in the world to be a Christian," explained attorney Emmanuel Ogebe. "What we have is a genocide. They are trying to displace the Christians, they are trying to possess their land and they are trying to impose their religion on the so-called infidels and pagans who they consider Christians to be."

Two weeks ago, 238 people were killed in a village massacre in north-central Nigeria. Six of Ogebe's relatives were among the victims.

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Militants Have Slaughtered Hundreds of Nigerian Christians Since February

Christians in the United States have faced persecution for their beliefs over the past few years. Media outlets have done a decent job reporting on the incidents where believers face threats to their religious liberty. But in other parts of the world, Christians are paying for their faith with their lives.

Nigeria is one of the most dangerous countries for Christians, a nation that ranks 12th on Open Doors USA's World Watch List.

Over the past few years, we've heard of the stories of Boko Haram and their terror against Christians, but Nigerian believers are facing an even more recent threat that's not getting the press it deserves.

In one of the most under-reported international stories, militants have killed more than a hundred Christians in Nigeria over the past few weeks. The Fulani militia, a group of traveling herdsmen who happen to practice Islam, has unleashed a series of attacks on Christians in the Nigerian state of Kaduna since February.:snip:

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Ad Feedback Pakistan Court Acquits Two Muslims Convicted of Burning Christian Couple to Death

 

(CNSNews.com) – It was one of the most gruesome killings linked to allegations of blasphemy in Pakistan, and now two Muslims convicted of burning alive a young Christian man and his pregnant wife have been acquitted.

Shahzad Masih and his wife Shama were attacked and murdered in Punjab province in 2014 by a Muslim mob enraged by claims that a Qur’an had been desecrated.

Mobilized by announcements over mosque loudspeakers in nearby villages, the mob dragged the couple from a building where they were being held against their will.

Amid cries of “Allahu Akbar” and “kill infidel Christians,” according to eyewitnesses, the assailants beat Shahzad and Shama with clubs before burning them alive in a brick kiln where they worked as indentured laborers. The oldest of their three children, then aged six, witnessed the murder. Relatives reportedly fled the scene with the other two.:snip:

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