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PERSECUTION WATCH: FEBRUARY – MARCH 2017

February 2, 2017 |

Suffering Christians: an average of five churches are attacked every Sunday in Nigeria

Plea to halt genocide in Nigeria

Christian leaders and human rights campaigners in Nigeria are warning that the systematic Islamist attacks in northern Nigeria are aimed at … Read More

PERSECUTION WATCH Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

November 26, 2016 |

Campaigners to sue US government for failing to stop jihadist genocide

Appeal to Trump to stop genocide

Frustration over the Obama administration’s inaction over the mass murder of Christians has led the American Centre for Law and Justice (ACLJ) to sue the US government.

After a long campaign to win the term ‘genocide’ for the relentless slaughter of Christians, as reported in this paper, the ACLJ claims that the Obama Administration refuses to take action. Read More

Baroness Cox escapes assassination

November 25, 2016 |

Source: Daily Mail online

Just over a week after Baroness Cox spoke passionately about the state of the nation and her work to protect Muslim women at an Emmaus Group conference, she was in Nigeria and the likely target for Islamic gunmen

Baroness Cox, the Christian campaigner for religious freedom, has told of her relief after she narrowly escaped an ambush by Islamist gunmen during a humanitarian visit to a Nigeria.

Baroness Caroline Cox, 79, was visiting survivors in the war-ravaged village of Jong when her group heard of a probable attack.

Minutes later, Islamic Fulani gunmen blocked the only route out of the village, in central Nigeria, and opened fire on civilians with AK47s. Read More

HUNDREDS OF HOSTAGES FREED FROM BOKO HARAM

March 23, 2016 |

Finally, some good news has emerged from the fight against terrorism in Nigeria. Voice of America has reported that a joint operation of Nigerian and Cameroonian military forces liberated the Nigerian town of Kumahe near the border … Read More

NEVER FORGOTTEN

February 3, 2016 |

By Andrew Boyd

Christians in Nigeria continue to pay a high price for their faith. Islamist terrorists Boko Haram have killed around 14,000 people since 2013, and have driven some 60,000 from their homes – many of them Christians. Read More

MORE CHRISTIANS KILLED IN NIGERIA THAN REST OF WORLD

February 1, 2016 |

Persecution has risen significantly in nine countries, according to the latest World Watch List for 2016. There are also serious increases in persecution reported in six more – Eritrea, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and Kuwait.  Read More

Nigeria – Christian schoolgirls slitting throats claim

August 22, 2015 |

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL GIRLS abducted by Islamist militants have been brainwashed and become killing machines carrying out slaughters against fellow Nigerian believers – it has been claimed. Read More

Boko Haram slaughter continues

March 30, 2015 |

LIKE ITS COUNTERPART – the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to which it has declared allegiance – the Boko Haram Islamist group continues its killing machine in Nigeria, Cameroon – and now Niger and Chad have been targeted too. Read More

Je Suis Christian

February 2, 2015 |

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy’. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Jesus Christ)

A TERRORIST ATTACK leaving journalists and cartoonists dead in Paris this January has thrown Europe into a panic. Yet the media worldwide ignored the slaughter of uncountable people – also at the hands of Islamist militants – in Baga village, Borno state, northern Nigeria in the same period. Read More

Focus on Nigeria bloodshed… at last

January 31, 2015 |

MEDIA ATTENTION is a strange thing – one news story gets everyone talking while another is barely noticed.

The Paris terror attacks had everyone absorbed minute-by-minute as websites were studied for updates and TV news channels carefully watched. No one could argue with the visual impact of the horror seen in photos and video.

However on the other side of the world, in a fishing town called Baga, on the shore of Lake Chad in northern Nigeria, a massacre took place in the same time period. Read More