An explosion devastated a busy bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Monday, April 14, 2014. It was the latest in a series of terrorist attacks on Africa’s most populous nation. No group had claimed credit for the attack as of Monday, but Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan laid the blame at the feet of Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist group seeking the eradication of Christians and the Islamization of Nigeria.
Our friends at BosNewsLife write about the most recent killings of northern Nigerian Christians. Although the U.S. State Department has finally designated Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) (after four years of intense pressure from the Nigeria Task Force of which IRD’s Religious Liberty Program is a founding member), they continue to deny the specific targeting of Christians by both Boko Haram and by the Fulani “herdsmen” who were killing Christians in northern Nigeria long before Boko Haram was even founded!
Northern Nigerian Christian political leader describes the agony of the Christians under Boko Haram attacks. (Photo Credit: Faith McDonnell) United States Action Attacks by Boko Haram, the northern Nigerian jihadists dedicated to eliminating the Christian presence in northern Nigeria and establishing Sharia throughout the country, continue every week. And still the U.S. Department will not […]
Cowardly terrorists – Boko Haram members live among the people, but cover their faces to slaughter their neighbors. (Photo Credit: PressTV) Numerous petitions and efforts in Congress have not succeeded in pressuring the U.S. State Department to designate the northern Nigerian jihadists Boko Haram as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO). But on Thursday, July 25, […]
It is important to know what is going on around the world, and, as my friend Erick Stakelbeck (author of the brand new bestseller The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy) said recently, to be like the sons of Issachar (1 Chronicles 12: 32) – to understand the times and to know what to do. IRD’s Religious Liberty […]
By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) In a July 11 post here on Juicy Ecumenism and in Front Page Magazine, Ryan Mauro announced that the Clarion Project has launched a petition to designate the Nigerian jihadist killers Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). The northern Nigerian group dedicated to eradicating the Christian presence […]
By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) The “Islamist apologist choir” described in Cinnamon Stillwell’s recent story “Profs on Boston Bombing” doesn’t sing solely on behalf of Chechnya and Cambridge. Some of that choir’s most dreadful caterwauling today is in support of Nigeria’s yet-undesignated terrorists, Boko Haram. The choir stalls are located in the U.S. State […]
By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) The Washington Working Group on Nigeria, of which The IRD is a founding member, this week will release a report of the documented atrocities committed in Nigeria by Boko Haram in 2012. Compiled by Justice for Jos, a project of Jubilee Campaign, the report is in the form of a prayer […]
By Faith McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) On the day of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s long-anticipated and frequently-postponed Benghazi congressional testimony, Nigerian American attorney and human rights activist Emmanuel Ogebe speaks of State Department deception in Spero News. Ogebe, who is special counsel for Jubilee Campaign USA’s Justice for Jos Project, sees the events that took place in Benghazi as […]
By Faith McDonnell Dr. Musa Asake, the General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), described the horrors of living under the constant threat of Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorists targeting northern Nigeria’s Christians. Asake spoke at the Washington, DC offices of The Institute on Religion and Democracy on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Boko Haram has declared that northern Nigeria (for […]