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Gathered together at the Diocese of CANA East Synod. (Photo credit: Raymond Dague)

American Anglicans Show Solidarity with Persecuted Nigerian Christians

May 6, 2014

A resolution expressing support for Christians in Nigeria, under siege by the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, passed unanimously at the Annual Synod of the Missionary Diocese of CANA East on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Wayne, PA.

Aftermath of jihad attack on  Abuja bus station, April 14, 2014. (Photo credit: AFP)

Slaughter in Nigeria — Where Is the State Department?

April 17, 2014

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.

Nigerian Christians traumatized by the slaughter of friends and families, and made homeless refugees because of jihadist attacks.  (Photo credit: Barnabas Fund)

Nigeria Christians Mourn Deaths in Massive Killings

March 22, 2014

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!

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New Efforts Against Northern Nigeria’s Jihadists, Boko Haram

August 12, 2013

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…

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Boko Haram: Terrorists With or Without Designation

August 1, 2013

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….

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Items for ACTION from the Global Religious Freedom Roundup

July 29, 2013

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…


Please Sign Petition for “Foreign Terrorist” Label for Nigerian Jihadist Killers

July 12, 2013

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…


Sympathy for the Devil: Equivocation on Boko Haram

May 10, 2013

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…


Documenting Persecution in Nigeria

April 23, 2013

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…


Deception: State Department Style

January 23, 2013

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 Will Cry for the Christians of Northern Nigeria?

December 13, 2012

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….