Bearded Savages of the Day number 82 – The ongoing tragedy of the Christians of Nigeria
The promoters of Islam are fond of using misleading words to describe the ideology of Islam. Phrases such as ‘religion of peace’ and ‘no compulsion in religion’ are trotted out whenever someone points out the truth about Islam, which is that it is a wicked, violent and oppressive ideology. We as non-Muslims should not look to what these Islam promoters say about Islam, we should look instead to see what the followers of this ideology do. What these followers of Islam do is markedly different from the words used by the Islam promoters. The case of Nigerian Christians is a good indication of the truth behind the quite false description of Islam as a religion of peace
Nigerian Christians have been the target of a multitude of vicious and unprovoked attacks from Muslims who are supporters of the extremist Islamic Boko Haram movement.
The Christian Today news source has outlined the latest Islamic atrocity to afflict the suffering Christians of Nigeria
Christian Today said:
“On Sunday, armed militants attacked a church in Adamawa State in the north-east of the country. They locked the doors before the end of the service and shot at the congregation, slitting the throats of those who tried to escape. They also detonated bombs before going on a four hour rampage, burning houses and taking hostages from the village.
Initial reports recorded 22 casualties. However, that number has now risen to 53, with dozens more wounded.
On the same day, the Islamist group carried out another vicious attack in Kawuri Village, in neighbouring Borno State. Militants shot men, women and children as a busy weekend market was packing up, and set fire to over 300 homes. Many victims are now reportedly unrecognisable due to terrible burns.
A 46-year-old grandmother, Rabi Mallam, hid her son and granddaughter under a blanket soaked in water as members of the extremist sect set fire to their hut, but they were still badly burned.
“I cried for the children because they were calling me to take them out, but I could not,” she remembers.
A total of 85 people perished in the attack, and at least 40 remain hospitalised. However, 16 people are still missing, so the death toll is expected to increase.
President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in Muslim-majority Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in May 2013, and has authorised an increased military presence to tackle the ongoing violence.
However, government troops have so far been unsuccessful in quashing the extremist group’s terror activities. Boko Haram has recently shifted its attacks from urban areas to rural communities, often targeting churches, highways and schools.”
After reading this do you still think that Islam is a peaceful religion, a peaceful ideology? If you do, then you are very much mistaken. Violence and oppression it is what the ideology of Islam has always done and what it is doing today to the Christians of Nigeria.
Original story from the Christian Today site.