WHY IS THIS NOT FRONT PAGE NEWS ? Christians being burned in Nigeria

Posted: April 23, 2011 in End times, Islam
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NORTHERN NIGERIA (ANS) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has told the ASSIST News Service that it has learned that Muslim rioters have killed more than 100 Christians and burned down more than 40 churches in an attack that began on Monday, April 18, 2011, in response to the election of Jonathan Goodluck, a Christian, as president of Nigeria. The rioters even destroyed the homes of many Muslims who supported President Jonathan Goodluck.

ICC says that the Muslim attackers allege that the election was rigged and General Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim presidential candidate, is the rightful winner. Yet, impartial observers have called this election the fairest in decades.

According to the Commonwealth observers’ report, “The elections for the National Assembly and the Presidency were both credible and creditable and reflected the will of the Nigerian people.”

ICC sources states that it is difficult to know the full extent of the damage. The casualties could be much higher as the attacks took place over many of the 12 Muslim majority states in northern Nigeria. The situation is beginning to calm since security forces were deployed and enforced a 24 hour curfew.

Christian minorities living in northern Nigeria have faced repeated bouts of violence and discrimination at the hands of the Muslim majority. Since the introduction of Sharia law in northern Nigeria in 2001, tens of thousands of Christians have been killed.

“Christians in northern Nigeria are being killed and their churches and property destroyed for voting for the candidate of their choice. Why should churches be burned when just it’s an issue of politics? Why should Christians be killed just because someone won an election? Goodluck is not the president just for Christians; he is the president for every Nigerian. Why should Christians suffer because Jonathan won the election?” said a Christian leader in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna.

Jonathan Racho, ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa, said, “We are very saddened by the violence against Christians and their property in northern Nigeria. Disputes over elections shouldn’t have been allowed to lead to religious violence against Christians. We have repeatedly seen Muslims attack and kill those of other faiths at the slightest provocation. We urge Nigeria to fully investigate this attack and bring the perpetrators to justice. As long as these attackers operate with impunity, the attacks will continue.”

A charred body a victim of post election violence is seen on a street in Kaduna, Nigeria, Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Burned corpses with machete wounds lay in roads and smoke rose above this city where rioting broke out again Tuesday among Muslim opposition supporters who were angered by the announcement that the Christian incumbent president had won the election

ICC is a Washington-DC based human rights organization that exists to help persecuted Christians worldwide. ICC provides Awareness, Advocacy, and Assistance to the worldwide persecuted Church. For additional information or for an interview, contact ICC at 800-422-5441 or go to their website which is: http://www.persecution.org

Nigeria, a country of 150 million people, is almost evenly split between Muslims in the north and the predominantly Christian south. The recent bloodshed has been happening in central Nigeria, in the nation’s “middle belt,” where dozens of ethnic groups vie for control of fertile lands.

The latest killings add to the tally of thousands who already have perished in Africa’s most populous country in the last decade over religious and political frictions. Rioting in September 2001 killed more than 1,000 people. Muslim-Christian battles killed up to 700 people in 2004. More than 300 residents died during a similar uprising in 2008.CBS5

UC Ministries:  WHY are things like this not FRONT PAGE news.  We might hear the TV mention the politics, but we simply do not see the reality that Christians are being targeted and  mutilated by Islamic radicals. Please continue to pray about this situation.   When you look at the evidence and the numbers involved the danger is that the mind almost closes down. It can almost become numb by the shear scale as to what is happening.

Hollywood’s films and special effects have produced a generation which is almost desensitised to the horrors of such violence, so that we cease to be shocked. But the reality is that we need to be moved and troubled by what we see.  We can also say that God is not unmindful as to what is happening.

Rev 6:9- And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?  And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they [were], should be fulfilled.

There can be no doubt that this is the time that the book of revelations is talking about.

2Ti 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Gunmen killed 14 members of an extended family in a midnight raid on a village in central Nigeria on Saturday. Witnesses said they were all from one Christian family, and had been shot or hacked to death by Muslim Fulani herdsmen

We are not without HOPE!

2Cr 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

So take comfort that those who have given their lives for the Cause of Christ.  They may have laid down their bodies,but  they will rise again immortal, incorruptible, Never to see death or pain, or sorrow.  He that sits in the heavens will wipe every tear from their eyes. What was lost is nothing compared to what is gainedDeath is not the last word in these matter.

So be encouraged

2Ti 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

Rom 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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  1. (Be warned explicit video)

    Atrocities in Jos Nigeria

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZdfNhv8r1U&w=480&h=390%5D

  2. ecks why says:

    islam is a horrible ideology for human rights

    5 key things about islam

    1. mythical beliefs – all religions have these (faith) because its part of being a religion: having beliefs without proof until after the believer dies. the problem is people will believe almost anything.

    2. totalitarianism – islam has no seperation of church and state: sharia law governs all. there is no free will in islam: only submission to the will of allah as conveniently determined by the imams who spew vapors to feather their own nests. there are no moderate muslims: they all support sharia law.

    3. violence – islam leads the pack of all religions in violent tenets for their ideology & history: having eternal canonical imperatives for supremacy at all costs and calling for violence & intimidation as basic tools to achieve these goals.

    4. dishonesty – only islam has dishonesty as a fundamental tenet: this stems from allah speaking to mohamhead & abrogation in the koran which is used to explain how mo’s peaceful early life was superseded by his warlord role later.

    5. misogyny – present day islam is still rooted in 8th century social ethics: treating females as property of men good only for children, severely limiting their activities, dressing them in shower curtains and worse.

    conclusions ??

    there really are NO redeeming qualities for this muddled pile of propaganda.

    islam is just another fascist totalitarian ideology used by power hungry fanatics on yet another quest for worldwide domination and includes all the usual human rights abuses & suppression of freedoms.

    graphics version
    http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/5792/dangero.jpg

  3. While many in Nigeria were still celebrating the victory of Christian presidential candidate Goodluck Jonathan, Christians in northern Nigeria were grieving over the mass graves that would be the final resting place of their loved ones.

    In the Muslim north, Muslim mobs reacted to the news of Goodluck’s election on April 18th by launching massive simultaneous attacks against Christians in almost every northern state. The mobs massacred hundreds of Christians, torched more than 300 churches, and destroyed countless Christian homes.

    Nigerian government authorities were in such a hurry to hide the extent of the massacre that they organized mass burials of the victims almost immediately after the attacks. As a result, the exact death toll remains unknown.
    Kaduna State Hardest Hit

    In Kaduna state, where Christians suffered the greatest losses, our sources estimate that at least 300 people were slaughtered in the towns of Zonkwa and Kafanchan, alone.

    Today, close to a thousand families are displaced and living in camps set up by the government. More than 200 families lost their homes, and hundreds more have fled their homes in fear of continued attacks.

    http://www.persecution.org/theaftermath/

  4. Tharik says:

    Why chrstian spread lies about muslims …just like these media ..Read the news in CNN

    http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-23/world/nigeria.massacre.probe_1_rights-group-human-rights-watch-nigeria?_s=PM%3AWORLD

  5. I could probably fill page after page of what Moslems are doing to Christians and other minority groups. The Koran itself even tells Moslems to attack Christians and Jews

    Surah 2:190-194: Fight in the cause of Allah against those who fight you … and kill them wherever you catch them … if they fight you, kill them. Such is the reward of those who suppress the Faith…. And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah.

    Surah 9: 45 And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
    Surah 2:216: Fighting is prescribed for you.
    Surah 2:244: Fight in the cause of Allah.
    Surah 4:74: Let those who fight in the cause of Allah, who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter, to him who fighteth in the cause of Allah…. Soon shall We give him a reward of great value.
    Surah 4:89: If they turn apostates, seize them and kill them wherever you find them.
    Surah 4:91: Seize them and kill them wherever you get them.
    Surah 5:33: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and his apostle … they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall be struck off alternately, or they shall be banished from the land.
    Surah 5:51: O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends.

    Compare this with what Jesus said

    Math 5: 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you

  6. kim says:

    my research of this picture reveals that this is actually from a July 2010 fuel tanker accident in the Congo. You should immediately add a correcting comment to your post. Thanks.http://www.afrik.com/article20308.htm

  7. Even a brief exploration of the internet throws up numerous articles on the violence in Nigeria. This also includes numerous burning of Christians both in their homes and outside. whilst what youhave posted says little about the incident in question. However I will check it out and see if there is any further clarification on that actual photo. And if so the photo will be changed. So thanks!!

  8. From the online web site of “Nigeria Politico”

    http://www.nigeriapolitico.com/nigerian-news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=570:news&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=55

    The picture in question was also posted by them in regards to the violence in Nigeria.

    Nothing was mantioned about a tanker fire. The editorial has this to say about itself

    Nigeriapolitico is a newspaper focusing on political issues around Nigeria. It is a liberal medium that intends to highlight developments in Nigeria’s political environment. Our reports are objective and in-depth and our editorial staff is made up of experienced journalists and freelance writers who are vast in Nigerian political affairs.

    So I have reposted the photo based upon this evidence. I simply cant find any other editorial that gives any suggestions that these bodies were result of an accident. Please forward any information that would clarify this issue. As I would be interested to confirm either way.

    There was a tanker fire in the congo of which there are many pictures. None of them relate to the one in my post. It appears to be two seperate incidents.

  9. http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/nigeria-christian-pastor-and-wife-burned-to-death-by-muslims/

    A story of a pastor and his wife being killed and burned.
    The couple were allegedly abducted and killed by some Muslims in Boto village in Bauchi State, they said.

    The burnt bodies of the pentecostal pastor, Ishaya Kadah, and his wife, Selina, were discovered on Thursday by the police in the village, located in the predominantly Christian Tafawa Balewa district, two days after they were kidnapped, they added.

    The couple were allegedly abducted and killed by some Muslims in Boto village in Bauchi State, they said.

    The burnt bodies of the pentecostal pastor, Ishaya Kadah, and his wife, Selina, were discovered on Thursday by the police in the village, located in the predominantly Christian Tafawa Balewa district, two days after they were kidnapped, they added.

    “It is quite tense here since the burnt corpses of pastor Ishaya and his wife were discovered yesterday (Thursday), with his flock calling for revenge. We don’t know what is going to happen,” Boto resident Bitrus Kagama said.

    “The pastor and his wife were found missing and their bodies later discovered in the bush,” Kagama said.

    “We received a report on Tuesday that a pastor and his wife were missing and a search team discovered the bodies two days later”, Bauchi State police commissioner Danlami Yar’Adua told AFP on phone from the state capital, Bauchi.

    “We have arrested two suspects and we are still looking for four other suspects in connection with the murder. We are on top of the situation,” Yar’Adua said. Tafawa Balewa, which has a history of Christian-Muslim violence, is on the border with Plateau State, which has been rocked by sectarian violence in the last six years that has left hundreds dead.

  10. Mae says:

    the original story of one of your photos:

    http://www.afrik.com/article20308.html

    religious bigotry is two-way

    yes, i’m christian

  11. Thanks Mae. There seems to be some controversy as to what has happened here. I have some sites that say this was a kiiling by sunni Moslems and that includes the person who took the picture in question.. This also includes a Nigerian web sites. Then there is this tragic accident in the Congo. Both sets of images say their different. Now we have the one you have now posted. Please keep sending info. I will try as best to be as accurate as I can, and if the pic is wrong then it has to be changed to reflect the real situation. There is no doubt that Nigeria has seen some horrendous conflicts. The persecution of Christians is something that should concern every Christians. Again thanks!!!

  12. The news of the Nigerian massacre in March 2010 was horrifying. More than 500 of our Christian brothers and sisters — 80 percent of them women and children — in three villages were slaughtered in one night!
    Days later, “Dr. Kim,” VOM Medical director, walked among the rubble of burned-out churches and viewed the sites of mass graves in northern Nigeria. Immediately, Dr. Kim began caring for the wounded and comforting the survivors, reassuring the Nigerian Christians that Christians in the United States and around the world had NOT forgotten them in their time of suffering. Dr. Kim’s firsthand accounts of the massacre’s aftermath are sobering:

    “In more than three years of providing medical service for persecuted Christians for VOM, this is the first time that the word ‘carnage’ comes to mind. This is beyond anything I have seen in my 33 years of medicine, including doing autopsies and working in emergency rooms. We found out that in one village we visited there were only 20 or 30 survivors in the entire village.”

    “It was amazing when we were allowed to worship with the believers. Even with all the death and destruction around them, they were praising the Lord for his goodness and mercy. The service was held in the village square, complete with charred, burned-out buildings in the background.”

  13. Angela says:

    This is propaganda meant you use fear and hatred to further religious causes.
    All of those bodies were burned by a tanker explosion. Please don’t buy into something just because you want to believe it. Check facts and don’t help the spread of lies.
    There are enough atrocities we don’t need to make up any new ones.
    Shame on you UCMinistries!

  14. Lydia says:

    If you do a search in the NYT you will find that they have a much smaller assault on a few churches and Christians in Nigeria since the elections. These are isolated incidents by extremists. The New York Times lists the death tolls as around 20. The images represented here are from a 2010 tanker explosion. It is horrible but not intentional. What a shame that this website chooses to destroy it’s integrity but exaggerating things.

  15. alina lincu says:

    Damm…I just dont understand why in 2011 people still give that mutch for religions!!!!Why is still a religion war?? We are living in a free world where everybody should choose on what they whant to belive, or if they whant to belive in something.This acts shows how devolved and retarded people still are!Those who burned those people desirves the same treatment!!! bastards!!

  16. alina lincu says:

    And stop lieing mrs Angela and Lydia….how can u say that those people died in an explosion???!!! do you realize what ure just saying????????????? if there was an explosion, why they all have the same position of their bodys??? an explosion can break peoples bodyes into pieaces, not make them all in the same position?? are you crazy? stop defending the criminals!!!
    P.s. I do not belong to any religion, I’m atheist, but such things worry me greatly!!!

  17. Liekiller says:

    The tanker didn’t fling shrapnel as you might see in a Hollywood movie. It tipped over and began spilling the oil when residents went to try and collect the oil for their own use. One of them had a cigarette which ignited the fuel into a huge fireball that swept through a theater where people had gathered to watch a game.

    And, no, the people weren’t lined up like that. When massive deaths occur in a tragedy like that you create a makeshift morgue in the hopes family or friends might be able to identify victims. It also makes for a hasty burial to prevent the spread of disease.

    The fact that so many people readily believe it COULD have been Muslims killing Christians is really telling.

  18. Annika says:

    I am absolutely sick to my stomach.. I am so proud of our Christians. Do NOT give up hope.

  19. san says:

    This is exactly why there should not be a division of religions. No religion should make its claim to be more superior, it promotes violence. Rather, acceptance that there can be more than one truth should be the basis of all religion. Unitarianism has as its goal the respect and equality of all beliefs.

  20. Dave Bosnia says:

    Hi Eric i think it time you repost that unfortunate event of a petrol tanker explosion that happened in Congo and stop mis-representing it as the killing of Christians by muslims in Nigeria. it is not true

  21. vitalic says:

    this is why religion needs to be banished from the face of the earth

  22. For the most part, most religions are peaceful. Sadly the upturn of radical islam in the 20th century has seen a return to its violent past, and an insurgence to dominate the world. Through ANY METHODS and by ANY METHODS!!!!

  23. Hi Dave maybe you should actually read what has been said before you start typing. The story has been verified by the very person who origionaly wrote the article.

    Thamsanqa Kitso Ndlovu’s Photos. Christians burnt alive by Sunni Muslims in NIGERIA…(Posted by Jillian Becker in Africa

    But then as you did not bother to read the article in question you obviously never saw this. SHE WAS THERE AND REPORTED ON IT!!!! Nigeria is no where near the Congo.

    • Gordon says:

      No, the original article was written by Alex Kathy Katayi, here off of this website “http://www.afrik.com/article20308.html” on July 3rd of 2010. See it for yourself, the article and original photo is over a year old. You need the verify the actual original article, unless you can disprove it by providing a link to where you retrieved your “orginial information” that is credible enough. This publicity stunt needs to stop. Although we cannot deny the fact that there are reported cases of persecution among Christians in strict and conservative Muslim societies, especially in war-torn Africa (source: http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2011/s11040132.htm), Christians are not a hundred percent absolved of hate crimes either (source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/23/AR2006022300647.html).

  24. Ok as there are some serious doubts on the story about the Nigeria Christians/ Congo incident I will delete it. The article itself does not depend on that one issue. This is where one of the sources I drew on http://www.nigeriapolitico.com/nigerian-news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=570:news&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=55

    So thanks again for the heads up!!!

  25. 10 Christians slaughtered over alleged Muhammad cartoon 61 injured, 9 churches burned, hundreds displaced after rumored ‘insult’ to Islam – all because Muslim high school students claimed a Christian student had drawn a cartoon of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad, on the wall of the school’s mosque. ‘How can we take such a risk when we know that we are a minority and cannot stand (against) them? ‘ Christian student Shehu Bawa told Compass. ‘This is a lie created to have a reason to attack us.’

    IT SEEMS ANY EXCUSE WILL DO!!!

  26. humbled says:

    I think it is clearly the owners of this website who are heavily biased and spearheading an anti-Muslim campaign. Your corruption of evidence and hate speech is not Christ-like at all. Perhaps a prayer of humility, forgiveness and some deep soul searching is in order?

  27. merciful says:

    This is not true information! The burnt corpses in the photo are not from a massacre in Nigeria but from an explosion in Congo several years ago. This is a hoax. Go to the source. Do research. Don´t be brainwashed.

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