In January 2012, Boko Haram issued an ultimatum by leaflets asking all Christians and southerners to leave northern Nigeria in 72 hours. At the expiration of the 3-day deadline, Boko Haram struck a hotel in the northeast and killed Christian southerners.
…A chaotic post-Gaddafi “Libya is today a central nexus for training and equipping jihadists across the Middle East,” notes Hoekstra. Along with shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, “Islamic terrorists almost surely got their hands on the remnants of Gaddafi’s chemical weapons arsenal.” Libya exemplifies how Obama has “thrown out dictators only to embrace far worse. American foreign policy has been turned upside-down.”
Boko Haram seeks to impose sharia or Islamic law throughout Nigeria and has ordered Christians to leave northern Nigeria. It has also continued to carry out terrorist attacks since losing territory to the Nigerian military last year.
A 17-year-old girl who was sexually attacked in Denmark may face charges herself after she used pepper spray against her assailant. “It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely be charged for that,” said a local police spokesman in Sonderborg, where the attack took place.
Two Nigerian pastors have been abducted this month in Kogi state, as kidnapping cartels that have plagued the central state the past three years directed their aim at Christian leaders. In a departure from numerous kidnappings of high-profile business and government leaders in Kogi state since 2013, gunmen abducted pastor David Onubedo of Deeper Life Bible Church on Monday night (Jan. 25) in Okene after a Bible study, according to local reports. In the same state in Emi-Oworo village, U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor was kidnapped on Feb. 23, 2015, and not released until March 6.
Members of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) in the refugee settlement of Yida awoke the morning of Jan. 16 to find their worship building in flames, area Christian leaders said. Tens of thousands of refugees from Sudan’s South Kordofan state have set up homes in Yida, about seven miles from the Sudanese border.
Officials say the first of a total of more 153 Iraqi Christians who have been offered asylum in the Czech Republic have arrived in the capital Prague, after neighboring Slovakia also agreed to host Christians. It comes amid European Union concerns however that it is being overwhelmed by migrants fleeing war and poverty, most of them Muslims.
Terrified of the increasingly dangerous situation they were in the girls started to run in a fit of panic. This only enraged the young Muslim men further, one of them shouted out at the girls, he said: “How dare you run away from us, Christian girls are only meant for one thing the pleasure of Muslim men.”
A playground spat over surfacing made out of scrap tires is looming as a pivotal church-state separation case, one that religious freedom advocates say could provide relief from what they see as government hostility toward faith. The U.S. Supreme Court teed up the battle when it agreed last week to consider Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley.
The monastery came under attack by Muslims in 1743 when 150 monks who refused to convert to Islam were killed by a Persian general. And, no, they weren’t reacting to GITMO or a YouTube video at the time they killed the monks. They were just being devout Muslims (who are commanded to kill “infidels” or enslave them).