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In Nigeria and across the Lake Chad/Sahel region of Africa, the persecution of Christians by Islamist extremist groups, including Boko Haram and the Fulani, has escalated to “genocidal massacres,” according to the group “Genocide Watch.” In just the last three years, more than 7,000 Nigerian Christians have been killed, which is more than the total number of Christians killed by ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. Islamist groups, well armed and financed, have pledged their allegiance to both ISIS and Al Qaeda across Africa, from Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad and even into Ethiopia.
So writes Fr. Benedict Kiely, a Catholic priest and the founder of Nasarean.org, a charitable organization aiding and advocating for persecuted Christians.
And it is not only Africa, but across the Middle East that the slaughter takes place.
The threats from the Shia militias against the Christian population are increasing, and a form of ethnic cleansing is taking place. In the formerly majority Christian town of Bartella, where my charity is assisting some local businesses, the local imam has told Muslims not to use Christian shops, and the majority of the town is now Shabak, supported by the militias. Speaking recently to the Syriac Catholic Pastor, Fr. Behnam Benoka, who was himself threatened at gunpoint by a militia leader, he told me that “what ISIS started, the militias will finish” — the total removal of Christians from the Nineveh Plain.
KIELY: Persecution Of Christians Increases As World’s Attention Distracted | The Daily Caller – my latest piece https://t.co/0y62skoM2q
— Benedict Kiely (@benedict_kiely) July 8, 2020
Of course, we rarely, if ever hear about this from the MSM. Their ignorance of the story probably stems from their ignorance of Christianity — as evidenced by these two (one of whom claims to be Catholic):
As we all dunk on @DonLemon for not understanding even the basics of Christianity, let's remember his colleagues in the mainstream media are just as ignorant.
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) July 9, 2020
Christianity is the one group that is still OK to bash without recourse.
St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.Published in