Prelate emphasizes: ‘Nigeria cannot be divided according to religion’
Catholic World News - January 05, 2012
Following demands by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram that Christians leave northern Nigeria, Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, the nation’s capital, is emphasizing that “Nigeria cannot be divided according to religion.”
“It is, in any case, crazy to speak of an Islamic north and a Christian south,” he added. “Many families even consist of half Muslims and half Christians.”
“Christians and Muslims go to school, to the market and to work together, and they serve together in the army,” he added. “The places where they live now are where they grew up.”
Describing Boko Haram members as “terrorists who cause problems for anyone in Nigeria who stands in their way,” the prelate stated that “they claim to act in the name of Islam, but the killing of innocents is contradictory to Islam.”
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