Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Boko Haram threatens kidnapping campaign against Christian women

Catholic World News - March 09, 2012

The terrorist group that has threatened to eradicate Christianity in northern Nigeria has announced that it will kidnap Christian women to further its aims.

“We are going to put into action new efforts to strike fear into the Christians of the power of Islam by kidnapping their women,” said a spokesman for Boko Haram.

“We will demand [them] as ransom that the families leave our Islamic areas,” the spokesman continued. “We will create so much effort to end the Christian presence in our push to have a proper Islamic state that the Christians won’t be able to stay.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($20,988 to go):
$35,000.00 $14,011.98
60% 40%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: wojo425627 - Mar. 11, 2012 8:04 AM ET USA

    I don't know how people can compare Christanity and Islam. Christianity has no terrorist branches. We have no groups or sub groups that kidnap, torture or rape and cut off limbs. Islam is fundamentally different in theology and morals. These Islamic terrorist groups are often praised by other imans but almost never condemned for their acts of barbarism. They are seen as doing "allahs" bidding.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Difficult Decisions in the Real World 12 hours ago
The real reason why divorced/remarried German Catholics are leaving the Church 13 hours ago
An unexpected surge in confessions? August 21
The Problem with Catholic Social Teaching August 21
In Iraq, the Pope has good reason to seek intervention, but fear unilateral US action August 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8