Nigerian terror attacks reflect breakdown of law, not persecution, bishop says
Catholic World News - November 30, 2012
A Nigerian bishop has told an American audience that attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group on Christian targets show a collapse of the rule of law in Nigeria rather than a concerted campaign of anti-Christian persecution.
Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto told a conference at Notre Dame that the weakness of government is responsible for the rise of Boko Haram. He added that “the claims and attribution of martyrdom to the victims seems to be hasty and does not do justice to the theology of martyrdom as we understand it.”
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!
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!