Nigerian Christian leader sees ‘open season’ on nation’s Christians
Catholic World News - August 02, 2013
Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria said that “it is open season on Nigeria's Christians.”
Ayo Oritsejafor, a Protestant pastor, said that the Islamist organization Boko Haram is now targeting schools as well as churches, according to reports by the Israeli media network Arutz Sheva and WORLD Magazine, an evangelical publication.
Oritsejafor urged the US State Department to designate Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization.
Emmanuel Ogebe, a human rights attorney, alleged that “[State Dept. officials] seem to indicate there are good parts of Boko Haram and bad parts of Boko Haram, so they don’t want to alienate the good parts,” WORLD reported. “It’s hard to see the good in a group going to schools and killing kids.”
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 ($22,618 to go):
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!