Here’s How You Can Help Nigerian Believers Threatened by Sharia Law and Terrorists

Nigerian officials are rejecting religious freedom criticism from the U.S. State Department, calling it “misleading.” On Friday, the U.S. warned of negative action if Nigeria didn’t improve its religious freedom record.

More than 1,000 Christians were killed by Islamic terrorists this year, according to a UK non-government organization. Sharia law threatens believers, too. Voice of the Martyrs USA spokesman Todd Nettleton says Islamic law governs 12 states in northern Nigeria.

“A massacre of Christians”

Author Bernard-Henri Lévy begins his recent opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal with the following:

“A slow-motion war is underway in Africa’s most populous country. It’s a massacre of Christians, massive in scale and horrific in brutality. And the world has hardly noticed.”

Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen consistently threaten Christian communities. Read our coverage here. As if that threat weren’t enough, the USCRIF issued a warning earlier this month about the negative effects of Islamic laws on Nigeria’s religious minorities.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

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