As Thousands of Nigerian Christians Get Slaughtered, Biden Admin Drops Nigeria from Freedom Watchlist

As Thousands of Nigerian Christians Get Slaughtered, Biden Admin Drops Nigeria from Freedom Watchlist

Even though there have been verified reports of thousands of Christians being systematically murdered across the country of Nigeria for the last several years, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has decided not to reassign the West African country as a “Country of Particular Concern”. Instead, he’s going to treat it as a nation with no severe religious freedom violations or religious persecution.

This year’s list released by the U.S. State Department includes Burma, the People’s Republic of China, Eritrea, Iran, the DPRK, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan as Countries of Particular Concern for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom.”

Nigeria had been on the list of extreme persecutors since Dec. of 2020.

The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) in Anambra, Nigeria released a report last summer estimating around 43,000 Christians have been killed by Nigerian Islamic extremists for the last 12 years, and 17,500 churches have been attacked.

As CBN News reported in July, Intersociety estimated in the first 200 days of 2021, 3,462 Christians were murdered by extremists.

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Source: CBN

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