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European Centre for Law and Justice asks UN to “recognize and put an end to the atrocities being carried about against Christians in Nigeria”

On July 1, ChristianPersecution.com posted a report from the UK’s Express saying that 6,000 Christians had been killed in Nigeria in the last year. This report from Christians In Pakistan confirms that, and notes that “the international community is overlooking mass slaughter of Nigerian Christians.” Now the European Centre for Law and Justice has tried to end this negligence, reportedly filing an official letter requesting the UN to “recognize and put an end to the atrocities being carried about against Christians in Nigeria” and declaring that “Nigeria has become home to radical groups that seek to eliminate Christianity from the country.”

The Order applauds this effort and hopes that the UN will act swiftly in every way it can to restrain these groups and protect Nigeria’s Christians.

“Nigeria: Anti-Christian violence on the rise, more than 6000 killed in 6 months,” by Madeeha Bakhsh, Christians In Pakistan, August 24, 2018:

Christian persecution in Nigeria rises sharply this year, as 6000 Christians have been killed since January until now. For this reason the United Nations has also been urged to take serious action in order to stop the massacre of Nigerian Christians. Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) reports that since the international community is overlooking mass slaughter of Nigerian Christians.

CAN reports that more than 6000 have lost their lives since this year began. National Christian Elders Forum, associated with the Christian Association met with the British High Commission in May earlier this year. The forum issued a summary saying:

“It is clear to the Christian Elders that JIHAD has been launched in Nigeria by the Islamists of northern Nigeria led by the Fulani ethnic group [herdsmen]. This Jihad is based on the Doctrine of Hate taught in Mosques and Islamic Madrasas in northern Nigeria as well as the supremacist ideology of the Fulani. Using both conventional (violent) Jihad, and stealth (civilization) Jihad, the Islamists of northern Nigeria seem determined to turn Nigeria into an Islamic Sultanate and replace Liberal Democracy with Sharia as the National Ideology….

A dual-ideology-driven Nigeria cannot be the Nigeria of our dream. We want a Nigeria, where citizens are treated equally before the law at all levels…

On August 13, the European Centre for Law and Justice reportedly filed an official letter requesting the UN to “recognize and put an end to the atrocities being carried about against Christians in Nigeria.” The letter warned that: “Nigeria has become home to radical groups that seek to eliminate Christianity from the country.”

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