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More than 10,000 Christians have been killed since 1999, the year Islamic "Sharia law" was introduced in Nigeria, according to Voice of the Martyrs, a group that aids the persecuted church around the world.
Nearly 1,000 homes and churches have been burned down by Muslim radicals â€“ with a wink and a nod from a government that doesn't recognize the rights of non-Muslims.
The war on Christians began in 1999 when Alhaji Ahmed Sani assumed the office of governor in Nigeria's Zamfara state. Just five months later, he introduced Sharia law. Soon 11 other northern Nigerian states, all with Muslim majorities, followed Zamfara's lead and implemented some form of the harsh Islamic legal code....
Am I a soldier of the cross...a follower of the Lamb?...or, shall I fear to own His cause...or, blush to speak his name? No! I must fight, if i might win...increase my courage Lord! I`ll bear the cross, endure the pain...supported by thy Word.
This is why some people who have been missionary work in Nigeria, do not think that democracy is the best form a government for that country. They need a strong man to enforce civilized law, rather then Sharia law.
The British and others shouldn't least encourage the government of Nigeria to protect human rights, which Sharia law denies. It appears that the present government of Nigeria has lost control of the northern part of the country. I hope someone can bring civilization back to that part of their country.