Why Christians are Dying in Nigeria: Understanding Boko Haram
They're responsible for murdering 32 people on Christmas Day. They set off 10 car bombs in 24 hours to kill over 250 people. They've owned up to bombings, drive-by shootings, anti-Christian and anti-government warfare. For the last several months, they've aimed deathly explosives at churches on an almost weekly basis.
Hundreds have died at the hands of this terror group, but who exactly are they?
After all the talk on Mission Network News about Boko Haram targeting Nigerian Christians, we wanted to give our readers and listeners a profile of this terror sect. With Ramadan still in its beginning days, this is a crucial time to understand and pray....
Article link wrote: "Why, for instance, does this group exist at all? And why target Christians? How do they benefit from killing Christians, government officials, and innocent by-standers? Rae Burnett with Christian Aid Mission says the motivation for all of these things is, unsurprisingly, religious. "Their agenda is Sharia. It is to establish Islamic rule in Nigeria," says Burnett. "If you look at the Quran, what you see is that there are two ways Muslims are instructed to deal with non-Muslims: that is to convert them, or to kill them." Burnett says it's not so much that Boko Haram is against Christians, specifically, as they are against anyone who is not Muslim"
Ah the "Religion of Peace" strikes again. It is amazing how easy the study of the Quran leads to the AK47. Almost as if Mikhail Kalashnikov was one of their prophets.