Killing Christians In Nigeria

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It appears to be an absolutely troubled struggling country.

Decades of lack of leadership...lead by one coup after another...the ruling family taking all the oil profits till the next moves them out.

Inflation, debt, unemployment...murders by govt and gangs has been rampant most of my life....

The areaitrouble is a victim/result of British colonization and exploitation eh?
 

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Seriously...it seems every continent is blistering with problems stemming from outside forces instituting their laws and traditions on indigenous folk.and creating imaginary political borders not in line with previous demarcation.

I and my nation are descendants of that and like moat abused children turned around and did the same to others.

The British are not alone in empire building...everybody (that can) does it...and it trickles down till the kid kicks the dog.
 
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I conceive no way that people who massacre innocent men, women and children in church, because of their religion, can play the victim card ...
 

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Who is playing.the victim card?

We have had religious zealots slaughtering other religious folk forever...it is biblical.

I don't know how to act surprised.
 

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I've no sympathy for radical Islam using colonial oppression as a reason to kill innocent people
 

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I've no sympathy for radical Islam using colonial oppression as a reason to kill innocent people
That was me that said that...not a radical...but not a Muslim.

I believe most folk are out to see justice in this event and not justification of it.

It is a different world when we instantly get notice of atrocities around the world as if they happened in the house next door.

However the algorithm of which atrocities we see is not just curated by Facebook or the news...but by our friends.
 

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Well, is the conclusion that colonial Christianity has itself to blame for Christians being murdered in church, by Islamic radicals for being Christians?
 

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I'm not sure Nigeria and Sudan have ever really been subject to western Christian colonialism. I think the colonial influence has always been from the northern Arabic races. Could be wrong
 

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I don't think they were trying to make people love one another in the name of Allah either, or building schools and hospitals -- they just wanted slaves
 

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The history of the region would obviously be complex. But I don't know how much it has to do do with murdering families in church? In the name of Allah?
 

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The history of the region would obviously be complex. But I don't know how much it has to do do with murdering families in church? In the name of Allah?
What.did you think of the article?

Any points you feel pertinent in this regard?

What about the Bible? Any passages in there about one group slaughtering another in the name of G!d?
 

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What.did you think of the article?

Any points you feel pertinent in this regard?
It made me aware that Christians are not safe in Nigeria, the biggest country in Africa, where radical Islamists murder without censure or comment from the government.*
What about the Bible? Any passages in there about one group slaughtering another in the name of G!d?
How many 21st Century Abramamics apply these ancient edicts literally? That's the issue?

*The video makes clear the most recent church massacre is not isolated, but is part of a general jihad against Christians in the country, and the government does not even comment on it
 
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My nigerian friend said years ago...."we have the govt we.deserve"

I can't understand that kind of thinking...

Boko haram does appear to be on a rampage against christians in nigeria...which has been quite the violent nation for a century...

But.the more I read the more it becomes apparent that this is a direct result.of a combination of colonialism, the slave trade, the robbing of natural resources.by comapanies.and.countries taking advantage of much of africa...including in this case Nigeria in particular.

https://www.researchgate.net/public...s in Nigeria,the young nation at independence.
 

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IMO there should be international condemnation from Muslim states, instead of excuses about historical colonial oppression
 

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IMO there should be international condemnation from Muslim states, instead of excuses about historical colonial oppression

I would like to see this kind of public stance against extremism by religious institutions, too. Be they Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, whatever.

Sadly, it's not something that is popular with the religious hierarchs. Christian nations' governments are not a good example when it comes to condemning violence and murder in the name of Christ. My own country's official military emblem is a modernized version of a Crusader Cross, for goodness' sake! They never learn, it seems.

That being said, I condemn the violence against and murder of Christians and other groups in Nigeria.
 
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