Christians throughout Nigeria have been being slaughtered for the past three years by an Islamic group that call themselves Boko Haram. They have waged jihad against neighboring Christians, killing more than a thousand. As Christians in those areas are murdered almost daily, our own government makes excuses for the terrorism. However, the U.S. government willfully and knowingly do not call it terrorism.
For instance, WND reports that recently,
Fifty members of a northern Nigerian church were burned to death in their pastor’s house.
The attack by armed gunmen was only the first in a 12-village spree of violence that left over 100 dead in northern Nigeria’s Plateau State, a region that had previously been outside Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram’s operational area and is the largely Muslim Fulani tribesmen’s homeland.
Yet Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks and threatened even more violence.
Appearing before the United States Congress, the head of the main Christian body in religiously divided Nigeria, said that the U.S. decision to blacklist three Boko Haram leaders as terrorists was not enough. Ayo Oritsejafor, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, said that the US move on June 21 was “the equivalent of designating (Osama) bin Laden a terrorist but failing to designate Al-Qaeda a terrorist organization.”
Jewish World Review reported,
“By refusing to designate Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization, the United States is sending a very clear message, not just to the federal government of Nigeria, but to the world that the murder of innocent Christians and Muslims who reject Islamism — and I make a clear distinction here between Islam and Islamism — are acceptable losses,” Oritsejafor said.
“It is hypocritical for the United States and the international community to say that they believe in freedom and equality when their actions do not support those who are being persecuted,” he told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Oritsejafor said Boko Haram sought “an end to Western influence and a removal of the Christian presence in Nigeria,” telling the US lawmakers: “My people are dying every day.”
Part of the problem in Nigeria is that the Obama administration has failed to pinpoint the real culprit in all of this. They have claimed all sort of other reasons for the slaughter of Christians in the area. For instance, the result of a government study reported that the issue was not religious in nature, but rather was a issue over land.
The document read,
“Yet, although the symptom of conflict is intercommunal violence along sectarian lines, the source of the conflict will not be found in theology. Rather, the conflict’s source [is] competition for land between a group that perceives itself as indigenous to the area and another seen as more recent settlers.”
In response to Mr. Oritsejafor, Assistant Secretary of State For Foreign Affairs Johnny Carson told the same committee “It would serve to enhance their status, probably give them greater international notoriety amongst radical Islamic groups, probably lead to more recruiting and probably more assistance.”
“Boko Haram thrives because of social and economic problems in the north that the government must find a way of addressing,” he continued. “A coordinated government effort to provide responsible, accountable governance to all Nigerians, while creating opportunities for economic growth, will diminish the political space in which Boko Haram operates.”
So he wants to help Nigeria and instead of going with what the original study said was a land dispute, he is now advancing that it is a “social and economic problem.” This is just like a liberal. He will not take the word of those who actually live there such as Mr. Oritsejafor that the real issue is Islamic terrorists and their jihad to cleanse the land of Christians. Instead he makes this about money and there is no doubt in my mind that it will ultimately end up that the Obama administration will actively send tax payer money to help empower these brutal political and religious thugs in their advancement of a false religion that murders men, women and children simply because they are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.