Terror Group 'Enjoys' Killing Nigerian Christians
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2012 Mar 04
March 4, 2012
A spokesman for Boko Haram, the al-Qaeda-linked African terror group that has declared war on Nigeria's Christians, says he enjoys killing them, CBN News reports. In a video released online, he said, "I enjoy killing anyone that God commands me to kill the way I enjoy killing chickens and rams." The Islamic fighters have killed hundreds in multiple attacks on Christian homes and churches, with the goal of turning the nation into an Islamic country ruled by sharia law. Many Christians have fled the particularly unstable Kano state and moved south, and other Christian neighborhoods have taken measures to defend themselves. Still others continue to rely on God for protection and pray for their attackers. "I want God to touch their hearts so they will know that what they are doing is not good," said Uche Bonaventure, who spent several weeks in the hospital recovering from burns after a deadly church bombing on Christmas Day.