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Mick Dobra

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pray for Nigeria!

Muslim protests and riots after the election of a Christian president turn deadly and destructive in Nigeria.

Pray for our brothers and sisters in Nigeria, and pray for peace and stability in that nation. The reports are just staggering:

"From the cities of Maiduguri to Sokoto, both in northern Nigeria, the destruction inflicted upon Christians is enormous. More than 60 churches were torched, thousands of houses belonging to Christians were destroyed, and both pastors and church workers killed. Christians in the villages were also not spared; many Christians were seen fleeing, abandoning their homes for fear of attack."
Northern Nigeria: Deadly Violence Erupts after Election of Christian President
Jerry Dykstra, Open Doors USA


60 Christian Churches burned.
Thousands of Christian homes destroyed.
People murdered.

I can't even comprehend it. I picture my wife and our children in my home as angry mobs march down the street...

Father I pray for the persecuted and the rioters. Jesus do not delay! In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

More News:
Nigeria: post-election rioting continues 19/04/2011

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1 comment:

  1. Update from Gary Bauer:
    "Nigeria Update

    Here's an update on our report yesterday about Muslim violence in Nigeria. According to a report in today's Washington Post, government officials and aid groups "have hesitated to release casualty figures … for fear of inciting reprisal attacks." In other words, the Muslim violence is so bad that some fear Christians may feel compelled to fight back.

    As reports of more church burnings spread, a Nigerian evangelical leader, Rev. Habila Sunday, asked, "What brought together religion and politics? I want to know why, when politics happens, do they burn churches?" Of course, it's a rhetorical question. While the left frets about the "separation of church and state" and fears "intolerant fundamentalist Christians," fundamentalist Muslims tolerate no dissent as they ruthlessly merge mosque and state.

    By the way, this report was buried on page A10 of today's Washington Post. But if there were reports of Christian mobs torching mosques and murdering Muslims, I don't doubt that the Post would make that example of religious extremism front page news."

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