Two Catholic Priests Assassinated    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Two priests of the Roman Catholic Church have been assassinated in southeastern Nigeria. According to a statement issued by the Roman Catholic Secretariat of the Nigerian Catholic Church in Lagos, Father Patrick Ekwuno of Awka Diocese ....
(Compass) — A prominent Christian monarch in southwest Nigeria has been dethroned for his refusal to participate in an animist religious festival. King Oba Samuel Adara Aderiye of Ode Ekiti was nearly lynched when adherents of the cult of Semuregede ....
Muslim-Christian Tensions Simmer    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Evidence of rising political and religious tension recently surfaced in Africa’s most populous nation. On August 4, armed men disguised in pastoral robes forced their way into the residence of Monsignor Obiora Ike, vicar general of the ....
(Compass) — The government of the Nigeria state of Kaduna has released nearly $10 million as compensation for Christian churches and Muslim mosques destroyed in last year’s religious riots. According to state accountant-general Malam Ya’u Shehu, the ....
(Compass) — Muslim fundamentalists attacked the Christian communities of Galadum and Wahim in the Langtang area of Plateau state, killing one person, burning churches and houses and driving off a total of 300 head of cattle. Mr. Nandan Bako, a ....
(Compass) — A tragic burst of ethnic violence between Ijaw and the Itsekiri tribal groups in the town of Koko, Nigeria, claimed the lives of four young children of a Foursquare Gospel pastor. Pastor Matthew Omodion was at his church on the day Ijaw ....
Religious Violence Claims 10 Lives    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Religious violence broke out on June 9 in Numan, a town in the northern state of Adamawa. Clashes between Muslims and Christians left 10 people dead and places of worship destroyed, following the murder of a Christian evangelist at the ....
Justice Minister Critical of Sharia    Published in 2003
(Compass) — In his final public speech before leaving office last month, Nigeria’s outgoing Minister of Justice expressed disapproval of sharia, the Islamic justice system implemented in some northern states, describing the law as “procedurally ....
Muslim Terrorists Invade Village    Published in 2003
(Compass) — In the early hours of May 9, some 200 Muslim terrorists invaded the villages of Shirlur and Dadinkowa in Plateau state, raping women, setting houses ablaze and leaving four people dead. Community leader Nantur Zhingven was the first ....
Plots Against Christians Uncovered    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Security agents in Lagos have uncovered a document outlining plans by an extremist Muslim sect to attack Christians while they worship. A one-page letter circulated by members of the Youth Forum Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) disclosed ....
(Compass) — The governor-elect of the state of Kano in northern Nigeria has disclosed that his administration will implement Islamic law with a human face. Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau, a Muslim elected in the April 19 gubernatorial elections, said his ....
(Compass) — A zealous Christian preacher and six members of his family died in a house fire on April 22, which Christian leaders believe Muslim militants deliberately set. Sunday Madumere and his family were asleep when flames engulfed their home, ....
Schools Remain a Battleground    Published in 2003
(Compass) — A magistrate court in Nigeria’s southwestern state of Oyo arraigned 24 Muslim militants over a recent attack on Christian schools in Ibadan city. The militants were demanding that all female students wear the hijab, a Muslim head ....
Army Uncovers Arms Smuggling    Published in 2003
(Compass) -- In early February, a Nigerian Army unit intercepted a shipment of weapons in Plateau state apparently intended for use by militant Muslims in attacks against Christians. Engulfed in religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians ....
Religious Conflict Invades Education    Published in 2003
(Compass) -- Religious tension between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria has moved to yet another social arena: education. On February 19, Muslim extremists attacked Christian mission schools in the city of Ibadan, injuring hundreds of students and ....
Religious Violence Erupts Again    Published in 2003
(Compass) -- Religious violence erupted last month in the Nigerian state of Plateau. Residents of predominantly Christian communities in the Langtang district attacked Takbam, Takalafiya and Mabudi villages in retaliation for earlier Muslim ....
Christian Retaliation Increasing    Published in 2003
(Compass) -- Seventeen Christians from various church denominations in Aba, a city in Nigeria’s southern Abia state, were arrested in late January over reprisal attacks on Muslims. Sources said Christians were reacting to “incessant” assaults on ....
One Church Burned, Another Rebuilt    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Muslim militants armed with guns, clubs, machetes and bows and arrows attacked Christian residential areas in the city of Bauchi on December 26 as Christmas celebrations in the city were concluding. Attackers chanted “Allahu Akbar” (God ....
(Compass) — On December 14, officers from the Nigeria federal police force killed four Catholic Christians and injured eight others as the group was returning home on a bus from a crusade and all-night prayer vigil. Charity Chukwu, 18, one of the ....
(Compass) — Seven persons died and five others suffered injuries in a clash between Muslim nomads and Christian peasant farmers in two villages in northern Nigeria. The December 13 violence occurred when Muslim Fulani nomads allowed their cattle to ....
(Compass) — Ninety-one Christians were jailed by the government of Niger state for alleged violations of sharia, or Islamic law. Alhaji Mohammed Bida, chairman of the state’s Islamic enforcement board, stated that 182 police operations were carried ....
(Compass) — At least 250 people have been killed, 200 others wounded and 26 Christian churches burned to the ground by Muslim extremists protesting a Nigerian newspaper article they claim blasphemed the prophet Mohammed. Muslims, angered by a ....
Muslim Extremists Pressure Christians    Published in 2002
(Compass) — Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in southwest Nigeria have denounced incessant attacks by Muslim extremists on the churches in the area. “The clergy and Christians in Ikota Estate area are increasingly under ....
(Compass) — Twenty Christian students have been confirmed dead and 50 others injured following a bloody clash with Muslim schoolmates at the Federal College of Education in the city of Zaria, northern Nigeria. Police detained eight people in ....
(Compass) — A judicial body in Katsina state, northern Nigeria, has revealed that justices appointed to courts that try cases involving sharia, the Islamic legal system, are not qualified for the job. Alhaji Mohammed Sabiu Jibya, Chairman of the ....
State Government Demolishes Churches    Published in 2002
(Compass) — State officials in Borno, northern Nigeria, have demolished churches in the capital city of Maiduguri and plan to demolish more, claiming that the buildings infringe on city development ordinances. Christian leaders said that the church ....
Citizens Speak Out Against Islamic Law    Published in 2002
(Compass) — Political and religious leaders in Nigeria continue an intense debate over the Islamic law of sharia, implemented by 12 of the country’s 36 states. Some Muslim politicians appear to agree with Christian leaders that the imposition of ....
Police Crack Down on Militants    Published in 2002
(Compass) — Plateau state police arrested a Muslim who has been financing attacks against unarmed Christian villagers during the religious conflict that has engulfed northern Nigeria. Alhaji Damina Iya was arrested in the village of Laka on ....
(Compass) -- Twenty-one Christians, including three ministers, are facing prosecution for their part in helping police in southeastern Nigeria expose a cult that has murdered more than 32 persons. Officials have charged the defendants with ....
(Compass) -- Evidence that the Islamic government of Zamfara state in northern Nigeria is stockpiling arms is causing a mass exodus of Christians, who see the move as preparation to wage full-scale jihad (religious war) against them. “The situation ....
(Compass) -- The government of Kano state in northern Nigeria has apparently decided to continue its policy of church demolition until only fifty percent of the existing Christian congregations remain in the state. On August 13, government officials ....
(Compass) — Some 500 persons died in an outbreak of violence between Muslims and Christians in Wase, a town in Plateau state in northern Nigeria. Prominent Christian leaders Vincent Lar, Gabriel Kumdum, and Tsaih Bakinrijia, a former police chief, ....
State Governor Imposes Arabic Language    Published in 2002
(Compass) — In a controversial step, the governor of the northern state of Zamfara, Ahmed Sani, a Muslim, announced the enforced use of the Arabic language by all residents of the state, including Christians. Sani, who introduced the Islamic legal ....
(Compass) — The Nigerian Anglican Church condemned the Kaduna state government in northern Nigeria for the incessant religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians that have threatened peaceful co-existence in the state. The church also ....
Islamic Extremists Kill a Christian    Published in 2002
(Compass) — A Christian policeman was killed on June 6 by Muslim extremists in Katsina state in northern Nigeria after he warned an Islamic preacher to stop inciting Muslims against Christians. While preaching to a crowd at the Batsari market, the ....
Christians Face a Variety of Problems    Published in 2002
(Compass) - Religious and ethnic violence between Muslims and Christians continued in May and June, and tensions increased in several states over the use of Islamic law. On May 2 in Jos, Plateau state, 100 persons were feared dead when Muslims and ....
(Compass) - Government officials demolished 11 churches in April. The government claims the three churches demolished in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital territory, did not meet the required building standards, although the pastor of one church stated that ....
(Compass) - Muslim leaders aim to eradicate Christianity in northern Nigeria, says Nigeria’s Defense Minister, Lt. General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma. Danjuma told a gathering of the Northern (Nigeria) Christian Elders Forum on April 20 that ....
(Compass) - Pope John Paul II urged leaders of Nigeria’s Catholic Church to resist attempts by Muslim fundamentalists to impose Islam on the country. The pope’s comments came on April 20 while receiving a group of visiting Nigerian priests in Rome. ....
Two Converts to Christianity Face Death    Published in 2002
(Compass) - Two Nigerian Muslims who converted to the Christian faith in Mada village of northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state are missing, possibly at the hands of Muslim fundamentalists seeking to kill them for changing their faith. Former Muslims ....
Islamic Law Declared Unconstitutional    Published in 2002
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Justice Minister, Kanu Agabi, declared in a March 18 letter that the Islamic legal system now in operation in 12 northern states was illegal and unconstitutional. “A court which imposes discriminatory punishments is ....
State Bans House Churches    Published in 2002
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Lagos state has outlawed the use of residential buildings as house churches, and new church building projects must secure governmental approval. Churches were informed on March 27 that failure to adhere to these measures would ....
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Kano state government closed 24 Christian schools because of their refusal to provide Islamic religious studies as part of their curricula. An educational task force was set up by the state government to enforce the ....
(Compass) - Fourteen Christians were killed in Enugu city in southeastern Nigeria on Thursday, March 7, when suspected government agents stormed a crusade ground in an alleged attempt to kill a Catholic priest who has been critical of government ....
Christian Schools Closed    Published in 2002
(Compass) - The Kano state government in northern Nigeria has closed 122 Christian schools, claiming that the schools were operating illegally. Mohammed Tahir Adamu, special adviser to the Kano state governor on Islamic Affairs, denied on February ....
Christians An ‘Endangered Species’    Published in 2002
(Compass) - The leader of a Christian organization said on February 23 that Christians in northern Nigeria had become an “endangered species,” citing incessant killings, attacks and destruction of their property. “Christians in northern Nigeria have ....
State Government Closes Two Churches    Published in 2002
(Compass) - The government of Zamfara state in northern Nigeria, which was the first to introduce the Islamic legal system, is saying there are too many churches, and some must be demolished. Two churches were closed in January in Zamfara - the ....
Death Toll Mounts in Religious Conflict    Published in 2001
(Compass) - More people die each week in Nigeria as violent conflicts over Islamic law and anti-American sentiment threaten to destabilize large areas of Africa’s most populous country. A security agencies’ report said more than 2,000 persons were ....
State Rejects Islamic Law    Published in 2001
(Compass) - The government of central Nigeria’s Plateau state, which recently experienced violent clashes between Muslims and Christians, has renounced the politicization of religion and vowed never to implement sharia, or Islamic law. Governor ....
Christians Reject ‘Talibanization’    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Christian leaders in Nigeria continue to reject what they say is a Taliban brand of Islam that is being forced on all religions despite claims it will only affect Muslims. Rev. Henry Ndukuba, Anglican bishop of Gombe Diocese in northern ....
(Compass) - The Commission of Inquiry instituted by the Kaduna state government to investigate the causes of religious riots that rocked the state in February and May last year has recommended the arrest of several top Christian leaders. The ....
Death Toll Rises In Jos Riots    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Students at the University of Jos announced on September 30 the death of two Christian lecturers and 22 Christian students killed during mid-September riots that engulfed this central Nigerian city. Student leaders said academic ....
(Compass) - Persons believed to be Islamic fundamentalists burned three churches in Kaduna city of northern Nigeria on October 6. “It was due to the quick intervention of some Christian residents in the area who alerted security agents at midnight ....
(Compass) - Muslim protestors demonstrating against the U.S. bombardment of Afghanistan attacked and killed about 200 Christians from the Christian community in Kano city from Friday, October 12, through Monday, October 15. Five churches were ....
(Compass) - The religious conflict that engulfed two local government areas of Bauchi state in northern Nigeria during the past two months has resulted in the deaths of more than 200 Christians. The conflict escalated in September when Muslim ....
Arrests Made In Riots    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Three Muslim militants who allegedly wore military uniforms and used military weapons to kill Christians in the central Nigerian city of Jos have been arrested. Mid September clashes between Christians and Muslims left at least 500 dead ....
(Compass) - Nigeria’s presidential constitutional review committee has advised the federal government to halt the adoption of Islamic law, or sharia, in the northern states. Section 10 of the 1999 constitution - which prohibits the adoption of any ....
State Demolishes Churches    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Christian leaders in Kano state, northern Nigeria, said the state government demolished seven churches, set ablaze six churches, and forced several others to close, all during September. Many church leaders said the September 7-17 ....
Five Christian Students Killed    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Five Christian students died during a clash between Muslim and Christian students of the Kaduna State Polytechnic University in Zaria city in northern Nigeria. The conflict broke out on Monday, August 27, during students’ union elections ....
(Compass) - The Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) has accused the government of Bauchi state in northern Nigeria of using Muslim mercenaries to attack Christians in Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro local government areas, which are mainly inhabited by ....
Christian Preacher Killed    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Evangelist James Abdulkarim Yahaya, a popular Nigerian Christian preacher, was killed on August 6 by men suspected to be Muslim fundamentalists. Yahaya was murdered in the Kado area of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, when four well-armed ....
(Compass) - Twenty church buildings were demolished July 6-13 in Kano city of northern Nigeria by the Kano State Environmental Planning and Protection Agency (KASEPPA) after the agency claimed the churches failed to comply with environmental laws. ....
Frustration, Retaliation Fuel Violence    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Religious violence continues to escalate in northern Nigeria as Christians feel increasingly marginalized by the implementation of Islamic (sharia) law. Ten persons were killed in Kaduna state during violent clashes on June 30 between ....
Thirty Killed in Religious Conflict    Published in 2001
(Compass) - At least 30 Christians were killed during a June outbreak of violence between Muslims and Christians in areas of northern Nigeria’s Bauchi state. More than 158 Christian-owned houses were burned, along with two churches and a Bible ....
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Catholic Church has sent a «Save Our Soul» order to all its parishes to raise funds to support Christians in northern Nigeria who are facing persecution. «The aim is to raise funds for the education of the unfortunate brethren ....
Christians Challenge Islamic Law    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Three Christian leaders of the Hausa and Fulani ethnic groups in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state are challenging the legality of the adoption and implementation of the Islamic legal system. The Christian leaders claim that the state ....
More Than 200 Churches Destroyed    Published in 2001
(Compass) - A total of 294 churches have been burned in Kaduna city of northern Nigeria during Muslim-Christian clashes since the Kaduna state government decided to adopt and implement the Islamic legal system last year. The violence has also left ....
Church Says 89 Members Killed in Riots    Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) disclosed that 89 of its members, including five pastors, were killed during the sharia-induced riots in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state. Riots broke out in March and May last year, leading to ....
Churches Burned in Gombe State    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Two churches and a mosque were burned to ashes after a riot broke out on May 22 in Kumo town of Gombe state in northern Nigeria following the introduction of two sharia (Islamic law) bills to the state House of Assembly. Both bills seek ....
Churches Must Relocate    Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Katsina state government in northern Nigeria has directed churches in Katsina city, the state capital, to relocate or face demolition, reported Anglican bishop James Kwasu. Church leaders have been told to relocate to a designated ....
Five Christians on Trial    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Five Nigerian Christians - two Anglican priests and three church members - are currently facing trial for assisting two Christian girls who escaped from arranged marriages. The teenage girls were to be forcefully married to Muslims by ....
Saudi Arabia Happy with Islamic Law    Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Saudi Arabian government is happy with the adoption and implementation of sharia, the Islamic legal system, by states in northern Nigeria, said a representative of the Saudi Arabian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs while visiting ....
A State Rejects Islamic Bill    Published in 2001
(Compass) - The legislative assembly of Edo state in southwestern Nigeria voted against a bill that would have forced the state government to introduce the teaching of Islamic Religious Knowledge to all students in the state’s private and public ....
Bauchi State to Demolish Two Churches    Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Bauchi state government in northern Nigeria has threatened to demolish two churches for zoning violations. The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Environment accused the churches - Deeper Life Bible Church and Spirit Life Assembly ....
Church Vows to Remain    Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Foursquare Gospel Church has pledged to remain in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state despite the introduction of Islamic law (sharia). Rev. Wilson Badejo, general overseer of the church, said that despite losing three of its church ....
Pastor Killed in Ethnic Violence    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Ethnic violence between the Bajju and Ikulu ethnic groups in the Zangon Kataf region of Kaduna state in northern Nigeria have led to the killing of Rev. Sankey Shabayan of the Evangelical Church of West Africa. The ethnic violence ....
(Compass) - The Rivers state government in southern Nigeria has returned school property forcefully taken away from churches almost 25 years ago. Rivers state is the first of Nigeria’s 36 states to return all church schools and hospitals. The state ....
(Compass) - The Cross-Rivers state government in southern Nigeria has formally returned seven Christian health institutions to the Catholic Church. The institutions had been forcefully taken over by the federal government in 1986. The state governor ....
(Compass) - Christian leaders in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state have accused the government of coercing Muslim converts to Christianity into attacking Christians and demolishing church buildings. Christian leaders claim that the government usually ....
Bauchi State Becomes Islamic    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Bauchi state in northern Nigeria passed a legislative bill on February 15 legalizing the implementation of sharia, the Islamic legal system, in the state. Assembly Speaker Alhaji Haruna Bappah told journalists that \"only the Muslim ....
More Churches Destroyed    Published in 2001
(Compass) - At least five churches were destroyed during February in northern Nigeria as the controversial implementation of Islamic law continued in several states. St. Dominic’s Catholic Church was demolished in Dashi village of Zamfara state. ....
(Compass) - Dozens of Nigerian Christian families have fled to Nigeria’s neighbor, Cameroon, because of mounting pressure resulting from the implementation of the Islamic legal system, or sharia, by the Borno state government. \"Our leaders have ....
(Compass) - Muslim extremists have been deliberately targeting Christian women for rape in northern Nigeria’s Sokoto state since the introduction of the Islamic legal code, Christian leaders there say. \"There is intimidation of Christians and ....
(Compass) - Muslim extremists went on a rampage in several northern Nigerian states on January 9, attacking Christians and church buildings reportedly because of a lunar eclipse. The attacks took place in Adamawa, Yobe, Sokoto and Borno states, ....
(Compass) - Two Christians in northern Nigeria’s Kano city were publicly given 80 lashes with a cane in late December. Muslim extremists said they were enforcing the Islamic legal code being implemented by the Kano state government. Boniface ....
Zamfara Governor Breaks into Church    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Alhaji Ahmed Sani, the governor of Zamfara state in northern Nigeria, and some of his followers broke into St. Dominics Catholic Church in Dashi on Friday, January 19. Sani ordered the pulpit pulled down and declared \"Allahu Akbar\" ....
Cultists Ransack Church, Beat Pastor    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Cultists of an African traditional religion known as Oloro ransacked the Christ Apostolic Church at Iloti village on October 18, beating the pastor unconscious and locking his wife and children inside the mission house in which they ....
German Evangelist ‘Banned’    Published in 2000
(Compass) - A group of Muslim leaders known as the Council of Ulama has warned German evangelist Reinhard Bonnke - whose Christian crusades have attracted millions of Nigerians - to be prepared to die if he comes to northern Nigeria, an area of the ....
(Compass) - The destruction of a Catholic church in the Naibawa district of Kano city is one of many cases of harassment and persecution of the Christian community reported since the introduction of Islamic law, or sharia, in Kano state of northern ....
(Compass) - A committee set up by the government of Gombe state in northern Nigeria to consider the implications of sharia, the controversial Islamic legal code, reported that the people do not want Islamic law as proposed by the government. ....
(Compass) - The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have promised to assist victims of sharia, the Islamic legal code, introduced in most of the country’s northern states. The NMA has banned all of its doctors ....
(Compass) - Christians showing the Jesus film in Birnin Kebbi, capital of Nigeria’s Kebbi state, were warned not to continue showing the film. Kebbi, along with several other northern Nigerian states, has adopted sharia (Islamic law). Christians in ....
Casualty Figures Released in Kaduna    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Rev. Dr. Fred Odutola, head of the Nigerian Bible Society, recently reported that about 875 Christians were killed and 800 churches were destroyed during the February and May religious clashes between Muslims and Christians in Kaduna, ....
Kebbi to Join Islamic States    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Northern Nigeria’s Kebbi state plans to begin the implementation of the controversial Islamic legal code, sharia, on December 1, Governor Mohammed Adamu Aliero disclosed on October 13. In July, Aliero signed into law the bill ....
(Compass) - A legislative session at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly in Lafia, the state capital, turned into a boxing match on October 28 after Muslim legislators tried to push through a bill that would adopt sharia, the Islamic code, in the ....
(Compass) - Bloody clashes that erupted September 7-9 between Muslims and Christians in Bambam, in northern Nigeria’s Gombe state, left 25 persons dead and property damage estimated in the millions of dollars. The violence was sparked by the visit ....
Victims Languish in Refugee Camps    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Thousands of Christians affected by religious conflicts in Kaduna in northern Nigeria are languishing in refugee camps across the state without receiving help from the government. Many have died in the camps as a result of the outbreak ....
Catholic Church Warns against Sharia    Published in 2000
(Compass) - The Nigeria Catholic Bishops’ Conference has urged the Nigerian government to find a lasting solution to the controversial issue of implementing the Islamic legal code, or sharia. Failure to do so, the bishops warned, could lead to the ....
Christians Protest Islamization    Published in 2000
(Compass) - As a growing number of northern Nigerian states implement Islamic law, the cries of protest from Christian leaders are also growing. Christians in Gombe state, which is currently considering establishing sharia, or the Islamic legal ....
Governor Would Fight for Islamic Law    Published in 2000
(Compass) - In August, the Muslim governor of northern Nigeria’s Yobe state signed into law the bill implementing sharia in Yobe, making it the fifth state to begin the full implementation of Islamic law. \"If necessary, we are prepared to fight ....
(Compass) - Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Malaysia have offered to assist northern Nigerian states with their implementation of sharia, the Islamic legal system. Governor Turaki of Jigawa state told Muslim leaders on August 14 these countries ....
Islamic Law Brings Increased Friction    Published in 2000
(Compass) - The implementation of Islamic law (sharia) in several northern Nigerian states continues to cause confusion and suffering in Christian communities. In the northern state of Zamfara, Mr. Ejike Ugbaja, a Christian, was sentenced to a ....
Vice President Supports Islamic Law    Published in 2000
(Compass) - The vice president of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a Muslim, declared on July 7 that state governments in northern Nigeria that introduced sharia, the Islamic legal system, did so in conformity with the wishes and aspirations of their ....
Churches Will Challenge Islamic Law    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Disturbed by some northern Nigerian states’ declaration that they are Islamic and have adopted Islam as the state religion, Nigerian Christian churches have resolved to go to court to challenge what they see as an onslaught on their ....
(Compass) - Islamic preacher Alfa Mofoye is wanted by police in Oyo state for the burning of three Baptist churches in Saki. According to Oyo State Police Commissioner Michael Okuo, the police have so far arrested 22 Muslims who allegedly ....
(Compass) - The outbreak of religious conflicts between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria over the adoption of sharia (the Islamic legal system) in some states has spread to the nation’s military ranks. Killings of Christian soldiers and ....
(Compass) - Kano state declared itself Islamic with its June 22 adoption of sharia, the Islamic legal system. On July 2, thirty Christians were arrested on charges of drinking alcohol, a violation of sharia. On June 20, Kano state Governor Kwankwaso ....
Twenty Pastors Killed in Kaduna Riots    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Twenty pastors from various church denominations were among the hundreds of Christians killed during the two religious crises that occurred in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna city in February and May. Among the pastors killed were Rev. Fr. ....
Sokoto Becomes an Islamic State    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Nigeria’s Sokoto state has declared itself Islamic beginning May 29, despite a federal government directive that no state should adopt a state religion. Governor Attahiru Bafarawa, a Muslim, said it was necessary to implement the Islamic ....
(Compass) - Christians in the Islamic Zamfara state say they have been persecuted, coerced and made second class citizens in their own country, and authorities have made no effort to protect them. In late May, the Christian Association of Nigeria ....
Christian Widow Jailed by Islamic Court    Published in 2000
(Compass) - A Christian widow, Mrs. Laraba John, 35, has become the first victim of sharia (Islamic legal code) in Niger state in northern Nigeria, following her conviction for brewing a local alcoholic beverage, popularly called Burukutu. Her trial ....
Churches Condemn Christian Persecution    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Nigerian churches have expressed concern at the rate at which religious liberty of Christians is being eroded, particularly in northern Nigeria, where Muslims dominate the political power machinery. The Anglican Church of Nigeria says ....
(Compass) - A resurgence of violence between Muslims and Christians erupted on May 23 and 24 in Kaduna city of northern Nigeria. \"There are silent killings still going on, making the actual death toll difficult, but information from Christian and ....
(Compass) - Muslim extremists burned two Baptist churches built in 1902 in Saki town, in southwestern Nigeria’s Oyo state, on Tuesday, April 25. Muslims, reportedly angered by the Easter activities taking place in churches, decided to embark on ....
(Compass) - A convicted thief had his right hand amputated in Nigeria’s Zamfara state in late March, becoming the first victim of the Islamic legal system introduced in the state last year. The man, Bello Buba, is said to have stolen a cow. He was ....
Bauchi State to Implement Sharia    Published in 2000
(Compass) - The Bauchi state government in north-central Nigeria will implement sharia, the Islamic legal code, very soon, the majority leader in the State House of Assembly (legislature) said at an April 14 press conference. He added that the move ....
(Compass) - Governor Umaru Musa Yar’Adua of Katsina state in northern Nigeria has assured Muslims on the implementation of sharia, the Islamic legal system. On April 19, Yar’Adua sent a bill to the State House of Assembly that, if passed, would ....
Anti-Sharia Riots    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Wanting revenge for the deadly February-March attacks on Christians in northern Nigeria by Muslim extremists, Christians in southern Nigeria killed more than 500 Muslims. Christian protests against sharia (Islamic law) were triggered by ....
(Compass) - Nigerian police authorities reported that 123 churches were burned and 55 mosques razed during the Kaduna religious riots in late February that involved violent clashes between Christians and Muslims over the implementation of sharia ....
Christians Attacked in Borno State    Published in 2000
(Compass) - A Christian-Muslim conflict in Damboa in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state resulted in the deaths of 15 Christians, and four churches were burned. The attack on Christians by Muslims broke out on March 27 and lasted through the next ....
Police Disperse Christian Crusade    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Police in Jos dispersed a March 19 Christian crusade being held in the city center. The inter-denominational crusade organized under the auspices of the New Life for All Christian Ministry had attracted thousands of people from various ....
Calls for Reconciliation    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Following religious riots in late February, Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo called for the country to eschew all forms of violence and embrace peace, so that reconciliation and development can take place. Obasanjo made the call ....
Government Suspends Islamic Law    Published in 2000
(Compass) - The Nigerian government suspended the implementation of sharia, the Islamic legal system, on February 29. The move followed mass killings and destruction of property in Kaduna, in northern Nigeria, as a result of riots for and against ....
(Compass) - Clashes between Muslims and Christians in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna February 21-24 left hundreds dead and thousands homeless. At least 36 churches and several mosques were burned. The city was put under a 24-hour curfew for ....
Muslim Leaders Insist on Islamic Law    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Fear is growing that clashes between Christians and Muslims will increase, as Muslim leaders continue to insist on the implementation of sharia, or Islamic law, despite National Council of State orders that it be suspended. Alhaji Shehu ....
Niger State Complies    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Niger state in north-central Nigeria has suspended the implementation of sharia, the Islamic legal system, in compliance with a February 29 directive by the federal government that all states in northern Nigeria planning for sharia must ....
Riot Erupts in Sokoto    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Three Christians were killed and one church was set on fire in Nigeria’s northwestern city of Sokoto on March 7 as the controversy over sharia, or Islamic law, erupted in another outbreak of violence. Muslim university students had taken ....
(Compass) - Christians protesting the government’s decision to introduce sharia (Islamic legal system) in Niger state effectively paralyzed all business activity for three consecutive days, January 17-19, in Minna, the capital city. The entire town ....
 
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    Nigeria --- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Nigeria - 30 Christians killed in eve of New Year massacres Published in 2013 London, January 7 (World Watch Monitor) — Thirty people were killed in two separate attacks carried out by armed men ahead of the New Year, in North-eastern Nigeria. 15 people were killed in a single attack which occurred on Sunday 30th, when armed men stormed a church service in Kyachi .... Gunmen kill 12 Nigerian Christmas-Eve worshipers Published in 2012 Potiskum, December 25 (World Watch Monitor) — UPDATE: In two separate attacks, gunmen shot and killed 12 worshippers who had gathered for Christmas-Eve services. One attack occurred in the northeaster Nigerian state of Yobe. Among the dead was the church's pastor, according to news
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    Synnek1 -- tu sei con me da 5 anni! allora, se puoi esporre una accusa, contro di me? tu puoi farlo: ora! - you are with me for 5 years! So, if you expose an accusation against me? you can do it, now!
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    Morocco --- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Convert Serving 15 Years for His Faith Published in 2010 ISTANBUL, September 17 (World Watch Monitor) — Nearly five years into the prison sentence of the only Christian in Morocco serving time for his faith, Moroccan Christians and advocates question the harsh measures of the Muslim state toward a man who dared speak openly about Jesus. By the end .... Morocco Continues to Purge Nation of Foreign Christians Published in 2010 ISTANBUL, July 1 (World Watch Monitor) — Moroccan authorities expelled eight more foreign Christians from the country last weekend, bringing the total of deported Christians since March to 128. Two foreign women married to Moroccan Christians were included
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    Mexico ----- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Missionary Couple Slain; Peace Pact in Puebla Published in 2012 MEXICO CITY, February 3 (World Watch Monitor) — A married couple who had served for 28 years as Baptist missionaries in Mexico were murdered on Tuesday (Jan. 31) at their home near Monterrey in El Cercado, Santiago, Nuevo Leon. John Casias, 76, and Wanda Casias, 67, were strangled with .... Christians Forced from Village Published in 2011 MEXICO CITY, September 16 (World Watch Monitor) — About 70 Protestant Christians lived in the village of San Rafael Tlanalapan, Puebla state, until Monday (Sept. 12), when they faced a frightening ultimatum -- leave immediately or be "crucified or lynched."
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    666 IMF CIA Synnek1 -- sommo sacerdote voodoo, dai poteri del cazzo! è commovente, il tuo tentativo, di salvare tutte le tue lucertole: e tutti i tuoi alieni nel mondo.. ma, anche la tua ora ,, è stata scritta
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    Mauritania --- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Christians in Mauritania Tense after Murder of Aid Worker Published in 2009 LOS ANGELES, July 1 (World Watch Monitor) — As funeral services were held in Tennessee for Christian aid worker Christopher Leggett yesterday, tensions remained high for Christians in the capital of Mauritania, where he was slain last week. A Christian worker who works in the capital .... Christians Tense after Murder of Aid Worker Published in 2009 July 1 (World Watch Monitor) — LOS ANGELES, July 1 (Compass Direct News) -- As funeral services were held in Tennessee for Christian aid worker Christopher Leggett yesterday, tensions remained high for Christians in the capital of Mauritania, where he was slain last week.
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    Maldives -- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Maldives Arrests, Deports Indian Teacher for Owning Bible Published in 2011 NEW DELHI, October 21 (World Watch Monitor) — Police in the island nation of Maldives held a teacher from India for about 15 days before deporting him on Oct. 14 for having a Bible in his house, a source said. Shijo Kokkattu, a 30-year-old Catholic and teacher at the Raafainu School in Raa .... Muslims Force Expat Christian Teacher to Flee Maldives Published in 2010 NEW DELHI, October 5 (World Watch Monitor) — Authorities in the Maldives last week had to transport a Christian teacher from India off one of the Islamic nation's islands after Muslim parents of her students threatened to expel her for "preaching Christianity." On Wednesday night (Sept. 29)
  • lorenzoAllah Mahdì Palestina
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    il tuo CIA 666 IMF FED ECB 322 NWO .-- è falso! non me!
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    Malaysia -- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Christians in Malaysia Accept Ruling on Church Raid, 2011.. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, November 9 (World Watch Monitor) Following controversy over a raid on a church event in which Muslims were present, Christian leaders in Malaysia welcomed a sultan's pronouncement that neither the Christians nor the state officers who disrupted the meeting would be prosecuted. .. Malaysian Christians Seek to End Restrictions on Malay Bibles. 2011. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 6 (World Watch Monitor) Christian importers of Bibles that Malaysian officials detained are balking at conditions the government has imposed for their release, such as defacement of the sacred books with official stamps. The Home Ministry stamped the words,
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    [Falsus in unum, falsus in omnibus]
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    Laos --- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Three Lao, Two Thai Christians Arrested in Laos Published in 2012 DUBLIN, June 25 (World Watch Monitor) — Lao officials arrested two Lao and two Thai Christians in Luang Namtha Province earlier this month, seizing them from a private residence in Long district, according to Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF). Officials also .... Lao Police Arrest Pastor for Spreading Faith Published in 2012 DUBLIN, June 11 (World Watch Monitor) — A 53-year-old Lao pastor remains behind bars today after Lao police arrested him on Wednesday (June 6) for encouraging others to convert to Christianity, a spokesman from the group Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF) confirmed
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    Kenya-- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle, and, over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life)! Nairobi church stands strong after grenade kills boy, injures others.. in 2012.. Nairobi, October 11 (World Watch Monitor) — "Every week we wondered 'What if it's this week?' Yet every week we turned up for church." Speaking to Open Doors News just after her Oct. 9 return from the funeral of 9-year-old John Ian Maina, Nairobi Sunday School teacher Sally Gatei was . Grenade Attack on Church in Kenya Kills One Published in 2012 NAIROBI, Kenya, April 30 (World Watch Monitor) — A grenade explosion yesterday killed a 27-year-old university student at a church in Nairobi and injured 16 people, sources said. Kelvin Walumba was killed after a man pretending to be a worshipper at God's House of Miracles International Church
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    Israel--- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every BEAST criminals (LIKE monsters, go to hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life, of his fellow man. Victims of Explosion in Israel Lament Plea Agreement Published in 2012 JERUSALEM, May 31 (World Watch Monitor) — A Messianic Jewish congregation leader whose son was almost killed by a bomb planted by an ultra-right wing Jew said he feels like the Israeli criminal justice system has abandoned him. On Monday (May 28), the Jerusalem District Court approved a .... Messianic Jews Singled Out in Israeli Town Published in 2011 ISTANBUL, September 15 (World Watch Monitor) — Messianic Jews in a suburb west of Jerusalem continue to be harassed for following their faith, this time by someone anonymously placing flyers in public areas singling out members of Messianic congregations. The flyers began appearing two weeks
 
Kaduna to Join Sharia States    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Following a Kaduna state decision to implement sharia, the Islamic legal system, Muslim groups have continued to besiege the state House of Assembly, demanding quick enactment. Islamic leaders led hundreds of Muslims in a solidarity ....
(Compass) - Nine Muslim extremists are currently standing trial in central Nigeria for allegedly vandalizing and burning 18 churches in Ilorin city on December 18. The nine men are being charged with criminal conspiracy, theft and causing mischief. ....
Muslim Fanatics Destroy 18 Churches    Published in 2000
(Compass) - More than 2000 Muslims attacked 18 churches on Saturday, December 18, in central Nigeria, destroying property worth $40 million. One associate pastor narrowly escaped with his life. Although no one was killed, the residents of Ilorin ....
Police to Pay Church Damages    Published in 2000
(Compass) - The Federal High Court has ordered Nigeria’s Plateau state police commissioner to pay $3,000 to Glorious Hope Gospel Mission in Jos over the illegal closure of the church by police early in 1999. The police had also arrested the pastor. ....
(Compass) - In Zamfara state, 20 detained Christians are scheduled to be tried under sharia (Islamic law) after the new legal system takes effect on January 27. In Gusau, the capital city of Zamfara, some Christian families have moved out