Boko Harem Jihadis Attack Catholic Mass, Kill Worshippers
The reign of terror of Boko Harem continues in Nigeria
On the 4th Sunday of Easter, April 29, 2012, the faithful gathered for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being offered at Kano's Bayero University. Evil Islamic jihadists used small explosives to draw the faithful out and then shot those who fled. The blood of the martyrs is flowing as militant Islamic terrorism increases and establishes a new beachhead in Africa. Africa is one of the great centers of the renewal of the Church in the Third Millennium. The words of Tertullian are still true, "The blood of the Martyrs is the seed of the Church."
Militant Jihadis in the Boko Harem sect who are terrorizing Christians in Nigeria
KANO, Nigeria (Catholic Online) - On the 4th Sunday of Easter, April 29, 2012, the faithful gathered for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being offered at Kano's Bayero University. Evil Islamic jihadists used small explosives to draw the faithful out and then shot those who fled.
Vatican Radio reported "twenty one people are being mourned in Nigeria . after they were killed by gunmen who attacked Christian religious services on Sunday in the north of the country. The coordinated assaults happened at a university campus, during the observance of a religious service, and a church. "This horrific attack really defies all logic", said the Archbishop of Jos and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria, Ignatius Kaigama, reacting to Sunday's killings.
The Archbishop said that people are "in a state of shock", wondering when the violence will stop. He added that his Archdiocese has been touched by violence recently noting, "My church was attacked, so many killed. A few weeks ago we had the one month's mind of the death of 14 of our parishioners who died in that attack."
Aid to the Church in Need reported that "following a recent terrorist attack on worshippers at a Mass in Kano, two leading Nigerian prelates criticized the government's response to the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram."
"At first we were ready to be patient with the government when it was saying that this kind of Islamic terrorism is new," said Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, the nation's capital. "It has become clear that we have a weak government that has put together a whole lot of compromises that means that the action that should be taking place is not taking place."
"The rampant attacks show that government security is not working. Why the government cannot identify the people involved baffles the imagination. We pay tax money and we have a right to know what is being done about the problem."
All evidence points to Boko Harem as the perpetrators of this evil attack. The phrase "Boko Haram" means "Western education is forbidden" in the Hausa language. These Islamist terrorists hate all things western and Christian. They are Jihadists who intend to forcibly establish an Islamic Caliphate and impose Shariah Law.
They are also called al-Sunnah wal Jamma - or "Followers of the Prophet's Teachings". They refer to themselves officially as Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, which means "people committed to the propagation of the prophet's teachings and Jihad". They are murderers and terrorists who use an appeal to religion to attempt to justify evil.
On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, they killed a customs official, a five year old boy and at least two others. They did so intentionally, in cold blood and in the name of Allah. They set fire to a police station, a government building and two churches, one Catholic and one belonging to the Christian Brethren. They blew up vehicles, motorcycles and terrorized a town for three hours - all, in the name of Allah.
This Islamist group has been terrorizing northern Nigeria for over two years. They regularly claim responsibility for their evil behavior without any remorse or regret. On Thursday, March 8, 2012, they killed a British and an Italian hostage. None of the reports indicated how the murders occurred but, the track record of similar Jihadists points to beheadings. We have only to remember Danny Pearl. In fact, we MUST remember Danny Pearl!
The two victims were innocent engineers who had been taken by these evil Islamists in May of 2011. Efforts to negotiate for their release were unsuccessful. So were efforts to rescue them. Their families are still in mourning.
We reported on the horrible bombing outside of St Theresa's Catholic Church on Christmas Day. That evil act, perpetrated by these same Islamic terrorists who refer to themselves as the "Nigerian Taliban," was followed by an ultimatum issued to Christians in Northern Nigeria to leave in three days or face further violence.
After the Christmas bombings, a spokesman told a local newspaper called The Daily Trust, "There will never be peace, until our demands are met. We want all our brothers who have been incarcerated to be released; we want full implementation of the Sharia system and we want democracy and the constitution to be suspended."
Vatican Radio reported that Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, the Vice President of the Nigerian Bishop's Conference, urged Nigerians to not to allow their country to be overtaken by terror: "Churches have been destroyed and lives were lost and there is no sign that this might end, until the government intervenes decisively."
"We continue to ask Christians to be vigilant and aware of the issue of safety when they go to church and even in their own homes. We have appealed that there be no retaliation and we continue to ...
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