I bet you haven’t heard this on the evening news.
Nigeria is the most dangerous place for Christians to live, making it one of the worst places for religious freedom.
Nigeria & Boko Haram
You’ve heard of Joseph Kony, but have you heard of Boko Haram?
“With 3,000 casualties affecting citizens from a dozen countries in three years, Boko Haram has earned a dubious distinction as one of the top five lethal terrorist organizations in the world.”
“In the last three years, however, the three most deadly incidents of anti-Christian persecution—with triple-digit casualties—in Nigeria were the March 7, 2010 massacre in Jos, Plateau state, the April 16, 2011 pogrom in the country’s sharia (Islamic law) states and the Jan. 20, 2012 onslaught in Kano. Two out of these three incidents were not the handiwork of terrorists but of average northern Nigerian Muslims.”
With nearly 70% of Christians killed worldwide being accounted for in Nigeria alone, it’s easy to see why it’s the most dangerous place for Christians to live.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has wanted the State Department to designate Nigeria as a “country of particular concern” since 2009, but the country currently has not been recognized as such.
The American people were able to get President Obama administration’s attention regarding Joseph Kony, why not Boko Haram?