Niger, West Africa:
I reported January 19 that a number of churches and Christian schools were torched and at least ten people died in Niger. The crimes were done by Muslims protesting a non-event, the publishing of cartoons by a newspaper no one had ever cared about because no one had heard of it - Charlie Hebdo. Economic Freedom
Update: The report on January 23 was that 72, seventy-two, buildings were destroyed. That number includes some pastors’ homes and at least one orphanage. The Christian support organization Open Doors put the number at 68 across five regions of Niger.
Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram in Nigeria said that the attacks would continue in Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon.
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I intend to do regular updates on how the Church is being persecuted. It is happening in many nations around the world. Photo from Matt Paulson.