Nigerian Christians Declare National Day Of Mourning For Its Persecuted By Muslim Terrorists

Nigeria is one of the fastest growing spots for Christianity in Africa. For centuries a bastion of Islam and Paganism, Christianity has taken the nation by storm and in response, Muslim terrorists have been waging an all-out war of Christians. Thousands of Christians have been killed, maimed, displaced, or dispossessed in this conflict.

Yet in spite of all the persecution, not only has the number of Christians increased, but their plight has been acknowledged by the government. In response, Christians have declared a national day of mourning for the persecuted Christians of their nation:

he Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is calling for this Sunday to be marked as a national day of mourning for Christians killed by Muslim Fulani terrorists in southern Kaduna State.

Repeated attacks by groups of armed Fulani herdsmen on Christian villages and leaders in the country’s Middle Belt have seen hundreds killed or displaced.

Nigeria’s Federal Government has pledged to establish cattle ranches to resolve the frequent clashes between Muslim herdsmen and Christian farmers, which President Buhari has attributed to “poverty, injustice and the lack of job opportunities”. Other analysts cite climate change and desertification as factors.

CAN has described the killings as ethnic and religious cleansing by “Islamic fundamentalists disguising as Fulani herdsmen”.

According to Variguard, CAN commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his successes against the Boko Haram terrorists but expressed sadness over what it said was his silence regarding Fulani attacks.

CAN’s general secretary Dr Musa Asake said Buhari’s silence “speaks volumes over perceived official endorsement of the dastardly and ungodly acts”.

He said Sunday, January 8, had been designated by CAN’s president as a national day of mourning by Nigerian Christians, including those from the world-wide diaspora.

Asake said: “We are to pray fervently for our southern Kaduna brothers and sisters who are victims of these wanton killings and also for the peace of our dear country Nigeria. Therefore, all Christians are to dress in mourning attire of black clothes or dresses in all our church services on January 8, 2017. We are to pray that God who delivered the Jews from Haman should deliver Christians from Hamans in Nigeria. An injustice to one is an injustice to all.”

He said the Church in Nigeria had been subjected to a “systematic genocide and persecution” in recent years through attacks by Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen in which thousands of Christians had been killed and hundreds of churches destroyed.

President Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s inspector-general of police to visit Kaduna to assess the situation there and take “strong actions” to end the violence, according to a government statement yesterday. His spokesman said a mobile police detachment had been set up and that the army was setting up an additional two battalions there (source)

Nigeria has been recognized as one of the most difficult places to be a Christian because of the persecution. However, I will say that Nigeria has a lot more hope currently than either the USA or much of Europe. I say this not because of the persecution, but because Christ is loved, honored, and followed by so many people- that is a good sign for the future.

Yes, America has many Christians and a long Christian history, but look at what is happening now. As I pointed out a few days ago, for the first time America appeared on the same list with Nigeria of nations where Christianity is persecuted. This is a first time for the USA, and the fact is that things are not getting any easier.

We at Shoebat.com know this all too well. For a long time, it was difficult enough to get people to realize the existential threat that Islam poses. As we have repeatedly noted, the rise of Islam correlates directly with the moral decay of the Christian people. Look at America today- we are a nation who overflows with production of the worst kinds of moral and cultural filth. I am not speaking about a few individuals, groups, or even large companies. I am speaking of an unspoken, hedonistic, epicurean philosophy that pervades society to its very core and manifests itself through the fact that America, in spite of all that she says, is the largest and most vocal producer and promoters of vices such as heinous violence, hardcore pornography, homosexuality, heresy, paganism, feminism, and now outright devil worship and pedophilia.


Manny “Mua” Gutierrez, the new “face” of Maybelline cosmetics. Just another indication of the extent of the morally decayed state of America today.

America is a whitewashed tomb, having a beautiful exterior and many good and valuable things but inside is a rotting corpse. Nigeria, while having a war-torn, beaten, impoverished and broken exterior has a people whose inside is blossoming like fresh flowers after a rainfall, and this is only by the grace of God. Certainly there is much that has to change in Nigeria- that is clear. However, Nigeria is improving because of Christ at the current time and if she stays in Christ she will continue to change for the better. America on the other hand, while beautiful on the exterior, unless she amends her ways will continue down the path that will lead to perdition, where being a Christian will become a choice that one makes because it will mean to elect hardship and suffer the ostracism and hatred of those around you.

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  • Now is a good time to share that Pope Francis has released a monthly theme for 2017.

    “JANUARY
    Christian Unity.

    That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.

    So I will devote the rest of the month of praying the Rosary for the Great Schism to heal and for Protestants to soften their heart, as I have, and seek to reunite with Rome.

    As Tom McEwen said, we will either all hang together or separately.

    Source-http://www.apostleshipofprayer.org/2017-intentions/

    God bless the Nigerians and may they pray for us in the States and in a Europe to stay the course in spite of the sickening of our two continents.

    • Kamau41

      Absolutely wonderful my Brother!

      • Got your email. Glad you’re on board as we continue to row toward the storm while other flee for safe harbors.

        • Kamau41

          Yes indeed. I’m most definitely glad to be on board.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      Awesome Trevor – simply awesome. I will join you in doing a rosary every day for the unification of the Church. My priest left Wednesday for a very- belated trip home to Nigeria (his mother died in May and due to problems at the State Dept, he could not be assured that he would have been allowed entry into the US – so he could not even attend his mother’s funeral) – so add a prayer for him, his mother Catherine, and his family if you would – Fr Louis Obirieze, beloved priest at Sacred Heart Parish.

      • That is horrible. I most certainly will.

      • NorthernConserv

        When you pray the rosary or repetitive praying you are mocking Christ.
        you are basically insulting him. Can you imagine your child just following you everywhere and receding hail Mary mother of God.. hail Mary mother of God.. hail Mary mother of God…. hail Mary mother of God…. hail Mary mother of God…. hail Mary mother of God etc etc etc…
        I would kill myself thinking your trying to drive me nuts, and I’m the dumb one..geezzz, God does not hear those prayers because it’s you trying to control the relationship your way…wake up people!!

  • Kamau41

    We need to continue to be praying for
    the Nigerian country along with our wonderful righteous Christian Brothers/Sisters, who are there seeking God daily. At the same time, the United States will eventually come around, but thru refinement by fire.

    Repentance of Sin and returning back to God and His Church is the key for Europe/The United States of America.

    “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people chosen as his inheritance. From heaven the Lord looks down and observes the children of Adam, From his dwelling place he surveys all who dwell on earth. The One who fashioned together their hearts is the One who knows all their works. A king is not saved by a great army, nor a warrior delivered by great strength. Useless is the horse for safety; despite its great strength, it cannot be saved. Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon those who fear him, upon those who count on his mercy, To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive through famine. Our soul waits for the Lord, he is our help and shield. For in him our hearts rejoice; in his holy name we trust. May your mercy, Lord, be upon us; as we put our hope in you.” (Psalm 33:12-22)

  • richinnameonly

    Events in Nigeria are both encouraging and discouraging. Like the Maybelline ad, even “Wheel of Fortune is working hard to display gay contestants and their partners in an effort to normalize them. There will soon be an Islamic sitcom on TV.