JOS, Nigeria — UN chief Ban Ki-moon and Washington led calls for restraint on Monday after the slaughter of more than 500 Christians in Nigeria, as survivors told how the killers chopped down their victims.
Funerals took place for victims of the three-hour orgy of violence on Sunday in three Christian villages close to the northern city of Jos, blamed on members of the mainly Muslim Fulani ethnic group. Continued
Nigeria is often seen as a battleground of sorts for the seeming permanent impasse between conservative and liberal Anglicans is the US and Canada. The Church of Nigeria, has a strong beachead through the presence of majority Nigerian parishes and CANA (Convocation of Anglicans in North America).
While we westerners are busy defending or tossing brickbats at the Archbishop and his church, the saints within Nigeria are finding themselves in ever growing danger from jihadist infidels in the interior and northeastern corners of the nation. Eyewitness accounts from Sunday's slaughter of mostly women and children (Religion of Peace?... Bollocks!!) give clear testimony of the to the fact this is slaughter was the work (and fruit) if islam.
Western Anglicans, we need to speak in one voice here and loudly condemn this orgy of base cowardice.
I am, by logical extension, a Nigerian Deacon. These are my brothers and sisters, and yours too.