By Michael Logan, Christian Daily
Nigeria is one of the “worst regions” for Christians to live, according to the author of a monthly report on Christian persecution in various countries.
Raymond Ibrahim’s report, titled “Muslim Persecution of Christians,” records that more than 1,000 churches have been destroyed since 2011 by the radical Islam group Boko Haram. The report also states that the militant group destroyed up to 200 churches from August to October 2014 during their “campaign of terror” in northeast Nigeria.
The amount of severe persecutions toward Christians in the region led Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist, to deem it “one of the worst” places for Christianity, also noting that mainstream media rarely cover the attacks.
The name “Boko Haram” translates to “Western education is forbidden,” and the group has practiced similar tactics to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by conducting mass killings, releasing propaganda videos, and claiming the territory as their “Islamic Caliphate.”
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