In the aftermath of a series of bombings on Christmas Day, Nigerians have reason to worry that Islamic terrorism will continue to increase in their country. Boko Haram, the organization behind much of the escalating anti-Christian violence in that African country, is dedicated to a campaign of fear and murder in a society where Muslims and Christians constitute nearly equal proportions of the population.
As reported previously for The New American, dozens of people were killed and approximately 100 were injured on Christmas Day as bombs planted by Boko Haram were detonated at churches while Christians were at worship. Although the Obama administration chose to describe the slaughter as “senseless violence,” the war which the Islamic group has been waging against Nigeria’s Christians is far from senseless; rather, it has been a campaign of terror aimed at driving non-Muslims out of the northern areas of the nation. As noted in an article for the online edition of Spiegel, Boko Haram has conducted a steadily-escalating war against Nigeria’s government, and the nation’s Christian minority:
Boko Haram, a radical Muslim sect whose name means "Western education is sinful," claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing. It said the attack aimed to kill Christians and make the government look bad.…
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Photo: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan