Nigeria – 50 Christians burned alive inside pastor’s home by Muslims – UPDATE: Boko Haram claims responsibility for attacks

***UPDATE: Boko Haram claims responsibility for attacks***

Via CBS News:

A statement attributed to a radical Islamist sect in Nigeria known as Boko Haram says the group launched attacks that left at least 58 dead including two lawmakers in a region violently divided by religion.

The statement obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press said the group was responsible for the attacks in Plateau state where authorities say hundreds of assailants stormed into about a dozen villages Saturday. It said the group would continue to attack government officials and Christians. It said Christians “will not know peace again” if they do not accept Islam.


Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. —Matthew 5:10-12

ALL AFRICA – It was gathered that while the mass burial was going on, some unknown gunmen struck and open fire on the mourners while security personnel at the venue returned the fire and were said to have killed about 16 of the attackers and apprehended one of them.

The death toll in the gunmen’s attack has risen to 114, as 63 were given mass burial while 50 other people were burnt at the village.

The gunmen invaded Maseh during the mass burial of 63 victims of Saturday’s attack in Karkuruk in Barkin Ladi.

No fewer than 50 people were yesterday discovered burnt in the house of a pastor of the Church of Christ in Nigeria in Matse village.

Special adviser on security to Governor Jonah Jang, Mr. Istifanus Gyang, confirmed the incident.

It was further gathered that the victims, mostly women, children and the aged, had run into the church for safety when they heard of the Saturday morning massacre in neighbouring Barakin Ladi LGA.

The attackers were said to have got wind of the presence of the victims in the church and surrounded the church and then set it ablaze with the victims trapped inside.

The gunmen were also said to have ensured that nobody escaped as they stood by to shoot anybody that tried to escape.

According to the Christian Monitor, these gunmen attackers were Muslim herdsmen and the escalation of violence and reprisal attacks has been fueled by Boko Haram:

Clashes between Muslim herdsmen and Christian villagers are common, but the Boko Haram insurgency and political interference have fueled the conflict to dangerous levels.

While there appears to be no direct connection between these acts of violence and the Boko Haram insurgency, a radical Islamist rebellion to overthrow Nigeria’s government across the mainly Muslim north, there is no question that the rising death toll from that insurgency has fueled tensions between Muslim and Christian communities in the north. More than 1,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram attacks since the rebellion began in 2009.

Now, the violence is building its own momentum, unconnected to Boko Haram, and it is getting increasingly difficult to tell which community is the assailant and which one is the victim.

(h/t: Weasel Zippers)

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69 thoughts on “Nigeria – 50 Christians burned alive inside pastor’s home by Muslims – UPDATE: Boko Haram claims responsibility for attacks

  1. there is a report from France 24 that documents the incident in the Congo and not in Nigeria​l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.or​​s%2F42967%2Frepublique-dem​ocratique-du-congo-un-cami​on-citerne-explose-causant​-des-centaines-de-morts-et​-de-blesses%2F%3Flang%3Dfr​&h=yAQHY1bGLAQFFAaXmfai0Yu​2XIgWNgXo9E9CGg03jRK86UQ

  2. there is a report from France 24 that documents the incident in the Congo and not in Nigeria​l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.or​​s%2F42967%2Frepublique-dem​ocratique-du-congo-un-cami​on-citerne-explose-causant​-des-centaines-de-morts-et​-de-blesses%2F%3Flang%3Dfr​&h=yAQHY1bGLAQFFAaXmfai0Yu​2XIgWNgXo9E9CGg03jRK86UQ

  3. It is time to quit using armed drones to watch American citizens going to work and send them over to blow up Boko Harom.

  4. Let’s see… On one side, we have a religious ethic based on the Golden Rule and turning the other cheek. On the other side, we have a religious ethic based on a duty to lie to the infidels, and a duty to put them to the sword if they do not convert or pay the jizyah.

    So, here’s the big dilemma: what does a modern, Western government do? I’ll tell you what it does: It goes out of it’s way to protect the lying “sword wielders” from those vicious, other-cheek-turnings that happen on a daily basis.

    Christians need a better lobbying arm.

    1. “Turning the other cheek” is a total injustice in itself. Justice demands that we punish the followers of Islam for violating the individual rights of Man. Injustice lies in letting them get away with it, by “turning one’s cheek” to it, just as it would be an injustice if one “turned one’s cheek” to a murderer.

      I wish people would think rationally, rather than blindly follow these mystic parables, especially when it comes to issues of national security.

  5. Folks, this is a percursor of things to come. Best outlaw Islam now and start eliminating the followers of this violent religion. We can afford to have this nonsense with todays technology.

    1. Ban mosques, end islamic immigration, and repatriate them back to their countries of origin. If they have converted to islam let them pick what islamic hellhole they’d like to be sent too.

      1. During the Second World War I am told that America did not allow people from the groups that waged war on America to hold political position or to emigrate to our country.

        You might be able to dress up a poisonous snake and make it look appealing but in the end it will strike and kill you….

        1. That law is still on the books. That means we have every right to deny muslims entry into this country.

  6. Two things that disgust me when the lamestream media reports about muslims attacking Christians…
    1. They say it’s “violently divided by religion”.
    2. They say it’s “clashes”. Really? Clashes? Muslims attack and if the Christians try to fight back to defend themselvs that’s a clash? Seriously?? Outrageous.

    We must get o out and stop the UN from determining refugee status for this country. ONLY Christians should be allowed to come here from muslim countries. They are the true refugees, not the muslims.

  7. Now is the time for moderate Muslims to come out in support of stopping the persecution of Christians in Nigeria and world-wide.

    Christians must not allow their gov’t to financially help or support ANY country that persecute Christians.

    1. Forget the notion of moderate Muslims coming out to stop jihadism. It’s about as naive as expecting moderates to stop statism in the West.

      What’s needed is to globally acknowledge that Islam sanctions and mandates warfare against all unbelievers and that this is never going to change, then proceed to bomb/nuke the living crap out of the major Islamic states, threaten to do the same to the others if they don’t officially renounce Islam, and then force those major Islamic states to surrender and accept (under threat of more attacks) the antithesis of Islam – A constitution which protects individual rights. The minor states will fall in line; those that don’t, bomb/nuke them into submission too.

      That’s how I’d deal with the Islam threat. The no nonsense approach.

      1. K, that’s exactly my point. The left and muslims present themselves to be moderates aka reasonable yet where is their voice when it comes to the mass murder of innocent Christians?

        1. It has been said before: Whilst there may be moderate Muslims, there is no moderate Islam.

          What you actually find when you question so-called “moderate Muslims” on lots of the specific issues to do with Islam, is that they tend to have ‘some’ views which are totalitarian in nature, or just flat out jihadist. They might say that they’re against the killing of innocent people, for instance. That sounds all well and good, but when you ask them to clarify who is and isn’t classified as “innocent”, you find that only Muslims can be “innocent”. Alternatively, so-called moderates might say they’re against violence, but when you ask them about Sharia law, they come out and say that it should be imposed upon the entire world as the global system of jurisprudence.

  8. I can’t even imagine the horror and torture of what happened to these people. Women, children and the elderly? Burned alive? I’ve stated before that I’ve never looked at Muslims the same after 9/11, even here in my own city. I avoid them, although I know that is not how I should be. I am cordial, but I keep my distance. I don’t trust them. I know painting everybody with a broad brush is wrong, but dammit… it’s always this same religion doing these horrible things to the most innocent among us. It’s always this same religion, plotting and planning murder and torture and misery for the rest of the world. I can’t just pretend. I don’t trust them, whether in small town America, or in Nigeria.

    1. I feel just like you do. When I see them.. I watch them to see what they are up to as well. I don’t trust them, like them and I certainly don’t buy the BS that the extremists are a “small minority” of Muslims. From all the evidence, the contrary is the truth, the entire “religion” is a death cult hell bent on converting or killing everyone on earth that disagrees with them!

      1. I had a friend that has many business dealings in Islamic countries and it seems, while becoming very wealthy she has bought into the propaganda. She says they are all so polite are family oriented, have high morals on and on, etc. I have sent her books, articles and much information and of course she said she read them but I know from her responses to me that she did not and she continued to argue that muslims are all good and mean us no harm and she actually resorted to calling me “Islamophobic”.

        I have come to the conclusion that you can’t fix stupid but unfortunately the stupid people are helping to create a system whereby our lives and the lives of those we love, are at risk.

        1. Explain to your friend that the term “islamophobe” was made up in the bowels of the Institute of International Islamic Thought in the early 90’s. A muslim member witnessed the event and quit in disgust. It was made up to try to shut people up that are speaking the truth about islam (I refuse to capitalize islam and muslim anymore).

          Tell your friend that this group is a front for the Muslim Brotherhood and tell her that yes, there are nice muslims, but it doesn’t change the fact that islam is an evil ideology. That the leaders of islam are evil and want world domination. I’m sure there were nice Germans during WWII, but that didn’t matter.

          1. She is no longer my friend. She has fallen for the propaganda and refuses to entertain any other way of thinking. I can’t waste my time and energy with her or other people that cannot see what is right in front of them. She and other leftist are a liability to us and our country. In my opinion, at this point in our country’s history, we have to focus our time and energy into people and projects that will best accomplish freedom.

        2. When you live in a country were your options are A) Say you converted to Islam or B) Get dragged into the street, raped, then murdered. You’re going to get a lot of people who say they are Muslim, who really aren’t, and THOSE people might be good and moral, but it has NOTHING to do with their claim to Islam.

          1. ‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’
            -Edmund Burk

      2. Yeah, and even the so called “moderates” would kill their own child in a heartbeat.

        Muslims….they’re peaceful….until they’re not.

    2. Nothing wrong with painting them with a broad brush. They worship a dead moon god and a raping murdering pedophile that paints all of us with the broad brush of infidel. Over 80% of the mosques in this country preach for our death and destruction, so there is a good chance the muslim you see is listening to that garbage.

  9. Animals! Murderers! Human trash!

    It has become difficult in the extreme to follow Jesus’ directive to ‘love our neighbors’, when our ‘neighbors’ commit such a heinous act of depravity and slaughter.

    Who here still believes that islam is a religion of peace? It is a false religion of pedophilia, beastiallity, and murder. How much more ‘proof’ does one need!

    1. Yeah, if the Christians try to fight back or just plain die, they call it a “conflict” or a “clash”. You can bet if it was reversed, they would not be saying this.

      It is truly disgusting.

  10. Pray for the families of these righteous victims.

    Pray for justice on the evil ones who carry out the devil’s work.

  11. Islam strikes again with its version of peace. This is not radical, it is Islam, and it is evil. We don’t get brownie points for being politically correct about what this is, and if people don’t truly educate themselves about this political fascism, not religion, we will find it so deeply rooted in our own government to our own peril. May God bless and keep the souls of these victims, and may His judgement fall swiftly upon the assailants.

  12. “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” -John 15:18-19

    “They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a tie is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.” -John 16:2-3

  13. “But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever…” (Daniel 7:18)

  14. The answer for Mittens is right in front of him.

    Tell the goons at the EPA to stay home.
    Approve every drilling permit
    Like restrictions on car emissions, restrict then ban all oil imports from OPEC


    1. We should have done that long ago. Let them go back to being camel jockeys for tourists to scratch out a living.

      If the Muslims want to live in the 12th Century, make their wish come true.

      Some people pooh-pooh isolationism, but I am for cutting the Middle East off entirely and if they ever attack one of our cities again, nuke them just like we nuked two cities in Japan. Make them scared to death to ever mess with the U. S. ever again.

  15. It sound like a one sided conflict. I haven’t read news of christians going around mass massacring moslems in mosques or burning mosques to the ground with many civilians in it

  16. There’s going to have to be a religious war from the people against Islam sometime down the road. Governments won’t take care of the problem. With their birth rates and world expansion, they will soon (within decades) have the numbers to dominate the entire planet. If we don’t force our governments of the free world to put a stop to Muslim immigration, we will have to do it ourselves eventually….or we will die.

    I know, a pretty exotic statement, but how else will we stop them in the end?

      1. Yeah, that’s true. We could always ban Islam here but that would be a tough sell in a nation that prides itself of freedom of religion (although I don’t consider Islam as a legitimate religion….it’s a death cult). But, banning it would drive them underground. I don’t know, but we are going to have to get over PC, call it for what it is and fight fire with fire.

        I bookmarked that book.

        1. Some would say that instead of kicking muslims out of our country, we put them into the highest office in our land.

        2. You’re right… how do you win a war of ideas? Not by bullets, because those can’t stop the virus of Islam.

          The only way to stop it is to stand up and tell the truth about it.

          Show the massacred women and children, describe the brutality and the beatings, don’t excuse away the “honor killings”, don’t call an attack on our soldiers on our own soil a case of “workplace violence,” explain the acid being poured on women’s faces.

          Make the case that this is NOT a religion, but religion is the vessel they use to carry out barbaric acts.

          1. Well, there is a chance that the Muslim Brotherhood will come through with their promise of being moderate and respecting other religions and the rights of others. That could go a long way in modernizing Islam if someone would rewrite / revise the Quran.

            Damn, now I feel look a bloody liberal. It’s not easy spewing bullcrap and lunacy with a straight face.

            1. Hahaha I was reading that and I couldn’t help but laugh… then I thought, there are people who ACTUALLY believe what you just jokingly said… so naive.

              1. Liberals are so busy appeasing Muslims to show how “tolerant” they are that they will believe everything the Muslims say…whether it be a genuine belief or not. Liberals bend over backwards…to the extremes….to prove they aren’t racist or bigoted. People that aren’t racist or bigoted don’t feel the need to do such things. People that do have something they don’t want others to see.

        1. Not if we defeat the major Islamic states, force those Islamic states to renounce Islam, force those states to adopt constitutions which protect individual rights, and then threaten to do the same to the lesser Islamic states if they don’t get the message too – We simply won’t need to ban Islamic immigration, since Islam will be effectively destroyed given it’s total loss of all state support, without which Islam cannot really exist since it’s a political ideology which depends on it. Cut the head off the snake, the rest of the body dies.

  17. May God have mercy on the innocent and bring a leader for the US who is loyal to our country

    1. That implies that Islam is a religion, which it is not.

      It is a militarized death cult, bent on putting everyone else into submission by either death or fear of death, all under the guise of religion.

  18. The New World Order is still at it. There will be no international repercussions for this, because the UN sanctions it.

  19. Islam is not a religion, it is a totalitarian, theocratic form of government whose goal is planetary domination. It is evil and those who apologize for it are beyond misled.

    God be with the families of those slain in His name. Blessed is the name of Jesus Christ and I pray that God’s glory will outshine even this dark event.

    It is my weakness that I cannot pray for the souls of those murderous bastards.

    Don’t Tread On Me

    1. I wish I had enough love and concern in my heart to care about those murderers too…

      They say “love the person, hate the sin”…

      Those Godless murderers are doomed if the Lord doesn’t touch their hearts and open their eyes.

  20. Stories like this remind me why I always get uneasy when American Christians say they are being persecuted. God bless and comfort the families of these martyrs.

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