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23 Million Nigerian Girls are Victims of Child Marriage

Over 23 million girls in Nigeria are victims of child marriage. 32 million, meanwhile, have suffered female genital mutilation as well. But what do these practices have to do with Islam? Bukhari 5.58.234 and Umdat al-Salik e4.3, respectively. And as they foster mass migration and open borders, globalists apparently believe that deeply ingrained religious indoctrination magically disappears upon migration. And just in case they do not disappear, everyone else must accept such practices, because it is “Islamophobic” not to do so.

Already the UK is considering raising the minimum age of marriage in order to try to stop forced child marriage.

 “U.N.: 23 Million Girls in Nigeria Are Victims of Child Marriage,” by Edwin Mora, Breitbart, December 3, 2018:

Over 23 million girls in Nigeria are victims of child marriage, the country representative for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women revealed Sunday amid a campaign against gender-based violence in the African country.

Nigeria’s Leadership newspaper cited Comfort Lamptey, the U.N. Women’s country representative to Nigeria, as indicating on Sunday that “one in three women and girls aged 15-24 has been [a] victim of violence while one in five has experienced physical violence which is the highest in Africa.”

“She also said for too long, many women and girls have been subjected to various forms of violence, yet have remained silent due to impunity, stigma, and shame, among other inhibiting factors,” Leadership noted.

“With women and girls bearing the brunt of abduction, forced marriage and being used as human bombs [by Boko Haram]. Gender-based violence is evident also in the political realm, where women have reported numerous cases of victimization, intimidation, and harassment, in order to sideline them in the upcoming 2019 General Elections,” Lamptey said.

Violence against women takes many forms in Africa. Last month, Kenyan authorities sentenced a mother to six years for forcing her 13-year-old twin daughters to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) “to avoid a curse from her deceased grandfather,” Reuters reported.

Referring to the recent conviction in Kenya, Mercy Chege, the director at the Plan International charity that rescued the twin girls, told Reuters, “A community member alerted us when they had heard the mother was organizing the girls to undergo the cut, so we informed the local authorities. Unfortunately, we were not able to prevent the circumcision as by the time the police conducted the raid and rescued the girls, they had already been cut.”…

EDITORS NOTE: This column with images originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission. The featured photo is by Joshua Oluwagbemiga on Unsplash.

Muslims slaughter 12 Christians for trying to protect girls from forced conversion to Islam

The Qur’an says “There is no compulsion in religion” (2:256). However, what constitutes “compulsion” is in the eye of the beholder. The institutionalized subjugation of the dhimma, with its regular humiliation and harassment, from which one can be freed for the simple price of converting to Islam, is not considered compulsion. Remember Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, the journalists who were kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam — even though their conversions were obviously coerced, their captors made them say that they were converting freely, and the captors probably believed that themselves. After all, the journos could have chosen to be killed instead.

“12 Christians Murdered in Nigeria for Trying to Protect Girls From Forced Islamic Conversions,” by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post, March 1, 2018:

At least 12 Christians have been killed and another 20 injured in Kasuwan Magani in northern Nigeria in retaliation for believers’ attempts to rescue Christian girls from forced Islamic conversions.

Morning Star News reported on Tuesday that radical Muslims hunted down Christians and burned down their homes after they had attempted to rescue two girls who were kidnapped and forcefully converted to Islam two weeks ago.

“The names of those killed are not readily available to me at the moment, but I can confirm to you that they are Christians killed in the Christian area of the town,” said James Madaki of the Evangelical Church Winning All.

The victims also included members of Pentecostal, Baptist, Assemblies of God and Seventh-day Adventist churches in the town.

“The case was reported to the police, and the girls were not rescued, so some Christians decided to rescue the girls, but the Muslims in the town attacked them,” Madaki explained.

“The Muslims did not just attack the Christians that went to rescue the girls, but also went around town attacking Christians they sighted and burned houses belonging to Christians.”

Omega Funom, another Kasuwan Magani resident, confirmed that the violence came as a result of the girls’ kidnapping.

“This is the practice by Muslims in Kaduna state. They abduct small Christian girls and force them to become Muslims, and when Christians reject this, they attack them to create the impression that there’s a religious crisis,” Funom said, adding that the Muslims were armed with AK-47 guns….

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.

Thirteen countries have death penalty for apostasy — all are Muslim

This is a very telling report on what constitutes normative Islam, contradicting the inaccuracies that ill-informed and agenda-driven folk continue to spread. In normative Islam, challenging or criticizing Islamic texts renders you worthy of death. These countries demonstrate a clear awareness of that fact.

“The countries where apostasy is punishable by death”, by Louis Dore, Independent, May 7, 2017:

Thirteen countries, all of a Muslim majority, punish apostasy (the renunciation of a particular religion), or blasphemy with death.

The annual Freedom of Thought report by the International Humanist and Ethical Union, found that 13 countries impose capital punishment upon people simply for their beliefs, or lack of them.

Afghanistan, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen are the relevant countries.

All of these countries, except Pakistan, allow for capital punishment against apostasy, while Pakistan imposes the death penalty for blasphemy – including a disbelief in God.

Among the best-ranked countries in the report, which received a “free and equal” rating, were Jamaica, Uruguay, Japan, Taiwan…..

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Muslim mob beheads Christian woman for ‘blasphemy’

Life is precarious for non-Muslims in Kano: even the rumor of “blasphemy” against Muhammad can and will be taken as an offense for which death is the only punishment.

“Christian Woman Beheaded in Kano Over Blasphemy,” Breaking Times, June 3, 2016:

A Christian woman trading in plastics at Kofar Wambai Market in Kano was yesterday beheaded by irate youths for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.

The woman of Igbo extraction was killed at about 4:30pm in the presence of her husband.
Sources said that because the deceased did not belong to any of the associations in the market made it difficult for any of the traders to contact security operatives to avert the disaster before she was hacked to death by the mob.

It was further learnt that immediately the market was about to close for the day, the late women, who was preparing to leave for home, suddenly saw some youths, armed with dangerous weapons, attacking and slitting her throat to the shock of other traders.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Kano Police Com­mand, DSP Musa Magaji, confirmed the incident.

He said: “At about 4 30pm, there was a disagreement between the late woman and some traders bordering on religion. The woman was said to have blasphemed Prophet Mohammed, which did not go down well with the traders.

“At that point, some irate mob descended on the woman and lynched her,” Magaji said.

He admitted that the women was in the company of her husband when the incident happened but the timely intervention of the police saved him, as he was immediately whisked to safety, adding that the remains of the woman had been deposited in the mortuary, “Investigation is in progress,” he stated.

But eyewitnesses claimed that the deceased was in the market to buy some items from her customer popularly known as Ustaz, who engaged her in a religious joke which the woman’s response was said to be blasphemous.

They said efforts to save the woman by trader who listened to the conversation failed as the mob overpowered them and beheaded the deceased….

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Islamic State Slaughters 14 in Christmas Day Attack

Boko Haram aligned itself with the Islamic State and changed its name to the Islamic State in West Africa last winter.

“At least 14 killed in Boko Haram Christmas day gun attack in Nigeria,” AFP, December 26, 2015 (thanks to John):

At least 14 people were killed and several others injured by Boko Haram gunmen in a Christmas Day attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, vigilantes said on Saturday.

Attacking astride bicycles, the jihadists invaded Kimba village in flashpoint Borno state around 10:00pm on Friday, opening fire on residents and torching their homes.

“The gunmen killed 14 people and burnt the whole village before they fled,” Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian assisting the military in fighting Boko Haram, told AFP.

“Not a single house was spared in the arson,” another vigilante, Musa Suleiman, said after visiting the razed village.

Hundreds of Kimba residents fled to Biu nearby, where they were put up in a refugee camp already brimming with people running from Boko Haram.

The attack comes just days before Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s self-imposed deadline to stamp out the group expires on December 31 and in the same week he said that Nigeria has “technically” defeated the jihadists.

Buhari took office in May vowing to end the six-year insurgency that has killed over 17,000 people and spooked much-needed investors in Africa’s largest economy and foremost oil producer.

Nigerian troops have won back territory from Boko Haram, but in response the jihadists have increasingly resorted to suicide bombers – many of them young children – to wage war for an independent Islamic state.

The militants have damaged what little infrastructure existed in the country’s underdeveloped north at a time when the government is facing a cash crunch as a result of the free-falling oil price.

A week ago, Boko Haram killed 30 people and injured 20 others in raids on three villages near the home of the Nigerian army chief.

Raids on the Islamic militants’ camps near the border with Cameroon this week yielded women and children thought to have been held captive as well as 43 suspected enemy fighters and intelligence about bomb-making, Nigerian army says An estimated 2,000 women and children have been seized by Boko Haram since January 2014

The jihadists have allied themselves with the Islamic State group, but experts doubt the scale and scope of the collaboration….

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VIDEO: 32 Slaughtered in Suspected Boko Haram Attack

At least 32 people have been killed and 80 injured in a bombing attack on the Nigerian town of Yola.

The attack is thought to have been carried out by Boko Haram. No claim of responsibility has yet been made by any group, but Boko Haram often does not claim responsibility for attacks.

The blast hit a crowded fruit market at 8pm local time.

The attack was the first in three weeks. On October 23, 42 people were killed in explosions in two separate mosques in different northern cities.

Nigeria is preparing for a large-scale offensive against Boko Haramin cooperation with Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Boko Haram has already been pushed out of a lot of territory it formerly controlled and is carrying out attacks like this one rather than being able to take over whole villages and areas of the country.

The fightback has been plagued by corruption in the Nigerian army. A senior advisor to the former President has just been arrested on charges of stealing $2 billion from funds allotted to fight Boko Haram.

Last year Boko Haram is believed to have killed 6,644 people. Boko Haram has been an affiliate of the Islamic State since pledging allegiance in March. It now styles itself as the Islamic State in West Africa. It seeks to carve out a sharia governed Islamist state in Muslim areas of Nigeria and the surrounding countries.

For more information on Boko Haram and its efforts to create an Islamist state in West Africa, see Clarion Project’s Special Report:Boko Haram: Nigerian Islamist Group

Watch the Vice News documentary ‘The War Against Boko Haram:’

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Uganda: Evangelist Slaughtered after Muslim-Christian Debate

In the West, by contrast, Muslims are moderate. If they’re defeated in debate, they don’t kill the victor. They just crow and thump their chests and claim, despite all appearances, that they really won, and defame the victor as a racist, bigoted Islamophobe. In the West, you see, we still can have rational discussions on key issues.

“Evangelist in Eastern Uganda Killed after Muslim-Christian Debate,” Morning Star News, October 15, 2015:

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamists upset by a Christian-Muslim debate are suspected in the killing of a long-time evangelist in eastern Uganda who led many Muslims to Christ, sources said.

The mutilated body of Samson Nfunyeku was found close to his home in Kalampete village, Kibuku District early on Sept. 23, after the latest in a series of organized debates with Islamic scholars at Tirinyi Trading Center ended prematurely due to flaring tempers the previous night. He was 59.

At a previous debate, also sponsored by Nfunyeku’s Church of Uganda and other churches, Muslim leaders had threatened him and warned him to hold no more debates, a source said.

“Four months ago Samson and others had a very hot debate at Tirinyi Trading Center with the Muslim scholars that ended on a bad note, and they gave warning that such debates were not good for the Muslims,” said one of the participants, a former sheikh (Islamic teacher) who became a Christian.

Nevertheless, another debate was held on Sept. 22 with few in attendance, said the source, whose name is withheld for security purposes. The debate ended at about 5:30 p.m., and as the trading center is about seven kilometers (four miles) from Kalampete, colleagues estimated Nfunyeku was killed between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

He had head injuries and a mark on his neck indicating he was strangled, they said.

Nfunyeku was a lay leader who boldly proclaimed Christ in house-to-house visits and at evangelistic events for more than 30 years. Loved ones showed strong emotion at his burial on Sept. 25 in Kalampete, sources said.

“We are going to miss the courage and passion seen in the life of Samson, who was out to win Muslims for Christ,” Gauma Samuel of the Church of Uganda’s Budaka Archdeaconry said at his funeral service.

Nfunyeku is survived by seven children and 16 grandchildren.

“They need prayers in this moment of mourning,” a source said.

Converts from Islam to Christianity in eastern Uganda have recently experienced regular instances of persecution. A Muslim in Nsinze village, Namutumba District beat and left for dead his wife and 18-year-old son on Aug. 11 after learning they had converted to Christianity, area sources said.

Issa Kasoono beat and strangled his wife, Jafalan Kadondi, but she survived, said a source who requested anonymity. He said other relatives joined Kasoono in beating her and their two sons, Ibrahim Kasoono, 18, and Ismael Feruza, 16, though the younger son managed to escape with only bruises on his arm.

The wife of a former sheikh was poisoned to death on June 17 after she and her husband put their faith in Christ in Nabuli village, Kibuku District. Namumbeiza Swabura was the mother of 11 children, including a 5-month-old baby.

In Kiryolo, Kaderuna Sub-County, Budaka District on March 28, five Muslims gang-raped the 17-year-old daughter of a pastor because the church leader ignored their warnings that he stop worship services, she said….

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West Africa: Islamic State slaughters 33 in Chad suicide attacks

Reuters doesn’t know it, but Boko Haram renamed itself the Islamic State in West Africa last April, after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State. They carried out these attacks in an area where there are many Nigerians who have earlier fled from them.

“Suspected Boko Haram suicide attacks strike Chad,” AFP, October 10, 2015:

Five suicide bombers killed 33 people in Chad and wounded 51 more in a coordinated attack suspected to be the work of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a local government official said.

Witnesses reported multiple blasts that appeared to target the market in Baga Sola, directly across Lake Chad from Nigeria, and a camp housing refugees who have fled from Boko Haram.

The group have proclaimed an emirate in northeastern Nigeria, enforcing a brutal interpretation of Islamic law, and also pushed into neighbouring countries.

Dimoya Souapebe, the sub-prefect in the town, and a hospital source both confirmed the casualty figures.

“We heard three explosions. The market is on fire right now,” said one security source present in the town….

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But…but…a kid brought a clock to school! But…but…Islamophobia!

Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State several months ago, and changed its name to the Islamic State in West Africa.

“Maiduguri, NE Nigeria, bomb blasts: residents claim 85 dead,” AFP, September 21, 2015:

MAIDUGURI (NIGERIA) (AFP) – Locals in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on Monday said at least 85 people were killed in a series of bombings blamed on Boko Haram, disputing a lower figure of 54 given by police.

“I can assure you that no fewer than 85 people died,” said resident Sabo Ahmed in an account supported by another local. “The figure given by the police is just the number of people taken to hospital.”

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Nigeria: Up to 150 drowned, shot dead fleeing the Islamic State

Savagery: “They opened fire instantly, which forced residents to flee. They shot a number of people. Unfortunately many residents who tried to flee plunged into the river which is full from the rain. Many drowned.”

Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State last February, and later changed its name to the Islamic State in West Africa. “Up to 150 drowned, shot dead fleeing Boko Haram in Nigeria,” by Aminu Abubakar, AFP, August 18, 2015:

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Up to 150 people drowned in a river or were shot dead fleeing Boko Haram gunmen who raided a remote village in Nigeria’s northeastern Yobe state, residents said on Tuesday.

Dozens of militants arrived on motorcycles and in a car on Thursday last week and sprayed automatic gunfire, scattering terrified inhabitants of Kukuwa-Gari.

“They opened fire instantly, which forced residents to flee. They shot a number of people. Unfortunately many residents who tried to flee plunged into the river which is full from the rain. Many drowned,” Modu Balumi, a resident of the village, told AFP.

“By our latest toll we have 150 people either (shot dead) or drowned in the attack. The gunmen deliberately killed a fisherman who tried to save drowning residents of the village.”

Balumi said the bodies of many of the drowned were picked out by locals several kilometres away.

News of the attack was slow to emerge because the militants have destroyed telecom masts around the village, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Yobe State capital Damaturu, since the insurgency began in 2009.

“Most residents, particularly women and children, ran towards the river in confusion,”said Bukar Tijjani, another villager, who confirmed the death toll.

“They were pursued by the gunmen who kept firing at them. In the frantic effort to escape they jumped into the river, which was full to the brim.”

A local government official confirmed the attack but put the death toll much lower, at around 50….

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