While our intellectual betters like to put Christians at the top of their intersectional thought exercises as "oppressors," said Christ followers continue to be the most persecuted group around the world.
In places like Nigeria, this has become overwhelmingly apparent as nomadic Islamic groups from the north have pushed toward the Christian-majority south in the last decade, committing atrocities I would rather not think about (let alone type out).
Here's a 4-minute breakdown of this genocide:
In the first four months of 2021 alone, Islamic jihadis murdered 1,470 Christians and kidnapped over 2,200 more. In the latter case, many are taken for ransom. Others are girls and young women who are sold to be "married" off to men.
These numbers come from a report by the organization Intersociety Rule of Law:
"The latest research investigation conducted by Intersociety took weeks and cut across all the troubling Christian areas of the country," states the report, "The number of defenseless Christians killed in Nigeria from Jan to April 2021 [is] 1,470; out of which Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen accounted for the death of over 800."
President Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim, has been accused of being sympathetic to violent Islamists – so much so that a certain mean-tweeter directly confronted him in 2018 about Buhari's lackluster response to the genocide:
"I was in his office, only myself and himself. Only God is my witness," said Buhari said. "He looked at me in the face. He said ‘Why are you killing Christians?'"
I have to issue a trigger warning about the following photo, as it features that mean-tweeter (and Buhari, who's allowing genocide in his nation, but that's not apparently important):
I'm sure the Biden administration will get right on responding like Trump did. If there's anything the current power brokers in Washington are known for, it's defending actual persecuted groups around the world while standing up to murderous regimes!
As for Buhari's lackluster response, Intersociety had this to say:
"The Nigerian Government and Governments of the affected States have made several deliberate attempts to cover the egregious and grisly massacre of Christians in Nigeria by falsely labeling them as ‘herders-farmers clashes,' or attacks by 'bandits,' or ‘killings that cut across Muslims and Christians,' etc. However, in our extensive investigative findings accompanying this special report, the non-street crimes' butcheries ravaging the country are originally categorized into:
- Killings with disproportionate reprisals by Fulani Muslim Bandits against Hausa Muslims (Yansakai),
- Killings and acutely disproportionate reprisals by Fulani Muslim Herdsmen against indigenous Christians in the North and nowadays Southwest, Southeast and South-south, and
- Killings and zero reprisals by Fulani, Kanuri, and Shuwa Arab (with some Hausa Muslim foot soldiers) controlled Boko Haram, Ansaru and others against Christians, moderate Muslims and Government targets."
In other words, Islamists are doing their thing and the government is covering their tracks.
Our media and our government – which claim to represent the needs of the poor, the disenfranchised, and the oppressed – have completely ignored the genocide in Nigeria and elsewhere.
The government, it seems, is too busy destroying our nation's ability to make and create (also known as "capitalism") and cozying up to murderous regimes worldwide.
As for the media, they're too busy crying over their press building in the Gaza strip that they reportedly shared with the terrorist group Hamas.
In situations like this, I'm reminded of this quote by English philosopher John Stuart Mills: "Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing."