These are the same Boko Haram terrorists whom the Obama Administration, despite numerous evidence to the contrary, claim are only upset over economic inequities and are not fighting a religious war.
The Boko Haram gunmen burst in at 2 AM through a back door, opening fire on the worshipers killing five, including the pastor, and injuring a number of others.Then they set fire to the church along with the houses of Christians living in the area.
“It is highly disturbing and very barbaric. It is archaic,” Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, said, “It is totally against God and anything that has to do with Him. You wonder how people will go to this extent in the name of God. “Let us not continue to deny that there are jihadists, extremists and Islamists in this country. They are here. Let us agree that it is time for us to take certain steps to bring this madness to an end.”
2012 has been the bloodiest year for Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria with over 750 deaths in the Islamic group’s campaign of ethnic cleansing in the north. That wave of violence, mostly ignored by Obama, has left Nigerian Christians feeling insecure in their own country.
Kneeling over a dusty grave on the outskirts of Abuja, 16-year-old Hope Ehiawaguan says a prayer, lays down flowers and tearfully tells her brother she loves him.
He was one of the 44 persons killed on Christmas Day last year when a member of the Islamist sect Boko Haram rammed a car packed with explosives into the gates of St Theresa’s Church in Madalla, a satellite town of Abuja.
The blast in Madalla killed several people on the street and pulled down the church roof, condemning many of those trapped inside the burning building, including a seven-month-old boy.
The big question about Boko Haram is where its money and training is coming from. The group has extensive domestic support, likely from Islamic elements in the Nigerian political and military sphere, and Boko Haram clearly has ties to Al Qaeda, but there is a good deal of money and firepower behind this. And there is one more motive for that. Nigeria’s oil.
It is likely that when we trace back the Boko Haram Islamic ethnic cleansing campaign to its source, that source will lie in the Muslim oil countries of the gulf.