Nigerian Christian Black Lives Don’t Matter

Jun 10, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant:

A Nigerian Catholic priest who organized clergy anti-Trump protests Monday is being slammed for his silence on the wholesale slaughter of Christians in Nigeria, even as U.S. bishops are accused of promoting a false narrative on the persecution of Nigerian Christians.

Muslim Fulani herdsmen armed with machetes hacked to death a 3-year-old girl and nine defenseless Christians in Nigeria’s Kaduna state the same week Josephite Fr. Cornelius Ejiogu declared that the Church could not remain silent against police brutality in America.

“I wanted to do a prayerful march that says, ‘Enough of the killings, enough of the racial profiling, enough of the discrimination, enough of the use of excessive force, the way black people have been policed in this country,'” Ejiogu stressed.

Underlining the irony of a Nigerian priest protesting an American president who had just signed an Executive Order on Advancing International Religious Freedom, black British politician David Kurten told Church Militant, “It is nonsensical and hypocritical for a priest to protest against Trump, who has visited churches to openly display his solidarity with Christians.”

“While ‘Black Lives Matter’ and Antifa protestors are assaulting police officers, looting businesses and feigning self-righteousness against President Trump, they have no concern for real black lives, which are being devastated around the world,” the member of the London Assembly lamented.

“There is not even any mention by these Marxist mobs of the thousands of black Christians who have been massacred, raped or mutilated by Fulani Islamists in central Nigeria this year, let alone any tears,” Kurten, a committed Christian, added.

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