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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Chrisitan Persecution in NIGERIA


Teacher Killed by Muslim Students -
Compass Direct News/VOM Sources
On March 21, 2007,
Christianah Oluwasesin, a teacher at a secondary school in Northern Nigeria was beaten, stoned and burned by Muslim students over claims she desecrated the Quran. According to a Compass Direct News report, Oluwasesin was supervising a final examination on Islamic religious knowledge when she collected papers, books and bags from the all-girls class and in accordance with school procedure and dropped them in front of the class to prevent cheating. According to another teacher, soon after Oluwasesin dropped the bags in front of the class, one of the girls began to cry. She told her classmates she had a copy of the Quran in her bag, that Oluwasesin touched the bag and by doing so had desecrated the Quran, since she was a Christian. This led to a riot which was joined by Muslim extremists, resulting in Oluwasesin being beaten to death. They brought old mats to where her body was, placed dirt on her corpse and then burned it. The Voice of the Martyrs has met with her husband and is supporting her family. Pray God will comfort Oluwasesin's family and for her testimony to those that killed her, that it will bring them into the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:5
5For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.

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  • While I'm not a part of any religious group, I also have a strong respect for anyone who does. Reading stories like these really make me question my 'belief' that there are still good people left in the world.

    Anyone who could participate in a riot like that really have no real value to the world as a whole.

    My heart goes out to Christianah and her family. It has to be one of the most difficult, and disturbing, losses that anyone can go through.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:20 AM  

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