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May 11, 2011

Islamists Murder Nigerian Pastor's Wife, Children

Topics: Understanding Islam

More Muslim violence against Christians, this time it's in Nigeria.

From Compass Direct News:

As she lay on the ground after being shot and then slashed with a machete, Dune James Rike looked into her husband's tear-filled eyes and asked, "Is this the end between us, so we shall not be together again?"

Pastor James Musa Rike told Compass he held the hands of his dying, 35-year-old wife and told her, "Hold on to your faith in Jesus, and we shall meet and never part again."

Muslim extremists who attacked Kurum village, in the Bogoro local government area of Nigeria's Bauchi state, had already killed two of the couple's children in a rampage that began Wednesday (May 4) at midnight. Rike, pastor of a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) congregation in Kurum, next heard the cries of his 13-year-old daughter, Sum James Rike, a few yards away.

"I rushed to my daughter, only to discover that she too was cut with a machete on her stomach, and her intestines were all around her," he said. "I held her hand and began to pray, knowing she too was about to die. She told me that the Muslim militants told her they would kill her and "see how your Jesus will save you."

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According to WND, this happened in a Christian village in a Muslim state. Christians have been attacked in the past and it's a part of the Muslim campaign to drive Christians from the northern part of Nigeria. Thousands of Christians have been killed in northern Nigeria since 1999 when Shariah law was introduced. However, as is so often the case in Muslim lands, no one is being held responsible for the attacks on Christians.

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Posted by Hyscience at May 11, 2011 11:23 PM



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