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Persecuting Christians in Africa – How the Message Gets Out

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Systematic persecution of Christians is increasing rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa. How do these groups broadcast their beheadings, bombings, and tortures?  And how is the call to violent jihad broadcast to other Muslims on the continent? Tech-savvy terrorists use the same US-made social media that American teens use to plan an outing: FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube. The BBC explains:

UN: Islamists Preparing for Renewed Violence in DRC

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

United Nations experts report that Islamists in the Democratic Republic of Congo have increased their operational tempo, and appear to be preparing to fend of actions by regional security forces in response. Christians in the country are facing a rapidly escalating instances of persecution, targeted violence, and kidnapping in areas where they operate. Increasing links and collaboration with Al Shabaab and other terror groups seem to be invigorating the DRC-based Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) Islamists.

Rebel Group in Democratic Republic of Congo Targets Christians

Monday, December 10th, 2012

LRA rebels ‘torch crowded church’

Monday, January 19th, 2009

"The LRA entered around midnight. They surprised the faithful of the church who were in a prayer vigil. They burned them in the church."

Caritas says 400 killed in Congo church massacre

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Members of the Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), killed 400 Christians who were celebrating Christmas at a Catholic Church in Congo.

Ugandan LRA ‘in church massacre’

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

"Bodies of the women and children, with deep cuts are littered inside and outside the church,"

Congo bishop survives gunfire

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Bishop Faustin Ngabu came under attack in Goma.

Priest Flogged to Death in DR Congo

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Nine members of the anti-Christian "Muene" sect killed a Catholic priest and the Kizu Parish, in the country's Northern Bas-Congo province.

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