Here is something that Boko Haram and others like it don’t understand. Throughout history, persecuted Christian populations have exploded. OK, you destroyed a bunch of buildings. That makes you look very desperate and scared that you must get by violence what you can’t get through the persuasion of your ideals. Everyone knows that Muslims can only expand their religion by reproduction, since naive children are the only ones who wouldn’t question such a religion of bigotry and hate. Meanwhile, Christians continue to turn the other cheek, and, by doing so, gain the respect of their enemies. So, you throat-cutting jihadists, in the long run, you are cutting your own throats.
By Raymond Ibrahim
The vicious Jihad against Christians ensues unabated.
Originally published by Gatestone Institute.
In just two months, from August to October, nearly 200 Christian churches were destroyed by the Islamic organization Boko Haram and its Muslim allies after their capture of towns and villages in the north-eastern states of Borno and Adamawa. In the words of Reverend Gideon Obasogie, the director of Catholic Social Communication of Maiduguri Diocese in Borno State: “The group’s seizure of territory in both states has seen 185 churches torched and over 190,000 people displaced by their insurgency.”