Gatestone Institute report finds nearly 200 Christian churches destroyed in swell of violence

NEW YORK CITY (TAB) — The Gatestone Institute released a report Jan. 2 that revealed from August 2014 to October 2014 nearly 200 Christian churches were destroyed in Nigeria by Islamic extremists Boko Haram, displacing more than 190,000 people. The report also states that approximately 1,000 Christian churches have been destroyed in the last four years by Boko Haram and its sympathizers in Nigeria, a nation that is about half Muslim and half Christian. An October Human Rights Watch report determined Boko Haram was responsible for killing 2,053 people since the beginning of 2014, a number that likely exceeds the last four years altogether. Entitled “Thousand Churches Destroyed in Nigeria,” the report is part of series by Gatestone’s Raymond Ibrahim that covers Muslim persecution of Christians. Ibrahim proposes that this persecution “is not random but systematic, and takes place in all languages, ethnicities and locations.”
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