Lord Alton: Boko Haram must be formally proscribed as terrorists

Advertisement    Partners    Contacts

Christian Forum
Christian Resources, Websites, E-cards, Prayer, Video >>
Christian News Search

  News by Topics

2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr
Tour partner: Travel Directions

  Who is reading news now

  Christian News Ticker


Photo via listverse.com
Lord Alton: Boko Haram must be formally proscribed as terrorists

In response to the unrelenting campaign of terror and bloodshed waged against Nigeria's Christians, the British Parliament's Cross-Party Working Group on Human Dignity today (July 24) called for the Islamist terror group, Boko Haram, to be put on the proscribed list of terrorist organizations, as Dignitatis Humanae Institute reports.

Boko Haram, which translates as 'Western education is sinful' is waging an increasingly violent campaign of slaughter against Nigeria's Christian population, with 700 killed this year alone. In addition to attacking Christians at worship, Boko Haram has also targeted state officials and police officers who do not support their demand for a strict Islamist state. In a state with a delicate balance of 50.4 per cent Muslim's and 48.2 per cent Christians, Boko Haram advocates the most strictest implementation of Shariah Law nationwide.

The increasingly sophisticated nature of Boko Haram's attacks, coupled with the Jihadist ideology behind the group, has led to international calls for Boko Haram to be officially proscribed, in what has long been evident, as a highly dangerous terrorist organisation. The call from the British Parliament's Cross-Party Working Group on Human Dignity adds to the pressure on Britain and the United States to take a stand against Boko Haram. Earlier this month, the US State Department designated three Boko Haram leaders as 'foreign terrorists' - but stopped short of officially defining the organisation itself. Furthermore, General Carter Ham, commander of US Africa command, has highlighted Boko Haram as one of the top three 'most dangerous' groups in Africa, with undeniable links to al-Qaeda, sharing weapons, explosives and funds.

Following today's House of Lords debate on the escalation of violence in Nigeria, led by Baroness Cox of Queensbury; Lord Alton, Chairman of the British Parliament's Cross-Party Working Group on Human Dignity, speaking in the name of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute explained his group's decision to press the British Government in proscribing Boko Haram:

"With regular attacks against Christian communities since 2009 (when over 1000 killed) and the increasing signs of Boko Haram's deeper coordination with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, now is not the time for inaction. By proscribing Boko Haram, we would not only demonstrate Britain's unrelenting commitment to the global response against Jihadist terrorism; but also give further international support to the Nigerian Government for their counter-terror response.

"The Dignitatis Humanae Institute welcomes the appeal to take a long overdue action, and to add Boko Haram to the proscribed terror list. Repeatedly in our history, the world has witnessed the consequences of allowing religious persecution and reigns of terror to fester in Africa; we should not allow Nigerian Christian's to be abandoned to this religious cleansing."

Proceedings of the debate can be read here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/lords/todays-lords-debates/read/unknown/9/

Do you need a prayer?

Your name and country (optional)

* All your prayer requests are sent anonymously to Manmin church willing to pray for your needs
New iPad POLL!

VOTE NOW! Will you buy new iPad?

TAGS: Nigeria Christians Boko Haram terrorist organizations Lord Alton

[07/25/2012] Print Version

© Reprint is allowed unless source hyperlink is not deleted
[ christian news ]     [ HTML link ]     [ back ]

Wittenberg 2017 Congress & The Launch of The Finish 2030

Hurricane Irma died out by the prayer of a Korean pastor Dr. Jaerock Lee



  Internet-conference    [ all ]
Brother Yun
Leader of house church in China
Serge Velbovets
Owner of the Christian Telegraph
Ad is provided by Google automatically


       AUDIO & VIDEO  

       HOT ISSUE  

Dr. Gilbert Yoonseok Chae, a Korean surgeon, President of WCDN

Copyright © 1999-2018 CHRISTIAN TELEGRAPH. We are not responsible for the content on other sites we refer (if you want to research just visit those sites).
The use in whole or in part of this site content must clearly state as having come from "Christian Telegraph" with hyperlink, not Telegraph nor Christian News etc.

eXTReMe Tracker
The Baptist Top 1000 Christian.com
Social Network
CFS Top Christian Sites Fundamental Christian Topsites LIVE GOD NETWORK