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 More Christians murdered in Burkina Faso

14.05.19. It should be of interest to NZ’s PM Ardern that during the World Watch List 2019 reporting period of its top 50 countries, a total of 1,266 churches or Christian buildings were attacked; 2,635 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned; and 4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons. On average, that’s 11 Christians killed every day for their faith. Most reporting to the West omit the cause of death—ptomaine food poisoning at church pageants won’t wash. It’s all at the hands of the disciples of Allah. And, it’s not getting the publicity it deserves as it worsens every day. When will the penny drop—when the last Christian is murdered?
Gunmen have killed six people including a priest as Mass was being celebrated in a church in Dablo in northern Burkina Faso, officials say. The attackers, said to number between 20 and 30, then burned down the church. The town’s mayor, Ousmane Zongo, said that there was panic as other buildings were burned down and a health centre looted. 

Source: BBC

Burkina Faso church attack: Priest among six killed

Jihadist violence has flared in Burkina Faso since 2016, and this is the third attack on a church in five weeks.
It began at about 09:00 (GMT and local time), during Mass.
The mayor of Dablo, Mr Zongo told the AFP news agency: “Armed individuals burst into the Catholic church… They started firing as the congregation tried to flee.
“There is an atmosphere of panic in the town. People are holed up in their homes, nothing is going on. The shops and stores are closed. It’s practically a ghost town,” he said.
Security sources told AFP that reinforcements were being sent from Barsalogho, some 45km (30 miles) to the south.
A local journalist told the BBC those killed included church elders and that residents were angry that soldiers in a nearby base did not respond promptly.
Who could be behind the attack?
Islamist groups have been blamed for a number of attacks in the West African nation in recent years.
Fighters affiliated to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group as well as the local Ansarul Islam have been active in the region.
Last month, attackers targeted a Protestant church in the town of Silgadji, killing at least six people.

And earlier in April, four people died when a Catholic church was attacked in a nearby village, the bishop of Dori in northern Burkina Faso told Vatican news agency Fides.
Schools and teachers have also been targeted by the groups, who are opposed to Western education.
On Friday, French special forces carried out a rescue mission in northern Burkina Faso, freeing four hostages.
It is believed the four – two French citizens kidnapped in Benin, a South Korean and an American – were being driven to Mali to be handed over to the militant group, Katiba Macina. Two French soldiers died during the mission.
What’s the wider picture?
Burkina Faso is among countries in the vast Sahel region battling Islamist insurgencies in the region.
It formed a regional force, G5 Sahel, along with Niger, Chad, Mauritania and Mali to take on the militants.
In January, PM Paul Kaba Thieba resigned amid growing pressure over a rise in kidnappings and jihadist attacks, and Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré was named his replacement.
France, a former colonial ruler in the region, has some 4,500 troops in four nations carrying out a mission codenamed Barkhane to counter jihadists.

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  • Pensioner Pete 14/05/2019, 6:49 am

    The followers of Mohammed have a mission, and that mission is very well documented at: https://thestoryofmohammed.blogspot.com/ A factual explanation of the goal of Islam and how this goal is being achieved in western society.

  • GTD 14/05/2019, 8:40 am

    The rise and rise of the Neanderthal followers of the barbaric murdering ideology Islam and it’s pin-up pe-do ol Mo

  • Popular Front 14/05/2019, 10:35 am

    None of this terrorist shit ever happened when the old ‘colonial powers’ ran the show in these countries. When they rarely did, heavily armed and motivated ‘pacification programs’ would ensue, wreaking enough retaliation and retribution to silence the hotheads for another 10 or more years.

    • Neville 15/05/2019, 12:16 am

      Interestingly, of course, that’s about the only thing mohammedans respect, power and strength. Because they’re essentially desert warlord-style savages, they’ll knuckle under when faced courageously with strength. And mainly just keep quiet and bide their time. But when they get to a certain percentage of the population of an area, region, or a whole nation itself, the collapse of that country to mohammedanism is inevitable – history shows this time and time again, for 1400 years.

  • TommyGun 14/05/2019, 3:51 pm

    I wonder if the Mayor of Dablo will receive condolences from the Mare of Auckland?

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