Media silent on massacre of Christians
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June 2019 – On March 15, a man entered two Muslim mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, and murdered 50 people. News reports quickly spread across the globe. Yet, around the same time, nearly three times as many men, women, and children were murdered in predominately Christian areas of Nigeria, and the mainstream media were largely silent.

During February and March, Boko Haram and Fulani jihadists murdered more than 140 people in Nigeria. During the killing sprees, countless homes were destroyed, and many were wounded at the hands of extremist Muslim groups.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a UN-recognized NGO that advocates for persecuted Christians, said that in one such attack women were praying at a local church when 400 attackers split into three groups. One group killed people, another torched buildings, and a third caught those attempting to flee for their lives.

Nigeria ranks twelfth among nations for the highest degree of Christian persecution on the 2019 World Watch List from Open Doors., 7/3/18;, 3/16/19;,, 3/21/19