from World Watch Monitor

Fourteen villages were attacked and at least 85 peopled killed in Christian villages in Nigeria.  Locals believe that the government won’t step in to stop the slaughter because the perpetrators are Fulani, who are President Muhammadu Buhari’s kinsmen. Up to 3,000 villagers are taking refuge with their relatives in the neighboring communities in the Jos North local government area.  These families have been displaced from their ancestral homes and had their farmland destroyed.

Fighter jets sent by the Nigerian Air Force fired rockets at villages where Fulani herdsmen were attacking Christian residents, according to a report released this week by Amnesty International.

Whether Buhari is complicit or Christians think he is doesn’t speak well for the rule of law in Nigeria.

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bombing a hospital?

A hospital built under 60 feet of rock in a rebel-held part of central Syria, one of the best protected in the country, was wrecked by a powerful air strike.

No casualties are reported but aid workers say it is the worst in a wave of attacks against hospitals in Syria. The reason there were no deaths seemed to be that staff and patients were evacuated to a safe room when they heard incoming jets.

The facility performed 150 major surgery procedures a month and serves a population of 50,000 people.

103 Killed, 235 Wounded

It was a bloody Saturday in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide car bombing killed at least 103 and wounded at least another 235 people near a police checkpoint.

Saturday’s attacker made it through one security checkpoint by driving an ambulance and claiming to be taking a patient to a hospital. The driver then detonated explosives at a second checkpoint near government buildings and embassies.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Responsibility is “the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something.”

How evil is this, to use an ambulance to murder innocent people?

Merry Christmas

News from the BBC:

Six carol singers have been arrested in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh after a man accused them of trying to convert him to Christianity. One of those arrested was a professor at a Catholic theological college. The group said it was only visiting villages to sing songs. A car used by the carol singers was also set on fire, allegedly by right-wing activists.

something we should be reading?

When the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church met with the new US Ambassador to Russia he told him that America today is doing to itself what the Bolsheviks did to Russia: forcing a godless, secular ideology onto society.

Said Kirill, “Christian values are being destroyed… The West is abandoning God, but Russia is not abandoning God, like the majority of people in the world. That means the distance between our values is increasing.”

Kirill was adamant that America and the West are outliers, with Russia and most of the world on the side of traditional religion and values.

Tsaragrad  is a 24 hour channel started by a Russian billionaire to promote Orthodox values.  Another prominent thinker, Aleksandr Dugin says, “What is the coming of Antichrist? It is secularism. It is modernization. Westernization. Materialism. Scientific development. The concept of progress.”  Dugin runs a website that pushes his hardline Orthodox nationalist message in several languages, including English.

Kast week, Patriarch Kirill warned of coming Armageddon after a service at Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral. He said, “One must be blind not to see the approach of the terrible moments of history about which the Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian spoke in his Revelation.” Adding that the world’s end is in the hands of humanity, and something that Russians and all nations must stop, Krill warned of Earth imminently “slipping into the abyss of the end of history.”

Bet you didn’t see any of this on US news.

a mother and her two children

The Badoo cult struck again on Tuesday at Temu village, killing a mother and her two children ages four and eight.

The assailants had scaled the fence to gain entry into the church building and thereafter used a stone to pound their targets to death. The building served as a meeting place for the local Church of Christ and as a residence for the family.

The people involved in the Badoo cult group are ritualists. They use stones and  sticks to kill their victims. After that, they may remove body parts. They also use white handkerchiefs to take the victims’ blood. Those white handkerchiefs are taken to their godfathers.

Cult members find churches to be easy targets.

my Lord protected me

“I think my God, my Lord protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done,” said Willeford.

Willeford, a member of the National Rifle Association and a former certified instructor with the NRA, is the man who stopped the slaughter Sunday morning at the Baptist church in a little town in Texas.