June 18th, 2012
08:35 AM ET

Boko Haram claims responsibility for Nigeria church bombings

A militant Islamist group claimed responsibility Monday for bombings the day before that the Nigerian Red Cross said left 50 people at three Christian churches in Nigeria.

Boko Haram said the attacks Sunday in the Nigerian cities of Zaria and Kaduna were retaliation on Christians for destroying mosques and, according to the group, turning others into "beer parlour and prostitution joints."

"Let them know that now it's the time for revenge God willing," the group said in a statement. "From now on, they either follow the right religion or there will be no peace for them."

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  1. chrissy

    Lmao @ hope, youre right of course this IS a thread about religion so ill keep my opinions about the troll clean. ;)

    June 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. chrissy

    lmao ;) @ hope, i do have one mean clean thing to say to the troll-GO LAY DOWN BY YOUR DISH! lol

    June 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Philip

    Jesus isn't your buddy. He came, NOT to bring peace to this earth, but to CAUSE divisions. Divisions between a man and his son, a mother and her daughter. (Matt. ch. 10)
    If you are not a true friend of Jesus, obeying his commands RATHER than doing what man's law allows (abortions, men marrying men, etc), you have much to fear from Jesus as he seperates his people from his enemies...putting a 'mark' on the foreheads, as it were, of all who will be spared god's wrath at God's great day Armageddon. A war to be fought between not good and evil, but fought over the right to rule this earth.
    Mans government vs. God's government. The outcome has already been decided. All that remains is, whose side will YOU be on.
    "Peace on earth towords men of good will"-Jesus Christ. All others need not apply.

    June 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Hope

    Phillip:

    Jesus is our friend and the division that he speaks of may come as.a result of a family member choosing Jesus against family wishes. Example: If Muslim becomes a Christian, they are shunned by their family, or worse.

    June 19, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Hope

    And... He is the Prince of Peace!

    ~Blessed be He who brings an end to suffering...

    June 19, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. kiki chioma

    what if JESUS came last night.......?

    June 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Name Barine

    It is time for Nigeria to be split into as many parts as possible. So dat these jobless blood tasty religios fanatics can taste a stronger and irreversible poverty. They would learn after oil money stops coming.

    June 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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