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. Hope


    Even the religious leaders were compared to vipers. Broad and spacious is the road leading to destruction. Become insightful that you might find the Light. Discernment calls out to all of us.

    June 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    True that, Hope. Jesus even identified Jewish religious as Satan's children. No wonder the Jewish High Court, the Sanhedrin, held an illegal trial at night complete with false witnesses paid to testify against the innocent Jesus.
    Recall, Rome occupied Israel at that time, and the Roman court found Jesus to be innocent of all charges, with the chief Roman authority "washing his hands" of Jesus blood about to be spilled.
    Little wonder too, that some 30 years later, Jerusalem "reaped what they had sown" when Roman armies destroyed the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, along with all those thinking they were safe inside.
    According to well the well known and respected historian, Josephus, Rome's four year siege of Jerusalem saw Jewish women eating their own babies to survive...forerunners of modern-day abortists.

    June 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    @ Hope, Yet like a piercing light, the truths that Jesus taught exposed what was bad and highlighted what was good. 🙂 They brought hope and comfort to humble ones who were deceived by false religious leaders and oppressed by the Devil.
    Would that be right?

    June 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    *Jewish religious LEADERS, rather.
    Still, in all of his years of ministry, Jesus was only able to convince a relatively small number of Jews to convert to Christianity.

    June 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      Religious leaders of today are not so different, IMO.

      June 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hope

    Not even close!!

    June 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      Not me...


      Yes; he was, is and always will be the Light of the world. Through him we come to know God... not as an aloof supreme being who is unreachable, but a true friend who is always there for us, willing to help whenever we call on Him. All His ways are just and true. Jesus set a fine example for us, not only what is possible for us to do for God; but what God can do for us. If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move a mountain from here to there.

      I believe...

      June 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Adios for now. hagd

    June 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hope

    Go away Mary you bore.

    June 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    Gb Hope

    June 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    Btw, to all that read, that was a conversation I had with my good friend Cheryl yesterday who is much more knowledgable in the scriptures, not me standing up in any way.
    over and out!!!!

    June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    Sorry, had to think about it for a second. I do know you would say anything like that, just feels good talking to another women here about the Bible and I got caught up in the moment. I'm if your still around, just reading Matthew. 🙂

    June 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mary

    oh gosh, correction "I do know you would NOT say anything like that" lol

    June 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    @ hope,These trolls are gettin outta hand! They are trying to pit everyone against each other! And everyone who knows you, knows you would never say that hope. Im sure Mary will know that wasnt you.

    June 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      Hi Chrissy!

      You got that right... seems someone is always doing that. The dope comment wasn't me either. It's weird. But expected when the topic is religion... another freedom we enjoy. Ohhhhh, well.

      Luv ya,

      June 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    Yeah, actually, I kinda feel like a stinker for thinking that was her. Hello chrissy thanks 🙂

    June 18, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. proselytizing fools

    Mary, Hope, and Philip, why don't you take this offline, use a phone, email, or chat room. NO ONE wants to hear this day in and day out.

    June 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope


      I'm sorry. The subject came up. Do you have anything to add or is that the extent of your opinion? By all means, don't let a few people spoil your fun. What do you think of this religious-based topic?

      June 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Hello Mary and Hope! And Mary its pretty easy to get upset when youre the target, as you know i have been in those shoes also,too many times, so i know how that had to hurt. And thats EXACTLY what that person is trying to do. Just try not to let them. 😉

    June 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
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