It is a crushing form of Islamic law known as Sharia, and in northern Nigeria, disciples of the Arab world’s radical Wahhabi brand of Islam are using Sharia to lord it over Christians and other religious minorities.
In the last decade, this repressive rule has moved out from just one Nigerian province to dominate almost half of Africa’s most populous nation.
Harsh Sharia law discriminates against non-Muslims, and even demands the death of Muslims who dare to convert. In Sharia’s name, Muslim mobs have burned hundreds of churches and killed thousands of non-Muslims.
Six-thousand Nigerians have been killed in riots over Sharia law. Nigerian Christians realize Sharia turns them into a discriminated against class of people — many have lost or will lose their jobs, some have lost or will lose their lives.
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