Like Christians in other African countries, the Christians of Burkina Faso are increasingly threatened
Monday 26 August, BURKINA FASO - About 30% of the population of Burkina Faso is Christian, with two-thirds of these being Roman Catholic. Like Christians in other African countries, the Christians of Burkina Faso are increasingly threatened.
A previous report noted that 'as many as 82 pastors, 1,145 Christians and 151 households have fled from violence in different locations in the Muslim-majority nation.
Yet the persecution of Christians in Burkina Faso and elsewhere continues to be largely ignored by the international media and human rights operations.
The Washington Post has reported about Burkina Faso, stating that 'Islamic militants have been singling out Christians for execution in a remarkably honest exposé of the situation.'
Post writer Danielle Paquette noted that jihadist death squads have been checking people’s necks for Christian symbols, killing anyone wearing a cross, crucifix, or some other Christian image.
The persecution of Christians is at near-genocidal levels in Burkina Faso. The same is true in many areas of the Middle East, as well as in other areas of Africa.
'A spreading Islamist insurgency has transformed Burkina Faso from a peaceful country known for farming, a celebrated film festival and religious tolerance into a hotbed of extremism.'
Editor's note - But the world remains mostly silent, and oblivious to the threat of the global jihad. The unfolding situation in Burkina Faso is precisely why the West must fight Islamisation with all its might, unless it intends free societies to become mirror images of dysfunctional, barbaric and totalitarian Sharia states.