Muslim Radicals Vow to Bomb Every Church, Kill All Christians
The Islamic State is trying to change up the leadership of Nigerian-based Boko Haram and has appointed a new leader who is vowing to bomb churches and kill all Christians. In an interview published by the IS news source that was translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, al-Barnawi vowed to kill less Muslims and more Christians.
Under the leadership of Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram has been known to kill not only Christians but also Muslims who oppose the terrorist group.
Al-Barnawi, who was formerly believed to be just the group's spokesman, vowed to end attacks on mosques and vowed to attack more churches, the Associated Press reports.
"They strongly seek to Christianize the society," al-Barnawi was quoted as saying. "They exploit the condition of those who are displaced under the raging war, providing them with food and shelter and then Christianizing their children."
Al-Barnawi said that the militants will respond to the threat of evangelism by "booby-trapping and blowing up every church that we are able to reach, and killing all of those [Christians] who we find from the citizens of the cross."