Both of these events that occurred in human history caused seriously traumatic impact to the citizens, who were surrounded by all the destruction, devastation, and mayhem that resulted from it. In similar cases like these, violence is clearly not the answer. The reason being because so many innocent people get hurt and they are mostly the people who would never cause any harm in the first place. In the situation of Boko Haram and his beliefs, he wanted a nation that was entirely Islam and any country or person who was against it was his enemy, which resulted in most of the Nigerian population being eliminated from existence. In relation is the Holocaust, which had Germans disliking Jews because they were seen as “inferior” towards the Germans
Independent from British ruling since 1960, Nigeria today still suffers from ethnical and religious divisions as well as unequal distribution of power and resources among its regions. A high degree of violence and insecurity has shaped Nigeria’s political framework since colonial times. The region is characterized by systematic human under-development and socio-political decay. By draining resources from development, terrorism creates an additional burden on the society and interferes with development opportunities.
The Boko Haram sect in Nigeria has been a huge problem for the country in the past, and the threat is only growing. This group is considered responsible for a handful of government attacks, targets on the United Nations, and often churches who undermine the Islamic religion. Their actions have spawned from the idea that their country is controlled by “fake Muslims”, and aim to create an Islamic nation ruled with Sharia law.
Boko Haram are motivated by a Jihadist version of Islam and is believed to be believers of the one true interpretation of the (Brinkel & Ait-Hida, 2012, p. 16). Their ultimate goal to create a true Islamic state in Nigeria directly associated with Sharia law. (Chothia, 2015, p. 5). The group has maintained their secrecy and the authorities have yet to be captured by law enforcement. Boko Haram is seen to have many basic views including their religious motivations, political downfall, and their extreme actions taken on the people of Nigeria. Boko
This article is about the mistreatment of people fleeing from Boko Haram who thought that the Nigerian soldiers would save them. As hundreds flee from Boko Haram claimed territories, Nigerian soldiers are picking them up and holding them as prisoners in detention centers, claiming to be trying to protect others from extremist claiming to be victims. This has lead to some accusations of mistreatment because these detention centers are holding men, women, and infants for months on end in unsanitary and unsafe areas. The article then explains that the Nigerian government and army are being accused of being too extreme in its persistence and ways of trying to eliminate Boko Haram. While Nigeria is struggling to handle the threat that is Boko Haram,
Throughout the first four centuries, Christianity began to plant its roots and establish itself as a legitimate religious presence. However, just as the Christians battled other religious presences over what are correct teachings and practices, they also were prompted by the Roman Empire to conform or face consequences. These consequences came in the form of a series of persecutions, which in turn, triggered different responses from the Christians.
Over the last 13 years, since the attacks against the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 the world has been exposed to the global threat of extremist ideologies. Service men and women have had a firsthand view of the breeding grounds and environments such ideologies are harbored and developed. With the drawdown of the war in Afghanistan, the global war on terrorism will not end. Instead the focus will shift to other dangerous parts of the world where extremists have already become established; places like Somalia in the Horn of Africa. The weak government in Somalia has fostered an environment conducive to the development of extremist ideologies. This is evident
Nero was the fifth and final Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. His full name was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, but when he was adopted by his great uncle Claudius and became his heir to be the next Roman Emperor hi name changed to Nero Claudius Ceasar Augustus Germanicus. He succeeded to the throne on 13 October, 54, after Claudius’s death. “During his rule from 54 to 68 Nero focused much of his attention on diplomacy, trade, and increasing cultural-capital of the empire.” His rule as Emperor was often associated with tyranny and extravagance. He was obsessed with retaining his title as Emperor, and would not hesitate to execute or ruthlessly kill anyone who he saw as a threat or opposition against him. He stamped out all
On Tuesday, January 17, a Nigerian bombing jet accidentally bombed a refugee camp in Rann. It was an attempted attack against the Nigerian islamist group Boko Haram. The bombing error resulted in over 50 deaths and more than 200 reported injuries. The people that were harmed by the bombing were mostly refugees or aid workers. Some of these workers were affiliated with the Red Cross and MSF, which is an international medical aid organization. The Red Cross was at the camp on the day of the bombing to deliver food to the refugees. Starvation has been a big threat in Nigeria with about 100,000 people at risk. Boko Haram has attempted to overthrow Nigeria's government and replace it with an Islamic state by the means of bombings, assassinations, and abductions. They are responsible for over 20,000 deaths and they have forced 2.6 million people to flee their homes.
The article, “Boko Haram and Mass Starvation” discusses about a current crisis happening in Northern Africa in the Sahel region suffering from starvation due to raids conducted by the Boko Haram. Recent coalition efforts from the Nigerian army and coalition forces removed major supply lines to the Boko Haram forcing fighters to raid and ransack villages to appease their hunger. The people living in Northern Nigeria with no established supply lines face an imminent threat of mass starvation due to the threats and instability in the surround area. I agree the point the writer is establishing by creating safe, secure farming sectors across the region to feed thousands of starving people and the current top priority of distributing emergency aid
As far as we know, Christianity has been existed for long time. Since Jesus came to world Christian has been made. In the world, there is a large Christian population. It is a tough work to expand Christianity around the world. These are credit to missionary. In the past, they spread the gospel, touch the bible. But, in some era the emperor did not like Christian. Constantine is the first Christian emperor in the world. Therefore , there is no Christian emperor before him. Some of them contrary Christianity. They killed Christian and burned the church. The great Christians and missionaries who died for Christianity, we called them- martyrs. In our book, martyrs does not have to die, they did a lot of credit. They are persecuted by the king.
Christians are being persecuted for their faith in more than the forty nations around world today. In some nations, it is illegal to own a Bible, to share one’s faith in Christ, and even teach one’s children about Jesus Christ. Those who boldly follow Christ, in spite of government decree or opposition, can face harassment, arrest, torture and even death. Dr. Nhia Vang Vang, the pastor of the First Hmong Alliance Church in Longview, NC, mentioned that Christianity has been persecuted for over 2000 years up until now. However, more Christians have been arrested, harassed, and persecuted in this century than in the previous nineteen combined (Vang). Christian persecution is a world-wide problem, having an effect
Growing up in Nigeria, I was aware of the insecurity rampant in the nation. Reports of kidnappings, gun violence, ritualistic killings, and of late, terrorist attacks are frequent. Though I heard the stories and even knew some people that had personal experience, I viewed them as distant from myself and my family. I never thought such an event would happen to me. It turns out that I was living with a false sense of security. Such experiences change people and I am not an exception. The year 2012 and the events it had in store for me altered my world view and my reality.
The concepts of order, hierarchy, and religion are the most important components of the Igbo society. These concepts are so profoundly entrenched in society that their alteration could result in chaos. The introduction of a new religion as a result of Westernization serves as a catalyst for destructive cultural change, which ultimately results in contrasting cultural traditions that compromise existing core values. In Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe describes the impact Christianity has on the Igbo society, that causes the modification of its native traditions.