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Christian Groups Furious at Blinken for Removing Nigeria from Religious Violence List

posted on November 29, 2021

Nahal Toosi of Politico reports, “Christian groups, a U.S. government panel and former senior U.S. diplomats are furious over Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s decision to take Nigeria off a list of countries accused of engaging in or tolerating religious persecution.” Among those opposed to the decision were the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and Open Doors USA, an organization that advocates for the protection of Christians across the globe. Nigeria has long been home to religious tensions between its Muslim and Christian populations. Toosi writes, “The decision is likely to enhance worries among conservatives, including many evangelical Christians, that the Biden administration — unlike the Trump administration — will de-emphasize the plight of Christians persecuted overseas.”

Read at Politico