On Monday, President Trump welcomed Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria, to the White House. President Trump used the occasion in the Rose Garden to draw attention to the violence against Christians in that country:
(Transcribed from C-Span) PRESIDENT TRUMP: Finally, we are deeply concerned with religious violence in Nigeria, including the burning of churches and the killing and persecution of Christians. It’s a horrible story. We encourage the federal, state and local leaders to do everything in their power to immediately secure the affected communities and to protect innocent civilians of all faiths, including muslims and Christians.
David Brody and Janet Browder from the Christian Broadcast Network appeared Tuesday morning on Fox News to discuss how this important statement of solidarity with endangered Christians was ignored by mainstream media in the US.
The Boko Haram jihadists have been slaughtering Christians in Nigeria for years, so the issue is not exactly new. Remember Michelle Obama’s #BringBackOurGirls campaign? Boko kidnapped a couple hundred Christian girls and forced them to become muslims.
Browder observed, “Religious persecution, religious freedom are a top priority for this administration.”
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‘It’s a Horrible Story’: Trump Condemns the Killing of Christians in Nigeria, CBN.com, April 30, 2018
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump called the murder of Christians in Africa a “very serious problem” during his meeting with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We’re going to be working on that problem and working on that problem very, very hard because we can’t allow that to happen,” Trump told reporters Monday.
Trump discussed efforts to protect people of faith in Africa and their places of worship from being burned down.
“We encourage Nigeria and the federal state and local leaders to do everything in their power to secure the affected communities, to protect people of all faiths, including Muslims and including Christians,” said Trump.
President Buhari is the first leader of sub-Saharan Africa to meet with Trump at the White House since taking office.