Reverend Johnnie Moore, an Evangelical Christian, and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, an Orthodox Jew, are exposing a first-hand testimonial about Christian genocide in Africa, with the release of their new book, The Next Jihad.
Self-described “freelance diplomats,” the two authors are revealing the everyday atrocities Christians face in Nigeria, emphasizing the enduring horror of religious persecution, and the costs of global passivity.
The Next Jihad, a book based on Moore and Cooper’s on-the-ground experience, warns us about the largely ignored threat of terrorists seeking to wipe out Christians in Africa, either by forced conversion to Islam or by murder.
“This book is a small effort to put a human face on mind-numbing statistics. We have tried to give a voice to some, but thousands of others suffer in silence," Moore and Cooper wrote.
Through numerous chilling accounts, the authors describe how radicalized Fulani militants target helpless Christians in Nigeria with similar strategies as the ones used by Islamic extremists such as Boko Haram, including deadly midnight raids, arson, kidnappings, rapes, forced conversions and overt slaughter.
"Only when NGOs, international organizations, governments and private individuals provide opportunities for victims to be heard is there any chance of ensuring that Nigeria’s institutions – from the executive branch to the military to the justice system – will awaken to their responsibilities.”
Awful examples are quoted, such as the Yakubu family and their three children, who were hacked to death by Fulani militants in Kaduna; the beheading of 11 Nigerian Christians on Christmas Day in 2019; and the public execution of Lawrence Duna and Godfrey Ali Shikagham, which was temporarily available on YouTube.
“The very least we can do for our distant brothers and sisters is to be a voice for the voiceless. And if you’ve read this far, your conscience – like ours – must now bear responsibility to let them know their cries are silent no more, their tears no longer invisible,” they concluded.