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Nigeria is becoming the world’s “biggest killing ground of Christians,” because of attacks by Boko Haram and Fulani militants, Crux Now reports. There is a dire but largely disregarded thereat of terrorists who seek to eradicate Christians in Africa, either by forced conversion to Islam or murder.

Between 50,000 and 70,000 Christians have been killed in the last decade in the West African nation, International Christian Concern (ICC) estimates. Nigeria is also the most populous on the continent.

Unfortunately, many people aren’t even aware of the atrocities that remain widely underreported by the media. It is also an issue that remains broadly overlooked.

Prominent faith leaders Reverend Johnnie Moore and Rabbi Abraham Cooper have released their new book, “The Next Jihad,” which exposes the everyday horrors Christians face in Nigeria.

The book is an urgent call to action, spotlighting the atrocities of religious persecution and global inaction costs. It also includes first-hand testimonials from Moore and Cooper’s experience on-the-ground.

Moore, and Evangelical Christian, and Cooper, an Orthodox Jew, come from contrasting religious backgrounds, but their partnership pushes a profound argument for protecting religious tolerance and our shared human rights.

“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. 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,” Moore and Cooper write.

The book gives the chilling accounts of numerous individuals, ranging from the Yakubu family and three children, who were hacked to death by Fulani militants in Kaduna; to the beheading of 11 Christians on Christmas Day, in addition to a public execution of two Christians that were temporarily available on YouTube.

Moore and Cooper see this book as morally imperative, writing, “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.”

Their book is now available wherever books are sold. Free chapters can also be accessed here.

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