No doubt enraged by the latest Britney Spears video, Islamic hardliners rampage in Benin.
“MISSION WATCH: Benin Islamic Militants Destroy Church And Training Center,” by Stefan J. Bos for BosNewsLife, with thanks to Twostellas:
PORTO-NOVO, BENIN (BosNewsLife)– Islamic militants in Benin destroyed a church established by Christ Power Ministries (CPM) in the latest attack against the indigenous evangelical mission group in the African nation, missionaries told BosNewsLife Friday, March 2.
Christian Aid Mission, which supports CPM, confirmed the church was destroyed just three days after it was opened. There were no reports of injuries. About four months earlier militants also destroyed a CPM training center where over 2,000 Christian workers, including 1500 ‘disciples’ and 650 children’s ministry workers were educated, missionaries said.
It came as a major setback for the organization as the center apparently gained recognition for its effectiveness and members of neighboring Christian communities interested in starting similar projects visited the center to observe training methods and activities.
In addition two CPM mission schools were reportedly ransacked and destroyed by Islamic militants. It was not immediately clear which group was behind the several attacks in recent months.
Missionaries said however they fear that radical Muslims, who “subjugated North African countries under Islamic law,” are rapidly moving southward “in their quest to convert the entire African continent.”
In a statement obtained by BosNewsLife, CPM leader Claude Sossa suggested he had experienced “the devastating effect” of the apparent Islamic infiltration of his country, “as 30 percent of Benin’s population is now Muslim,” at least 10 percent higher than previous estimates by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).