Islamists in DRC slay Christians with a view to creating new caliphate

Originally published in Worthy News

Islamist militants allied with ISIS attacked Christian villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday January 28, killing 36 people as part of their declared intention to create a caliphate in North and South Kivu provinces.

The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) that began in Uganda in the 1990s and recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State attacked Eringeti, Manzingi, and two other unnamed villages, forcing residents to flee and killing an Anglican pastor.

Pastor Gilbert Kambale who heads the Beni civil society organisation in the region of DRC where the militants are based asked the international community to pray God rids the majority Christian nation of the Islamic invasion, expressing confidence that “even as the night is long, day will surely dawn.”

Though DRC is “one of the most Christianised countries in the world,” according to Open Doors, attacks by Islamists have killed 250 mostly Christian people in the last three months alone.

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