Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the new leader of the Islamic extremist sect, Boko Haram is threatening to bomb churches and kill Christians while ending attacks on mosques and markets used by ordinary Muslims.
Japan Times reports that Al-Barnawi on Wednesday published an interview where he allege that there is a Western plot to Christianize the region and has accused charities of using their aid for that.
“They strongly seek to Christianize the society. … They exploit the condition of those who are displaced under the raging war, providing them with food and shelter and then Christianizing their children,” SITE Intelligence quotes the new leader as saying.
Al-Barnawi says the militants will respond to that threat by “booby-trapping and blowing up every church that we are able to reach, and killing all of those (Christians) who we find from the citizens of the cross.”
In the interview, al-Barnawi said that under his leadership the militants will work to seize back territory. He said that increasing numbers of youth are joining the cause.