There are over 520 ethnic groups in Nigeria.  Crude oil and gas are the main exports.  Yet most of this income has been wasted on corrupt rulers and illegal business.  They have been independent from Britain since 1960.  Preferential treatment is given to Muslims in the north while Christians in the south are discriminated against.  Violent Islamist groups have persecuted Christians resulting in hundreds of churches burned and many Christians killed.  Since 1999 Muslims have imposed shari’a law in the northern states where Islam is the majority.

Just looking at statistics alone, Muslim countries are far worse off economically and in human rights violations.  The evidence speaks for itself.  Where there are Christians, there is more aid, more help, more literacy, and better standard of living.  If you had to choose a faith based on actions and evidence, and not by name, Christianity would stand out above the rest.  Christianity at its core is about serving and loving others, where Islam is about personal power and dominance.

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Sue is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.  

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  1. One of the main reasons the Gospel has moved among the poor in India is because of the contrast between Caste system thinking and going and serving the least of these. I believe E Stanley Jones and Mother Theresa both spoke to that. Good thoughts.

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