Mozambique beheadings by Islamists: Catholic nun killed

Mozambican beheadings by Islamists: Catholic nun killed

Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Time

Sunni Islamist terrorists have beheaded six civilians in recent days in Mozambique. They also burned down a Catholic church and brutally murdered an 84-year-old nun.

Sister Maria De Coppi has served the Mozambican people since 1963. However, for the Islamists, she was a lamb for the slaughter in their quest to introduce Sharia and spread their version of the Gulf of Darkness.

Vatican News says, “A group of assailants entered the compound and the living quarters of the nuns, killing Sr. De Coppi and setting fire to the structures of the mission, including the parish, the dormitory and the new computer room.”

reports Reuters, “The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the killing of four Christians, including an Italian nun, during a raid on a village in Nampula province on Tuesday, the militant group said on a Telegram affiliate channel on Wednesday.”

The director of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need, Alessandro Monteduro, said: “A new generation of internally displaced people is emerging, now well over 800,000, and clearly the government is unable to control the activities of Islamist criminals and terrorists. Civil authorities and religious leaders must do more to curb the rise of terrorist attacks against Christian groups and isolate radicalization with greater determination.

Regional nations of the Southern African Development Community bloc (SADC) and the Rwandan armed forces first stemmed the tide. However, like events in Nigeria and Somalia – and in other countries including Burkina Faso and Mali – Sunni Islamist terrorist groups remain determined to spread their respective conflicts and install terror.

The Voice of America reports, “The Mozambican president said Islamist militants in the province of Nampula, in the north of the country, killed six people, all beheaded, and abducted three others. The Islamist militant movement in northern Mozambique is spreading to new territories despite efforts by the government and regional forces to contain it.

The Islamist attacks in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Nampula install fear on a daily basis.

The European Union and the G7 countries are obsessed with the crisis in Ukraine and the indigenous regions dominated by Russia (Ethnic Russians, pro-Russian non-ethnic groups and cultural affinity). Yet countless wars persist in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia (Tigray and other regions)Syria, northern Mozambique, northern Nigeria, West Papuans crushed by Indonesia and a plethora of other conflicts are neglected, including Yemen versus Ukraine.

Catholic missionaries and charities in northern Mozambique are particularly hated by Islamists, as they seek to bring hope to beleaguered Muslims and Christians in that part of the country.

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