World #2 – Islamic jihadists attack 3rd church in a month in Burkina Faso

Tuesday's World Events - May 14, 2019


1. For BURKINA FASO, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the following questions, read the info under “Background” and watch the video under “Resources” below.

a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What did the jihadists do after murdering the Christians?
c) What other Islamic terrorist attacks have taken place over the past month on Christians in churches in Burkina Faso?
d) What has the attack on the church in Dablo done to the town?
e) There was almost no reporting on the Islamist terrorist attacks on Christians attending church in the small African country of Burkina Faso - or on any of the multiple ongoing attacks on Christians around the world.
e.g. On April 29 in Nigeria, the Islamic jihadist group Boko Haram invaded the Christian community of Kuda in Nigeria. The terrorists surrounded the community and went door to door, killing as many as 25 people. The next day, as security agents and community members prepared for the burials of their loved ones, Boko Haram militants were spotted approaching for a second attack on the grieving community. Mourning believers and neighboring communities fled. Since the attack, many more villagers have fled the town.
BBC News reported on May 3 that Christian persecution is 'at near genocide levels’ around the world.
Why do you think the news of Islamic jihadists targeting Christians around the world is underreported?

Which one of these stories have you read? - “Persecution of Christians, February 2019