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Nigerian knifed for not keeping Ramadan fast

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - A Christian was stabbed in Kaduna state, Nigeria, this month just because he was not participating in the annual Ramadan fast.

According to Barnabas Aid, Francis Olopko, a 41 year old carpenter, was eating at his workplace in Kakuri when a group of Muslim youths approached him.

"As I was eating, about six boys came to me and asked me whether I am a Muslim or a Christian, but I did not answer them," said Olopko. "They asked me why I was not fasting and it was at that point that I told them that I am not a Muslim."

After one of the Muslims slapped Olopko, he was surrounded by the other youths who began kicking and stabbing him.

The Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai, visited Olopko in the hospital and promised that his administration would not tolerate any coercion to compel others to embrace Islamic beliefs.

"Nigeria is a free country and that means no imposition of faith or religious practices on anyone," he said.

Yet actions always speak louder than words.

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3 thoughts on “Nigerian knifed for not keeping Ramadan fast

  1. Indeed actions speak louder than words, the same man said their should be no preaching of any kind in his state. You can't even listen to a christian song, or recorded christian message in your car , at the office or even at home...

    He's a serious islamic fanatic!

    Pray for my country Nigeria. :)

    Thank you.

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