A Christian student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Nigeria was beaten and burned to death by a mob of Muslims Friday after she reportedly challenged them for spreading Muslim propaganda.
Video posted on Twitter showed the girl being beaten and then having tires and wood piled on top of her unconscious body.
A subsequent video shows Muslim men shouting “Allahu Akbar” and jumping around a large fire waving matches.
The school put out a statement on Saturday saying, “Following today’s early morning Students rampage in the College,” the college would be closed “indefinitely” and students should “vacate” the premises “immediately.”
Christians have been under attack in Nigeria for several years now. Tens of thousands of Christians have been murdered by Muslims in the last decade and 13,000 churches were destroyed since 2016.
Terrorist groups Boko Haram and Muslim Fulani herdsmen are both acting on hatred for Christians in the country, and the government there has done little to stop it.
Western leftists have tried to say that the massacres and killings are because of poverty rather than religion, but it’s hard to make that argument when the attackers shout “Death to Christians!” and burn down churches.
The violence has spilled over into several other nearby nations, including Mozambique, the Central African Republic, Mali, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The details of the crime against the Christian student are not yet available, but an especially egregious example of a similar killing in Pakistan in 2015 shows the hatred and rage Muslims are prone to vent toward Christians.
Sajjad Maseeh, 27, and his wife Shama Bibi, 24, were attacked by at least 1,200 Muslims after it was rumored that they burned verses from the Quran, NBC News reported at the time.
The mob broke their legs so they couldn’t run away, and then set their clothes on fire and threw them in a furnace. Bibi was pregnant, and when her clothes would not catch fire, they wrapped her in cotton so she would burn faster.
It is extremely difficult to hear about atrocities like these without wanting to do something about it, even if it probably isn’t America’s place to do so.