Islamic State jihadists set fire to Christian village in Mozambique
Terrorists of the Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh) have set fire to the Christian village of Nanduli, in the region of Ancuabe, in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. This is further proof, as announced by the jihadist gang itself, that they have launched a real religious war against Christians, whom they want to eradicate from Africa, as the first step in a global project.
One of the prelates of Mozambique, Father Kwiriwi Fonseca, already denounced in his day that the jihadist terrorists not only cause the death and displacement of thousands of people, but also kidnap hundreds of children to force the boys to take up arms and marry and rape the girls.
Fonseca serves as a priest in Pemba, capital of Cabo Delgado province. He is also the diocesan head of communications. The Cabo Delgado region has been under pressure from armed groups linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) since 2017.
The priest told the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) that after the terrorist attacks in Cabo Delgado in 2017, the jihadists have left more than 2,500 dead and more than 750,000 displaced, and continue to kidnap a large number of people, especially minors.
He noted that one of the victims who alerted him to this dramatic reality was Sister Eliane da Costa, a Brazilian nun from the Congregation of St. Joseph of Chambéry, who was kidnapped when terrorists seized the town of Mocímboa da Praia, in August 2020. The jihadists also kidnapped another nun from her congregation, Sister Inés Ramos, and dozens of others. “Sister Eliane spent 24 days among the terrorists, in the bush, and she asked me: ‘Father Fonseca, don’t forget the kidnapped people, especially the children and adolescents who are trained to be terrorists,'” the priest recounted.
The priest said that another of the victims with whom he also maintains contact is Mrs. Mina, a woman who witnessed the murder of her husband and brother, and suffers from the kidnapping of her three minor children at the hands of terrorists.
“I think radicalization is the goal. We are talking about young people and children who left their homes last year or the year before. It’s a long time in contact with evil and one ends up assimilating evil. Interaction with them can turn them into the worst kind of terrorists,” he said. Finally, he pointed out that “if this war escalates and international partners, other governments and countries intend to help Mozambique eliminate the terrorists […] many innocent people could also die”.