MILAN — At a conference of interfaith leaders in Milan, Cardinal John Onaiyekan suggested that Islamist violence in his country of Nigeria, as well as in Syria, has been fueled by external influences.
“Outside funding for Islam in Nigeria is nothing new,” the archbishop of Abuja remarked June 17 at the 10th annual meeting of the Oasis International Foundation.
The conference brought together top Muslim and Catholic figures to discuss the tightrope between secularism and ideology so often walked in the Middle East.
In Nigeria, Christians and Muslims largely coexisted peacefully until a few years ago. The militant Islamist group Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is...READ MORE