AAF: “Acts of Evil in Nigeria Must be Held to Account”

January 16th, 2024

Advancing American Freedom led a coalition letter with over 20 cosigners to Secretary Blinken and the State Department calling on them to list Nigeria as a country of particular concern for severe violations of religious freedom after 200 Nigerian Christians were martyred.

“The fact that this slaughter happened over two weeks ago without action from the State Department is unconscionable,” said AAF Executive Director Paul Teller. “Either the Biden administration takes the massacre of innocents seriously, or it does not. Christians in Nigeria are under continuous attack, and the latest slaughter demands a response from the United States, and when we do not respond, evil expands.”

Individuals, with titles and organizations for identification purposes only, signing on to the letter:

  • Paul Teller, Executive Director, Advancing American Freedom
  • Tony Perkins, Former Chair, USCIRF
  • Frank Wolf, Former Member of Congress
  • Sam Brownback, Ambassador, The Brownback Group
  • Kristen Waggoner, President and CEO, Alliance Defending Freedom/ ADF International
  • Brent Bozell, Founder and President, Media Research Center
  • Rick Santorum
  • Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, Director, Conscience Project
  • William Murray, President, Religious Freedom Coalition
  • Maureen Blum, Executive Director, Catholics Count
  • Kristen A. Ullman, President, Eagle Forum
  • Nina Shea, Director Center for Religious Freedom, Hudson Institute
  • McKenna Wendt, Advocacy Manager, International Christian Concern
  • Tom McClusky, Director of Government Affairs, CatholicVote
  • Richard Perle, Former Assistant Secretary, Department of Defense
  • Arielle Del Turco, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Family Research Council
  • Dick Patten, President, American Business Defense Council
  • Sarah E. Makin, Former Senior Director, National Security Council
  • Brian Burch, President, CatholicVote
  • Larry Cirignano, Children First Foundation
  • Jane Adolphe, Executive Director, International Catholic Jurists Forum
  • J. Michael Waller, Senior Strategy Analyst, Center for Security Policy
  • Greg Twedd, Founding Pastor, Ignition633 Ministries
  • Evans Nnamdi Nwankwo, President & CEO, Megen Construction Company
  • The Honorable George K Rasley Jr, Managing Editor, ConservativeHQ.com
  • Ben Nwankwo, President, A.W.A Organization

Read the full letter here.