Nigeria’s conflicts are complex, but the explicit targeting of Christians by the Islamist movement Boko Haram is undeniable. As Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has declared: “Everyone knows that democracy and the constitution is paganism. … You Christians should know that Jesus … is not the Son of God. This religion of Christianity you are practicing is not a religion of God? — it is paganism. … We are trying to coerce you to embrace Islam, because that is what God instructed us to do.”