ICON to Host Benjamin Watson & Guests 

NFL Star Benjamin Watson to Speak Out Against

Religious Persecution, Slaughter in Nigeria


On September 16th, NFL Star Benjamin Watson, Rep. Chris Smith, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Rep. Frank Wolf and John Stonestreet, will condemn the religious persecution and slaughter taking place in Nigeria at an awareness event. More than 90,000 innocent lives – mainly women and children – have been lost as a result of terrorist attacks throughout Nigeria since 2000, including 60,000 killed by Boko Haram and Fulani Militants in the country’s Middle Belt region. Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has done little – if anything – to stop the killings.

Watson, who co-founded a nonprofit dedicated to impacting the lives of those in need with his wife in 2008, has spoken out against Nigeria’s silent slaughter in the past, telling his vast social media following, “We cannot continue to be silent” and imploring President Trump to appoint a special envoy to Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

The event will be open to the public with time for questions. Details are as follows:


  • Benjamin Watson – former New England Patriot
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI)
  • John Stonestreet – President, The Colson Center
  • Rep. Frank Wolf  (Rtd)


Wednesday, September 16 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US)