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  • NYT Does Not Explain Boko Haram Targeted Victims Because They Were Christian

    04/12/2018 9:00:08 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 11, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    The New York Times has published an April 11 article about over a hundred of the women who were kidnapped as girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2014 and who have subsequently been returned. The story is accompanied by rather impressive graphics featuring the women. Yet for all the effort placed upon those graphics, little work seems to have been done to explain just why those women were kidnapped in the first place: namely because they were Christians. Also missing in the article is any detailed explanation about the ideology of Boko Haram itself that induced them to victimize Christians....
  • Boko Haram Won’t Free Christian Schoolgirl Who Refuses Islam

    03/30/2018 11:19:58 AM PDT · by ethom · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 30, 2018 1:45 PM EDT | Katie Yoder
    As Easter approaches, one Christian family is praying for a miracle: the return of their kidnapped daughter who refuses to renounce her faith. It’s a story the networks aren’t telling. Last month, terrorist group Boko Haram captured an estimated 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, Nigeria. On March 21, the Nigerian government confirmed that the girls who survived were freed. But one was missing: the only Christian girl among them, 15-year-old Leah Sharibu. According to her friends, it’s because she refuses to convert to Islam. For Good Friday, the Christian Association of Nigeria called for prayers for Leah, as her father hopes...
  • Nigeria says 110 girls unaccounted for after Boko Haram attack

    02/26/2018 5:31:49 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    One hundred and ten girls are missing after an attack on a school in northeast Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the information ministry said on Sunday, in what may be one of the largest abductions since the Chibok kidnappings of 2014. President Muhammadu Buhari, the 75-year-old former military ruler elected in 2015 after vowing to crush Boko Haram, has described the disappearance of the girls after Monday’s attack in the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, as a “national disaster”. The insurgents drove into the town of Dapchi on Monday and attacked the girls’ school, sending hundreds of students fleeing....
  • Nigeria confirms 110 girls missing after Boko Haram school attack

    Abuja (AFP) - The Nigerian government on Sunday confirmed that 110 girls were missing after a Boko Haram school attack in the northeast, following days of silence on the children's fate. "The Federal Government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, are so far unaccounted for, after insurgents believed to be from a faction of Boko Haram invaded their school on Monday", the information ministry said in a statement.
  • US Promises to Help Nigeria Exterminate Boko Haram

    12/31/2017 6:54:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    This Day (Nigeria) ^ | 12/28/17 | Paul Obi
    Nigeria’s fire power against insurgent Boko Haram was enhanced wednesday as the United States (US) government gave its final approval to purchase the A29 Super Tucano Aircraft, promising to assist in defeating the terrorists. US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, while presenting the Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, explained that the approval underscored the new commitment and cooperation between the US and Nigeria. Symington stressed that the LOA would go a long way in assisting Nigeria to acquire the A29 Super Tucano Aircraft for the operational use...
  • At Least 50 Killed in Suicide Bomb Attack at Mosque in Northern Nigeria

    11/21/2017 1:32:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The attack happened in the town of Mubi in Adamawa State as worshipers were gathering for the “fajr” dawn prayer at around 5:20 a.m. local time, said Othman Abubakar, a police spokesman. The bomber was about 17 years old, Abubakar added. Many more people were injured and taken to nearby hospitals. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but over the past eight years, jihadist group Boko Haram has carried out hundreds of deadly attacks on mosques, schools, markets and churches in northern Nigeria. Boko Haram, whose name translates roughly as “western education is forbidden,” frequently uses children...
  • Suicide bombing kills 50 in Nigeria

    11/21/2017 2:51:20 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 Nov 2017 | BBC News
    At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Mubi, police say. The mosque was packed with worshippers during morning prayers when the bomber struck in Adamawa state. Witness Abubakar Sule told AFP news agency that it appears the bomber was part of the congregation. No-one has said they were behind the bombing but the Islamist militants Boko Haram typically target crowded places in northern Nigeria. Some 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency.
  • Evil Is Evil

    08/27/2017 6:37:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    In the 1920s, Nazis and Communists frequently battled in pubs and streets as they fought for supremacy in Germany. After the prolonged battle, the Nazis won out and the Communists were outlawed in Germany the day Hitler took power. That was the beginning of the rise of the Nazis becoming the most hated group in world history. The battle between the two groups did not end there as Stalin took control of Communist Russia, renamed the Soviet Union. In the 1930s, while Hitler was consolidating power and beginning to eradicate his enemies, Stalin was throwing thousands into the Gulag and...
  • What If Oil is the True Ideology of Boko Haram?

    08/18/2017 1:01:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    This Day ^ | August 18, 2017
    Richards Murphy writes that Boko Haram is the brainchild of some powerful interests targeting the untapped natural resources in Northern NigeriaThe curse of natural resources is apparently real or more accurately, cursed interests in resource exploration are real. This evil often goes about masked as something less sinister. Take for instance the insanity that is todayÂ’s Afghanistan, which began in a fashion not too different from what Boko Haram is acting out in Nigeria today. Somewhere in the convoluted mix of transitions and mishmash of Mujahedeen, Taliban and al-Qaeda was UNOCAL, an oil multinational and its effort to construct pipelines...
  • US Military Launches Inquiry Into Torture Allegations at Cameroon Base

    08/04/2017 5:22:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    ktla ^ | 08/04/2017
    The allegations were first made by Amnesty International in a report published in July. Their report said dozens of suspected supporters of the terror group Boko Haram “were held incommunicado, tortured, and sometimes killed by Cameroonian security forces in facilities run by the military and intelligence services.” Amnesty alleges that Cameroon’s Rapid Intervention Battalion, an elite army unit, was one of the units that engaged in torture, doing so at the military base known as Salak, near the northern city of Maroua. ... Amnesty called on the US and the French government, which it says also used the base, “to...
  • Revolving Shotgun, to Fight Boko Haram in Nigeria

    06/25/2017 6:40:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from theguardian.com: In this widely circulated image of Aisha Gombi Bakari, you can see the homemade revolving shotgun that she uses to hunt Baka Haram Islamic terrorists.  The lock up does not look impressive, but it will do for a small number of shots.  The cylinder is probably turned by hand. There are index cuts to make sure it is lined up with the barrel.  Aisha is supposed to be paid about $25 a month, but the payments are spotty.  An official has recently been indicted on embezzeling 1.8 billion dollars marked for anti-terrorism efforts. That might explain...
  • Children strapped with explosives kill nine in north Cameroon

    06/03/2017 3:50:02 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com/Reuters ^ | 6/2/17 | Josiane Kouagheu
    DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Two children carrying explosives blew themselves up on Friday near a camp in northern Cameroon housing civilians displaced by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants, killing nine people and wounding 30, officials said. They entered the town of Kolofata, around 10 km (6 miles) from the border with Nigeria, before dawn, posing as refugees looking for food before the start of the daytime fast for Ramadan. "Two suicide bomber adolescents aged between 10 and 15 years infiltrated the town of Kolofata," Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary told state radio, adding that both had detonated their explosives.-snip-Villages and towns...
  • Trump plans to move ahead with Nigeria planes sale: sources

    04/10/2017 3:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 10, 2017 | Patricia Zengerle and Felix Onuah
    President Donald Trump's administration is pushing forward with plans to sell up to a dozen aircraft to Nigeria's air force for the fight against the extremist group Boko Haram, sources said on Monday, in a deal that could be worth up to $600 million. The Super Tucano A-29 aircraft, an agile, propeller-driven plane with reconnaissance and surveillance as well as attack capabilities, is made by Brazil's Embraer. A second production line is in Florida, in a partnership between Embraer and privately held Sierra Nevada Corp of Sparks, Nevada. Former President Barack Obama's administration originally agreed on the sale, but delayed...
  • New Ways of Responding to Extremist Islam

    04/10/2017 8:25:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | April 10, 2017 | Guile Meotti
    Ronald Reagan's major achievement in his long war against the Soviet Union: presenting communism as a joke -- exposing the lies of the Soviet regime, exposing the misery under which its people were living, and explaining why Western values were preferable to Communist ones. This is exactly what the West, Hirsi Ali explains, should be doing with radical Islam. Western civilization is a humanist vision in which Christianity integrated Jewish wisdom, Greek philosophy and Roman law, thereby giving Western culture its distinctive character: freedom of speech and of the press, equal justice under law, the primacy of the individual, separation...
  • Three Years Ago This Week: A Symbol of a Failed Presidency

    04/09/2017 11:28:08 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | Christopher W. Holton
    Can there be anything more symbolic of the Obama administration’s failure to combat the global Jihad than Boko Haram’s kidnapping of hundreds of Christian school girls in Nigeria three years ago? Especially given the fact that Boko Haram subsequently became an Islamic State affiliate. That’s right, one side-effect of the Obama administration allowing the Islamic State to form and metastasize was the joining of forces with the organization that then-first lady Michelle Obama so infamously “attacked” with her hashtag counterterrorism program. This week marks the third anniversary of the mass abduction
  • US troops launch exercises in African region challenged by Boko Haram

    03/02/2017 7:28:58 AM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 27 February 2017 | JOHN VANDIVER
    In one of U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercises, a contingent of U.S. special operations forces is working alongside hundreds of troops in western Africa, a region threatened by the militant group Boko Haram. Flintlock 2017, run by Special Operations Command Africa, kicked off Monday. Two thousand elite U.S., European and African troops are taking part in three weeks of rugged field training. This year, Chad is serving as the main host for the exercises, which also involve training events in Cameroon, Niger, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.
  • Green Beret dies during advising operations to counter Boko Haram in Africa

    02/11/2017 1:17:59 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    PopularMilitary ^ | February 10, 2017 | By Andy Wolf
    A warrant office in the United States Special Forces has died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while serving in Africa, according to official sources. WO1 Shawn Thomas of 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group died on February 2, according to US Army Special Operations Command spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bockholt. According to the Army Times, officials could not specify details of the accident, but said that SF troopers were conducting advising operations to counter Boko Haram in Niger and that the investigation is ongoing. “Our deepest condolences go out to Warrant Officer Thomas’ family, friends and colleagues,” 3rd...
  • Islamic State Using Funds to Recruit Children Among Illegal Alien Population

    02/05/2017 8:14:55 AM PST · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 5 February 17 | Christopher W. Holton
    The Islamic State is paying the smugglers’ fees of child “refugees” to attract new recruits. Europol has identified as many as 88,300 unaccompanied minors among the illegal alien population overrunning Europe. Both the ISIS and the Islamic State affiliate in Nigeria–Boko Haram–have been recruiting in refugee camps using financial incentives, as well as working with the human smugglers.
  • Muslims, Wearing Military Uniforms, Ambush And Slaughter Twenty Two Christians(tr)

    11/11/2016 11:15:24 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 11 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 11/11/2016 | Theodore Shoebat
    Full title: Muslims, Armed With Advanced Weaponry And Wearing Military Uniforms, Ambush And Slaughter Twenty Two Christians Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria, armed with advanced weaponry and wearing military uniforms, ambushed and slaughtered twenty two Christians.  Attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen or allied gunmen in southern Kaduna State appear to be increasingly militant, marked by greater sophistication in training and arms, sources said. “With the presence of the Boko Haram terrorist organization, the world’s deadliest terrorist organization, Nigeria contains two of the top terrorist groups in the world,” the statement read. “The Fulani militants have gotten little international attention...
  • BIBLE PROPHECY REVEALED AUGUST 7, 2016 - NEW BOKO HARAM LEADER TO KILL EVERY CHRISTIAN (video)

    08/07/2016 2:04:13 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | AUGUST 7, 2016 | Pastor Andrew Russell
    Facebook deletes Israel from the list of Olympic participants .... Anti-Semitism in the UK is the highest since 2009 and the Gaza conflict .... Israel bitterly rejects Obama's claim how it backs now the Iran deal .... The new leader of Boko Haram, who is associated with ISIS, makes a vow to kill every Christian and blow up every church .... Obama will reach next month's target of letting 10,000 Syrian refugees, all Sunni Muslims, into the country .... Clinton got millions from the world's biggest Sharia Law education firm .... Muslim Brotherhood members are part of the Obama administration...