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  • Boko Haram Kidnaps Wife of Cameroon's Vice PM, Kills at Least Three

    07/27/2014 5:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 27, 2014 | Tansa Musa
    Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials said. A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town's mayor, and five members of his family were also kidnapped in a separate attack on his home. SNIP Boko Haram, an Islamist group which made international headlines with the abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks. Cameroon...
  • ISIL Spearheads Worldwide War On Christians

    07/22/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 22, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The fanatical Islamist group torches an 1,800-year-old church built before the founding of Islam and forces the Christian residents of Mosul to convert, pay a tax, leave or face execution. This is what the West faces. 'From Boston to Zanzibar, there's a worldwide war on Christianity," Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said at the Values Voters Summit last October, an annual conservative gathering. The number and intensity of attacks was so great, he said, that it's "almost as if we lived in the Middle Ages." That was an era when the swords of Islam had conquered much...
  • Missing Nigerian schoolgirls: Boko Haram issues new video mocking BringBackOurGirls campaign

    07/13/2014 9:25:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 13 Jul 2014
    The head of Nigeria's Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos which the authorities tried to cover up, in a video obtained by AFP Sunday. In the 16-minute video, Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau also voices support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State (IS) militants who have taken over large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria. ... Near the beginning of the video Shekau calls several of the world's most prominent Islamist extremists his "brethren". "May Allah protect you" he said, listing IS chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,...
  • How President Jonathan Was Misled About Boko Haram (Bill & Hillary Clinton_

    07/07/2014 11:28:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Below is the academic proposition by some scholars in the US to the Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The letter was copied to Ambassador Johnnie Carson, then Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Their argument, put forward in strong terms, is that the Jamaatu Ahlil Sunna Lidawati wal Jihad, otherwise known as Boko Haram, should not be slammed with the designation of a FOREIGN TERROR ORGANISATION, FTO. Dated Monday, May 21, 2012, the position of the scholars is frowned at by the leaders of Nigeria’s Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN. Yet, their forceful case against the designation appears...
  • 63 WOMEN ESCAPE FROM BOKO HARAM DEN IN BORNO (100s Still Remain Imprisoned)

    07/07/2014 11:20:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Daily Trust ^ | Monday, 07 July 2014 | Hamza Idris
    Sixty three women from Kummabza village and two other settlements in Damboa local government area of Borno State who were kidnapped by suspected members of the Boko Haram on June18 escaped late at night on Friday. A top security source in Maiduguri who does not want his name mentioned because he was not authorised to speak on the matter confirmed the escape. He said half of the women who escaped from the camps made it to their homes, while others who were found wandering in the bushes near Adamawa state are now in the custody of soldiers in Gulak town....
  • Mysterious Snakes, Bees Attack Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest

    07/01/2014 11:23:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Vanguard ^ | June 26, 2014 | Ndahi Marama
    Some members of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, arrested yesterday at Mairi ward behind University of Maiduguri by members of the Civilian JTF vigilante group, have confessed that most of them are fleeing the Sambisa Forest to areas across Borno State owing to what they believe is spiritual attacks from mysterious snakes and bees, which had killed many of their leaders. According to Kolo Mustapha, one of the arrested insurgents, “most of us are fleeing because there are too many snakes and bees now in the forest. Once they bite, they disappear and the victims do not last for 24...
  • Ramadan in Nigeria: Massive Attack on Five Churches, Boko Haram Burnt Five Churches, Over 100...

    06/29/2014 1:15:19 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/29/14 | Pamela Geller
    "" Ramadan in Nigeria: Massive Attack on Five Churches, Boko Haram Burnt Five Churches, Over 100 Worshipers Killed During Sunday Service "" The jihadists “are still in pursuit of the remaining villagers.” And so the ramadan bombathon is upon us. With the advent of the Obama presidency and the attendant surrender to Islamic supremacists, jihadists are slaughtering and conquering with impunity. There is nothing to stop them now. And they know it.
  • Killer bees and snakes the latest weapons in fight against Boko Haram

    06/28/2014 8:19:24 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-27-14 | Harry Tucker
    Boko Haram insurgents believe the ghosts of their victims are coming back to murder them in the form of killer bees and snakes. Nigerian newspaper Vanguard is reporting that several Boko Haram insurgents were arrested after fleeing a Nigerian forest because unremitting bee stings and snake bites had become too unbearable. The captured militants claimed they were “mystical bees” and “mysterious snakes” that had killed many of their fellow insurgents. “We were told that the aggrieved people who had suffered from our deadly mission, including the ghosts of some of those we killed, are the ones turning into the snake...
  • Nigerian Singer Offers Virginity To Boko Haram In Exchange For Kidnapped Girls

    06/27/2014 4:11:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    A Nigerian singer has offered her virginity to Boko Haram in exchange for the 276 girls they recently kidnapped, according to Vanguard Showtime. “They are between 12 and 15 year old girls for Christ sake,” Adokiye Kyrian said. “It is just unfair. They are too young. I wish I could offer myself in exchange.” Despite revealing she is still a virgin, the 23-year-old says she is “older and more experienced.” “Even if 10 to 12 men have to take me every night, I don’t care. Just release those girls and let them go back to their parents.” Some have criticized...
  • GABRIEL: ISIS is a threat beyond Iraq, with Shariah as worldwide aim

    06/26/2014 6:18:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2014 | Brigitte Gabriel
    There is a great deal of confusion and ignorance about the jihadist organization ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) which has been waging a terror campaign in those two nations for some time now, culminating most recently in the seizure of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul. ... ISIS has a specific goal in mind and that is the formation of an Islamic state ruled by Shariah. This is very important to understand because this is a common goal of all the major jihadist organizations across the world. It is shared by al Qaeda, Hamas, Lashkar e Taiba, Abu Sayyef,...
  • Islamist Radicals Suspected in Nigeria Mall Bombing

    06/25/2014 5:01:38 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 11 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 25, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Staff
    As thousands of Nigerian citizens flocked to a shopping mall to enjoy a day of shopping and watch their nation compete in the World Cup, suspected terrorists had plans to ruin what should have been a joyous day of celebration for the beleaguered African nation. The Associated Press has reported that a bomb exploded at the shopping mall in the capital city of Abuja, Nigeria which killed at least 20 people, with Islamic radicals being cited as the primary suspects. Body parts were seen throughout the exit areas of Emab Plaza, a shopping mall in the upscale suburb of Wuse...
  • 60 females, 31 boys, abducted in Northeast Nigeria

    06/24/2014 3:55:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Haruna Umar, Michelle Faul
    Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday. Security forces denied the kidnappings. Nigeria's government and military have attracted widespread criticism for their slow response to the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped April 15. There was no way to safely and independently confirm the report from Kummabza, 150 kilometers (95 miles) from Maiduguri, capital of Borno state and headquarters of a military state of emergency that has failed to curtail near-daily attacks by Boko Haram fighters. Kummabza resident Aji Khalil said Tuesday the abductions took place...
  • #BringBackOurGirls shameful exploitation of Nigerian school girls

    06/23/2014 5:43:33 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/14 | Judi McLeod
    Michelle Obama’s #BringBackOurGirls hash tag not only failed to bring back 219 Boko Haram-kidnapped, black, Christian Nigerian school girls, but actually placed the girls and their parents at serious risk.
  • The Nigerian Connection – Boko Haram, Obama, and Qatar

    06/16/2014 11:59:10 AM PDT · by mgist · 4 replies
    NY Republicans ^ | 5/2014 | NA
    “Allah ghayatuna Al-rasul za’imuna. Al-Qur-’an dusturuna. Al-jihad sabiluna. Al-mawt fi sabil Allah asma amanina. Allah akbar, Allah akbar.” “God is our goal, the Quran is our Constitution, the Prophet is our leader, struggle [jihad] is our way, and death in the service of God is the loftiest of our wishes. God is great. God is great.” -Muslim Brotherhood chant Last month Boko Haram, a franchise of al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, kidnapped 276 young girls in Nigeria. This horrifying situation reminded this country, apparently even the White House, that Islamic fascism was still a serious threat to world peace....
  • VIDEO: Devout Muslim Group Boko Haram Stones Young Girl to Death

    06/14/2014 9:42:22 AM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies
    AtlasShrugs ^ | 6/14/2014 | Pam Geller
    It is not known if this is one of the Christian girls who was kidnapped last month by the jihadist group Boko Haram, but the source of the video, ClickAfrica, writes, “From the video, this young girl is in the attire of the kidnapped Chibok girls with Boko Haram for a month. Now she is buried alive leaving [only] her head out to breath[e] before she is stoned to death.” Obama administration says, Boko Haram has “legitimate concerns.” Boko Haram Bury and Stone Chibok Girls to Death. People need to see this. The Western mind refuses to see what is...
  • 20 Kidnapped Women: Boko Haram Demands 800 Cows as Ransom

    06/13/2014 5:37:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Vanguard (Nigeria) ^ | June 12, 2014 | Ndahi Marama
    MAIDUGURI—Boko Haram terrorists are reportedly asking for 800 cows as a precondition for the release of the abducted 20 Fulani women. The terrorists demanded that each of the women would be swapped with 20 cows each bringing the total to 800 cows, husbands of the abducted women and other security sources have said. The people of Chibok, including members of the Vigilante Youths denied the abduction of the Fulani women when news of the kidnap first filtered, saying that the only people missing in the area were the 230 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok. The police authorities...
  • Boko Haram Kidnaps More Girls in Nigeria (20)

    06/09/2014 5:33:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 9, 2014 | Drew Hinshaw
    Abductions Near Town Where Students Were Grabbed Reflect Lack of ProtectionACCRA, Ghana—Nigeria's Islamist insurgency on Monday kidnapped some 20 girls just miles from a small town where the group abducted several hundred schoolgirls in April, local officials said, in an attack that exposed the military's absence in an area the president pledged to protect. The village of Garkin Fulani was preparing for its weekly market early Monday when Boko Haram fighters pulled up in a tractor trailer and began pulling young girls into the truck, said Adu Ibrahim, the area's chairman for a vigilante group called the Civilian Joint Task...
  • 'Dozens Killed' in Boko Haram Attack on Nigeria Villages

    06/04/2014 2:23:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | June 4th, 2014
    Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people in fresh attacks on villages in Borno state in northern Nigeria, the BBC has learnt.In one attack, gunmen reportedly fired on a crowd in a church compound. Boko Haram has waged an increasingly bloody insurgency since 2009 to create an Islamic state in Nigeria. The latest attacks come as the Nigerian army has denied reports that several generals have been found guilty of aiding Boko Haram in their insurgency. Nigerian media reported on Tuesday that 10 generals and five other senior military officers had been tried before a court martial for supplying...
  • Danger at the Summit: Signaled Weakness

    06/03/2014 7:24:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. First Lady Michelle Obama recently appeared on the Web holding a sign: #BringBackOurGirls. She was presumably acting with the full approval of her husband. President Barack Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of what was once repected as a Super Power. In London, Prime Minister David Cameron similarlyresorted to the Internet to express the concern of a nation once known as Great Britain. These fatuous responses to the kidnapping of nearly three hundred Christian girls by the Islamist Boko Haram in Nigeria have met with widespread derision, as they should. But these empty...
  • Obama: ‘No American Security Operation Can Eradicate’ Threat Posed by Boko Haram

    05/28/2014 2:58:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 28, 2014 - 2:53 PM | Melanie Hunter
    During his commencement address to the U.S. Military Academy’s graduating class at West Point Wednesday, President Barack Obama referenced the terrorist group Boko Haram, saying, “No American security operation can eradicate the threat posed by” Boko Haram. “Tragically, no American security operation can eradicate the threat posed by an extremist group like Boko Haram, the group that kidnapped those girls, and that’s why we have to focus not just on rescuing those girls right away, but also on supporting Nigerian efforts to educate its youth,” he said. …
  • Will Nigeria’s kidnapped girls eventually lead to Obama losing control of the narrative on Islam?

    05/27/2014 9:22:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/27/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The very best ambush is always the one that traps its victim even before he recognizes he has been trapped. Anacondas squeeze the life out of their victims before they know what the deadly snake is doing. In the past few weeks the “snake” of recognition has moved closer to Barack Obama. It may wrap itself around his boney body and compel him to make a decision about recognizing the danger of Islam, something he doesn’t want to do. The first coil of the snake ironically came from Hollywood’s Gay community who are reliable Obama cheerleaders. Recently homosexuals rallied in...
  • Nigeria says it has found missing girls

    05/26/2014 4:59:46 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05-26-2014 | Pamela Constable
    LAGOS, Nigeria — A top Nigerian military official said Monday that the government knows the whereabouts of several hundred kidnapped girls but cannot reveal their location and cannot use force to rescue them, according to the Web site of the Ogun state television service.
  • Nigerian Military....knows the whereabouts of kindnapped girls

    05/26/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 26/5/14 | Dana Ford
    Video .....
  • Nigerian defense chief claims abducted schoolgirls located

    05/26/2014 4:13:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/26/14 | Fox/AP
    Nigeria's defense chief is claiming that the country’s military has located nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists but cannot go in with force to free them. Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the country's much criticized military on Monday that Nigerian troops can save the girls, according to The Associated Press. But he added, "we can't go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back."
  • Boko Haram Kills 20 Villagers For Failing To Provide N250,000

    05/26/2014 1:47:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Leadership (Abuja) ^ | May 26, 2014 | Kareem Haruna
    Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members have killed about 20 residents of Kamuya village in Biu local government area of Borno State for allegedly failing to provide N250,000 to support their ‘crusade’, eyewitnesses have said. The sect members were said to have asked the villagers about two months ago to raise the said N250,000 in support of what they called “the work of God’ or risk being attacked. LEADERSHIP gathered from impeccable sources that the gunmen, who approached the village head and directed him to begin the collection of the illegal tax from his subjects, later became angry when...
  • Boko Haram: How Should Christians Understand It? - Catholic Stand

    05/26/2014 7:46:51 AM PDT · by yosephdaviyd · 9 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | 05/26/2014 | Howard Duncan
    SO IT SEEMS THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS NOW DECIDING THE TRUTHS OF ISLAM! When we note the claim that the kidnapped children had accepted Islam, it seems that Mr. Jackson has failed to understand that “all people” does not appear to include those that agree with the groups religious views, especially regarding war against infidels. Senator Rubio seems to be overly fixated on trying to pin the unpinnable and slides right by this global question of true belief. The State Department responds automatically without fear of questioning with what has become common a knee-jerk reaction to a legitimate question. Why...
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram k\Kills 28 in Three Village Attacks

    05/25/2014 12:00:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 24, 2014
    Suspected Islamist Boko Haram gunmen rampaged through three villages in northern Nigeria, killing 28 people and burning houses to the ground in a pattern of violence that has become almost a daily occurrence, according to police and witnesses. All three attacks happened on Thursday in remote parts of Borno state, the epicenter of Boko Haram's increasingly bloody struggle for an Islamic kingdom in religiously mixed Nigeria. One took place right next to Chibok, by the Cameroon border, from where more than 200 school girls were abducted last month.
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • Dr. Boko Soetoro Will See You Now

    05/22/2014 11:10:56 AM PDT · by IChing · 4 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 5/21/14 | Donald Joy
    There’s a popular graphic/meme going around on Facebook, showing a picture of Rod Serling, the host of the old black-and-white TV show The Twilight Zone, with bold text as follows: “Imagine, if you will, a world run by psychopaths…” Michelle Obama, her husband, and the direction of our entire government and country sicken and disgust me so much that lately I have lost interest in paying too much attention to the endless malevolent offenses, corruptions, and scandals. But let me heave something into your lap for a minute. The evidence points to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, The New York Times,...
  • What About Huma?

    05/21/2014 2:04:59 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2014 | by FRANK J. GAFFNEY, JR.
    Hillary Clinton is coming under scrutiny for serial fiascoes that occurred while she was Secretary of State. It’s about time. These are among the decisions that Hillary made, or at least presided over, that are emerging as real liabilities – for the country, as well as for her future presidential prospects: Mrs. Clinton refused to designate Nigeria’s Boko Haram as a terrorist group when various other government agencies urged to do so, long before it grabbed international headlines by kidnapping hundreds of schoolgirls. She personally engineered the opening of formal relations with the Muslim Brotherhood before it came to power...
  • 80 US troops in Chad helping to locate abducted girls, Obama says

    05/21/2014 12:53:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/21/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the U.S. has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help located more than 200 girls kidnapped in Nigeria.
  • The Nigerian Connection – Boko Haram, Obama, and Qatar

    05/20/2014 6:10:39 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    To support the hunt for the Nigerian girls, Obama has pledged reconnaissance drones. Nevermind that NATO airstrikes were deployed to remove Gaddafi, who had, following 9/11/2001 been cooperating with U.S. authorities. The plight of these children apparently do not merit American military might. Meanwhile Canada, a nation which many perceive as the paragon of a peaceful international nation, has sent special forces to aid in the search (albeit, allegedly, they will not engage in any fighting). Meanwhile, a very recent report has suggested that all of North Africa is on the verge of political catastrophe: “Instability and insurgent network activity...
  • African and Other Leaders Meet in Paris, Declare War on Boko Haram

    05/18/2014 10:00:11 PM PDT · by deks · 7 replies
    Patheos ^ | May 17, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    French President François Hollande took the lead against terrorism Saturday, May 17 in Paris, bringing together five African heads of state to adopt a regional action plan to fight against the Nigerian armed Islamist group Boko Haram. In a joint press conference, Cameroonian President Paul Biya said, “We are here to declare war on Boko Haram.” Recognizing that Boko Haram has become a major threat in Africa, the Summit participants announced a plan which includes “intelligence coordination, exchange of information, the central control means, border surveillance, a military presence around Lake Chad and response capability in the event of danger.”...
  • Michelle Obama 'outraged' over Nigeria kidnapped girls

    05/10/2014 8:26:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2014 | by Jeff Mason
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama took the rare step of delivering her husband President Barack Obama's weekly radio address on Saturday to express outrage over the kidnapping of some 200 girls in Nigeria last month. "Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night," Mrs. Obama said in the address. "This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education - grown men attempting to snuff out...
  • Israeli Forces Reportedly on the Ground in Nigeria, to Help in Rescue of Kidnapped Girls

    05/17/2014 6:58:50 AM PDT · by kindred · 34 replies
    BCN.com ^ | 05/13/14 | News Staff
    "Israel expresses deep shock at the crime against the girls. We are ready to help in finding the girls and fighting the cruel terrorism inflicted on you." -Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli security forces have arrived in Nigeria to aid in the search for [over] 200 young [mostly] Christian girls recently abducted by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram. On Monday, international media was abuzz after the publication of a video showing many of the captive girls dressed in Muslim garb (pictured) and reciting passages from the Koran. In the video, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau says the girls will...
  • West Africa leaders vow to wage 'total war' on Boko Haram

    05/17/2014 2:55:31 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 5-17-14 | John Irish and Elizabeth Pineau
    PARIS (Reuters) - West African leaders on Saturday agreed to work together to wage "total war" on Boko Haram saying the Nigerian Islamist group had become a regional al Qaeda that threatened all of them. Nigeria's neighbors Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin, and Western officials, met in Paris to flesh out a plan enabling them for the first time to share intelligence, coordinate action and monitor borders. Although Boko Haram has been fighting for five years, carrying out bombings and attacks on civilians and the security forces, the kidnapping last month of more than 200 girls from a school in...
  • Suspected Boko Haram rebels attack Chinese Plant in Cameroon

    05/17/2014 3:12:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 17, 2014
    Suspected rebels from Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacked a Chinese plant in northern Cameroon near the town of Waza, a local governor told Reuters on Saturday. Waza is 20 km (12 miles) from the Nigerian border close to the Sambisa forest, a stronghold of Boko Haram which has killed thousands in Nigeria in a five-year insurgency for an Islamist state and threatens to destabilize the wider region.
  • Allah’s Enemies Should Be Maimed, Killed– Ogwuche, Nyanya Bomb Mastermind

    05/17/2014 12:02:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Punch ^ | 5/17/2014
    …How he became radicalised in British varsity Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, the alleged mastermind of the Nyanya bomb blast is said to have been radicalised while studying at university in South Wales, a report published in Daily Mail Friday revealed. Ogwuche who dubbed himself ‘The Lion of God’ threatened to cut the hands and feet of non-believers while he was living in Britain. The 29-year-old who was said to have escaped to Sudan was declared wanted by security authorities early in the week. But the terror kingpin was arrested by the Interpol in the Islamic country on suspicion of carrying out...
  • Boko Haram's evil is NOT Islamic! Thus spake a State Department official [Semi-satire]

    05/17/2014 10:39:24 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 17, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Even if evil is Islamic, what difference does it make now? Obama is "our" President and it pleaseth Him According to a Democrat Senator from New Hampshire, Boko Haram is not Islamist. New Hampshire senator Jeanne Shaheen says Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group that has kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian girls from their families and forced them to convert to Islam, should not be confused with Islam. The Democrat made the point in a Thursday hearing. One of the hearing’s witnesses, State Department official Robert Jackson, prompted Shaheen’s comment when he argued that “Boko Haram’s philosophy is not an Islamist philosophy.”...
  • Chibok Girls: ‘They’ve Changed Her Dress, She Looked Uglier Than at Home’

    05/17/2014 10:36:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Nigerian Tribune ^ | 17.May.2014
    WHEN the girls appeared on the screen, parents in the small room at the Government House, Maiduguri dissolved into tears, a New York Times reporter, who was present while parents of abducted Chibok girls, during the week, watched the Boko Haram video reported. But after several of them finally saw their daughters’ faces again in the video, they said their relief quickly gave rise to anger: The girls were alive, but they were prisoners. “Her face was frowning and unhappy,” said Bashir Wattai, a tall, solidly built farmer who said he had just seen his 17-year-old daughter Mairama in the...
  • African leaders vow to wage 'total war' on Boko Haram

    05/17/2014 9:34:33 AM PDT · by csvset · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | 17 May 2014 | Staff
    African leaders on Saturday described Boko Haram as an "al Qaeda operation" and promised to wage "total war" on the Islamic extremist group after a summit meeting in Paris. The leaders of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad and Benin as well as the French president and US and British officials met for talks in the Elysée Palace to discuss strategy for fighting Boko Haram and freeing at least 276 girls it is holding. After the meeting, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan told the media, “Boko Haram is no longer a local terrorist group, it is operating clearly as an al Qaeda operation,...
  • Modern World is Still Premodern in Many Ways

    05/15/2014 4:11:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery. Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of murdering kids who dare to enroll in school, and Christians in general. For years, Western aid groups have pleaded with the State Department to at least put Boko Haram on the official list of terrorist groups. But former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's team was reluctant to come down so harshly, in apparent worry that some might interpret such condemnation as potentially offensive...
  • Obama Administration Threatened Nigeria with Sanctions in 2013 for Fighting Boko Haram

    05/17/2014 9:08:50 AM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    CanadaFreePress ^ | May 14 2014 | Author By Fred Dardick
    Hillary Clinton wasn’t the only Obama administration official who went to bat for Boko Haram over the past few years. Soon after John Kerry took over as Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence P. McCulley, accused the Nigerian government of butchery during a confrontation with Boko Haram terrorists in Baga, a Nigerian town on the shores of Lake Chad, and in May 2013 threatened to withdraw U.S. military aid from the West African nation.
  • Dem Senator: Boko Haram Is Not Islamist

    05/16/2014 7:23:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 16, 2014 | Michael Warren
    New Hampshire senator Jeanne Shaheen says Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group that has kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian girls from their families and forced them to convert to Islam, should not be confused with Islam. The Democrat made the point in a Thursday hearing. One of the hearing's witnesses, State Department official Robert Jackson, prompted Shaheen's comment when he argued that "Boko Haram's philosophy is not an Islamist philosophy." "I agree and I’m glad you made that point," said Shaheen. "Clearly, we need to make sure Islam is not confused with some of these horrible terrorist acts that have been...
  • State Dept. Official: ‘Just Not Accurate’ to Characterize Boko Haram as Muslim

    05/16/2014 11:00:18 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 15, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    A State Department official told a Senate hearing on terrorism in Nigeria this morning that “Boko Haram is trying to portray its philosophy as being a Muslim philosophy, and that’s just not accurate.” Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs Chairman Chris Coons (D-Del.) referenced a hearing that he held two years ago, in which lawmakers learned that Boko Haram was training with Al-Shabaab and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in an area the size of Texas. “The hearing that we conducted two years ago could almost literally be repeated today in terms of ongoing structural challenges that have led...
  • Report: US threatened Nigeria with sanctions in 2013 for fighting Boko Haram

    05/16/2014 7:32:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/16/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    According to a Nigerian website, in 2013 the United States threatened Nigeria with suspension of military assistance following suppression of Boko Haram after an attack by the Muslim jihadist group on a military outpost outside the city of Baga.  US Ambassador to Nigeria, Terrence P. McCulley reportedly called a meeting with Soros-funded Human Rights Watch and other members of the “human rights community in Nigeria.”   THEWILL gathered from a source at the meeting who opted to remain anonymous that the Ambassador called the meeting to feel the pulse of the human rights community over the violations of basic rights...
  • Nigerian Villagers Fight Off Attacks by Boko Haram

    05/15/2014 11:28:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu May 15, 2014 | Aminu Abu Bakr
    Residents of three villages in northeastern Nigeria took security into their own hands this week, repelling attacks by Boko Haram insurgents and killing more than 200 of them, residents and officials said. Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters stormed the villages of Menari, Tsangayari and Garawa in the ethnic Shuwa-dominated Kalabalge District on Tuesday. Boko Haram -- the group responsible for the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the same region -- was met with stiff resistance as locals put up a fierce fight, witnesses said. A month has passed since the girls were kidnapped, and the Nigerian government has been...
  • Obama Administration Threatened Nigeria with Sanctions in 2013 for Fighting Boko Haram

    05/14/2014 2:08:53 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Fred Dardick
    Hillary Clinton wasn’t the only Obama administration official who went to bat for Boko Haram over the past few years. Soon after John Kerry took over as Secretary of State, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence P. McCulley, accused the Nigerian government of butchery during a confrontation with Boko Haram terrorists in Baga, a Nigerian town on the shores of Lake Chad, and in May 2013 threatened to withdraw U.S. military aid from the West African nation. Boko Haram militants attacked a Nigerian military outpost in April 2013 outside Baga, killing one soldier. Following the three-day battle human rights activists,...
  • Obama won’t be able to vote “present” on Beverly Hills Hotel and kidnapped Nigerian school girls

    05/15/2014 9:22:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/15/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Barack Obama’s spinelessness seems to have him caught in a pincher. From his earliest days in public life Barack Obama has done as little as possible. Whenever he has been presented with a choice he will either worm out of the situation, as his disgraceful record of voting “present” shows, or completely ignore the matter at hand. Obama’s spinelessness is most prominent in his refusal to confront the dangers posed by the savages masquerading as “The Religion of Peace.” Faced with a demand to respond to Islamic terror attacks Obama has hidden behind ridiculous insulting language such as calling the...
  • No laughing matter: Hillary to be haunted in 2016 by Benghazi, failed Russia reset

    05/15/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Rodham Clinton brings a quarter-century of public service to her potential presidential campaign, but it’s her most recent job as secretary of state for President Obama — overseeing relations with Russia, handling the terrorist attack in Benghazi and negotiating over the war on terrorism — that could come back to haunt her. Many of Mr. Obama’s current political problems also could affect Mrs. Clinton, including the handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the decision not to slap the terrorist label on Boko Haram, a group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last month. Even the Keystone XL...