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  • Obama allies back pro-Sharia populist in Nigeria

    03/29/2015 2:36:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 03/29/2015 | Christian Whiton
    In the dangerous last two years of Obama's presidency, things could go from bad to worse. His allies are now backing a pro-Sharia populist in Nigeria's presidential election, with potentially disastrous results On Saturday, Nigerians will go to the polls to choose their president. The race pits an incumbent with an imperfect record against a former military dictator who has flirted with Islamism. As with the recent election in Israel, alumni of Obama are aiding the challenger -- and not because he would make the region safer. The decision Nigerians will make this weekend matters greatly, both for themselves and...
  • Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

    03/29/2015 11:28:01 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, March 29, 2015 | Yara Bayoumy and Mahmoud Mourad
    Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. In a rare move, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced that a letter from Putin would be read out to the gathering in Egypt, where Arab leaders discussed an array of regional crises, including conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Libya. "We support the Arabs' aspirations for a prosperous future and for the resolution of all the problems the Arab world faces through peaceful means, without any...
  • Former intelligence official: Obama’s Middle East policy is ‘willful ignorance’

    03/29/2015 9:19:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | By Josh Hicks
    The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency on Sunday described President Obama's Middle East policy as one of "willful ignorance," saying the administration needs a clearer strategy for dealing with conflicts emerging across the region. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said during an interview on "Fox News Sunday" that recent developments in the Middle East are moving in a bad direction for the United States, with Iran "clearly on the march" to influence events in a "regional sectarian war." “At the end of the day, we have just this incredible policy confusion — never mind what our strategy is to...
  • Turkey's Erdogan says can't tolerate Iran bid to dominate Middle East

    03/28/2015 9:14:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    al Reuters ^ | 03/28/2015 | Humeyra Pamuk
    (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran on Thursday of trying to dominate the Middle East and said its efforts have begun annoying Ankara, as well as Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries. Turkey earlier said it supports the Saudi-led military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen and called on the militia group and its "foreign supporters" to abandon acts which threaten peace and security in the region. "Iran is trying to dominate the region," said Erdogan, who is due to visit Tehran in early April. "Could this be allowed? This has begun annoying us, Saudi Arabia and the...
  • Africa on Fire: Jihad on the March

    03/28/2015 3:09:22 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 28 March 15 | Unattributed
    In recent years it has become increasingly clear that the Jihadists have targeted the African continent. On September 11, 2001, the groups Al Shabaab, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Ansar al Shariah and the Islamic State were not just unheard of–they didn’t even exist. Today these groups are waging Jihad, killing thousands in their drives to establish Islamic rule under Shariah law… This development didn’t just “happen.” The rise of Jihad was promoted and financed. Africa is becoming a battleground because the global Jihadist movement has targeted it. At least one analyst reports that Al Qaeda, the...
  • Obama installing Islam leaders while Michelle and Susan Rice provide cover?

    03/27/2015 6:35:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/27/2015 | Judi McLeod
    The full-scale social engineering of President Barack Hussein Obama in the elections of countries where he has no business being seeks to install radical Islamists to power. Even though it’s s a provable deadly blueprint that’s putting the West at great risk, no one is calling him on it. Obama’s been on the trail of replacing Christian leaders with Islamic ones before he became president, starting with Kenya where he actively campaigned to elect Islamic defender Raila Odinga in 2007. Obama got away with it because following a violent post-electoral crisis, Odinga took office as Prime Minister in April...
  • Obama Accused of Obstructing Battle against Boko Haram to Promote Axelrod’s Nigerian Muslim Client

    03/26/2015 12:52:34 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    AIM ^ | March 24, 2015 | James Simpson
    When the notorious Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 278 school girls [1] from the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria last year, Michelle Obama began a Twitter hashtag campaign [2], #BringBackOurGirls. But behind the scenes, the Obama administration was undermining Nigeria’s efforts to take the battle to the terrorists. Obama refused to sell Nigeria arms and supplies critical to the fight, and stepped in to block other Western allies from doing so. The administration also denied Nigeria intelligence [3] on Boko Haram from drones operating in the area. While Boko Haram was kidnapping school girls, the U.S. cut petroleum...
  • NiceDeb: The reason Obama hasn't been helping Nigeria fight Boko Haram will make you sick

    03/25/2015 6:27:21 AM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    NiceDeb ^ | 3/24/2015 | NiceDeb
    Follow link to read article with complete links to sourced material: NiceDeb: The reason Obama hasn't been helping Nigeria fight Boko Haram will make you sickAccording to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, more than 13,000 people have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009. Some estimates put the carnage as high as 17,000 deaths. Between July 2013 and June 2014 alone, an estimated 7,000 people died in incidents related to the insurgency. Boko Haram – which means “Western education is forbidden” – recently pledged allegiance to ISIS. When these formidable jihadists rampaged through Nigeria, last year – kidnapping schoolgirls,...
  • Terror triumvirate: ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram training together in Mauritania: analyst

    03/24/2015 11:22:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    The world’s three most infamous terrorist organizations are working together at Al-Qaeda-run training camps in the Sahara Desert in Mauritania, where dozens of recruits from the U.S., Canada and Europe are being indoctrinated into violent jihad and training for attacks that could expand the so-called caliphate across North and West Africa, according to analysts. ISIS, Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda all have links to two camps in the remote sands of the expansive North African country, according to Veryan Khan, editorial director for the Florida-based Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium, which tracks international terrorism and had a source on the ground...
  • Boko Haram Captures More Than 400 Women And Children In Northern Nigeria

    03/24/2015 4:51:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | March 24, 2015 | Tamerra Griffin
    Locals from Damasak reported that the militant Islamic group passed through town shortly after troops from Niger and Chad secured it. Group members killed 50 and kidnapped 400 to 500 women and children as they left. Damasak had recently been freed by troops from Chad and Niger. Souleymane Ali, a local trader, told Reuters that the militants took 506 women and children, and killed about 50 of them. “We don’t know if they killed others after leaving, but they took the rest with them,” he added.
  • Boko Haram fighters slaughter dozens of their 'wives' who had been kidnapped and forced to [tr]

    03/20/2015 7:05:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2015 | Kate Pickles
    Dozens of Nigerian women who were forced to marry Boko Haram fighters were reportedly slaughtered by their 'husbands' before a battle with troops in the northeast town of Bama. Witnesses said the Islamist militants feared they would be killed by advancing soldiers or separated from their wives when they fled the town. They killed the women to prevent them from subsequently marrying soldiers or other so-called non-believers, they said. Sharifatu Bakura, 39, said: 'The terrorists said they will not allow their wives to be married to infidels.'
  • Valerie Jarrett Must Go

    03/21/2015 5:19:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/21/2015 | Jared Feldschreiber
    DC political insiders believe that if President Barack Obama truly seeks compromise with Republicans, he should begin by ditching White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. It goes without saying that Jarrett, the president's longtime trusted confidante, political ally, and family friend, is a divisive figure inside the beltway. Calls for her dismissal have been rampant since the president began his second term -- and even before then. It is a demand still ignored by the White House.
  • Why Nigeria is turning to South African mercenaries to help fight Boko Haram

    03/20/2015 9:44:50 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    The Conversation ^ | March 20 2015 | Caroline Varin
    Nigeria has drafted “hundreds of mercenaries from South Africa” in its fight against Boko Haram. South Africans have a long-standing reputation as being among the best mercenaries in the world, and have been present in one form or another in most African conflicts for the past two decades.
  • Could Boko Haram be Hillary Clinton’s Biggest Scandal?

    03/19/2015 8:19:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/19/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    One senator wants to know if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deleted her emails regarding the very delayed designation of Boko Haram as a terrorist organization — and if a very well-heeled donor influenced that policy.The query is not new for Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), but it’s now reflected in some additional disturbing lights: the admission by Clinton that she used personal email while the nation’s top diplomat and screened which ones to keep or discard, and the ascension of Boko Haram to an ISIS affiliate.In June of last year, Vitter questioned why the State Department, under former...
  • TOUCHING! SON OF NIGERIAN BILLIONAIRE DONATES KIDNEY TO ISRAELI OMAIMA HALABI

    03/13/2015 1:43:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Gbooza ^ | March 7, 2015
    Smith Jadesimi, from Nigeria, donated a kidney to Israeli Omaima Halabi through the NGO Matnat Chaim Israeli media is awash with the touching tale of how the son of a Nigerian billionaire braved all odds against him to donate his kidney to a dying lady he had never met... The Jerusalem Post in an article titled, ‘The Human Spirit: Love, Give, Live’, reported that the story of Smith Jadesimi, son of oil magnate Ladi Jadesimi, resonated in hearts across the country as an untainted demonstration of compassion beyond religion and race. Born in 1987 into the large and prosperous Jadesimi...
  • Nigeria’s Fight Against Boko Haram Gets Help From South African Mercenaries

    03/12/2015 10:45:33 AM PDT · by Theoria · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 March 2015 | ADAM NOSSITER
    Hundreds of South African mercenaries and hired fighters of other nationalities are playing a decisive role in Nigeria’s military campaign against Boko Haram, operating attack helicopters, armored personnel carriers and fighting to retake towns and villages captured by the Islamist militant group, according to senior officials in the region.The Nigerian government has not acknowledged the presence of the mercenaries, but a senior government official in northern Nigeria said the South Africans — camped out in a remote portion of the airport in Maiduguri, the city at the heart of Boko Haram’s uprising — conduct most of their operations at night...
  • Nigeria: The Islamic State’s New Outpost

    03/09/2015 6:55:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/08/2015 | Tom Rogan
    If a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.President Obama That line sums up President Obama’s tendency to downplay foreign-policy crises with derisory humor. And today his arrogance bears its toll. This weekend, Abubakar Shekau — the half-Salafi/half-psychotic leader of Boko Haram — pledged fealty to the Islamic State (IS). Defined by extreme violence — burning students alive, slitting throats, destroying villages, etc. — Boko Haram is well matched to IS. As I recently explained, it threatens both regional and U.S. interests. Yet Shekau’s pledge to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi catalyzes the threat....
  • 19 killed in Boko Haram attack in Niger

    03/07/2015 6:42:57 PM PST · by piasa · 4 replies
    PMNews Nigeria | March 3, 2015
    At least 19 civilians were killed in a weekend attack by Boko Haram Islamists on three remote islands in Niger with many victims burnt alive, a local lawmaker said. Sunday’s onslaught took place on three islands located on Lake Chad, said ElHadj Aboubacar, a deputy from the town of Bosso in southeastern Niger. “We have been informed that at least 19 people have died, most of whom were either burnt alive or drowned in the lake,” he told AFP. There has been no official confirmation of the death toll but a private radio station in Niger has reported that two...
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State

    03/07/2015 12:16:13 PM PST · by Bogey78O · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/7/2015 | BBC
    Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement. The message, which could not immediately be verified, was posted on Boko Haram's Twitter account and appeared to be by the group's leader. Boko Haram began a military campaign to impose Islamic rule in northern Nigeria in 2009. The conflict has since spread to neighbouring states.
  • FOX NEWS: 54 DEAD, HUNDREDS WOUNDED, IN BOKO HAREM MASSACRE

    03/07/2015 8:53:03 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 97 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 07 MARCH 2015 | FOX NEWS
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  • Egypt Roars for Its Christians: ‘They Have a Shield’

    03/07/2015 8:10:46 AM PST · by Dqban22 · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Feb 20, 2015 | PETER JESSERER SMITH
    Egypt Roars for Its Christians: ‘They Have a Shield’ Egyptian society and its government have rallied in defense of the Copts, but the White House has declined to support Egypt’s military actions in defense of its citizens. http://m.ncregister.com/daily-news/egypt-roars-for-its-christians-they-have-a-shield/#.VOgHo4Y8Kc0
  • Sen. Corker: White House Meeting...‘One Of The Most Bizarre I’ve Attended’

    05/24/2014 7:59:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    CBS-DC ^ | 5-23-14
    White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers’ concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending. The meetings come as a frustrated White House seeks to push back at criticism of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. But the White House outreach appeared to be having little effect on some lawmakers’ concerns. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, described Tuesday night’s White House meeting with chief of staff Denis McDonough and national security adviser Susan Rice as...
  • Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death

    03/05/2015 6:43:02 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 4, 2015 | Madjiasra Nako
    President Idriss Deby of Chad said on Wednesday he knew the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, and called on him to surrender or risk being killed. Chad's army has waged a series of battles against Boko Haram as part of a cross-border military campaign and has re-taken territory the militant group held in northeastern Nigeria. ... The Chadian army is considered one of the best in the region, backed by a strong air force. It first deployed to help Cameroon fend off Boko Haram and is now pressing southwest into Nigerian territory...
  • Boko Haram + ISIS = Marriage from Hell

    02/25/2015 11:02:11 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 8 replies
    WSBT TV, CNN ^ | Feb 25, 2015 | By Tim Lister CNN
    (CNN) - For sheer cruelty, they are well matched. They also share an apocalyptic "end-of-days" vision. Now there are signs that Boko Haram -- the most feared group in West Africa -- may be edging toward a formal pledge of allegiance to the self-declared Caliph of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Observers of Boko Haram, which has inflicted years of terror on northern Nigeria, note that its actions in the last six months have frequently mimicked those of ISIS -- from punishments such as stoning and beheading of its victims to taking territory and an increasingly sophisticated use...
  • US Official: ISIS Will Not Join Boko Haram Due to Racism

    02/19/2015 5:45:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Mary Chastain
    A U.S. intelligence officer told NBC News the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) will not likely team up with Nigerian radical Islamic group Boko Haram in any official capacity due to the group’s racism against black Africans. “The Arab world is incredibly racist,” the officer explained. “They don’t see black Africans as equivalent to them.” Boko Haram has repeatedly praised the Islamic State and showcases its flag in many videos, but the Islamic State has not shown any brotherly love towards their comrades in Africa, other than reports indicating that the groups are in communication. The officer also said there is no...
  • Poll: 77% of Americans See a Nuclear Iran As a ‘Critical Threat’ (Gallup poll undermines Zero)

    02/19/2015 10:12:45 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 19, 2015 12:33 pm | Sam Munsun
    A significant majority of Americans — some 77% of those polled — see the “development of nuclear weapons by Iran” as a “critical threat”; another 16% see it as “important but not critical”, according to new numbers from Gallup. With US-Iran talks reportedly set to resume Friday, the poll, which asks Americans to assess a variety of threats to U.S. interests as “critical”, “important but not critical”, or “not important” — will likely take on a new and ominous significance. The poll placed the question of Iranian nukes near the top of the list of threats Gallup asked about, behind...
  • US Won't Help Fight Boko Haram Until Nigeria Accepts Homosexuality, Birth Control, Bishop Says

    02/17/2015 1:30:31 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 35 replies
    http://www.aleteia.org ^ | February 17, 2015 | Diane Montagna
    VATICAN CITY — “African values are not on sale,” the new Chairman of Communications for the African bishops has said. But Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Oyo, Nigeria, is convinced they are under threat from what Pope Francis has called an “ideological colonization” that is seeking to destroy the family. It's so bad, he says, that the United States has made clear it will not help Nigeria fight the Boko Haram terror group unless the country modify its laws regarding homosexuality, family planning and birth-control.
  • BOKO HARAM VOWS TO ‘ENSLAVE’ OBAMA SUPPORTERS IN NEW ISIS-STYLE VIDEO

    02/18/2015 3:06:24 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 18, 2015 | by FRANCES MARTEL
    A man claiming to be the leader of Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, appears in a new video threatening violence against the Nigerian government should they proceed with presidential elections, and warning that the terrorist group will “enslave” all those “supporters of Francois Hollande and Obama.” The video, which was initially distributed on Twitter and since has been distributed through the SITE Intelligence group, depicts the man claiming to be Shekau before a camera, warning that the Nigerian presidential elections– already postponed due to Boko Haram suicide bombings– will never happen. The elections are scheduled to occur on...
  • Nigerian Army 'Kills 300 Boko Haram Fighters'

    02/18/2015 12:09:23 PM PST · by traumer · 23 replies
    Hundreds of militants have been killed during the struggle to recapture the Nigerian garrison town of Monguno, according to officials. "Over 300 terrorists were killed while a few were also captured," said defence spokesman Major-General Chris Olukolade. The claims follow similar statements from Niger, Chad and Cameroon - who are also involved in fighting the terror group - but they have not been independently confirmed. The army has often claimed success against the group which has then been contradicted by witness reports. Civilian vigilantes in the town confirmed it had been retaken and said there had been heavy casualties, but...
  • After Beheading Coptic Christians, Islamists Say They Will ‘Conquer Rome’ Next

    02/16/2015 6:19:01 AM PST · by marshmallow · 70 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 2/16/15 | Staff Reporter
    Militants declaring loyalty to Islamic State in Libya single out Rome as a targetIslamist militants claiming loyalty to ISIS have released a video appearing to show the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians who were taken hostage in Libya several weeks ago. The video shows men apparently being beheaded after being forced to kneel next to the Mediterranean Sea. A militant says they are sending a message “from the south of Rome”. At the end of the footage the same English-speaking fighter raises his knife to the water and says ISIS would “conquer Rome”. This morning Egypt and the Libyan government...
  • Merciless Islamic Oppression of Christians in Africa: Remember Boko Haram?

    02/16/2015 9:36:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Scarcely a day passes that media personalities aren’t sounding the alarm over the relentless march of “Islamism”—i.e. militant Islam. To hear them tell it, one could be forgiven for thinking that “Islamism”—exemplified by the likes of ISIS—is mere centimeters away from destroying both America and Israel. Of course, this is hysteria. Jihadists are dangerous individuals, for sure, but America and Israel have ample resources with which to protect their citizens. Such, however, cannot be said for the Christians of dozens of countries around the world who daily suffer unimaginable predations at the hands of the Muslim majorities of their homelands....
  • Boko Haram: 200,000 Christians at Risk of Massacre in Nigeria

    02/14/2015 10:34:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/14/15 | Robert Windrem and Alexander Smith
    Boko Haram forces appear poised to attack Maiduguri, a city of 2 million in northeast Nigeria -- meaning that 200,000 Christians could be at risk of slaughter by the Islamist terror group, say U.S. intelligence officials and experts on Nigeria. "An attack on Madiguri is very likely," said J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Project at the Atlantic Council, echoing U.S. intelligence officials. Pham believes, as do other experts, that Boko Haram has already placed "sleeper cells" among the tide of refugees who have fled the group's murderous rampage through Africa's most populous nation. "They've done it everywhere else...
  • Refugees in Nigeria tell of Boko Haram savagery (Time for boots on the ground?

    02/13/2015 1:12:08 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/13/2015 | Staff
    Violent attacks by Boko Haram have caused many to flee their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis within Nigeria and neighboring countries. Refugees say they have witnessed brutal acts of savagery, with men's throats being slit and women being held as "war booty." Chad has become the latest country on the border with Nigeria to be affected by a Boko Haram attack. The BBC's Tom Oladipo went to Yola village in Aadamawa state in northeast Nigeria and spoke to refugees there. ...
  • Worse Than No Strategy

    02/11/2015 3:21:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Cliff May
    It seems like only yesterday that President Obama was being criticized for having no strategy to counter the jihadi threat. In fact, it was about ten days ago. Peggy Noonan’s Feb. 1 Wall Street Journal column was headlined: “America’s Strategy Deficit.”Since then, a different perception has been taking root: Mr. Obama does indeed have a strategy – a “secret strategy,” one that is alarmingly misguided.According to this theory, he believes that fighting terrorism requires accommodating the regime long recognized by the U.S. government as the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism: the Islamic Republic of Iran.He may also see the Islamic...
  • Chadian forces retake border town from Boko Haram

    02/03/2015 3:52:48 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    afp ^ | Feb. 3, 2015 | Stephane Yas with Ola Awoniyi in Abuja
    Chadian forces scored a key victory over Nigeria's Boko Haram on Tuesday, wresting control of the border town of Gamboru within hours of launching a ground offensive against the jihadist group. Around 2,000 Chadian troops backed by armoured vehicles crossed the border into Gamboru from the Cameroonian town of Fotokol . ... The ground intervention by Chad came after the African Union last week backed a regional five-nation, 7,500-strong force to take on the extremists amid growing fears about their threat to regional security. Nigeria has drawn fierce criticism for failing to hold back the insurgents, who have stepped up...
  • Nigerian troops kill 500 Islamo-Nazi Boko Haram cockroaches

    02/02/2015 9:15:20 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Nigerian troops managed to repel an attack by Boko haram on the very large city of Maiduguri this weekend, killing around 500 of the Islamo-Nazi cockroaches while doing so: CBN NEWS – Nigerian troops pushed back an attack by radical Islamist fighters from Boko Haram Sunday. Troops from the terror group attacked the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, Maiduguri. ... Voice of America adds this: A VOA reporter, Abdulkareem Haruna, saw hundreds of civilians armed with hunting rifles, clubs and machetes advance toward the battles, saying they want to help the soldiers stop the militants.
  • ( Shia ) Iran Offers to Help African Union Against Boko Haram ( Sunni Moslems )

    02/01/2015 7:22:30 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Feb 2015 | John Hayward
    The absence of strong Western leadership against the Boko Haram terror state has created an opportunity Iran seems ready to exploit. The Premium Times of Nigeria reports that Iran is stepping forward to offer assistance to the African Union against the savage caliphate spilling out of northern Nigeria into Cameroon and menacing the entire region: ... Abdollohian said the activities of the Boko Haram militants and that of Al-Shabaab in the Somalia were similar to that of Al-Qaeda and the ISIS and other terrorist groups in the Middle East. ... Iran was willing to share its experiences on terrorist activities...
  • Nigeria Elections Put Christians in Danger of More Muslim Attacks

    01/30/2015 10:17:23 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 4 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Muslim persecution of Christians is at a high tide — and there are grave fears of more sectarian bloodletting as millions of people in Nigeria, which is half Muslim and half Christian, vote for their national leaders next month. These religious atrocities cry out for media attention and political awareness, said Raymond Ibrahim, author of the monthly report “Muslim Persecution of Christians,” which has chronicled attacks on Christians in dozens of countries since July 2011. Mainstream media rarely cover attacks on Christians, even though they happen “all around the Islamic world,” Mr. Ibrahim said Tuesday.
  • US halted Israeli arms transfer to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

    01/27/2015 2:12:20 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 26, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    US halted Israeli arms transfer to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram.
  • Boko Haram Captures Strategic Nigerian City Following Heavy Battle; Over 200 Dead in Slaughter

    01/26/2015 8:22:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/26/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has reportedly captured the strategically important city of Monguno following a heavy battle with the army, which has left over 200 people dead. CNN reported that the military is still fighting Boko Haram for control over Maiduguri, attempting to prevent the jihadists from gaining even more ground. "Our soldiers initially repelled the terrorists but they mobilized more fighters and came back in full force. They overwhelmed our troops and forced them to retreat," said one Nigerian officer, who asked not to be named. While Monguno has close to 100,000 residents, Maiduguri hosts more than 600,000....
  • Iran’s Africa Fiasco

    02/26/2011 7:19:14 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 25, 2011 | Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
    It hasn't made much noise worldwide, but Iran's rapidly deteriorating relationships with several African countries is huge news across the continent. On February 16, the Nigerian Federal High Court in Lagos began the prosecution of an alleged member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Azim Aghajani, and a Nigerian associate, Usman Abbas Jega. They are accused of arms smuggling. This video link is in Arabic, but is very self-explanatory. It is of the opening day of the court proceedings.The story is a classic, just one of many on the Dark Continent nowadays: In late October 2010, Nigerian intelligence officials...
  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed

    01/25/2015 12:14:15 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | HARUNA UMAR
    In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same time the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on villages some 200 kilometers (125 miles) to the south in Adamawa state, slitting throats of residents, looting and burning homes and abducting dozens of trapped women and children, according to Vandu Kainu and other escaping survivors. Adamawa state legislator Adamu Kamale appealed for troops to protect civilians in Michika, where six villages are under attack. “The attacks have continued since Friday with...
  • Boko Haram boasts of slaughter as it rampages in Cameroon and Nigeria

    01/21/2015 9:01:02 AM PST · by KingofZion · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2015 | Fred Barbash
    As thousands of Nigerians and Cameroonians fled for their lives from rampaging Boko Haram fighters, the leader of the violent Islamist group reportedly bragged in a video released Tuesday about the slaughter in the town of Baga and promised that there would be more to come. “We killed the people of Baga,” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau boasted in the video, first reported by Agence France-Presse. “We indeed killed them, as our Lord instructed us in His Book. … We will not stop. This is not much. You’ll see.” The video could not be independently authenticated. It was similar in...
  • Say It Like It Is (Holy Cow! the NYSlimes says Radical Islam is a prob)

    01/21/2015 3:39:57 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | Tom Friedman
    I’ve never been a fan of global conferences to solve problems, but when I read that the Obama administration is organizing a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism for Feb. 18, in response to the Paris killings, I had a visceral reaction: Is there a box on my tax returns that I can check so my tax dollars won’t go to pay for this? When you don’t call things by their real name, you always get in trouble. And this administration, so fearful of being accused of Islamophobia, is refusing to make any link to radical Islam from the recent explosions...
  • Greenfield: Suppose Islam Had a Holocaust and No One Noticed

    01/19/2015 11:27:49 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 31 replies
    the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, January 19, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, January 19, 2015 Suppose Islam Had a Holocaust and No One Noticed Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog While Western newspapers were debating whether or not to reprint the Mohammed cartoons, in Nigeria as many as 2,000 people were massacred by the Islamic State in Nigeria, also known as Boko Haram, in what is being called the deadliest attack by the Muslim group to date. Survivors described the Islamic State setting up efficient killing teams and massacring everyone while shouting “Allahu Akbar”. "For five kilometers (three miles), I kept stepping on dead bodies until I reached...
  • Cameroon says Chad to send large military contingent to fight Boko Haram ( Nigeria )

    01/18/2015 8:40:50 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 15, 2015
    Chad will send a large number of troops to neighboring Cameroon to help it fight increasing incursions from Boko Haram Islamist militants attacking from Nigeria ... Biya has called for international military help to fight the Islamist militant group that has seized swathes of northern Nigeria and is threatening neighbors who share borders with the northeastern zones occupied by the group. Boko Haram, which aims to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks in the region as Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy, prepares for a crucial Feb. 14 presidential election. The group has also carried out...
  • WH Can’t Say Why It Took Two Years to Label Boko Haram a Terrorist Organization

    05/09/2014 6:47:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/9/14 | staff
    White House press secretary Jay Carney could not offer a tangible reason to explain why it took the Obama administration two years to label Boko Haram a terrorist organization Friday on MSNBC. He cited a number of lesser measures the administration implemented to address the group’s heinous acts, but stopped short of stating what kept Boko Haram off the State Department’s terror organization list between 2011 and 2013: KRISTEN WELKER: It took two years for that to happen from 2011 to 2013. Why did it take so long? JAY CARNEY: The fact is we have been working with Nigerian government...
  • New satellite images confirm scope and horror of Boko Haram killings

    01/17/2015 3:57:20 PM PST · by kindred · 32 replies
    pressreleasepoint.com ^ | 1/16/15 | unknown
    Satellite images released on 15 January 2015 provide indisputable and shocking evidence of the scale of last week’s attack on the towns of Baga and Doron Baga by Boko Haram militants. Before and after images of two neighbouring towns, Baga (160 kilometres from Maiduguri) and Doron Baga (also known as Doro Gowon, 2.5 km from Baga), taken on 2 and 7 January show the devastating effect of the attacks which left over 3,700 structures damaged or completely destroyed. Other nearby towns and villages were also attacked over this period. “These detailed images show devastation of catastrophic proportions in two towns,...
  • Boko Haram fanatics abducted '500 women and children' after massacring 2,500 in one town

    01/16/2015 11:48:32 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16 January 2015 | Laurie Hanna and Jennifer Newton
    Islamist terror group Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds of women and children at a school following a massive attack on the town of Baga earlier this month, according to an eyewitness. 'Boko Haram took around 300 women and kept us in a school in Baga', one unnamed woman was quoted as saying by Amnesty International in a statement. 'They released the older women, mothers and most of the children after four days but are still keeping the younger women.' Meanwhile, Nigeria's president has made a surprise visit to the heartland of the Boko Haram movement to meet survivors of the...
  • "It's As If The World Has Forgotten Us"

    01/15/2015 7:28:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 15, 2015 | DEBORA PATTA
    DEBORA PATTA CBS January 15, 2015 "It's As If The World Has Forgotten Us" JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- #BringBackOurGirls. Remember that hashtag? The social media campaign that accompanied global outrage over Boko Haram's abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls on the eve of their final exams went viral almost instantly. That was nine months ago. The girls have not been seen since and it appears the world is suffering from what one commentator called "collective amnesia." But for the people of Nigeria, there is no such thing as the luxury of forgetting and moving on. Hardly a week goes...