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  • EXCLUSIVE — Charlie Crist’s Mysterious Nigerian Connection Drops $100K in Florida Governor Campaign!

    07/17/2014 8:25:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 7/16/14 | Jose Lambiet
    A mysterious Nigerian businessman whose empire is under scrutiny for its ties to a jailed, corrupt African politician has emerged as one of Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist‘s biggest campaign donors, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. Onajite Okoloko, an oil executive turned fertilizer manufacturer with a sprawling property in Boca Raton, has donated $100,000 to Democrat Crist’s campaign so far this year, according to state campaign records.
  • EXCLUSIVE—Source: Charlie Crist’s $100K Nigerian Donor is Member of Shadowy Republican Oil Trader...

    07/19/2014 6:11:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 7/17/14 | Jose Lambiet
    Democrat Charlie Crist‘s campaign for governor still won’t comment on the Gossip Extra scoop about its mysterious $100,000-donor from Nigeria and his alleged association with an international criminal — but information about donor Onajite Okoloko is starting to bubble up.... A source deep in Florida politics who asked not to be named, however, tells me Okoloko was asked to contribute by one of Crist’s most problematic friends, Delray multi-millionaire Republican oil trader Harry Sargeant! Sargeant, a fraternity brother of Republican-turned-Democrat Crist at Florida State, is considered to be an Iraq War profiteer by some members of the U.S. Congress for...
  • Holder Voices ‘Extreme Concern’ About Terrorist Bomb Makers

    07/13/2014 7:30:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 13, 2014 | BRIAN KNOWLTON
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. expressed “extreme, extreme concern” on Sunday over reports that bomb makers from Yemen responsible for the 2009 underwear-bomb plot are now in Syria cooperating with foreign militants there, possibly to develop new, nearly undetectable explosive devices. Asked on Sunday whether that threat was a “clear and present danger,” Mr. Holder responded: “I think it is. In some ways, it’s more frightening than anything I think I’ve seen as attorney general.”
  • 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...
  • Yoke of Child Marriage Sits Heavily on Nigeria’s Young

    06/30/2014 11:36:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 28, 2014
    Poverty and lack of education let one in five girls married before the age of 15 in NigeriaBy the time she ran away, Maimuna bore the scars of a short but brutal marriage. Her battered face swelled so much that doctors feared her husband had dislocated her jaw. Her back and arms bristled with angry welts from the whipping her father gave her for fleeing to him. She was gaunt from hunger, dressed in filthy rags. And barely a year after her wedding, she was divorced. It would be a tragic story for a woman of any age. But for...
  • 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...
  • Explosion rocks World Cup viewing venue in Nigeria

    06/17/2014 4:48:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2014
    DAMATURU, Nigeria — A suicide bomber detonated a tricycle taxi packed with explosives at an outdoor World Cup viewing center in a northeast Nigerian city Wednesday night, and witnesses said several people were killed.
  • 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...
  • Nigeria gunmen burn church and kill villagers

    06/11/2014 10:40:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | June 11 2014 | Reuters
    Attacks on two villages leave houses and church destroyed in area previously attacked by Boko Haram. Gunmen have killed at least eight people and burned down a church in attacks on two villages in Nigeria's central Plateau state, a security official has said. Officers said they were investigating who was behind the raids on Wednesday in Nigeria's "Middle Belt", where its largely Muslim north and Christian South meet - a common flashpoint for violence. Boko Haram rebels based in the remote northeast showed their reach in May by setting off bombs in Plateau state's capital Jos, around 450km from their...
  • 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...
  • 'Scent Pushed Me to Smash Makkah Grand Mosque Lamp'

    06/09/2014 11:19:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    A 24-year-old Nigerian who used a steel bar to smash a big lamp at the Grand Mosque in Makkah said he had done so after smelling a good scent. The man told police that he had gone to the Mosque to pray after having a heated argument with his family. “I was at the Mosque when an old man and a woman passed by and pushed me…I got mad because of this…moments later, I smelt a good scent which made me more mad and pushed me to attack the lamps,” he said, quoted by Makkah newspaper. It quoted police sources...
  • '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...
  • A Most Successful President

    06/01/2014 11:42:52 AM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 1, 2014 | By Eileen F. Toplansky
    If one sets out to destroy the core pillars of a society, to incrementally break down the values of a country, and to dishearten its inhabitants, then Barack Hussein Obama has been a sterling success. He is no amateur; he is not a feckless individual who doesn't know what he is doing. His actions are deliberate, and his goals are in direct opposition to the vast majority of the American people. His so-called misdirections are calculated, and his leadership traits are not intended to support America. He knows exactly what he is doing, and far too many people still don't...
  • 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. …
  • 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...
  • First lady flexes muscles

    05/25/2014 10:14:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2014 | Amie Parnes
    First lady Michelle Obama is more aggressively wading into policy fights while expanding her portfolio. Six years into the Obama administration, the first lady has gone to bat on issues outside her bailiwick in the East Wing. [snip] Most notably, earlier this month, she spoke out on the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls......[snip] She also made a rare foray into Capitol Hill politics earlier this week when House Republicans threatened to rollback the school lunch programs......[snip] The first lady’s more public role in politics goes beyond Boko Haram and the fight over school lunches.[snip] the first lady is...
  • 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.
  • Israel Will Be The Last Man Standing in the Middle East: The Oil Weapon vs. the Grain Weapon

    05/22/2014 7:11:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/22/2014 | david A
    The Arab Spring, which started with the self-immolation of a Tunisian vegetable vendor at 11.30 am on 16th December, 2010, has resulted in two failed states in the region so far.  Libya has become “Scumbag Woodstock” because of the number of terrorist organisations headquartered there.  The French and English attempt at regime change created a terrorist haven with consequences as far afield as Mali and the 300 Christian girls kidnapped in Nigeria.  Fortunately, Syria has become a meatgrinder for Islamic terrorists and for the moment has ceased being a net exporter of terrorism.  In that conflict, the Obama Administration has...
  • 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...
  • Nigerian Islamists extend killing spree in northeast: police

    05/21/2014 5:23:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 21, 2014 | BY LANRE OLA
    Suspected Nigerian Islamist militants killed 17 people in a remote northeastern village on Tuesday night, hours after a bomb killed 118 people in the central city of Jos. Militants opened fire on Alagarno village and razed several houses to the ground. The attack was barely 30 km (20 miles) from Chibok, where Boko Haram Islamists abducted more than 200 schoolgirls last month.
  • 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.
  • Explosion hits Nigeria's Kano City, casualties feared: police

    05/18/2014 4:58:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Xinhua News ^ | May 18, 2014 | Editor: Shen Qing
    ABUJA -- An explosion hit a Christian- dominated area in Nigeria's northern city of Kano on Sunday night, triggering fears that there might be huge casualties, local police said. The suspected car bomb ripped through a busy road in Sabon-Gari at about 9:30 p.m. local time when the area was crowded with street hawkers and traders, state police spokesman Musa Majiya told Xinhua by phone. "It was a loud bang, but we cannot confirm the figure of casualties for now," said the police spokesman, adding that police officers and bomb disposal experts had been dispatched to the scene.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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,...
  • Suspected Boko Haram rebels attack Chinese plant in Cameroon

    05/17/2014 5:40:27 AM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies
    France24 ^ | 17 May 2014 | Tweet
    A Chinese national was killed and 10 others were feared kidnapped after an overnight attack in northern Cameroon believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants from Nigeria, officials said on Saturday. "Boko Haram Islamists attacked a camp (of road workers). A Chinese was killed. Ten Chinese cannot be found since the attack. We think they have probably been kidnapped," a local police chief said on condition of anonymity. The cross-border attack comes as Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Paris Saturday to attend an international summit on Nigerian security, aimed at forging a strategy against the Islamist...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Canadian oil can make world safer

    05/15/2014 8:00:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 15, 2014 | MARK MILKE
    Given Canada’s proximity to the United States, we tend to take our peace and security for granted. This comfortable distance from most of the world’s violence has led us to underestimate how useful Canada might be in defusing threats elsewhere using energy as leverage. Canadians might have a general sense that oil in particular matters to world affairs; but given that Canada has never been a superpower, it has never been responsible for the wider world order to ensure that oil (or natural gas) flows to countries that need it. Given recent developments at home and abroad, that blissful unawareness...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Refused:Boko Haram as a terror group even after it threatened to murder the US ambassador to Nigeria

    05/15/2014 6:14:06 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | May 15, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Boko Haram, the African Islamist terror group whose April kidnapping of nearly 300 young girls has united the civilized world in anger, promised to assassinate U.S. ambassador to Nigeria Terence McCulley in February 2012, vowing to murder him if America signed a terrorism-fighting Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the government in Abuja. McCulley, now the U.S. ambassador to Ivory Coast, was not harmed. But the threat, coming amid a years-long bombing campaign that killed more than 1,400 Nigerian civilians, didn't move then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to fast-track the addition of Boko Haram to the U.S. government's official list of...
  • Nigerian ‘Sex-Slaves’ Disrupt Obama Narrative on Islam

    05/15/2014 3:30:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 5/14/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Islamic law permits the possession of concubines, or sex slaves.  This has been demonstrated countless times, including through Islamic clerics quoting Islamic scriptures, and through ordinary Muslims, past and present, acting on it.Boko Haram members stand if front of “Allahu Akbar” banner That said, Islamic sanctioned sex-slavery does not perturb the Western world simply because the powers-that-be—specifically academia, media, and government—ignore it, and all other unsavory phenomena associated with Islam, out of existence.Interesting, therefore, are the responses from the authorities—comical one might even say—when one of these everyday anecdotes actually does surface to the general public.Enter the recent abduction...
  • Hashtag Hypocrites Mocked Christian Warnings on Africa For Decades

    05/15/2014 1:33:33 AM PDT · by dignitasnews
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 14, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    There is no greater or more skillful opportunist in the world today than the American liberal-progressive. One cant cant go anywhere without seeing proud and self-righteous liberals adorning pins, notebooks folders or their social media pages with#bringbackourgirls, which of course is meant to give all of us a lesson in the importance of compassion and international awareness. While much good can come from an international campaign of publicity against the evils of Boko Haram, the very same liberal hashtag hypocrites basking in their self-importance have spend the past two decades turning a blind eye and mocking conservative Christian groups who...