February 26, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On November 23, 2013, the U.S. Department of State belatedly got around to designating Nigeria’s two main Islamic terror groups Boko Haram and Ansaru as FTOs [see, Terrorist Designations of Boko Haram and Ansaru, U.S. Dept. of State].
Emboldened by this administration’s five years of “run up the white flag” response to the global jihad, rather than being chastened by Team Obama’s designation, Boko Haram has during the past month engaged in a particularly bloody uptick in its religious war against Nigerian civilians, especially children, mostly in Borno and Yobe states, the group’s stronghold areas.
In January upwards of 80 were killed in two attacks, one at an outdoor market place and the second at a neighboring village.
In mid February the group butchered over 100 predominantly Christian villagers in Izghe, Borno State and over the last two weeks it has killed at least 100 others including 43 school kids in Buni Yadi, Yobe State – some of the children burned, others, hacked to death.
Boko Haram’s leader, a crazed fanatic, Abubakar Shekau, has been forthright in stating that his organization’s actions are justified by the Shari’a and directed against secular schools in the country which he says are being used to “destroy” Islam, a concept from which the group derives its name, meaning, “Western or modern education is forbidden” because it is sinful.
In the below video Shekau is quoted as saying, “By the grace of Allah we will never abandon this jihad until death, our goal in this jihad is the establishment of an Islamic state…”
In a video released last week the group’s leader claimed that, "The reason why I will kill you is you are infidels. You follow democracy. Whoever follows democracy is an infidel. This is Shekau. This is why I am in enmity with you…” [AFP, Boko Haram Chief Threatens Attacks in Nigerian In Oil Region ]
In a threatening 2012 video directed against Nigeria’s President Johathan, Shekau stated, “It is eternal victory to die working for Allah, our joy is to die in jihad for Allah against infidels like you..” [YouTube, Boko Haram sends out second video, “we will consume you…”]
It’s pretty clear that this administration has no interest in providing assistance to the besieged Nigerian government in order to quell Boko Haram’s ongoing mayhem, since it’s taken no action against one of the Benghazi masterminds, Muhammad Jamal al Kashef, a high ranking member of al Qaeda [linked to its current leader, Ayman al Zawahiri] who is currently believed to be operating unmolested in Yemen.
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