PipeLineNews Archives: October 2013

Nigeria Continues To Disingenously Claim That Boko Haram Is On The Ropes

October 29, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Nigerian government’s war against the Muslim terror group, Boko Haram has assumed something of the surreal over the last few months. In many ways the press surrounding this ongoing conflict is reminiscent of the way in which the Vietnam War was covered, with constant [and triumphant] announcements of enemy body counts which where wholly concocted to make it appear that the NV/VC were being decimated.

So daily, the African media prints sketchy stories alleging that huge numbers of BK insurgents are being killed while downplaying any suggestion that government forces are taking a veritable shellacking.

Case in point…

A CNN report claimed - Government: Nigerian troops kill over 90 Boko Haram members.

Yet that number is not borne out by a tally within the piece. Numerous other sources report similar claims.

The problem with this type of reporting is that media don’t embed with Nigerian government forces and thus have no first-hand knowledge of the details of offensive operations.

Generally the most reliable information comes from first hand witnesses, almost always requesting anonymity, who suggest a far different and more daunting reality – Boko Haram is actually growing stronger and the government seems powerless to stop it.

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Muslim Immigrants and the Threat of Jihadist Terrorism

By EMERSON VERMAAT

October 16, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Syrian refugees no longer flee to neighboring countries. Instead, there is now a substantial increase in the flow of refugees from Syria who seek refuge in Europe. Although there is no legal obligation by European states to grant asylum to all these people, these states are under increasing pressure to allow ever more refugees from Syria. This will not at all solve the problems in Syria itself and it will cause undesirable side effects in the receiving countries.

Western intelligence and security services are warning their governments that there are terrorists and Muslim extremists among those refugees. The same happened during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989 when Al-Qaeda was founded in neighboring Pakistan. During the 1980s jihadists in Afghanistan developed a world wide recruitment and support network with the aid of Muslim communities in the West and elsewhere. Al-Qaeda was founded by Osama bin Laden in 1988.

Prior to the 9/11 attacks in the United States, Al-Qaeda jihadists and operatives were active in the Bosnia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium (notably the Tunisian immigrant Tarek Maaroufi), Britain and Chechnya. Hundreds of Muslim jihadists, some of whom had committed brutal war crimes, were granted asylum in Europe, Evan F. Kohlmann, a well informed American terrorism consultant, writes. “Dozens of suspects were arrested in Spain, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom,” Ed Blanche writes in Jane’s Intelligence Review in August 2001, just one month before the 9/11 attacks. They “were all part of a European network that the authorities have linked to Bin Laden. This was in turn linked to another group of Islamists on trial in the USA on charges of plotting a series of bomb attacks.” “Islamic terrorism in Europe is a deeply rooted phenomenon. Every investigation takes away only a small part of the members and weapons of each cell. Islamic terrorism in Europe regenerates itself contiuously.”

Al-Qaeda’s Syrian terror network in Europe prior to the 9/11 attacks

In Spain and Germany important Al-Qaeda operatives and supporters turned out to be Syrian immigrants. The head of the Al-Qaeda network in Spain was the Syrian born Spanish national Eddin Barakat Yarkas (“Abu Dahdah”). He was close to the outlawed Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and was directly involved in the preparations of the 9/11 attacks. He was in touch with lead hijacker Mohammed Atta. Barakat Yarkas obtained Spanish citizenship by marrying a Spanish woman named Marisa Martín, a convert to Islam.

Another important Al-Qaeda operative in Spain was Mustafa Setmarian Nasar (“Abu Musab Al-Suri”) born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1958. He, too, married a Spanish woman who converted to Islam.

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Why Is Anyone Listening To Maajid Nawaz?

Another former terrorist hits the anti-jihad rubber chicken circuit
 

By  BEILA RABINOWITZ  and WILLIAM MAYER

August 20, 2008 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Maajid Nawaz has recently been making the rounds on Capitol Hill, testifying before the Senate on matters concerning terrorism. He has been feted, in some circles; an iconic poster boy, this week's iteration of the "moderate" Muslim.

Born in the UK in 1978, Nawaz' credibility as terror authority seems natural, having joined the international terrorist group Hizb ut-Tahrir [which has headquarters in London] at the age of 16, only "rejecting" it in 2007, returning to the UK after a four year stay [2002-2006] in an Egyptian prison, charged alongside 15 others of trying to overthrow the government.

Hizb ut-Tahrir was created in 1952 by Sheikh Taqiuddin an-Nabhani al Falastini, also a member of the Egyptian terrorist group the Muslim Brotherhood.

The group is active in 40 countries and seeks to impose a worldwide Islamic theocracy, a caliphate. As the Heritage Foundation notes about the group:

"Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami is an emerging threat to American interests and the countries in which it operates. It has 5,000-10,000 hard-core members, and many more supporters in former Soviet Central Asia (e.g., Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan), and is expanding its operations to oil-rich Kazakhstan. Over 10,000 members are active in Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, and Indonesia.2 At least 500 are already behind bars in Uzbekistan alone, and hundreds are in custody in the Middle East.3 By breeding violent anti-American attitudes, attempting to overthrow existing regimes, and preparing cadres for more radical Islamist organizations, Hizb poses a threat to U.S. interests in Central Asia and elsewhere in the Islamic world where moderate regimes are found." [source, http://www.heritage.org/Research/RussiaandEurasia/BG1656.cfm

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Obama Negotiating “Partner” Iran Openly Mocking Him Online

 

October 9, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As this administration prepares to enter into yet another round of fruitless negotiations with Iran [see, Obama Negotiates With Iranian President But Not Republicans] over its nuke program, the mullocracy in Tehran, especially leaders in the Quds Force [Khamenei’s storm troopers, who answer directly to him] are - in an unprecedented manner - openly mocking Obama online.

As depicted, Mr. Obama is shown wearing what appears to be a Nazi era military uniform, his eyes are dejected and peering down; his hands are clasped behind his head in a supplicating pose of surrender. Behind him is a hazy rendering of Third Reich infantrymen - so identified by their distinctive helmets. They are seated in front of a cropped image of the dome of the U.S. capitol.

The figure overlooking Obama is Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force. Under the phrase, "In the not too distant future" Soleimani is depicted as stating, “One Qasem Soleimani is enough for all the enemies of this country (Iran).”

The metaphor is immediately apparent, the Iranians have no respect for the President of the United States and believe that in entering into negotiations with them, has already surrendered. The imagery is intriguing also, clearly intended to depict America as the new Reich.

An associate of ours, Reza Kahlili [read our October 2011 interview with him here, Iranian Defector Reza Kahlili - Iran Runs "Large Network" Through Mosques And Islamic Organizations] a former member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and ex-CIA operative made us aware of this development and graciously supplied the translation.

Additionally, Mr. Kahlili notes:

“As the Islamic regime tries to put on a new image to lure the Obama administration in easing some sanctions without Iran giving up much of its illicit nuclear program, the revolutionary guards leadership and the Quds Force commander, Qasem Soleimani, are making sure that their message is clear that America is the number one enemy of the State. The new tactic by the regime is only intended to relieve pressure while continuing its nuclear program.

In keeping with past practice, the MSM is avoiding the issue entirely, always eager to protect the imperious Mr. Obama from being perceived by the public for what he is, an incompetent ideologue who is terrified at the prospect of having to take military action to halt Iran's nuclear weapons program.

In the process, the president's recklessness regarding entering negotiations is on full display. Just two days ago the Iranian foreign minister declared that the country retained an "absolute right" to produce high level fissionable material, the only purpose of which would be to construct nuclear weapons.

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Oh No, Not Again, Bacon Attacks A Muslim Sacred Space!
 
August 22, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday the Sacramento Bee carried a press release blasted out by the Council on American Islamic Relations - an American cultural jihadist organization, named in federal court proceedings as being associated with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

We have brought this practice to the Bee's attention previously and, well...they are just too busy to attend to the fact that they have been sucked into the electronic jihad via the newspaper's indiscriminate linking with PR Newswire, an excellent service in its own right.

Regarding the CAIR presser - oh, did we mention the fact that CAIR was also named as an unindicted co-conspirator in U.S. v Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development?

Thought not...

Anyway the gist of CAIR's latest breathless announcement is that once again Killer Bacon has attacked an Islamic sacred place, this time desecrating a "prayer site" located at Staten Island's New Dorp Beach park.

Though the space, from its description anyway, appears to be located in a public area, supported therefore by the area's taxpayers it must have somehow been declared a "bacon free zone."
What Kurtz' "Radical in Chief" Tells Us About Barack Obama
By WILLIAM MAYER

"Radical in Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism," Stanley Kurtz, pp. 485,
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Oh No, Not Again, Bacon Attacks A Muslim Sacred Space!


August 22, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday the Sacramento Bee carried a press release blasted out by the Council on American Islamic Relations - an American cultural jihadist organization, named in federal court proceedings as being associated with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

We have brought this practice to the Bee's attention previously and, well...they are just too busy to attend to the fact that they have been sucked into the electronic jihad via the newspaper's indiscriminate linking with PR Newswire, an excellent service in its own right.

Regarding the CAIR presser - oh, did we mention the fact that CAIR was also named as an unindicted co-conspirator in U.S. v Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development?

Thought not...

Anyway the gist of CAIR's latest breathless announcement is that once again Killer Bacon has attacked an Islamic sacred place, this time desecrating a "prayer site" located at Staten Island's New Dorp Beach park.

Though the space, from its description anyway, appears to be located in a public area, supported therefore by the area's taxpayers it must have somehow been declared a "bacon free zone."
 
What Kurtz' "Radical in Chief" Tells Us About Barack Obama

By WILLIAM MAYER

"Radical in Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism," Stanley Kurtz, pp. 485,
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Coat Hanger Abortion Bill Stuck In Committee - Bipartisan Opposition

 

By CAMILLE GIGLIO

 

April 30, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Indicating a rising tide of bipartisan opposition, SB 1338 [see our feature piece on this legislation https://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=giglio4112012101%2Ehtm CA Legislation Empowers Midwives To Perform Backyard Abortions] authored by Sen. Christine Kehoe failed passage out of the Business and Professions Committee hearing today with a tie 4 to 4 vote. The bill received a tie vote because one legislator was absent. If he had been at the hearing it would have been a 5 to 4 "NO" vote and the bill would have lost.

The absent legislator was Sen. Tony Strickland, [R-Santa Barbara]. We understand he was out pursuing his own special interests - re-election.. His district contact number 805-965-0862.

The hearing before the Business and Professions Committee was aired over the internet at www.calchannel.com. Two Democrats voted "NO" along with two Republicans creating a tie vote.

Sen. Kehoe immediately called for a re-consideration allowing her the opportunity to have two more weeks to lobby the Democrats on the committee. Since this was not a fiscal bill it has until May 11 to pass to the assembly or fail.

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DHS’ Radical Muslim Advisor – Mohamed Elibiary

October 8, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Seyyid Qutb, an Egyptian author and educator was, most importantly, the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood’s seminal theoretician. Born in 1906, he wrote profusely on matters concerning the “purification” of Islam, often from behind prison bars. He was hanged in1966 for his role in the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempted assassination of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt’s second president.

Qutb’s most influential work is a brief but powerful argument for world-wide Islamic dominion entitled “Milestones.” The book has served as the ideological font from which modern Islamic terrorism has sprung. Qutb’s writings have influenced generations of jihadists including the now deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri; bin-Laden’s second in command, who now heads the terror group. Zawahiri was actually one of Qutb’s students after which he went on to lead the terrorist group Egyptian Islamic Jihad [aka al-Jihad] which is believed by many to be responsible for the assassination of president Anwar Sadat in 1981.

In Milestones Qutb communicates his brand of revolutionary Islam in a very clear and concise manner, perhaps partially as a result of the years he spent in the United States, a nation he grew to hate because of its alleged decadence, especially the openness with which the sexes mixed, for example during college dances, which he found to be “scandalous.”

No one can blame Qutb for his lack of forthrightness in justifying his rationale for imposing Islam on the non-Muslim world through jihad.

“…Islam came into this world to establish God’s rule on God’s earth, to invite all people toward the worship of God, and to make a concrete reality of its message in the form of a Muslim community in which individuals are free from servitude to men and have gathered together under servitude to God and follow only the Shariah of God. This Islam has a right to remove all those obstacles which are in its path so that it may address human reason and intuition with no interference and opposition from political systems…” [source, Seyyid Qutb, Milestones, p. 74, emphasis in original]

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Team O Desperation - Dog Wagging Obama
 

October 8, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – One of the sure signs a democrat president is in trouble [a Gallup measured 41% job approval rating for Obama] is when things around the world start spontaneously combusting, exploding or when American military might materializes and then dematerializes in less than 24 hrs.

Such is the case with Mr. Obama’s little spec ops weekend fling, which were comprised of two separate actions:

1. Early Saturday morning U.S. Army special operators conducted a successful snatch and grab operation in Libya, nabbing the long sought after jihadist master-mind Abu Anas al-Libi. Al-Libi has been wanted for his involvement in the October 7.1998 twin terror bombings of U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya.

“…One operation took place early Saturday in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, when members of the elite U.S. Army Delta Force captured Abu Anas al Libi, an al Qaeda operative wanted for his role in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa…” [source, Barbara Starr. Evan Perez and Greg Botelho, U.S. forces strike in Libya, Somalia, capture al Qaeda operative , CNN]

Al-Libi, despite his presence on the FBI’s Most Wanted list [ Conspiracy to Kill United States Nationals, to Murder, to Destroy Buildings and Property of the United States, and to Destroy the National Defense Utilities of the United States , source, Federal Bureau of Investigation] was living freely in Tripoli for well over a year completely unmolested. It was common knowledge among intel types that he was there. Below from a CNN exclusive published September 27, 2012.

“…Abu Anas al Libi, 48, has been seen in the capital, Tripoli, the sources say, and there is concern that he may have been tasked with establishing an al Qaeda network in Libya. It's unclear whether Libya's government is aware of his presence, or whether it has been approached by Western governments seeking al Libi's arrest…” [source, Tim Lister and Paul Cruickshank , EXCLUSIVE: Senior al Qaeda figure 'living in Libyan capital' , CNN]

We find it very curious that this thug was apprehended at this point in time in the Obama administration, when O’s approval rating just happens to be at their nadir.

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“American Betrayal” - As Reviewed By Cheryl Gatesworth
The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character

By CHERYL GATESWORTH

 

October 7, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - J. Diana West, well known columnist and author, has written a carefully crafted and meticulously footnoted book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on our Nation's Character.” In it she presents her studied conclusion that the United States was under de-facto Soviet occupation during the presidencies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. She deals primarily with the administration of the former and to a lesser degree with that of the latter, as well as analyzing subsequent events. Ms. West provides chapter and verse (and extensive footnotes) on what can only be characterized as the Soviet direction of American war policy. Guilty were not only actual American agents recruited by the KGB (then NKVD) and the GRU (then OGPU), but also the coterie of fellow travelers, collaborators and doltish cadre of “useful idiots.”

Editor’s note: Given the length and depth of Ms. West's book and her impressive treatment of the issues and events with which she deals, the scope of this piece will necessarily be somewhat limited.

As is the case today, those who were aware of the danger facing America from internal subversion largely kept silent. Relying extensively on the declassified (1995) Venona transcripts (which retroactively decrypted Soviet coded “top secret” material between 1943 and 1948); the archives of the Soviet Union offered by General Dmitri Volkoganov (1991), information provided by Soviet defectors and the investigations of other authors, West exquisitely documents her thesis.

Ms. West also chastises the historians of the period and those who followed for whitewashing the issue. Thus, the historical record has been intentionally “sanitized” to hide and/or avoid the overwhelming evidence of a well thought out - and successful - plot carried out by the Soviet Communists to infiltrate the FDR/Truman administrations, despite the voluminous evidence provided by the decoded Soviet dispatches.

In the process, West unmasks these main-stream “historians” as politically motivated apologists.

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The Psychopathology Of Jihad
 
October 7, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - When forced to confront the atrocities committed against innocent civilians in the recent terror attack by al-Shabaab at the Westlake Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the question naturally arises, “how could present-day human beings engage in such cruelty?”

As is often the case, an October 2 article published on Steven Emerson’s The Investigative Project on Terrorism website, Anat Berko, Jihad Tourism, sheds some light on the subject.

Dr. Berko [PhD, Criminology] has conducted extensive research on the matter interviewing Palestinian terrorists serving sentences in Israeli prisons. What she found are, perhaps not so surprisingly,  the same type of personality disorders – absent any sense of guilt - which are associated with sociopathic behavior in the West.

During these conversations, Berko, found that typically the jihadists shared these common traits:
“…obsessive thoughts leading them to carry out terrorist attacks. They were addicted to fantasizing about an alternative reality, describing their compulsions in metaphors similar to those used by obsessive gamblers and drug addicts. They likened them to "worms" (duda in Arabic) burrowing into their brains and driving them to seek not another game of cards or a fix, but dead Israelis, Americans, Europeans, or anyone else they considered infidels. They did not try to resist their compulsions or consider that their actions might be wrong, because they felt completely controlled and manipulated by the concept of jihad, which dictated their behavior in every sphere of life…”

Though quite helpful in understanding the inner thought processes that can produce human monsters, Berko seems to be a little leery of what seems to be the obvious linkage between Islamic ideology and jihadistic barbarism. Perhaps this is consistent with current trends in criminology, but having little expertise in that area that is conjecture.

We raise that point because one her conclusions is that despite the great physical and emotional violence these men wrought on “infidels,” they were not “mentally disordered.”

“…Generally speaking, there is no psychopathology among Muslim terrorists. That is, none of them can be diagnosed as having a recognizable mental illness, even those who attempted to carry out suicide bombing attacks…”
To this author there appears to be a different - and more likely - explanation…if one is willing to go there. Islam’s fanatical adherents, as Dr. Berko observes, live within an “alternative reality.” Their internal standards of what constitutes moral behavior are far different from those who have not been exposed to a hateful ideology designed to gain dominion over non-believers even through extreme violence.

Under this hypothesis, Islamic law sacralizes horrific behavior so that jihadism becomes not only acceptable, but desirable. We should note here that jihad is incumbent, according to the Shari'a, on all observant Muslims; those who avoid this duty are derisively referred to as "shirkers."

As Berko notes, these men were driven by an inner compulsion, actively seeking victims because of the “rush,” that engaging in - what we in the West correctly identify as atrocities - provides.

The mujaheed thus finds what we consider abhorrent behavior - as long as it is consistent with belief structure of Islam - to be greatly fulfilling, both in the personal sense of having physical urges satiated but also in believing that the suffering he causes is pleasing to Allah.

Jihadists are created, often born into a world which teaches that behavior. Future mujahideen are conditioned from an early age to believe that ripping an “enemy” apart, piece by piece, is what their vengeful god desires. Hence the religion serves as license to commit mayhem on an unlimited scale. Converts to Islam go through this same process but in a more compressed time frame - crash course jihadists.

That these individuals generally aren’t conflicted by what they do, i.e., they don’t experience depression or feel bad because they have sliced and diced some unfortunate individual, is based upon the logic that appropriately directed medieval type cruelty is entirely consistent with the religion in which they have been immersed. In a sick sense then, these jihadists are merely “administering justice” as Allah desires.

In their own world, they are acting "normally."

In our view [yes a moral judgment] the behavior of the suicide bomber or the Nairobi sadist, is itself diagnostic of a mental disease. Looking at it any other way can only be done within the purview of another twisted reality, the belief system of the multiculturalist.

Multiculturalism is pathological in the sense that it counsels relativism regarding making value judgments based upon Western standards/moral precepts even if refusing to make these determinations could likely pose a serious threat to the individual. We make this assertion on the basis that suicide is a pathology.

Proceeding down this path of moral ambiguity leads to a very dark place.

Perhaps we are misinterpreting Dr. Berko’s article [her research is as fascinating and useful as it is disquieting] however the apparent conclusion that jihadist behavior is "shahadamania," seems to intentionally be morally agnostic.

Additionally it’s unclear why, if “shadamania” means a state of hyper-excitation induced by a compulsion to seek out or actually engage in jihad, how it is not, as classically defined, a mental disease or disorder?

If that's the case then it seems to render some level of absolution on the perpetrator, which we find unacceptable.

We feel that if these Muslim butchers lack a conscience or the ability to feel guilt, that has to serve as an indictment of their religion. Yes this behavior, according to Dr. Berko’s research, apparently produces a manic euphoria, but the context in which this occurs can’t simply be disregarded, as its precursor - the inculcation into the Shari’a - is the primary goal of every madrassa within the Ummah, the Muslim world.

The inability to correctly name or identify an enemy - in this case those with a fanatical belief in fundamentalist Islam - with one of its key attributes - jihad - makes the development of a threat doctrine impossible, thus leaving us in a rudderless, defenseless position, exactly where the West finds itself today
 

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What The Media Refuses To Print - "Jihadist Ritual Murder and Mutilation at the Mall"

By WILLIAM MAYER
 

October 2, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The mainstream - legacy - media is engaged in a cover up of huge import.

In its reporting regarding Islamic terrorism, a term it uses infrequently, the left refuses to actually describe the horrific atrocities which have become a common attribute of the typical jihadist attack.

It’s a campaign of intentional silence prodded by a multitude of considerations, among them:

The media is largely anti-Christian and oft-times, in a stealthy manner, anti-Semitic, usually clothed in the rhetoric of anti-Zionism, which has become the new code-word.

The fourth estate generally looks upon the Muslim world as misunderstood and Islam’s adherents as the victims of Western imperialism.

The press has adopted the precepts of a pathological multiculturalism to absolve themselves from the necessity of rendering moral judgments such as would be required in reporting uncomfortable facts.

In this manner they have fled the responsibility, as civilized human beings, to condemn the actions of one of their protected groups.

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Boko Haram Likely Suspect In Weekend Massacre Of Over 70 Nigerian College Students

 

October 1, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – While Kenyans continue to mourn their losses from the Nairobi terrorist attack on a shopping mall by al-Shabaab, Nigeria, on the other side of the African continent, is reeling from an attack undertaken by the Muslim terror group, Boko Haram during which more than 70 college students were gunned down.

Though the incident in and of itself a serious matter, of greater concern is the realization that between Boko Haram in the West [Nigeria] and al-Shabaab in the East [Somali based, but with sorties extending into Kenya], the entire Northern half of Africa is threatened by the Islamic jihad.

The Nigerian massacre took place on Sunday.

"Gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram sect members, on Sunday, September 29, 2013, went on rampage in Yobe State in north-eastern Nigeria, killing 78 students of the College of Agriculture, Gujba, Vanguard newspaper reported. Gujba is about 30 kilometres from Damaturu, the state capital…BBC put the number of dead at 50, while Thisday newspaper said 65 people were killed in various attacks both within and outside the college campus….[though]…security forces were still recovering more bodies, with about 1,000 students having fled the campus…the assailants were said to be wearing military camouflage with black bandanas round their heads...The attack came two months after a similar one on students of a boarding secondary school in Mamudo, near Potiskum, also in Yobe State that claimed the lives of no fewer than 29 school children…" [source, Kimeng Hilton Ndukong, Nigeria: Over 70 Nigerian College Students Massacred, AllAfrica.com]

As PipeLineNews.org reported on September 18:

"…The Nigerian government is in complete denial regarding the danger posed by the group, refusing to officially even confirm or deny that the attack took place.

Boko Haram operates from a stronghold comprised of three states Borno, Yobe and Adamawa all of which are located in the North West corner of the country and appears to have been emboldened by its recent confrontations.

Detailed in a PipeLineNews.org article published on August 14 [Boko Haram Ambush Kills Over 40 Nigerian Soldiers] the Muslim terrorists are so confident of their ultimate victory in Nigeria that they have taken the unprecedented step of warning the United States.

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Boko Haram Ambush Kills Over 40 Nigerian Soldiers
 

September 18, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On September 13, Boko Haram, the Islamic terror organization, ambushed a brigade of Nigeria’s Multi National Joint Task Force killing at least 40 with many still unaccounted for.
“…At least 40 Nigerian soldiers were killed and 65 others went missing in a deadly ambush by suspected members of the extremist group, Boko Haram, in the sect’s stronghold in Borno state…” [source, Premium Times]
The Nigerian government is in complete denial regarding the danger posed by the group, refusing to officially even confirm or deny that the attack took place.

Boko Haram operates from a stronghold comprised of three states Borno, Yobe and Adamawa all of which are located in the North West corner of the country and appears to have been emboldened by its recent confrontations.

As we noted in an August 14 piece, the Muslim terrorists are so confident of their ultimate victory in Nigeria that they have taken the unprecedented step of warning the United States.
“…Boko Haram might well pose the biggest threat in that regard as it recently [upon a very successful campaign of horrific violence] has become even more strident, claiming that it does not fear America. In the mean time it has focused on control or at least disruption of Nigeria’s booming petroleum business.

As reported by the Premium Times’ Ola Au’du, Boko Haram leader laughs in new video, claims sect winning war against Nigerian military

‘…The Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has, in a newly released video, claimed responsibility for the recent attacks in different Borno and Yobe communities including Malumfatori, Bama, Biu, Konduga, Gamboru Ngala, Gwoza, and Damaturu. Close to 100 people including about 14 soldiers were killed in the various attacks; with the latest being in Konduga over the weekend when about 44 people were killed when gunmen dressed in military uniform attacked worshippers in a mosque…We call on you all to repent and come to the ways of Allah. Forget about constitution and accept Shariah. We don’t have socialism, we don’t know communism, we don’t want federalism, but we are Muslims…’”
But Nigeria is not the only country which is pretending that a serious threat exists, the U.S. State Department is claiming that groups such as Boko Haram exist because of unmet social and economic needs, completely ignoring the jihadist nature of the group.
“…During yesterday's State Department briefing, the subject of a recent attack in Nigeria by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram was addressed by Patrick Ventrell, Acting Deputy Spokesperson, in a manner indicative of this administrations twisted thinking regarding terrorism perpetrated by Muslims.

According to Mr. Ventrell, Islamic jihad is caused by government's not addressing long festering local social problems. State's thinking on this is dangerously simplistic in that it implies that absent societal grievances, jihad would not exist.

Below, some of the operative text of yesterday's exchange, see State Department Presser, April 22, 2013.
Q. "...But 200 people have been killed in an attack in Nigeria, and this is really the latest in a string of recent attacks related to Boko Haram. Are you concerned that there’s been really an uptick in violence in recent months? And is the U.S. still supportive of President Jonathan’s posture that Boko Haram is a group that can be negotiated with?

A. "...Well, thanks for the question, Guy. The United States does condemn the violence that took the lives of so many innocent civilians in Baga Borno state. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those who died or were injured as a result of these attacks. We support the Nigerian authorities in their efforts to bring the perpetrators of violent acts to justice, and stress the importance of respecting human rights and protecting civilians in all security responses. So we urge all parties to refrain from reprisal attacks..." [source, William Mayer, U.S. State Dept. Disinformation Campaign Continues: Islamic Jihad Is Legitimate Response To "Economic And Political Needs"]
As we have seen all too frequently the West and increasingly, Africa are whistling past the graveyard when the subject turns to Islamic terrorism. Both are publicly ignoring the growing threat posed by the global jihad. Given Team Obama’s recent humiliation at the hands of Vlad Putin in Syria we don’t see much changing and any expectations that this administration might provide aid to oil rich Nigeria will likely not be met any time soon.

 
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