July 14, 2010

Nigerian Muslim Sect Needs Attention

Boko Harem is the sect. Jawa has covered these guys a couple times in the past but this article does a nice summary. The bottom line is Boko Harem either wants international attention in order for recruits to refill the ranks or they have ambitions to affiliate with al-Qaeda. Actually, the latter probably meets the first objective. Boko Harem's leader prays that "America, die with your fury". Not quite "devil will do meetballs" worthy but I'm sure the delivery was passionate. Somebody forward this post to the drone operators in Nevada, please.

A leader of a radical Nigerian Muslim sect that started a rampage that left 700 people dead last year has issued a statement mourning the deaths of al-Qaida in Iraq commanders and threatening the United States.

The message by Imam Abubakar Shekau, a deputy for the Boko Haram sect whom police claimed to have killed during the July 2009 violence, comes as the one-year anniversary of the killings approaches. It also shows Boko Haram's supposed leader reaching out to other global terror groups at a time when Nigerian security agencies remain concerned that the sect is capable of unleashing new attacks.

Boko Haram which means "Western education is sacrilege" [ed. note - good idea to keep this policy in place, retards] in the local Hausa language has campaigned for the implementation of strict Shariah law. Nigeria, a nation of 150 million people, is divided between the Christian-dominated south and the Muslim-held north.

During the 2009 attack, Boko Haram also was known as the Nigerian Taliban. No direct link with al-Qaida has emerged, even though al-Qaida affiliates operate in North Africa. Analysts have warned that Boko Haram could join the al-Qaida fold, if the group carries out attacks the terror organization supports.

By Ronin at 06:36 AM | Comments |