May 09, 2014
Liberal World Finally Notices Boko Haram Islamist Terror
Its pretty amazing, I mean Boko Haram has been murdering, raping and blowing up Nigerian Christians for years. But 300 young girl's kidnapped and sold to slavery seems to have raised the profile.
AYAAN HIRSI ALI:Since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria last month, the meaning of Boko Haram—the name used by the terrorist group that seized the girls—has become more widely known. The translation from the Hausa language is usually given in English-language media as "Western Education Is Forbidden," though "Non-Muslim Teaching Is Forbidden" might be more accurate.Its as if all of liberaldom have suddenly been awakened to the fact that Sharia law is an evil and oppressive system! Welcome fellow Islamophobes to the fight fro freedom.
But little attention has been paid to the group's formal Arabic name: Jam'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-da'wa wal-Jihad. That roughly translates as "The Fellowship of the People of the Tradition for Preaching and Holy War." That's a lot less catchy than Boko Haram but significantly more revealing about the group and its mission. Far from being an aberration among Islamist terror groups, as some observers suggest, Boko Haram in its goals and methods is in fact all too representative.
The kidnapping of the schoolgirls throws into bold relief a central part of what the jihadists are about: the oppression of women. Boko Haram sincerely believes that girls are better off enslaved than educated. The terrorists' mission is no different from that of the Taliban assassin who shot and nearly killed 15-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai—as she rode a school bus home in 2012—because she advocated girls' education. As I know from experience, nothing is more anathema to the jihadists than equal and educated women.
The hotel is part of a group owned by the Sultan of Brunei. The Southeast Asian country has enacted laws based on strict interpretations of Islam that impose restrictions on women and gays.Amazing! Lets hope our liberal friends stay the course and maybe the fact that all those missing nigerian girls were Christians might slip under their radar. Because up till now they haven't really cared that Islamic terrorists have been butchering and raping Christians for years all over the Islamic world, and the liberal left was more interested in protecting oppressed Muslims than in the death of freedom.
About time they pulled their head out of their ass, no?