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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Boko Haram is the local Islamist terror group in Nigeria.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @banjoaah

    Be sure to use your search engine. Very helpful.

  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 1 year ago

    I’m surprised this isn’t on your collective radars, Islamist terrorists that they are and all. I mentioned Mali a few months before it was “news” on this forum. I really thought the US would be particularly sensitive to Islamist terror groups all over. But not really, it seems. Quite a parochial lot for a country that has military bases all over and often laments being the [self-appointed] policeman of the world.


    Perhaps this might make a few people look up Nigeria on a map. But not likely, Gado is also African; no-one reads this section.


    Anyway, this is about Nigeria’s very recent government escalation – that’s their president, Goodluck Jonathan, in the cartoon – in its attempts to thwart them in some of its northern states; major military intervention is on-going at the moment.
    This will get some of you guys rolling: Boko Haram loosely translates as “Western education is forbidden/unislamic/bad/naughty/not-very-kosher”. A nasty bunch if there ever was one, rather, has become one. I don’t think it’s linked to Al Qai’da at all, btw, but it has killed thousands over the last 4 or so years since its existence a dozen or so years ago. You see, its title might be a tad misleading. The Westernisation it purports to be against is probably aimed at the southern states, Nigeria’s government, corruption (oh boy, is there ever corruption in Nigeria) and its perceived links to adopting Western styles and culture while disparaging Muslim values and communities. So, not aimed at us in the West per se, but at its fellow Nigerians copying the West and its loose morals etc etc etc and the disparaging of Muslim values & communities in favour of Christians.


    Looney bunch like the other religious nutters and as deadly, too.

  4. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 year ago

    OQM said “I’m surprised this isn’t on your collective radars, Islamist terrorists that they are and all. I mentioned Mali a few months before it was “news” on this forum. I really thought the US would be particularly sensitive to Islamist terror groups all over. But not really, it seems…”

    I think you’re confusing the previous Administration with the current one. The current President makes speeches saying the War On Terror is over, and we won. He fails to attend most of his daily Security Briefings, and his staff fails to tell him things continually, so I’d have serious doubts if he’s ever heard of this guy. He probably thinks Boco Harum is a British band.

    And our intrepid media is too busy telling us what the weekend gross box office receipts were for the release of the latest movies to have time to spend on international affairs.

  5. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 1 year ago

    @churchillwasright

    I wasn’t referring to your government, I was referring to you, Americans.
    But I agree with your 2nd paragraph.

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