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Boko Haram

July 7, 2013

Such friendly looking fellows….

Meet Boko Haram.  Boko Haram is a militant Jidadic Muslim…  excuse me, “Nigerian cultural group”,  which has been operating in Nigeria for some time now.  I could blather on about them, but probably everything I could tell you about Boko Haram you can find on Wikipedia, so go to it.  The important takeaway here is the name – “Boko Haram” is a Hausa phrase meaning “Western Education is Sinful”.

Boko Haram would like to change the things that Nigerians learn in schools, and how they learn them.  Consequently, like good citizens of their nation, they get themselves on School Boards and education councils, lobby their government for change, and do their best to persuade others to adopt their views.

Oh wait – no they don’t.  They attack schools, shoot children and teachers, and set fire to buildings with kids inside of them, burning them alive.

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Oh, and for those of you out there of the Christian persuasion, they also happily and blow up members of religions other than theirs, and are known for such civic activities as gunning down clergy and attacking religious services.

Again, I am forced to ask – just what sort of crazy indoctrination does it take to convince perfectly good mammals to go around burning children alive?  Seriously!  How do they do it?  Is there a class – “Callousness 101” – that these people go through?  Do they get locked in a cage starved, and periodically have five-year-olds come in and beat them, like folks do to make dogs mean?  What?

I am very pleased to say that despite ongoing horrors committed by Boko Haram, the civil authorities of Nigeria are making a major effort to fight back against these bastards.

“Fear Allah the almighty and be just and fair to all your children.”
– Abu Bakr

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One Comment
  1. It’s so horrible that I can’t click “Like”, but on the other hand the bear picture is perfect.

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