Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In Wake of Another Boko Haram Terrorist Attack, Nigerian Governor Sets the Record Crooked About Jihad

Boko Haram has blown up an upscale shopping mall in the Nigerian capital, but the Governor of Niger State wants everyone to, like, chillax because
“Boko Haram is un-Islamic. Islam is about moderation and not extremism. Jihad is about how to make peace and life better, not how to kill people.’’
Good to know. I doubt, though, that it'll offer much consolation to family members of those killed today.

Update: Boko Haram's Wiki entry makes it sound as though the jihad outfit is at least 99 44/100th% pure Islam.
The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad),[2][3] known by its Hausa name Boko Harām (pronounced [bōːkòː hàrâm]; figuratively meaning "Western education is sin"),[4][5] is a terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria,[6] north Cameroon and Niger.[7][8][9][10] Founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002,[11] the organization seeks to establish a "pure" Islamic state ruled by sharia,[12] putting an end to what it deems Westernization.[13][14] 

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