“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.
Boko Haram, the Congregation of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah and Jihad, once again shows that it can operate with absolute impunity in Nigeria, without fear of any significant reaction from the Nigerian government. Since Nigerian generals have been found to have been arming the group, doubtless out of approval of its activities, [Robert SpencerÂ /Comments]Â Continue Reading Â»
Update:Â Boko Haram’s Wiki entryÂ makes it sound as though the jihad outfitÂ is at least 99 44/100th% pure Islam.
TheÂ Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad(Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad),Â known by itsÂ HausaÂ nameÂ Boko HarÄmÂ (pronouncedÂ [bÅËkÃ²Ë hÃ rÃ¢m]; figuratively meaning “Western education is sin”),Â is aÂ terrorist organizationÂ based in northeasternÂ Nigeria,Â northÂ CameroonandÂ Niger.Â Founded byÂ Mohammed YusufÂ in 2002,Â the organization seeks to establish a “pure” Islamic state ruled byÂ sharia,Â putting an end to what it deemsÂ Westernization.