Why are the Muslims killing Christians in Nigeria? Are they at it again?
There is a group called Boko Haram which is bombing churches in northern Nigeria, and Jos (the main city there). This Muslim group also attacks villages, torching people's homes and using machettes to maim and kill the fleeing villagers. Needless to say, they attack Christian communities. They are out to make Nigeria a Muslim nation, and the only way they can do that is by force - by terrorising people. No doubt they hope to make the Christians move south, then they can be in total control.
The media only gives sporadic mention of this but it's been going on for several years and increasing in intensity. Unfortunately, there is such a high level of corruption in Nigeria, it is unlikely that the government will be able to do anything to stop this evil.
Were Boko Haram within their rights Islamically by kidnapping 230 girls?
Depends if they're muslims or kaffrs. They get different treatment. Also depends on what the purpose of kidnapping them is ... ransom ?
It's all just a big part of following Mohammed's conduct.
Read the sira
Deadly blast hits Nigeria church and Profile of Nigeria's Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau?
Thank you for this reputable source of information on this evil group in northern Nigeria. It reveals the grisly track-record of Boko Haram in this way:
July 2009: Hundreds of members killed when Maiduguri police stations stormed; police capture and kill sect leader Mohammed Yusuf
Dec 2010: Bombed Jos, killing 80 people; blamed for New Year's Eve attack on Abuja barracks
Jun-Aug 2011: Bomb attacks on Abuja police HQ and UN building
Dec 2011: Multiple bomb attacks on Christmas Day kill dozens
Jan 2012: Wave of violence across north-east Nigeria; Kano bombing kills at least 180
May 2012: Offices of ThisDay newspaper bombed, the first time media houses have been targeted
"I enjoy killing anyone that God commands me to kill" the new leader, Shekau is reported as saying.
Much prayer for the persecuted Christians in northern Nigeria is needed as they seem to be the main target of the attacks.
What is boko haram? how long have they been in Nigeria?
They're some radical fraction that wants to impose sharia. Nigeria's population is 50% Muslim, 50% Christian. These guys want to take control of the northern part where Muslims are the majority and establish an Islamic state. They've been around for 12 years.
What do Boko Haram and Rick Santorum Have in Common?
Here is a n other Creature who finished at the bottom of the Class. They always unveil themselves by
name calling, don't they.
The top of the Class learns to increase their vocabulary and debate intelligently, the bottom always restricts itself.
...is a hypocrisy. It spawned Boko Haram, an evil, Satanic death cult that commits unspeakable atrocities. Since the rest of the Islamic world does nothing to stop them, one can only assume they approve of them. If they stand by quiet, then they stand in support. Yet, do we call for death to Boko Haram and those that give them support?
What do you think of Jesse Jackson wanting amnesty for" Boko Haram" a muslim terrorist group?
It is more complicated a problem than you are revealing. Boko Haram have recruited from other militia groups in the region, with tribal and regional issues with the government of Goodluck Jonathon and actually negotiating with terrorists has worked most notably in Northern Ireland, forcing Christian terrorists to come together at the negotiating table and ultimately into power sharing
A cloud of uncertainty hangs over Africa, especially Nigeria, where the Boko Haram has become a threat to?
I agree with you completely. The Boko Haram are a bunch of terrorist savages, only causing harm to Nigeria.
However, shouldn't you write some letter or mail directly to the President of Nigeria in stead of looking for an answer from him through Yahoo Answers? I doubt the President of Nigeria is on Yahoo Answers, although you never know. There are more than enough on this board who could help him out running the country and get rid of Boko Haram. Let's hope he answers.
Why doesnt Nigeria request Help against Boko Haram?
Nigeria is run by a largely corrupt and incompetent government which is more concerned with enriching its members than it is maintain civil order or providing for the needs of the Nigerian people.
Boko Haram is a problem for the northern portion of the nation which is lightly populated and is a great distance from the oil reserves of the Niger River Delta. If the problems begin to creep closer to the oil reserves or the major cities of the nation, you'll likely see the government take a tougher stances against the group.
If the EU or the US intervened then there's the real risk that either organizatin will demand that the government become more opaque and provide greater levels of accountability to its people. That does not seem to be a desirable set of changes for them.
Some body hear of the boko haram band back in the 60s&70s?
That would be Procol Harum, and yes I have, Most famous from there song A whiter shade of pale, Boko Harum is some terrorist gang in some god forsaken 3rd world country last I heard,
Annie Lenox covered it, Lady can sing, what say you?
Given their actions in northern Nigeria, it would appear that they are out to attack Christianity and Christians in the main (whom they consider to be 'haram' - unlawful). They seem to exist in order to force Sharia law onto a nation that is not ruled by Sharia law. They give the impression that they are wanting to terrify men, women and children who have never done them any harm, to force them to flee or to become Muslims. They wish to remove Christian churches or to close them down. They wish to burn the houses of Christians (in the main) and to rape the women.
Given that all of that is what they have been seen to be busy doing for many years, what other conclusions can anyone come to?
Each side will continue the assault until a side subdues the other. The date for resolving the issue may not therefore be determinable now.
The options for resolving the issue include:
1. surrender by boko haram. This is unlikely
2. victory by Nigerian Armed Forces. The conflict is still in progress
3. dialogue between boko haram and Nigerian Government. This is unlikely
Given that BH have killed far more Muslims than Christians, I'd suggest that Muslim Nigerians ought to be afraid of Boko Haram. They are a threat to civil society in northern Nigeria regardless of religion.
Boko Haram was originally an anti-gov't militia of mostly Islamic tribes formed, I think, in the '80s. It's become more radicalized. We'll see if the Nigerian gov't can contain then. France is pretty active in providing support against terrorists in that part of Africa.
Muslims, Who are 'Boko Haram' and what are their aims, also could you translate the name for me?
Boko Haram is the Hausa of People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad. It is a jihadist terrorist organization based in the northeast of Nigeria. It is an Islamist movement which strongly opposes man-made laws. Founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2001 or 2002, the organisation is a Muslim sect that seeks to abolish the secular system of government and establish sharia law in the country
What is Boko Haram? Are they muslim or against islam?
Boko Haram literally translates as Western Education is Haram or forbidden.
Non-Islamic Education, usually lumped together as "Western" Education, is what this Muslim Fundamentalist Group was made to fight against.
From that platform they went on to add a lot more things to their Agenda.
They are Muslims who kill Muslims and everyone else who do not toe their line.
What exactly does Boko Haram want out of Nigeria ?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boko Haram (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad)
Participant in Nigerian Sectarian Violence
Mohammed Yusuf †
Mallam Sanni Umaru ?
Nigerian Sectarian Violence
Map of Nigerian states that currently implement Shariah
Boko Haram (figuratively, "Western or non-Islamic education is a sin") is a Nigerian Islamist group that seeks the imposition of Shariah law in the northern states of Nigeria. The group presently has an undefined structure and chain of command. The official name of the group is Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, which in Arabic means "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad".
It became known internationally following sectarian violence in Nigeria in 2009.
People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad (Arabic: جماعة اهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد, Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad), better known by its Hausa name Boko Haram, is a violent jihadist terrorist organization based in the northeast of Nigeria. It is an Islamist movement which strongly opposes man-made laws. Founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2001, the organisation is a Jihadist group that seeks to establish sharia law in the country. The group is also known for attacking Christians and bombing churches.
Boko Haram is just another Muslim terrorist group that kills innocent Christians for no reason. They got more violent after Goodluck Jonathan was elected president, because they did not like the fact that a Christian got elected. They are pretty much simply evil, simply hate, and murder.
Normally, I don't support murder. So, no I do not support Boko. They are truly haram. Bacon be upon them.