Boko Haram Looks To Extend, Escalate Its Campaign
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  • Anthony

    WRM, cultural sensibilities are important and ( I posit this without informed judgment) it appears Boko Haram has been initiated in the idea that violence is a good way to acquire power – what are norms (sensibilities) influencing some Islamic areas?

  • Boko Haram is an up-and-coming threat, and not necessarily with just Nigeria. I published an assessment after the failed hostage rescue attempt last month:

    and again after the Easter church suicide attempts:

    If we can claim (unjustifiably, so far) that we have neutralised al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Iraq, then we should watch North Africa and Yemen. The terrorists hope that it is a wake-a-mole situation that will win in the far-distant end.

  • A whiter shade of pale?

  • “Boko Haram is steering a course straight for Hell. Let’s hope they turn out to be poor sailors.”

    And that their prospective imitators – of whatever faith – are more struck by their bad navigation than by their bold venturing into the unknown.

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