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:

    http://plbirnamwood.blogspot.com/2012/03/sbs-hostage-rescue-attempt-in-nigeria.html

    and again after the Easter church suicide attempts:

    http://plbirnamwood.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-bombing-in-nigeria-boko-haram.html

    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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