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Boko Haram is a violent Salafist group that emerged in predominantly Muslim northeast Nigeria in the early 2000s. (Salafism is a Sunni Muslim reform movement that seeks return to the mores of the first generations of Muslims — the Salafiyya or the companions of Mohammed.)

There are reports that it got seed money from Osama bin Laden, and it has long been known to have al Qaeda ties, but how closely it actually works with al Qaeda — as opposed to loud displays of ideological support — is the subject of some debate in the U.S. government. This debate is reflective of general confusion and incoherence in American counterterrorism policy.

The ideological glue that holds Islamist groups together is Islamic supremacism, which is directly derived from a strict, literal interpretation of Muslim scripture, coupled with a belief that the “golden age” of Islam was the time of the first generations — Mohammed and his immediate companions and descendants — to which Muslims must return if they are ever to overcome the corrupting influence of the West. (Boko Haram actually means “Western education is ‘haram’ or forbidden.”)

Nevertheless, our government adamantly refuses to acknowledge the Islamic doctrinal underpinnings of Islamic supremacism.  Consequently, the disconnect: Boko Haram is quite clear that its goal is to impose sharia law and join al Qaeda’s global jihad. Its targets include churches and Western symbols, and its current leader, Abubakar Shekau, is quoted threatening the United States in 2010: “Do not think jihad is over. Rather jihad has just begun. America, die with your fury.” Yet, the Obama administration long refused to designate it as a terrorist organization — at the insistence of the State Department under Hillary Clinton, over the objections of other government agencies. (The State Department finally listed Boko Haram as a terrorist organization after John Kerry took over for Mrs. Clinton.)

Instead, ignoring what Boko Haram pronounces its goals to be, the Obama administration portrayed it as a diffuse organization with no clear agenda that was ascendant due to the policies of the Nigerian government (which is under Christian leadership). As the Boko Haram threat got progressively worse, the State Department and the White House theorized that it could be defused by better government engagement with the Muslim population in Northern Nigeria, and that designating Boko Haram as a terrorist organization—which would have triggered our law’s array of counterterrorism tools and squeezed the organization financially—would raise its prestige while encouraging more government repression against Muslims.

Note the absurdity: our government denies the Islamic doctrinal roots of jihadist terror, yet constantly fears that America’s condemnation of a group as “terrorist” will increase its appeal to factions of the Muslim population.
The wayward policy poses challenges in the current crisis over Boko Haram’s abduction of hundreds of girls and young women. The administration’s reluctance to crack down on Boko Haram owes to its sympathies for the Islamist case against the Nigerian government—not, it should be stressed, for Boko Haram’s terrorist methods and extremism, but for the claim that the Nigerian government’s vigorous, forcible response to terrorism is what provokes terrorism.

This obviously does not promote an effective working relationship between the American and Nigerian governments. The administration is offering various forms of assistance, including dispatching the FBI—much as the FBI mobilized in Kenya and Tanzania after the U.S. embassies were bombed by al Qaeda in 1998. But American law-enforcement agencies have no jurisdiction to act on foreign soil without the indulgence of the host government.

If the Nigerian government harbors suspicions that the Obama administration is sympathetic to the government’s Islamist opposition, it will be very difficult for American government agencies to be effective in responding to the crisis.

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They are brown, or black. Thus, not white.

They hate people Of The Book.

They hate the west and particularly hate two nations. Big Satan and Little Satan.

They are in near permanent rebellion.

Although they are not quite domesticated and remain a bit feral on issues related to gays, women and ecology...they make perfect Woodstock Weathermen pets.

Pajama Boys love to try to take them for a walk back on the intent of their attacks.

An act of terrier is how they wish to define it. It isn't Islam, it's instinct. After all, the "oppressors" have it coming.

Centuries of "provocation" cause "revolutionarie" to "act out".

The Satans CAUSE "backlash".

Therefore, radical jihadists are fellow revolutionaries and will not be named or blamed.

You don't "label" a fellow revolutionary and you don't condemn the revolution. You aid and abet it. You provide it cover.

You make secret deals with it. If it kills Navy Seals and ambassadors...it doesn't matter.

Understand the fellowship of the revolution. And that Jihadists are not considered the true enemy of the One World Revolution and Retribution. We are.
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Bush was ignorant of Islam as we all were on 9/11/2001. There's no excuse for ignorance today. Obama knows what he is doing and as you note his purpose is to further Islamic interests at the expense of our own.
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Bush may have been naive, but Obama has real, abiding sympathies for Islam and believes that Islamic nations deserve to have their chance as a true global superpower that gets to tell the West how to live.

That means, yes, Shari'ah for America, Shari'ah for Britain, Shari'ah everywhere.

And idiots like Reid and Pelosi and Shrillary Killary think they can get it implemented in a way where it's "Shari'ah for Thee, but not for Me", where the government elites won't be subject to the punishments of Shari'ah, but you and I will.

And if you don't want to live as a Dhimmi under Shari'ah, well you're just a bigoted racist Islamophobe.
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Looks like Rick needs to wage another "war" on these spammers who are now FLOODING your site, PJM.
37 weeks ago
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Democrats have steadfastly refused to recognize irreconcilable conflicts, but instead preach an unattainable "internationalism" derived from Wilson and his racism, now called multiculturalism. Hence modernity is not seen as the big threat, but rather "prejudice." And why? Because "prejudice" is manageable, while resistance to modernity is not, short of war. The same goes for analyses of anti-Semitism. What if we looked at anti-Semitism as not just "prejudice" but as resistance to modernity? See http://clarespark.com/2012/09/29/index-to-blogs-on-antisemitism/. This is a strangely neglected consideration by organizations supposedly defending "the Jews" from defamation.
37 weeks ago
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Obama, the Nigerian slave trader.
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“God is our goal, the Quran is our Constitution, the Prophet is our leader, struggle [jihad] is our way, and death in the service of God is the loftiest of our wishes. God is great. God is great.”

-Muslim Brotherhood chant
37 weeks ago
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They are brown, or black. Thus, not white.

They hate people Of The Book.

They hate the west and particularly hate two nations. Big Satan and Little Satan.

They are in near permanent rebellion.

Although they are not quite domesticated and remain a bit feral on issues related to gays, women and ecology...they make perfect Woodstock Weathermen pets.

Pajama Boys love to try to take them for a walk back on the intent of their attacks.

An act of terrier is how they wish to define it. It isn't Islam, it's instinct. After all, the "oppressors" have it coming.

Centuries of "provocation" cause "revolutionarie" to "act out".

The Satans CAUSE "backlash".

Therefore, radical jihadists are fellow revolutionaries and will not be named or blamed.

You don't "label" a fellow revolutionary and you don't condemn the revolution. You aid and abet it. You provide it cover.

You make secret deals with it. If it kills Navy Seals and ambassadors...it doesn't matter.

Understand the fellowship of the revolution. And that Jihadists are not considered the true enemy of the One World Revolution and Retribution. We are.
37 weeks ago
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"perfect Woodstock Weathermen pets."

Such an apt description.
37 weeks ago
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Let's come out and say it. We are being PLAYED by the Muslim Brotherhood.
It's like the 1930s redux, except that the Communists are jihadis. They're all over our government... and the Oval Office has amazing sympathy for them (go figure).
This isn't the result of naivete. It's the result of deliberate manipulation of intelligence by the Ikhwan (i.e. Brotherhood). And who is so instrumental in their entire agenda, but AL GORE.
Yes, the same Al Gore whose father was an employee of the Leninist agent, Armand Hammer. Like father, like son. This time around the Prophet Al distracts us with global warming, climate change, climate disruption... whatever.

http://nyyrc.com/blog/2014/05/mullah-gore-and-the-benghazi-cover-up/

This infiltration began in earnest on Bill Clinton, when, for example, they hired Tariq Ramadan. Tariq's father, Sayyid, was one of the original Brotherhood members, and married Banna's (the founder's) daughter. Sayyid was also involved in a project, co-sponsored by the CIA, to bring a Brotherhood mosque to Munich.

We're in deep trouble, and need investigations and hearings. America's reputation is near an all time low, and Israel has all but left our orbit (if not completely). Same with Saudi Arabia, and the same with (most frighteningly) Jordan. The Jordanians have the best intelligence in the world, and it is very scary that they no longer consider 1600 an ally.

The Obama admin is going to be leaked to death. Everything for the next 2 years will make him look bad. Our former allies want him in shackles, with Hillary and Bill.... and for good reason.
37 weeks ago
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If obama was muslim as many of us believe, what would be the difference in his policies?
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I agree and if Obama really were a Christian, as he says he is, what would he do differently?

Everything.
37 weeks ago
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He wouldn't be kissing up to the LGBT lobby; that's the only difference.
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You sure about that? There are plenty of gay men in the Brotherhood movement. Matter of fact, you know who was gay? Mohammed Atta.

This is more common than you probably realize. Like the upper echelons of the Nazi Party (a close ally of Banna's Brotherhood), the jihadis are often gay.

This is nothing about gay people in general, but sexual submission and blackmail are powerful tools in secret societies. The more involved with politics one becomes, the easier it is to spot.

Go ahead and call me paranoid, but I speak from first hand observations (and by that I mean, strictly, observations).
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Exactly. He might as well be a Muslim. "A rose by any other name....."
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(Salafism is a Sunni Muslim reform movement that seeks return to the mores of the first generations of Muslims — the Salafiyya or the companions of Mohammed.)

The only "mores" Mohammed and his merry band of followers had were...More land ! More women ! More slaughter ! More loot !

Much like modern day so called Salafi.

"Nevertheless, our government adamantly refuses to acknowledge the Islamic doctrinal underpinnings of Islamic supremacism...designating Boko Haram as a terrorist organization—which would have triggered our law’s array of counterterrorism tools and squeezed the organization financially—would raise its prestige while encouraging more government repression against Muslims."

"Wonk" foreign policy, first evident in this administration with designations like overseas contingency operation and man caused disaster to avoid saying "terrorism". Delicate (and stupid) balancing acts because the leftist/élitist neural circuits have been conditioned to "think" small and circuitously.
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Obama and his leftist friends generally deny that Islam has a role in jihadi movements. Unfortunately, he is following Bush in the idea that jihadi terrorism has nothing to do with real Islam. Thus, if there is no actual connection with the al Qaeda organization, the administration will ignore it. That the problem isn't a criminal organization called al Qaeda but an ideological religious movement that spontaneously ignites wherever Islam is taught is something that won't be considered.
37 weeks ago
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Bush may have been naive, but Obama has real, abiding sympathies for Islam and believes that Islamic nations deserve to have their chance as a true global superpower that gets to tell the West how to live.

That means, yes, Shari'ah for America, Shari'ah for Britain, Shari'ah everywhere.

And idiots like Reid and Pelosi and Shrillary Killary think they can get it implemented in a way where it's "Shari'ah for Thee, but not for Me", where the government elites won't be subject to the punishments of Shari'ah, but you and I will.

And if you don't want to live as a Dhimmi under Shari'ah, well you're just a bigoted racist Islamophobe.
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You're right on about Obama. I'm inclined to regard him as a Muslim homosexual. He celebrates Ramadan and he celebrates "gay pride" (He went to Kenya and made a pitch for same-sex marriage). A Christian man would not do those things.
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I regard him more as somehow who if it wasn't to inconvenient for him to be so, WOULD be a Muslim, but due to his Marxist upbringing (Frank Marshall Davis, Stanley Ann Dunham, etc...), even though he loves Islam and the Middle East, when push comes to shove, Marxism is where his #1 loyalty lies.
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Obama, Hillary, Pelosi et al are from the liberal cult of the "Useful Idiot", a concept first articulated by Lenin.
Ironically, wherever Shari'ah takes hold, the Useful Idiots will be the very first deprived of their heads.
"Liberalism is a mental disorder." -- Michael Savage
37 weeks ago
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Just think though, AFA the Muslims are concerned, they will be expected to live under sharia laws as well; their status as elitists will cut no ice..........
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Not only does O have real abiding sympathies for Islam, he has real abiding hatred of the United States. How else to explain his freeing of 36,000 criminals who were about to be deported, and how else to explain his being an ally to our adversary and an adversary to our allies? The problem goes far deeper than being an Islamophile. What is really, really troubling is the electorate that voted for hims a second time. It does not speak well for the survival of the United States as we knew it.
37 weeks ago
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The sad part is that they didn't even really vote for Barack the Sun King.

They voted for Abortion-on-Demand.
37 weeks ago
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"They voted for Abortion-on-Demand". Not that many women will actually have an abortion & if it keeps the "crack babies" from being born & off welfare that's a good thing. Obama won because he was "the cool black kid" & Romney was "the stuffed shirt"...most American's brains are still back in High School!!
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I think the releasing of all those criminals is yet another scandal. The outcry prompted by such an action by a Republican POTUS would be deafening.
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Bush was ignorant of Islam as we all were on 9/11/2001. There's no excuse for ignorance today. Obama knows what he is doing and as you note his purpose is to further Islamic interests at the expense of our own.
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