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5 Things the Media and Government Won’t Tell You About Boko Haram

Why was Hillary Clinton’s State Department so notoriously slow to recognize a terrorist group?

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Robert Spencer

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May 10, 2014 - 8:10 pm
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5. The abduction of the schoolgirls is only the latest in a huge string of atrocities.

The world has only begun to notice them because of the abduction of the schoolgirls, but the Nigerian jihad terror group Boko Haram has been around for years. Without attracting the international outrage they have drawn upon themselves now, they have committed innumerable acts of unimaginable savagery, murdering over 2,500 people in the first three months of 2014 alone and torching numerous churches and Christian homes.

At my website Jihad Watch a Google search turns up about 115,000 results for “Boko Haram,” indicating that anyone who has been tracking jihad activity over the last few years has had plenty to track in Boko Haram, and that the outrage over the abducted schoolgirls, as welcome as it is if it results in genuine action to stop this brutal and bloody group, is quite late and arbitrary.

Of course, in the Obama administration it hasn’t been fashionable to talk about jihad activity other than within the context of al Qaeda, and Boko Haram is not al Qaeda. Therefore it essentially did not exist (either for the administration or for the mainstream media that it carries around in its pocket like so many nickels), or if it did, it wasn’t a terrorist group: Hillary Clinton’s State Department was notoriously slow to designate it as such, even as the dead bodies piled up.

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" Their leader has said: “The reason why I will kill you is you are infidels.”

On Wednesday, John Kerry blamed the phenomenon of Boko Haram on poverty"


John Kerry has not only been beaten severely in the face with an ugly stick, he has been beaten upside the head even more with a stupid stick.

John Quincy Adams said, "He [that would be Muhammad, the founder of Islam and Islam's "Perfect Man"] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion [that would be Islam, not "Islamism"], against all the rest of mankind."

John Quincy Adams had a brain and a clue and some decency. Kerry has none of those at all. And he seems utterly incapable of even learning any of them from the example of others.

First God created the idiot. That was for practice. Then He created John Kerry. (Mark Twain)
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Hey! They kill Christians - why on earth would Clinton or Kerry object to that?

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Clown prince of ketchup has to be the absolute pinnacle of stupidity.
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is quite late and arbitrary.

I wish it were so Robt, but I KNOW this is HRC campaign in preemptive mode- she must pretend she is doing her proper feminist leadership role by supporting these girls- when59 boys dead- nothing from same

Of course the rest I totally agree-those of us with opened eyes knew all this LONG AGO- and if WE daredto speak of it- we became branded as haters , islamophobes, racist etc

we are seeing D party unable to continue the charades they try to play with ISLAM- dividing Muslims into disgruntled groups (sound familiar)
THE HRC group KNOWs they can;t continue to hide or defend the anti gay anti woman hideous religious violence that is ISLAM- so they try to steal the GOP thunder - the reason so many of us switched party
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The utter idiocy of the comments by the likes of Kerry, and this administrations talking heads, is much like those who sided with Hitler or even Stalin... in the end those were the first ones shot behind the ear. They have such distain for Christian Teachings [never mind the particular Congregation] that they would welcome the false teachings of the likes of islam as something to be tolerated or even more idiotic supported... They are plain and simple THUGS who use their 'book' as an excuse to Rape, Pillage and enslave those with whom they look down on... IE: The Rest of the World Proper who refuse to bow to this desert bandit and his ideology.
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In secular jurisprudence, sharia is classified as 1) religious law. It is one of three major categories embodied in individual legal systems, generally falling alongside 2)civil law and 3)common law.
The concept of: 1) crime, 2)judicial process, 3)justice and 4)punishment in sharia, is different from secular law. Differences between sharia and secular laws have led to controversies whether sharia is compatible with secular: 1)democracy, 2)freedom of thought, and most importantly 3) women's rights. Furthermore, religiously speaking, women (under sharia)can’t lead prayers, anywhere. Only way prayers can be led by women is in a restricted, quiet, separate building or area designated as such. Female-only congregations must be present. Officiating these prayer sessions are “minders” or wives of imams (see Nusi)). The chosen person, according to Hadith,is one who has most knowledge of the Qu'ran and is of good character and moral standing. Age is immaterial.
Where it has official status, sharia is interpreted by Islamic judges (qadis) with varying responsibilities for the religious leaders (imams). For questions not directly addressed in the primary sources (Qu’ran), application of sharia is extended through consensus of religious scholars (ulama) who are thought to reflect Muslim Communities(ijma) consensus.
An Islamic state is a state that has adopted Islam, specifically Sharia, as its foundations for political institutions, or laws, exclusively, and has implemented the Islamic ruling system khilafah (Arabic: خلافة), and is therefore a THEOCRACY. Theocracy is a form of government in which a deity is officially recognized as the civil Ruler and official policy is governed by officials regarded as divinely guided. In a pure theocracy, the civil leader is believed to have a direct personal connection with that civilization's divinity. The common, generic use of the term, as defined above in terms of rule by a church or analogous religious leadership, would be more accurately described as an ecclesiocracy. Islamic Law, or Sharia, is the official basis for state laws in the following countries:Afghanistan , Iran, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. In Nigeria, the constitution provides that states may elect to use Shari'a laws and courts, though non-Muslims are not required in any state to submit to Shari'a jurisdiction and adherence varies by state. Boko Haram is seeing to it, sharia is the law of the land, with their hand-picked Ruler officiating at every level of governance. Now, do you understand what is happening not only on the African continent, in Europe and quietly in these USA thru CAIR’s leadership position in this Theocracy? Wake-up America. She’s under siege from within and outside its borders. God Bless America. Join a Tea Party, urgently and register to vote these mid-term elections.
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And now we have Chris Matthews crowing that it's DOUBLY BIGOTED to criticize Boko Haram because not only are they Muslim, but they're also black.

I really wish I knew what makes people like him think they're going to escape the wrath of the Jihadis when the s*** hits the fan...
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I am sure we will soon find out that the obooba regime has been arming and funding them too
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Robert, can we get a references to that important quote by Maulana Bulandshahri? You've used it before. What is the source?
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Muslims invented black slavery. They were doing it for eight hundred years before starting to sell them to Westerners. The difference is that the Arabs castrated all their slaves. Hence, no worry about a black population explosion or any reason to shut down the slave trade. Why any black person would want to be a muslim is beyond comprehension.
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They keep voting Democrats, don't they? Personally I think it is very strange that certain groups continue to vote against their own interest. They base their political opinion on something other than simple personal experience. They are told to blame their problems Republicans, like poor Englishmen are to blame the Tories for all their problems and they keep voting Labor as they go down the drain. There is a masochist strain in a large portion of American blacks. In a way I believe that group misses slavery (unconsciously) and they try to return to some form of it. Thus the Democratic Party ... the modern shape of the old plantation.
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National Geographic dedicated on of its magazine issues to the subject of modern slavery about 15 years ago. It describes in detail all you just said.
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You missed the most important reason why the State Department didn't declare them terrorists! Hillary's girlfriend, Huma, as well as Bam, himself, believe that the Muslim Brotherhood are good guys. They convinced Hillary and she took no action against anyone she believed was legit.
Is there any text in the Kuran that gets Huma off the hook for marrying a Jew, Anthony Weiner, and have a baby with him? Is all the good work she's done for the Muslim Brotherhood enough of a counter?
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Yes. It's the doctrine of "Muruna", which a Mufti put into practice a few years back.

The idea of Muruna is that if you are a Muslim in a non-Muslim land, you may do things that are Haram (forbidden) under The Shari'ah, as long as it is in the name of Jihad, and with the intent of getting The Shari'ah installed in the land you currently live in.
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Boko Haram? Nothing a little legitimate redistribution of economic benefits wouldn't fix.
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Likely there is personal connection between Moslem Brotherhood in USA government, e.g., the Envy occupying the White House and especially the circle around HRC, and "Boko Haram." This would underlie HRC's refusal to classify. Kerry must not have that personal circle, at least so much. Still, he's a goony bird ideologically. "Poverty," yet!
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