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Rick Moran


September 29, 2013 - 1:40 pm

As many as 50 Nigerian students at a rural, agricultural college were slaughtered by al-Qaeda linked terrorists on Sunday.

Many of the students were murdered in their sleep.

No group has claimed responsibility but authorities suspect the terrorist group Boko Haram carried out the attack. Boko Haram is dedicated to wiping out all western influences in northern Nigeria and has carried out dozens of attacks on Christian churches in recent years. This is the third school attack in the province this year.

Fox News:

As many as 50 students may have been killed in the attack, which began at about 1 a.m. in rural Gujba, Provost Molima Idi Mato of Yobe State College of Agriculture, told The Associated Press.

“They attacked our students while they were sleeping in their hostels, they opened fire at them,” he said. The extremists also torched classrooms.

Nigeria State Police Commissioner Sanusi Rufai told Reuters that he suspected that the terrorist group Boko Haram was behind the attack, but declined to elaborate.

Boko Haram is aiming to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria and has intensified attacks on civilians in revenge for a Nigerian military offensive against the group, Reuters reports.

Idi Mato said he could not give an exact death toll as security forces still are recovering bodies of students mostly aged between 18 and 22.

The Nigerian military has collected 42 bodies and transported 18 wounded students to Damaturu Specialist Hospital, 25 miles north, said a military intelligence official, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press.

The extremists rode into the college in two double-cabin pickup all-terrain vehicles and on motorcycles, some dressed in Nigerian military camouflage uniforms, a surviving student, Ibrahim Mohammed, told the AP. He said they appeared to know the layout of the college, attacking the four male hostels but avoiding the one hostel reserved for women.

“We ran into the bush, nobody is left in the school now,” Mohammed said.

Almost all those killed were Muslims, as is the college’s student body, said Adamu Usman, a survivor from Gujba who was helping the wounded at the hospital.

Wailing relatives gathered outside the hospital morgue, where rescue workers laid out bloody bodies in an orderly row on the lawn for family members to identify their loved ones.

One body had its fists clenched to the chest in a protective gesture. Another had hands clasped under the chin, as if in prayer. A third had arms raised in surrender.

Provost Idi Mato confirmed the school’s other 1,000 enrolled students have fled the college.

The name Boko Haram translates from the local Hausa language as “Western education is a sin.” Thousands have died in the violence and the government has also been widely accused of committing atrocities against civilians.

Along with al-Shabab in Kenya, the two al-Qaeda linked terrorist groups appear to be getting bolder — and more deadly — in their attacks. At the moment, they seem content to kill people close to home. But given the fanatical hatred both groups feel toward the west, anything is possible in the future. Both groups are receiving assistance from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) who the State Department says threatens American interests in the region.

The unholy trinity represents a big challenge to American security from northern Africa to the Gulf. And the governments in question — Yemen, Nigeria, and Kenya — appear to be making little progress in combating them.

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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BOKO HARAM translated by some leftists means apparently "Western education is a sin". The expression consists of 2 words in 2 different languages (Haussa and Arabic). Haram is Arabic and means strictly forbidden. Boko is simply the Haussa corruption of the English Book. So BOKO HARAM means BOOK FORBIDDEN under penalty of dead. Education is a capital offense.
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Extremists my arse! Muhammad raped, murdered, and raided. Do you call him an extremist? Of course he is, but in Islam one must follow Muhammad.

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What will it take for people to start calling Islam evil?
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Unfortunately, we lost that war when GW Bush declared islam a religion of peace in 2001. It's been downhill ever since. Muslims know how to manipulate the narrative and most Americans have deferred. Most are unaware of taqiyya, or however it's spelled. It's OK to lie as long as the cause is advanced.

The American Imam is part of it as evidenced by his opening of the dialogue with the caliphate in Iran.

And yes. I didn't capitalize islam and no. I don't know Muhammed's mother's name, but I have some good (and comical) guesses that would probably get me shot if uttered to an interrogator with a gun, if a Kenyan type incident were to unveil and I was caught in its sinister web.

And I wasn't armed, as well.

Just sayin'.
1 year ago
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If there's one odious thing (among many) that American leftists share with Islam, it's taqiyyah. Our president is a pathological liar about literally everything, and our "unbiased", "objective" "news" media agrees with him 100% of the time.
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I remember when things like this happened every now and again.

Under Imam Obama they're happening every other day, if not every day. And the only response is the occasional 'tut tut. behave yourselves like others in the new world order.' Or something.

I take great relief that very little can change in the next THREE AND A HALF YEARS.
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It was a long time ago that this happened "every now and again".

There are thousands of terrorist attacks where innocents are murdered worldwide every year, 98% of them perpetrated by Muslims. This has been the case for decades, This appropriately named site catalogs them all in chronological order, and has since 9/11 (it was probably just as horrendous for many years before that, too):

About halfway down is a list of Islam's atrocities for just the last 30 days - 207 attacks, 1,796 killed, 2,563 injured.
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But remember, our fearless President personally killed bin Laden with his bare hands, and now Al Qaeda is running scared with it's tail between it's legs.
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