Blast in brothel in northeast Nigeria kills 11: police

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Burns0011 wrote:

Militant Islam, radical Islam, terrorist Islam, however you want to call it, the people who make war in the name of Islam are mentally diseased and should be treated like we treat rabid animals. Just put them down and don’t let them infect others.

Jun 28, 2014 12:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carlmartel wrote:

Boko Haram translates into “Western education is sinful,” and I suspect that the education found in a brothel might be regarded by some people to be “sinful.” Contrary to the racism of people who are ignorant of unconventional warfare, there are practical reasons for the tactics of Boko Haram. This attack proves that the government can’t protect its people, its primary duty, and it moves closer to the capital, Abuja. The rule is that rebels don’t win rebellions; governments lose them.

In addition, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb joined Boko Haram as trainers and advisers in 2011 and taught them to make explosives, kill police officers to gain guns and bullets, and use bigger bombs and guns to capture police stations for more arms and munitions. Al Qaeda’s grand strategy since 2011 has been to attack the oil and gas infrastructure of north Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Middle East. Attacks on oil raise the terror premium, raise revenues for Arab oil states, raise donations from citizens of Arab oil states to al Qaeda and other groups, damage the mechanized economies and mechanized militaries of the US and NATO, and let the US and NATO pay for both sides in the war. It is an effective strategy, and Boko Haram has attacked Nigeria, an oil producing state, and it has attacked an oil exploration team in neighboring Cameroon, another oil producing state. Boko Haram continues to move closer to the oil producing regions of Nigeria, so its actions support al Qaeda’s grand strategy.

Jun 28, 2014 12:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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