Skip to comments.Boko Haram and the Kidnapped Schoolgirls
Posted on 05/10/2014 12:44:28 PM PDT by george76
Boko Haram .."Non-Muslim Teaching Is Forbidden"...
But little attention has been paid to the group's formal Arabic name: Jam'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-da'wa wal-Jihad. That roughly translates as "The Fellowship of the People of the Tradition for Preaching and Holy War." That's a lot less catchy than Boko Haram but significantly more revealing about the group and its mission. Far from being an aberration among Islamist terror groups, as some observers suggest, Boko Haram in its goals and methods is in fact all too representative.
The kidnapping of the schoolgirls throws into bold relief a central part of what the jihadists are about: the oppression of women. Boko Haram sincerely believes that girls are better off enslaved than educated. The terrorists' mission is no different from that of the Taliban assassin who shot and nearly killed 15-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzaias she rode a school bus home in 2012because she advocated girls' education. As I know from experience, nothing is more anathema to the jihadists than equal and educated women.
How to explain this phenomenon to baffled Westerners, who these days seem more eager to smear the critics of jihadism as "Islamophobes" than to stand up for women's most basic rights? Where are the Muslim college-student organizations denouncing Boko Haram?
It is also time for Western liberals to wake up. If they choose to regard Boko Haram as an aberration, they do so at their peril. The kidnapping of these schoolgirls is not an isolated tragedy; their fate reflects a new wave of jihadism that extends far beyond Nigeria and poses a mortal threat to the rights of women and girls. If my pointing this out offends some people more than the odious acts of Boko Haram, then so be it.
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May all the Jihadists be given to the Borg Queen to abuse.
The left sure seems to consistently side with islamists and hate the Jews.
Obama’s Muslim ancestors were the leading slave traders going back hundreds, if not thousands of years!!! The overwhelming majority of Blacks sold into slavery was carried out by Black Muslim slave traders and abusers of women for centuries. The Americas, the Colonies of France, England, Holland, Spain Portugal, the Middle East, Asia, south America....all got their Black Tribal slaves directly from Obama’s forebears!!!
The Muslims still do tremendous slave trade and massive, uncontrolled abuse of women all over the world!!! Beware of the wolf in sheep’s clothing!!! Obama speaks with forked tongue.....100% of the time!!! I ask only one question. Has Obama or his wife done one thing in his six in office as POTUS, to curb any abuses carried out by Muslim terrorists relating to slavery, abuse of women, murder of Christians, etc.? Answer.....”ZIP”!!!
They did it because of a film.
Boko Haram is the islamic version of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, who emptied the cities in Cambodia and murder people, who wore glasses, because they were intellectuals.
Using a phrase or sentence to translate two words is to have an agenda. Illiterate islamic savages are against education, not just "western" education. It's a sly way to blame the West for savagery committed by the islamic cult Books are Forbidden.