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What gives Boko Haram its strength
CNN ^ | May 11, 2014 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 05/12/2014 1:44:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

(CNN) -- The Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram has been active as a violent group since 2009 and in recent months has killed Nigerians, both Christian and Muslim, at rates frequently exceeding a hundred people weekly.

It is puzzling how little attention this has received in world media, especially in comparison to, say, the attack of Islamist militants on the mall in Kenya in September, resulting in 67 dead.

That is, until now. The abduction of a reported 276 schoolgirls from Chibok village in the northeastern Borno state has shocked people around the world. A deeper examination of Boko Haram provides a revealing prism of the conflict in Nigeria.

Boko Haram translates as "Western education is sin." Rarely has the name of a terrorist organization revealed so much, but it does in ways beyond the surface interpretations sometimes portrayed in the media.

In Boko Haram, we see a total storm coming together: Globalization has brought Western ideas and imagery, especially around issues of women and sexuality, into the most patriarchal corners of the world. Globalization, through Internet and broader interconnectedness, has facilitated and favored global ideologies, including globalized versions of Islam, some of which are extremist.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benrhodes; bokoharam; christianity; demagogicparty; education; jaycarney; libya; memebuilding; nigeria; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; susanrice
Editor's note: David Jacobson, founding director of the Citizenship Initiative at the University of South Florida, is the author of "Of Virgins and Martyrs: Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict." Atta Barkindo is a fellow at the Citizenship Initiative. Derek Harvey, director of the Citizenship Initiative, formerly led the Afghanistan-Pakistan Center of Excellence at U.S. military's Central Command. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.
1 posted on 05/12/2014 1:44:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A whiter shade of pale. . . . .


2 posted on 05/12/2014 1:54:54 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The Magic Negro has made us the laughing stock of the WORLD! ! ! ! !)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What gives Boko Haram strength is the same thing that gave the Somali Pirates strength. If enough nations have patience, they can coordinate their actions and obliterate these morons. That being said, another group will take their place.


3 posted on 05/12/2014 2:00:31 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What gives Boko Haram its strength is a high birthrate and single-minded focus; the West has had neither in decades.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 2:18:44 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Globalization has brought Western ideas and imagery, especially around issues of women and sexuality, into the most patriarchal corners of the world.”

Translate: Its our fault

“has facilitated and favored global ideologies, including globalized versions of Islam, some of which are extremist.”

ISLAM is extremist. NO OTHER “religion” spawns this crap, and NOT ONE SINGLE MUSLIM LEADER has yet to condemn it.

“The impact of Wahhabi Islam, actively promoted by Saudis and Gulf Arabs,”

TRUE. And they are doing it HERE and the rest of the West as well as OTHRE parts of Africa and Asia.

“The Christian South in Nigeria is much more prosperous than the Muslim North, and that economic gap is growing rapidly. The roots go back to the British colonial period from the late 19th century to independence in 1960. The British ruled the South directly,”

And what does THAT tell you? Islamic rule CREATES poverty, violence and ignorance.
Even after Islam is successfully expelled, its evil influence lingers – i.e. the Balkans.

“Some have claimed that Muslim education, properly taught, would provide an inoculation against extremism. But that debate lost sight of a larger issue, whatever the theology of such schools. The graduates of those schools are often adrift in globalized economies without marketable skills and modern education, and more vulnerable to at least tolerating extremism.”

Sure. And WHY does this not happen in WESTERN schools where the same problem exists for recent graduates??

“Likewise, the leaders believe that the West wants to replace proper gender roles with sexual permissiveness.”

Like allowing women to reject sexual serfdom.

“Secular subjects like chemistry, physics, engineering, meteorological explanations of rain, the theory of evolution are all denounced as contrary to the Quran.”

Since they are based on logic and reason, this is true and it says more about Islam’s twisted mentality.

“Equally significantly, religiosity as such does not necessarily bring with it a tendency to back Boko Haram. The issue is the education system, not religious belief.”

Bull$*** like the rest of this idiotic analysis, designed, once again, to exculpate Islam and its adherents from their guilt in creating the worse plague to ever visit mankind.


5 posted on 05/12/2014 3:00:50 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: ZULU
ISLAM is extremist. NO OTHER “religion” spawns this crap, and NOT ONE SINGLE MUSLIM LEADER has yet to condemn it.

Your two sentences say more than a thousand CNN articles on the subject.

6 posted on 05/12/2014 3:09:39 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Boko Haram gets its strength from Allah, and Allah is just another name for Satan.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 3:11:22 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: DeaconRed

her face, at first just ghostly.....


8 posted on 05/12/2014 3:18:51 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

More importantly, WHO here in the State Department, gave Boko Haram its status of invisibility when it was easily viewed as a major terrorist group?


9 posted on 05/12/2014 3:53:14 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
LOLARMAOOTF!

Searched for Hillary Clinton in the article and of course she is not there. But over to the side CNN has an article Gingrich: Hillary Clinton's Boko Haram problem. Even CNN cannot ignore Hillary's problem!

10 posted on 05/12/2014 3:59:03 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The only way to deal with organizations like Boko Haram is by exterminating them.
Hunt them down and kill every single one of them. No quarter, no prisoners, no mercy, just kill each and every one of them.


11 posted on 05/12/2014 4:33:25 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Government by Gun Point.)
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To: sr4402

H! is a continuing Islamist facilitator and apologist.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 4:34:21 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BuffaloJack

Amen..... the way to solve the problem is to exterminate the cause


13 posted on 05/12/2014 4:36:14 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: ZULU

“Islamic rule creates poverty, violence and ignorance.”

Islamic rule and Progressive rule; in bed together and smoking cigarettes.

IMHO


14 posted on 05/12/2014 4:36:53 AM PDT by ripley
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To: BuffaloJack

“The only way to deal with organizations like Boko Haram is by exterminating them.
Hunt them down and kill every single one of them. No quarter, no prisoners, no mercy, just kill each and every one of them.”


An obvious concept that even the most enlightened cannot seem to understand.

I would estimate that this correct solution is accepted as the only effective deterrent to these murderous thugs by less than 1% of the population.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 4:38:08 AM PDT by anton
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So it’s poverty. LOL!!!

There are BILLIONS of poor people in the world that DO NOT kill 100 innocent civilians every week, nor kidnap hundreds of school girls. Take away the poverty excuse and there is only ONE ANSWER.

But the blame will ALWAYS be thrown back in our faces...always.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 4:40:43 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
gloBULL warming...
17 posted on 05/12/2014 4:54:41 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ZULU
Physics, engineering, meteorological explanations of rain are rejected by progressives who would rather believe it's all co2, are rather religious about it, are are willing to fight and even kill to put their policies in place. No wonder they find common ground with Moslems.
18 posted on 05/12/2014 5:22:00 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: anton; bert

Boko Haram needs to be dealt with in the same manner the British did with the Thugee cult. It took the Brits 75 years, but they wiped them out.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 5:26:55 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Government by Gun Point.)
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To: BuffaloJack

“The only way to deal with organizations like Boko Haram is by exterminating them.
Hunt them down and kill every single one of them. No quarter, no prisoners, no mercy, just kill each and every one of them.”

No greater truth has ever been spoken.

For those who don’t believe your solution works, answer one question.

When was the last time the world had a problem out of the Carthaginians?


20 posted on 05/12/2014 5:30:41 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“The Christian South in Nigeria is much more prosperous than the Muslim North, and that economic gap is growing rapidly. The roots go back to the British colonial period from the late 19th century to independence in 1960. The British ruled the South directly, which was also being rapidly Christianized by missionaries. “


21 posted on 05/12/2014 5:31:02 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Its “strength” — like that of all terrorists — comes from the fact that it targets the weak and defenseless. How hard is it to kidnap 200 unarmed third-world girls? It might be a little tougher — and demonstrate real courage and strength — to kidnap 200 US Marines.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 5:46:55 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

hillary and huma


23 posted on 05/12/2014 6:29:24 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Enterprise

“When congressional leaders asked the State Department to tailor American assistance to Nigeria in a way that would protect Christians from religious persecution at the hands of Boko Haram, an extremist group that kidnapped hundreds of Christian girls last month, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s team dismissed the idea on the theory that the organization was not motivated by religion.

“This religious tension, while real, should not be mistaken as the primary source of violence in Nigeria,” David Adams, assistant secretary of legislative affairs, wrote to Congress in an Oct. 4, 2012 letter. “Similar to the United States, Nigeria’s religious diversity is a source of strength, with communities working across religious lines to protect one another.”

Answer to what gives Boko Haram its strength. From the next article on FR.


24 posted on 05/12/2014 7:26:45 AM PDT by freefdny
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To: freefdny

Another source of strength for Boko Haram, and other Islamic Terrorist groups (think Benghazi), is the pathologically ghastly deliberate obtuseness/deception of our own State Department. Thank you Hillary Clinton.


25 posted on 05/12/2014 7:32:52 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: BuffaloJack

Including those that harbor them, hide them and make excuses for them . . .


26 posted on 05/12/2014 7:38:10 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nuconvert

Now tell me again why colonialization was such a bad thing. If it were, then wouldn’t the north of Nigeria which suffered a lot less from British rule be far ahead of the south instead of the other way around?


27 posted on 05/12/2014 7:41:09 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“It is puzzling how little attention this has received in world media, especially in comparison to, say, the attack of Islamist militants on the mall in Kenya in September, resulting in 67 dead.” -Joel Gehrke

Not puzzling to me Joel, by the way, have you looked around the news room there at CNN and noted the political bent? /sarc


28 posted on 05/12/2014 7:43:10 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: BobL

“But the blame will ALWAYS be thrown back in our faces...always.”

Well, after all, Satan is the father of lies. It’s his ouvre his metier, his, oh, je ne se quois.

At least it helps us recognize our enemies—when they repeat or endorse those lies.


29 posted on 05/12/2014 9:26:09 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Their funny name? I wonder what would happen if one said it three times whist looking in the mirror.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 10:23:00 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Cincinatus' Wife.
In Boko Haram, we see a total storm coming together: Globalization has brought Western ideas and imagery, especially around issues of women and sexuality, into the most patriarchal corners of the world. Globalization, through Internet and broader interconnectedness, has facilitated and favored global ideologies, including globalized versions of Islam, some of which are extremist.
Boko Haram is just one of the most recent manifestations of the mass-murdering pedophile from the 7th century.
31 posted on 05/18/2014 4:14:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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