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Dem Senator: Boko Haram Is Not Islamist
The Weekly Standard ^ | May 16, 2014 | Michael Warren

Posted on 05/16/2014 7:23:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

New Hampshire senator Jeanne Shaheen says Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group that has kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian girls from their families and forced them to convert to Islam, should not be confused with Islam. The Democrat made the point in a Thursday hearing.

One of the hearing's witnesses, State Department official Robert Jackson, prompted Shaheen's comment when he argued that "Boko Haram's philosophy is not an Islamist philosophy."

"I agree and I’m glad you made that point," said Shaheen. "Clearly, we need to make sure Islam is not confused with some of these horrible terrorist acts that have been and continue to be perpetrated by terrorists groups."

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The Boko Haram organization seeks to overthrow the government of Nigeria and install an Islamic state. As the BBC notes, the group "promotes a version of Islam which makes it 'haram', or forbidden, for Muslims to take part in any political or social activity associated with Western society."

Republican Scott Brown, who is challenging Shaheen for her seat, said in a statement that it is "naive" to say Boko Haram has nothing to do with Islam. The Brown campaign has also pointed out that when he represented Massachsuetts in the Senate, Brown introduced a bill in 2012 that would have designated Boko Haram as a terrorist organization, though it died in committee. The senator also sent a letter to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to do the same.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Hampshire; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2014; alqaeda; bokoharam; democrats; dhimmitude; hillary; islam; jihad; nigeria; rop; scottbrown; shaheen
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1 posted on 05/16/2014 7:23:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scott Brown should hammer her on this... but he’s an idiot, so he wont


2 posted on 05/16/2014 7:25:19 PM PDT by Viennacon
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3 posted on 05/16/2014 7:25:36 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BS


4 posted on 05/16/2014 7:25:40 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excuse me?

I know what she’s trying to say, but she fails altogether.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 7:26:10 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another day, another insult to my intelligence.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 7:26:28 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 05/16/2014 7:26:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

8 posted on 05/16/2014 7:27:38 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yet another clueless leftie.


9 posted on 05/16/2014 7:27:40 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Boko Haram misunderstands Boko Haram’s ideology”


10 posted on 05/16/2014 7:28:16 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: Viennacon
Not muslim terrorists?

Probably just another bunch of black Community Organizers !!!


11 posted on 05/16/2014 7:28:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

- Upton Sinclair

12 posted on 05/16/2014 7:29:35 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow. “Muslim Brotherhood is moderate” redux, only that came from higher up in DC.


13 posted on 05/16/2014 7:32:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have all democrats gone crazy? Why deny such an obvious fact? Boko Haram is forcing the girls to join Islam, but they are not of Islam? Of course, these evil Satan-foot-soldiers are of Islam and are forcing Islam on their captives.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 7:32:42 PM PDT by abclily
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To: abclily

They “misunderstand” Islam (as if the western progressive are the experts on what Islam is and is not while Jihad groups are clueless about it).


15 posted on 05/16/2014 7:35:22 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
New Hampshire senator Jeanne Shaheen...

Is a flippin' idiot.

People in New Hampshire should be ashamed of electing this stupid twit.

If she don't know that all mohamedans are the same, then how the hell does she know what she needs to do as a Senator?

Dumb ass...Dumb asses.

16 posted on 05/16/2014 7:36:40 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
These naive but useful idiots are destroying our Beloved Nation! Enough of this BS!!

Turn the Rat bastards and their RINO collaborators out and get some right-thinking adults into Office to clean this mess up, before it's too late!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

17 posted on 05/16/2014 7:37:29 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Of course they're not “islamists”.They're Tea Party.
18 posted on 05/16/2014 7:38:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats make your brains hurt.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 7:40:14 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah, these guys arent your run of the mill radical Muslims.

They are the uber-neanderthal, anti-establishmentarian, flat earth Islamists that are against ANYTHING from the western world. (Except, of course, unless it happens to be convenient or further their means or ends.)

In a 2009 BBC interview, Mohammed Yusuf, then leader of the group, stated his belief that the fact of a spherical Earth is contrary to Islamic teaching and should be rejected, along with Darwinian evolution and the fact of rain originating from water evaporated by the sun. Before his death, Yusuf reiterated the group's objective of changing the current education system and rejecting democracy. Nigerian academic Hussain Zakaria told BBC News that the controversial cleric had a graduate education and spoke proficient English.

20 posted on 05/16/2014 7:43:19 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So we shouldn’t confuse Islam with .... Islam. Riiiight.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 7:46:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Veto!

Sure they kidnapped those girls and made them convert to Islam, but they aren’t Islam....OMG! Democrats aren’t Democrats either I guess? Maybe we aren’t Conservatives (sarc) or are we?


22 posted on 05/16/2014 7:53:08 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right. Another one who tried communism but failed..


23 posted on 05/16/2014 7:54:33 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stupid is strong in this one.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 8:03:49 PM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Taqiyyah is strong in this one...


25 posted on 05/16/2014 8:11:12 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Viennacon

Scott Brown is smarter than the whole delegation. The difference is Scott Brown knows he is a dummy. Frank Guinta will probably be the smartest in 2015 out of the delegation.

http://www.redstate.com/2013/12/09/ann-mclane-kuster-libya-middle-east-ignorant-democrat/

http://www.mofopolitics.com/2014/05/02/mark-levin-accurately-describes-kelly-ayotte-as-dim-witted/


26 posted on 05/16/2014 8:11:21 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sound like taqiyya to me.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 8:11:51 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So,Senator...what is Boko Haram’s philosophy.....Amish??


28 posted on 05/16/2014 8:13:41 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: Viennacon

A liberal would say, we must look at the context. In other words, its OK if you kill for a just cause.


29 posted on 05/16/2014 8:15:57 PM PDT by ully2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?


30 posted on 05/16/2014 8:19:15 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Viennacon
Didn't know Shaheen is related to Eleanor Clift. Must be in the DNA.

vaudie

31 posted on 05/16/2014 8:22:47 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: vaudine

Who knew Elizabeth Warren was related to Geronimo.


32 posted on 05/16/2014 8:32:27 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

De Nile is not just a river in Egypt. And democrats are masters at it.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 8:42:52 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s like the leftists who said Stalin was not a real communist.


34 posted on 05/16/2014 9:01:35 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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democrats are islamapologists, jihad deniers. they deny reality. anywhere islam is in control there’s no freedom and the sword rules over all. they just have to close their eyes and plug their ears.


35 posted on 05/16/2014 9:07:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LoL. Of course Beau·coup Harem is Islamist.


36 posted on 05/16/2014 9:08:43 PM PDT by Red Steel
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Haven’t these people heard of Ockham’s razor?

Basically, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck....


37 posted on 05/16/2014 9:13:34 PM PDT by super7man
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry witch, but thou art WRONG.

I dream of Jeanne Shaheen losing her seat.


38 posted on 05/16/2014 9:17:29 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any body that stupid shouldn’t even have a pulse, much less be allowed to breath my air.


39 posted on 05/16/2014 9:25:58 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a fool.


40 posted on 05/16/2014 9:45:50 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Red Steel

We should point out Halal = OK in Islime, food, thought, actions.
Har’am = NoGO in Islime.


41 posted on 05/16/2014 9:57:11 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Typical asswipe demonkrat.


42 posted on 05/16/2014 10:14:35 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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>> “we need to make sure Islam is not confused with some of these horrible terrorist acts”

What an asshole.


43 posted on 05/17/2014 12:26:07 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“should not be confused with Islam”. This is the treason from within we have to deal with. Try serving the American people!


44 posted on 05/17/2014 3:11:51 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: GraceG

Maybe they are confused with Procal Harum.

45 posted on 05/17/2014 3:21:31 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There was quite a long segment on the kidnapping last night on ABC NEWS.
Told my wife,’what word was omitted from the report?’
Muslim.......


46 posted on 05/17/2014 4:50:23 AM PDT by Vinnie
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Brown’s hammering all right, he called Shaheen “naive”. Yup, that’s the hammer.


47 posted on 05/17/2014 6:17:25 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Mickey is not a mouse.


48 posted on 05/17/2014 6:39:13 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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Boko Haram is not Islamist

How about the Death Cult of Mohammed?

49 posted on 05/17/2014 6:47:55 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeanne Shaheen also said that water is not wet.


50 posted on 05/17/2014 6:58:29 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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