Obama Pushes Funds for Islamists —- Trashes Their Christian Victims

Boko-Haram-ViolenceThe “Islamist apologist choir” described in Cinnamon Stillwell’s recent story “Profs on Boston Bombing” doesn’t sing solely on behalf of Chechnya and Cambridge. Some of that choir’s most dreadful caterwauling today is in support of Nigeria’s yet-undesignated terrorists, Boko Haram. The choir stalls are located in the U.S. State Department, which not only refuses to designate the jihadists as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), but maligns and defames Boko Haram’s Christian victims, as well.

Boko Haram’s latest attack, killing at least 42, took place on Tuesday, May 7, in the already battle-worn town of Bama, in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State. Borno, one of 12 states under Sharia, has suffered heavy losses under the Islamists. Some believe that Boko Haram has taken over northern Borno State much as Islamists took over northern Mali. At least 277 had been killed by Boko Haram in Borno State in 2013 before this attack.  According to an AP story the Tuesday event involved “coordinated attacks by Islamic extremists armed with heavy machine guns” in multiple locations around Bama. The jihadists also raided a federal prison, freeing 105 inmates.

Military spokesman Lt. Colonel Sagir Musa told AP that “some 200 fighters in buses and pickup trucks mounted with machine guns attacked the barracks of the 202 Battalion of Nigeria’s beleaguered army.” Musa, who said two soldiers and 10 insurgents died in the attack, revealed that the attackers “came in army uniform pretending to be soldiers.” The Islamists killed 14 prison guards. They also attacked and razed a police station, a police barracks, a magistrate’s court, and local government offices, according to Lt. Col. Musa. Bama police commander Sagir Abubakar reported that at least 22 police officers, three children and a woman were killed in the attacks.

Boko Haram frequently attacks Nigeria’s police and military forces. In 2012 as documented by the Facts on Nigeria Violence website, there were at least 67 attacks, almost exclusively by Boko Haram, against military barracks, police stations, prisons, and other government facilities, as well as against individual soldiers, policemen, and civil servants. But Boko Haram’s main targets are northern Nigeria’s Christians and churches.

The official name of Boko Haram, Jamā’a Ahl al-sunnah li-da’wa wa al-jihād, can be translated “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad.” Its goal is to establish a pure Islamic state in northern Nigeria, removing the Christian presence – either by conversion, expulsion, or extermination. Boko Haram appears to prefer the third option. According to the World Watch Monitor (WWM) report on global Christian persecution, Nigeria had a higher death toll from anti-Christian persecution and violence than the rest of the world combined. WWM concluded that Nigeria is “the most violent place on earth for Christians.”

In a recent Front Page Magazine article, Daniel Greenfield exposed the unfortunate moral equivalence found in the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s (USCIRF) 2013 report on Nigeria. While much of the report is very good and condemns Boko Haram, impunity, and the forced imposition of Sharia, USCIRF appears to have developed the same pathological impulse that afflicts the rest of the federal government, to never blame Islam. As a result, portions of the report mischaracterize certain acts of violence by both Boko Haram and other Islamists targeting Christians, and criticize northern Nigerian Christian leaders for calling the situation what it is: persecution.

USCIRF’s egregious observations and recommendations are actually State Department policy. For instance, USCIRF parrots former Asst. Sec. of State for Africa, Johnnie Carson, who declared in a congressional hearing, “It is important to note that religion is not the primary driver behind extremist violence in Nigeria” and that “the Nigerian government must effectively engage communities vulnerable to extremist violence by addressing the underlying political and socio-economic problems in the North.” USCIRF reports that “The U.S. government consistently has urged the Nigerian government to expand its strategy against Boko Haram from solely a military solution to addressing problems of economic and political marginalization in the north,” says USCIRF, “arguing that Boko Haram’s motivations are not religious but socio-economic.”

Responding to Carson’s testimony at a House Subcommittee on Africa hearing in July 2012, Subcommittee Chairman, U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ), remonstrated that poverty alone does not drive people to violence. And in any case, Boko Haram is well funded by outside Islamists. “Heavy machine guns” and “buses and pickup trucks mounted with machine guns” are just the latest examples to show that Boko Haram is not just a motley crew of impoverished, marginalized local Muslims. In February 2013 it was revealed that hundreds of Boko Haram members had trained for months in terrorist camps in northern Mali with the local “Ansar Dine” al Qaeda of Mali. Their former chef, explained that he cooked for over 200 Nigerians who had “arrived in Timbuktu in April 2012 in about 300 cars, after al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) swept into the city.”

In its 2013 Nigeria briefing, human rights group Justice for Jos +, a project of Jubilee Campaign USA, remarked, “Ironically, in northern Nigeria, it is Christians who are totally disenfranchised politically, economically, and socially in their own states and by their own ethnic groups due to their religious identity.” This is worse than just “political marginalization,” Mr. Carson! Justice for Jos + continues, “Christians are regarded as inferior to Muslims and suffer ongoing, systematic and comprehensive discrimination even by local and (Sharia) state governments.”

As in many Islam-dominated regions, the northern Nigerian Sharia state governments require permits to construct new churches or repair old ones. But churches are disappearing from the northern Nigerian landscape because the permits are not granted and the existing churches are being demolished or burned in anti-Christian riots and Boko Haram attacks. “The Muslim community is so determined to prevent Christians from having churches to meet in, that when selling land to Christians they commonly include the proviso ‘Not to be used for a bar, a brothel, or a church’ on official deeds,” Justice for Jos + reveals.

Thanks to pressure from the U.S. State Department, Nigeria’s Christian President appears more concerned with demonstrating that he is not biased in favor of his fellow Christians than seeing justice done for those who have suffered (even to the point of considering offering amnesty to Boko Haram). The State Department has pressured President Jonathan to give more federal resources and create a special ministry for “northern affairs.” Justice for Jos+ reports that at the same time that federal resources have provided the northern states with “millions in public funds on forced mass weddings for widows, pilgrimages to Mecca, rams for sacrifice at Islamic celebrations, and payments to terrorists’ families,” there has been no compensation to the families of Christian victims.

In their many publicly released statements and videos, Boko Haram has never declared poverty and marginalization to be a motive for their actions. On the contrary, they state clearly that their actions are a “jihad (Holy War).” They said that “Christians in Nigeria should accept Islam, that is true religion, or they will never have peace,” and that they “do not have any agenda” other than working to establish an Islamic Kingdom like during the time of Prophet Mohammed.”

Could this be the reason why, in the disapproving words of the USCIRF report, “a number of prominent Nigerian Christian leaders . . . believe that Boko Haram has a significant sectarian dimension, and in particular, seeks to eradicate Christian communities in central and northern Nigeria”? USCIRF, again echoing the State Department policy worries, “This chasm in perspective is a serious concern. If Nigeria’s most prominent Christian leaders view the ongoing violence as sectarian, the faithful communities who follow their lead may also embrace this view, adversely affecting tolerance and respect across religions.” This is offensive not just in casting the Christian community as the villain of the piece, but in its lack of acknowledgement of the unbelievable restraint that Christians have shown in the face of the slaughter of their family, friends, and co-religionists.

In April 2012, former Asst. Secretary Carson told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies that the US would soon open a consulate in Kano, one of the full-Sharia northern states, to join the U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the existing consulate in Lagos. Three months earlier, Boko Haram had carried out numerous simultaneous attacks on the security agencies in Kano – police stations, army barracks, intelligence headquarters – leaving some 200 dead. What a great place to build a new U.S. consulate. Kano is about 200 miles from Abuja. About half as far as Benghazi is from Tripoli.

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  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Obama Inc "hearts" with Islamists and this is why Brennan and Kerry were appointed. In other words, his first term laid the groundwork, but the second term focuses on completing the job – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/08/the-brotherho

    Therefore, the "Sunday" people have gotta go…and of course the "Saturday" people are in their cross hairs too!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • ljm4

      Brennan is a Muslim convert. Something that didn't come out in pre-appointment hearings…

  • Dan

    Is it possible to be stunned at all anymore by this administration?

    • And So It Goes…

      Yes. At a memorial service for members of a Navy Seal team killed in Afghanistan, the O administration sent an imam to recite verses from the Koran. Translated, the words were a damnation of infidels and celebration of their deaths. Also, look for the video of Greg Buckley's dad speaking in Great Neck (I think at a synagogue). Greg Buckley was a marine who was gunned down while working out at the marines' gym after he had just finished training Afghan police. The Afghans have murdered so many of their American trainers, it is shocking. and the media and the military is completely mum. Also, the way in which the marines have to address and interact with the Afghans is unbelievable.

  • Nanis

    Obummer is also a radical terrorist muslime doing what they are known for, except that he hides behind Americans who are willing to give their life for him he is that coward. Ofcourse that is typical of them muslimes that's why they terrorise in packs.

  • tyyyre

    muslims like obama consider lying a legit technique in propagating islam – taqqiya– which is why he lies so well

  • bigjulie

    We are witnessing the outcome of purposeful effort to create tens of millions of people being created to be not only butt-ignorant but completely unable to think for themselves…EXACTLY WHAT IS BEING DONE IN AMERICA, AS WELL! The middle east is a lab illustration of how America is intended to be in another couple of generations if Obama and his minions of so-called "pwogwessives" are allowed to continue their predations on our education system and domination of media.

    Look at the headlines today. Millions wringing their hands over Jodie Arias, the change of judges on DWTS, what the latest Hollywood sex symbols are wearing. This is all by design. Keep us ignorant of what is really happening while engorging us in completely useless titillation over nothing, so those few of us who still have the ability to think and reason cannot see what is really going on…like destruction of the Second Amendment, ever-increasing invasions of our privacy by government snoops and general slow deterioration of our entire Constitution, to be replaced by the dictates of "pwogs" who know better than we do how to run our daily lives.

    We are watching it happen in real time, folks. Worse, we are acquiescing by our inaction and silence.

  • WatcherOntheWall

    When America wakes up to Nigeria’s fate, the progs and dim-witted are going to ask, "how did this happen?" What I do not know is, what will happen to the progs after the muslims take over? They are not accustomed to being treated as second-class citizens. Infidel snitches?

  • LindaRivera

    The Christians should be provided with weapons of defense! Instead Obama JOINS THE JIHAD AGAINST THE CHRISTIANS and funds the most violent Muslim terrorists on earth! God help the Christians!

    Is there no one in the government to stop Obama's VIOLENT JIHAD against Christians?

    Bible, Genesis 4:10 And God said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground."

    Our nation is being stained with the blood of innocents. America is no longer recognizable as the great nation she once was. How dim the light that America once was has become. The light is almost gone now.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      The majority of Christian Churches today will be told on Judgement day "begone,
      I never knew you." Taking no part in the affairs of political activities, hiding thier light
      under the bed while condoning sin as normal conduct while forgetting there is a God
      who is watching and will Judge. We are to have no part of evil, yet anti-Christian conduct
      is rampant in the pulpit of many Churches, so much so it is almost impossible to believe…
      …..It is all very discouraging but we know who will Rule and Reign and from Jerusalem.
      William

      • LindaRivera

        You are absolutely correct. There are a lot of incredibly evil church leaders and also their followers are sitting in church pews! (Not everyone in church, of course). Throughout the entire Bible, God gives warnings…

        Beware of the false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves…

        They are in the church and they are indeed, ravenous wolves….

  • ElizabethMC

    Hussein Obama could say he prays at the altar of Mickey Mouse, he'll still be a Muslim.

  • AnOrdinaryMan

    Boko Haram should be wiped off the face of the earth. Period.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Boko Haram piles up the bodies of it's Christian victims and Obama piles up the lies that
    there is no terrorist jihad, no terrorists, no Islamist violence, no attack on America and
    we are to have no brains, no eyes, no ears and nothing to complain about. We are
    Americans and also members of the World where it is wrong to do nothing to help innocent
    people being murdered in genocidal waves of evil. Boko Haram should be a terrorist
    target and all like them should be targeted for destruction but Obama aids and abets
    Islamist terrorists in funding and weapons to kill all the more Christians and Jews.
    The moral failure of Obama and his regeme is as bad as any evil group ever to have
    had the ability to snuff out human life, here our freedoms are being devalued and destroyed,
    next will the bodies of objectors to the leftists and Communist Democrats begin to appear
    in piles in the streets, how soon the attacks on America as in Boston begin 24/7?
    Impeach Obama, clear out the anti-American traitors and destroy our enemies before they
    destroy us…………..we are in a war for survival on all possible fronts……………..William

  • Horace

    Either the Obama gang are fools and idiots unable to tell a Jihad from a pinata party or they are servants of evil. I think they know damn well what they are doing-promoting Islamist and Sharia takeover of the world as fast as it can happen. They are counting on the unseriousness of the American people to allow the continuation of this outrage. The proles are watching Jodi Arias or Ariel Castro and dont even hear about the Jihad, since the Press is corrupt and in the pay of the same evil scum that controls Obama and his silent predecessor Bush-the Saudis. The goofy crew at the Weekly Standard are not much better- they want to get all the Christians in Syria killed by eliminating their protector Assad, just like they pushed the elimination of Saddam, and now the Christians of Iraq are almost extinct. Although I really hate to say it, I guess Christians are expendable for Obama and the Islamic and Israeli sides. I can see why Israel has her blinders on- to eliminate Assad, the Ally of Iran(but Sadam was the MAJOR enemy of Iran?) The only reason Obama and his sycophants can have for supporting Islamist Jihad is the elimination of Christianity.(Christians are generally unsupportive of the Democrat agenda of Sodomy,Abortion and Socialism, Satan’s favorite activities in addition to Islam)

  • Jim

    It is rather easy to see through Obama.

    But where the Christian ministers?

    What are they afraid of ?

    Are they too busy attacking Israel which does not persecute Christians ?

  • ross1948

    Obama has no time for victims of Islamist persecution. http://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/ob

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Indonesian soldiers train in the countryside killing villagers that are native anamists or
    Christians and burning thier towns to the ground leaving no trace of the dead inhabitants.
    The scandal of blind eyes in Washington is appalling. Judgement Day will be long and
    arduous for evil people and the rewards of thier conduct a fitting end…………William

  • joshua

    Believe in the lord Jesus and you will be saved, for both terrorist and unbelievers . For the coming of the lord is at hand. Jesus made it clear that fear not him that has the power to kill this body but has no power to put it in hell fire, but fear him(JESUS) that has the power to not only kill but to put in hell fire. JESUS came as saviour of manking, but he is coming as a JUDGE.

  • Ubanka

    Rubbish

  • sJames6621

    just more rotten lies from the tea party extremists who also believe the wrong side won the civil war