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Boko Haram Jihadists Teach Boy Soldiers How to Rape Women


waving flagAuthored by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. / 28 Dec 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/12/28/boko-haram-jihadists-teach-boy-soldiers-rape-women/

One 15-year-old boy known only as Ahmed said that the girls “scream and cry for help,” but the militants don’t care. “Sometimes they’ll be slapped and threatened with guns if they didn’t cooperate,” he said.

According to Ahmed, the jihadists accompany their demonstrations with specific instructions on how to carry out a rape. “They tell us to remember to hold the girl tight on both hands, pinned to the floor,” he said. “They said we shouldn’t let a woman overpower us.”

The young soldier said that before one attack, his superiors told the militants to capture as many women as they could, promising that they would be allowed to “have fun” when they returned to their base.

“At first I didn’t understand what they meant by ‘you are going to have fun’ and nobody thought to explain,” said Ahmed. This was before his training in sexual assault.

According to Ahmed, encouraging young militants to have sex with captives is a relatively new tactic, since previously, the leaders forbade teenage soldiers from doing so, saying that women belonged to men and not boys. The change in policy reportedly reflects a need to incentivize younger soldiers, especially now that a significant number of senior fighters have been killed off by the Nigerian military.

Adding insult to injury, a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) released in October documented how many girls who had survived assaults by Boko Haram, then suffered sexual violence at the hands of officials at refugee camps in northern Nigeria.  In its study, HRW found that rape, sexual harassment, inducement into sexual activity by promising food, and other such violence against the victims of Boko Haram were shockingly regular occurrences among internally displaced persons (IDPs) in camps.

Members of the NGO interviewed 43 women and girls willing to discuss their experience of “sexual abuse, including rape, and exploitation” at the camp. Many of these accused an array of soldiers, police, and militia leaders of sexual violence.

Many of the African girls and women who eventually return home after escaping Boko Haram are stigmatized by their own communities because of the sexual violence they suffered.  These women are sometimes labeled as “Boko Haram wives” or even “epidemics” and lack organized services to help them recover from their experiences and reintegrate into their communities.

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Hamas Founder’s Son: Islam Is The Problem


waving flagReported by Evan Gahr  Investigative Journalist  05/23/2016

URL of the original posting site:  http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/23/hamas-founders-son-islam-is-the-problem/#ixzz49cmru5f5

Pop quiz: Who said the following in an extraordinary but little-noticed speech yesterday in New York?

“Today the free world should unite against Islam, not against Muslims but against Islam as a belief system. When the president of the free world stands and says that Islam is a religion of peace, he creates the climate, he provides the climate, the perfect climate, to create more terrorism.”

a)Donald Trump

b)Pamela Geller

c)Rabbi Meir Kahane, the late great founder of the Jewish Defense League, upon his reincarnation

Nope. The correct answer is none of the above.

It was Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas founder, who, after laboring in the family business, worked undercover for the Israeli domestic security service to thwart terrorist attacks and later converted to Christianity.

Yousef, who eventually settled in the United States but the Obama administration unsuccessfully tried to have deported upon publication of his 2010 memoir, said at a conference sponsored by the Jerusalem Post that, “Today, free people need to unite against Islam, not against the Muslim people. Against Islam itself, as a belief system.” 

“We can fool ourselves, but there is an Islamic problem,” he argued. “Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Islamic Jihad, the Islamic State [ISIS] and Boko Haram — all of them kill in the name of Allah.”

In other words, the problem is not, per Obama, some amorphous brand of “violent extremism”it is Islam.

“There is an Islamic problem. And I think humanity needs to stand against this danger, because this danger is not only against the State of Israel. This danger is against the evolvement of mankind.”Islam is NOT

He pleaded with Muslims to find a better way.

“The Muslim people have a problem. And their problem is in their belief system. They have to face it, and we need to encourage them to fight the good fight,” he explained. “I had privileges as the son of a top Hamas leader. I had something to lose. But the average Muslim person [doesn’t] have lots of things to lose. They’re already living in darkness and misery. If they leave it, it’s better for them.”….. “I speak with the authority of experience, not from books or second-hand knowledge.”

“In the Muslim society, I witnessed a woman who sent five of her children to die in suicide bombing attacks. One after another. She would put the explosive belt on them and bless them and say: “Go, kill the Jews!” to gain respect in her society. This is hypocrisy.”

“At one point I thought that the Jewish nation is the enemy of humanity. I thought they were the enemy of our people, the Palestinian people, until I experienced what the Jewish nation truly is.“America are you really paying attention

Note to any Stalinist androids at Media Matters who might now feel compelled to try and discredit Yousef. His fascinating political, intellectual and religious journey was the subject of a 2014 film documentary favorably reviewed by The New York Times.

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Terrorism Deaths Quadruple Under Obama


by Chriss W. Street 24 Nov 2015, Newport Beach, CA

URL of the original posting site: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/24/terrorism-deaths-quadruple-obama

The 2014 economic cost of 13,370 terrorist attacks in 93 countries included property damage, medical costs, lost income for victims, and the indirect costs of preventing and responding to terrorist acts. The annual “Global Terrorism Index” report estimated those costs hit an all-time-high in 2014 of $52.9 billion.

Boko Haram and Islamic State of Iraq and Levant were jointly responsible for 51 percent of all claimed global terrorist fatalities in 2014. About 57 percent of all the attacks and 78 percent of all the deaths occurred in the five nations of Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.Do you want

But the number of nations suffering over 500 or more deaths from terrorism increased in 2014 by approximately 120 percent, to 11 countries.against America

Nigeria experienced the largest increase in terrorist activity with 7,512 deaths in 2014, a jump of over 300 percent over the prior year. But Iraq continued as the worst place for terrorist attacks in 2014, with 9,929 killed, setting another new all-time-record for a single nation.

The number of countries suffering at least one terrorist fatality spread significantly last year, from 59 in 2013 to 67 in 2014. Advanced Western nations suffering at least one terrorist death included Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada and France.

As the Middle East destabilized from 2011 through 2014, global terrorist attacks set a new record each year. Over the three-year period, the total number of people killed by terrorism was approximately 63,214.

The 2015 year was on track through mid-June (latest data available) to set another all-time record, with the IntelCenter tracking “5,209 terrorist and rebel incidents” that killed a total of 14,193 people.ISIS is contained

The rapidly expanding number of terrorist attacks, nations targeted and civilians killed virtually guarantees that terrorism will continue set new records in the years ahead.

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Obama Accused of Obstructing Battle against Boko Haram to Promote Axelrod’s Nigerian Muslim Client


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URL of the Original Posting Site: http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obama-accused-of-obstructing-battle-against-boko-haram-to-promote-axelrods-nigerian-muslim-client/

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When the notorious Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 278 school girls from the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria last year, Michelle Obama began a Twitter hashtag campaign, #BringBackOurGirls. But behind the scenes, the Obama administration was undermining Nigeria’s efforts to take the battle to the terrorists. Obama refused to sell Nigeria arms and supplies critical to the fight, and stepped in to block other Western allies from doing so. The administration also denied Nigeria intelligence on Boko Haram from drones operating in the area. While Boko Haram was kidnapping school girls, the U.S. cut petroleum purchases from Nigeria to zero, plunging the nation’s economy into turmoil and raising concerns about its ability to fund its battle against the terrorists. Nigeria responded by cancelling a military training agreement between the two countries.

The Nigerian presidential election is coming up Saturday, March 28, 2015. AKPD, the political consulting group founded by Obama confidante David Axelrod, is assisting Retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim presidential candidate from Muslim-dominated northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram was spawned and wields the most influence. Buhari is well-known throughout the country, having led as “Head-of-State” following a military coup in 1983. He was dislodged following another coup in 1985.

Democracy is a recent phenomenon in Nigeria. With the exception of two short periods from its independence in 1960 to 1966, and the second republic from 1979 to 1983, the country was ruled by a string of military dictatorships between 1966 and 1999. Under the All Progressives Congress (APC) banner, Buhari is putting up a stiff challenge to the sitting president, Dr. Ebele Goodluck Jonathan who hails from Nigeria’s Christian south. Buhari was also the North’s presidential candidate in the last election held in 2011.

Axelrod is credited as the force behind President Obama’s election victories in 2008 and 2012. He served as Obama’s Senior Advisor until 2011. A well-placed Nigerian interviewed for this report who asked to remain unidentified says that influential Nigerians within and outside the government believe Obama deliberately undermined the war effort and sabotaged the Nigerian economy to make President Jonathan appear weak and ineffectual, and thus bolster the electoral prospects for AKPD’s client, Buhari.

The prominent daily Nigerian Tribune cites an activist group, Move on Nigeria, complaining that the U.S. is fueling tension in Nigeria and has “continued to publicly magnify every challenge of the Nigerian government.”

An anti-Buhari Nigerian blogger writing in the Western Post went further:

In the last year, Nigeria sought aid from the White House for many initiatives, including the fight against Boko Haram. The Obama administration refused to do anything but play [sic] lip service to Nigeria’s requests. However, it used public and private channels to internationally magnify every failure Nigeria’s government experienced.

In the last year, since the involvement of Axelrod’s firm, relations between the two nations have significantly deteriorated, with the US refusing to sell arms to Nigeria, a significant reduction in the purchase of Nigeria’s oil, and the cancellation of a military training agreement between Nigeria and the USA. In turn, the Buhari-led Nigerian opposition used the U.S. government’s position as validation for their claim that the Nigerian government was a failure.Picture3

Nigerian officials seeking to purchase weapons, especially Cobra attack helicopters, were outraged at Obama’s refusal to allow these transactions. Nigeria’s ambassador to the U.S., Professor Adebowale Adefuye, stated publicly that:

The U.S. government has up till today refused to grant Nigeria’s request to purchase lethal equipment that would have brought down the terrorists within a short time on the basis of the allegations that Nigeria’s defence forces have been violating human rights of Boko Haram suspects when captured or arrested.

We find it difficult to understand how and why, in spite of the U.S. presence in Nigeria, with their sophisticated military technology, Boko Haram should be expanding and becoming more deadly.

Another official quoted in the Nigerian newspaper ThisDay, stated:

The U.S. government has frustrated Nigeria all the way in our war against terrorism despite its public statements in support of Nigeria, as it fights the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east… They want us to fight Boko Haram with our arms tied to our backs.

They have blocked us from procuring the helicopters and would not provide us with intelligence despite the fact that they have several drones and sophisticated aircraft overflying the North-east of Nigeria from bases in Niger and Chad where the Boko Haram fighters and movements are clearly in their sights.

Retired Col. Abubakar Umar, a former military governor, concluded that the Americans “have decided to turn a blind eye to what is happening in Nigeria.” Former Head-of-State, Retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon publicly stated last November that America is no friend of Nigeria.

After exhausting all avenues, the Nigerian government finally turned to Russia, China and the black market to obtain needed arms, and as a result has gone aggressively on the offensive against Boko Haram, retaking some 40 towns occupied by the group and killing at least 500 terrorists. According to recent accounts, Boko Haram has gone to ground in the northeastern border regions. But whereas the border states of Niger, Chad, Benin and Cameroon formerly took a hands-off approach, they have now joined in the effort to destroy the group, pledging a total of 8,700 troops. Most recently, Boko Haram has been cleared of its northeastern strongholds in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

U.S. Excuses

The Obama administration has said it is barred from supplying weapons by the so-called Leahy Amendment which forbids foreign states that have committed “gross human rights violations” from receiving military aid. However this did not stop the U.S. from sending Special Forces to Uganda—another country accused of such violations—to assist in capturing Lord Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. Nor did it prevent Obama from supporting al Qaeda-linked rebel groups in Libya, who later went on to attack the Benghazi mission, and have now joined ISIS. The Syrian “moderates” the administration claimed to back are also allegedly joining with ISIS. In fact, Obama supported the Islamic radicals who destabilized states throughout the Middle East, including Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, and did little to prevent Iranian-backed Shiites from overthrowing Yemen—a key ally in the War on Terror. And despite claims that the U.S. “does not negotiate with terrorists,” the administration did so in secret with the Taliban for years, most notoriously over the release of Bowe Bergdahl.

The U.S. State Department is currently negotiating a deal that will enable Iran to obtain the bomb, and it just declared that Iran and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, are not terrorists. The administration even claims Iran has been an ally in the War on Terror! Finally, Axelrod’s client, Buhari, has been accused of human rights abuses during his time as chief-of-state.

To top it off, Secretary of State John Kerry made a mockery of the administration’s pretext by hinting in January meetings with both Jonathan and Buhari that the Obama administration might allow weapon sales after the election. If the U.S. was so concerned about human rights violations, how could a mere election change that? Given the perception that Buhari has Obama’s implicit support, this sends an unmistakable message.Picture4

The administration also rationalized its decision to cut purchases of Nigerian oil by claiming that output from domestic oil fracking has reduced America’s dependence on foreign oil. But that begs the question: why have U.S. oil imports from other nations increased at the same time? Nigeria was formerly among America’s top five oil supplying countries, and America its largest customer. Nigeria relies on oil revenues for 70 percent of its budget. America’s decision to look elsewhere has been catastrophic for Nigeria’s economy.

A Deutsche Bank analyst noted that the decline in Nigeria’s oil sales to America “proceeded much faster than for the U.S.’ other major suppliers,” and concluded that singling Nigeria out this way had to be driven by politics.

Nigeria is not the only country where Obama is using oil as a foreign policy weapon. The U.S. has not renewed its 35-year-old agreement with Israel to provide emergency supplies of oil, despite booming U.S. oil production. The agreement expired in November 2014. At the time, the State Department claimed to be working on renewing the agreement, but has yet to do so.

U.S. Media AWOL

There is not a single article mentioning Axelrod’s assistance to Buhari in any U.S. “mainstream” media outlet. Only the Washington Free Beacon ran a story. A Google search of “New York Times, Nigeria, Axelrod,” found only one Times article titled Nigerian Soldiers Noticeably Absent in Town Taken from Boko Haram. There was no mention of Axelrod or his relationship to Nigeria’s Muslim candidate, Buhari. Rather, it criticized Nigeria’s participation in the recent multi-country effort to remove Boko Haram from its northeastern Nigerian holdouts, quoting Chadian foreign minister, Moussa Faki Mahamat, who said, “The Nigerian Army has not succeeded in facing up to Boko Haram.”

There are however, many flattering articles about Axelrod, like the Times review of his book, Believer.

NBC News reported on the oil issue, quoting Peter Pham, the Atlantic Council’s director of its Africa Program, who characterized it as “a sea change in [Nigeria’s] relations with the United States, a sea change in its geopolitical position in the world.”

NBC also noted Nigerian ambassador Adefuye’s complaint about U.S. refusal to provide weapons to Nigeria, and how both issues impacted Nigeria’s ability to fight Boko Haram—but there was no mention of Axelrod’s assistance to Buhari.

Buhari Connected to Boko Haram?

Boko Haram is a virulently anti-Western Islamist movement. Its name, roughly translated, means “fake education is forbidden,” but in practice the term “fake” refers to Western education. It was founded in 2002 by Mohammed Yusuf, a Salafist preacher who created a school to provide an Islamic alternative to Westernized schools. Over time it became a recruiting tool for Boko Haram fighters. The group envisions creating an Islamic caliphate throughout Africa. Yusuf was killed by police in a 2009 uprising, and was replaced by Abubakar Shekau, who recently pledged the group’s alliance with ISIS. Let’s review just what kind of monsters these Boko Haram terrorists are:

Certain Buhari supporters such as Ango Abdullahi of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), have been accused of tacitly supporting Boko Haram, and Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has linked Buhari himself with the terrorists. The alleged connection however, is an open question. In 2013, Buhari protested a government crackdown on the group. In 2012, Boko Haram nominated Buhari as one of six mediators in negotiations with the government over a proposed ceasefire. In 2001, Buhari expressed his desire to see Nigeria ruled by Sharia law, saying:

I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria… God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country.

However, Boko Haram attempted to assassinate Buhari last year in a suicide bomb attack that killed 82. More recently, the group called both him and Jonathan “Infidels.” For his part, Buhari called the group “bigots masquerading as Muslims.” Buhari also ruthlessly suppressed a similar group, the Maitatsine, during his time as military head-of-state. Buhari’s vice-presidential running mate is a Pentecostal pastor from the south. Similarly, Jonathan picked a Muslim from the north as his number two.

But much violence has surrounded Buhari’s past efforts. Nigeria has a practice of alternating northern and southern rule called zoning. In the 2011 election, Jonathan was president, having ascended from the vice presidency in 2010 following the death of President Umaru Yar’Adau, a northerner. Some Northern politicians believed that Buhari should have assumed the presidency in 2011.

Abdullahi and others, at that time, threatened violence if Buhari wasn’t elected. Buhari himself refused to condemn violence. This was universally interpreted as encouragement from Buhari. Within hours of Jonathan’s election—what was believed to be one of Nigeria’s historically fairest—Buhari’s Muslim supporters took to the streets, attacking Jonathan supporters with machetes and knives. Following Jonathan’s inauguration, Boko Haram launched a wave of bombings, killing and wounding dozens. An estimated 800 people died in the post-election violence in the Muslim north.

A prominent Nigerian deputy governor, Tele Ikuru, who recently abandoned the APC to join Jonathan’s PDP, called the APC “a party of rebels, insurgents and anarchists, clothed in the robes of pretence and deceit.”

Embarrassed by the kidnapping and the perceived association between Buhari’s supporters and Boko Haram, AKPD claimed that they discontinued work for Buhari in early 2014. However, The Washington Free Beacon has unearthed emails showing that they continued to quietly aid APC into at least January of this year.

Their campaign appears to have been successful. While Nigerian election polls are conflicting, the most recent one projects Buhari the winner by a wide margin. Not surprisingly, the reasons cited for Jonathan’s unpopularity include the perception that he is weak and ineffectual against Boko Haram, and that the economy is in a sorry state. Nigerians have taken to calling the president “Bad Luck” Jonathan.

Nigeria’s Critical Role and U.S. Policy Failures

Most Americans are unaware of the critical role Nigeria plays in African politics. In addition to being Africa’s largest oil producer, Nigeria is also the continent’s most populous nation, with an estimated 162 million people, and is home to approximately 12.5 percent of the world’s total black population. Additionally, Nigerian Americans are very productive and well represented in the fields of medicine, sports, engineering, and academics. Annual remittances are $21 billion, with America providing the largest proportion. It is ironic at best that America’s so-called “first black president” is alienating such a nation, especially given its powerful influence throughout Africa.

Because of Obama, America is losing allies the world over. Despite his so-called outreach to “the Muslim world,” the few Muslim allies America has are calling him out. For example, observe the unprecedented spectacle of Arabs cheering Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before the U.S. Congress. Columnist Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj of the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Jazirah, called Obama “the worst president in American history.” The only Muslims Obama seems to like are those who hate America, and he is going out of his way to court them, come what mayAmerica are you paying attention Picture6

ISLAM: The Murder, Mayhem and Misery


Written by Pete Parker on January 26, 2015

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://clashdaily.com/2015/01/islam-murder-mayhem-misery/

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One need look no further than West Africa to understand that Islam is the ideology of murder, mayhem and misery. Earlier this month the Islamic terror group Boko Haram rampaged through the Nigerian town of Baga slaughtering over 2,000 innocents.

U.S. counterterrorism officials reported that Boko Haram utilized strategically placed IED’s and firing squads to kill a majority of the town’s residents. And those that weren’t killed by these insidious tactics were either tortured, raped, incinerated and or beheaded.   

After viewing pictures of the bloodlust and carnage–there is no denying that Islam is also a big POS.Wake up America

Let’s face it–no matter where Islam resides–murder, mayhem and misery always follows. Just last week, in the city of Mosul, Iraq–ISIS executed 13 teenage boys for violating Sharia law. And what was their crime? They dared to watch a soccer match on TV.

In a video that just went viral–religious police in Mecca, Saudi Arabia dragged a woman out of her home in broad daylight and then proceeded to behead her in the street. And the cowards that carried out this nefarious act didn’t even bat an eye.

This woman (who was begging for her life) wasn’t even afforded an ounce of due process because under Sharia law–women are nothing more than vermin.

Of course, Islam’s vile footprint isn’t limited to third-world countries and desert fiefdoms. Sadly, Western Civilization has felt the wrath of this archaic and vile dogma.  Lest we forget the thousands of innocent white girls who have been raped by Muslim “grooming gangs” throughout Europe simply because they are considered to be “infidel sluts.” Not to mention the plethora of “no-go” zones that vitiate the European landscape from the UK to Sweden. These zones are breeding grounds for terrorists and other Islamo-thugs to hatch their machinations like the one executed in France against Charlie Hebdo.  

And we can expect that murder, mayhem and misery to take root and proliferate on our home turf unless we elect a leader who not only respects the Constitution (particularly free speech and the right to bear arms)–but also recognizes Islam for the refuse it truly is.

Wake up America

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ISIS, Boko Haram share aim to establish Muslim empire


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PedophilesThe motive fueling the recent kidnapping of 186 Kurdish school children by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria also was behind Boko Haram’s May seizure of more than 250 school girls in Nigeria, according to Middle East and terrorism analysts.

While an immediate goal is to strike fear in the hearts of the enemies of Islam, the ultimate aim is for the children, their parents and their communities to adopt the jihadists’ fundamental Islamic beliefs and submit to Shariah, or Islamic law, said Heritage Foundation Middle East analyst Jim Phillips.

Boko Haram’s campaign of terror includes massacres of Christians and destruction of their churches. Only a few dozen of the schoolgirls have been able to escape their captors, and the government has declared a state of emergency across the region.

ISIS recently was blamed for the kidnapping of the boys from Syria who had traveled to Aleppo for academic testing. They were on America the movie with hyperlinktheir way home when terrorists intercepted a convoy of minibuses and took the boys to Minbej for “training.”

“The two groups are very similar in one sense, because it’s one way for the terrorists to impose their will and intimidate the parents of these young people, not just the young people themselves,” Phillips said.

Phillips said it’s possible that one of the ISIS objectives for the kidnappings is to brainwash the teenage boys and turn them into suicide bombers.

Reports by The Australian and Britain’s Daily Mail confirm Phillips’ concern that one of the motives for ISIS for the series of kidnappings is to try to convince Kurdish school boys to become jihadists.

WND reported in June that some of the kidnapped school girls have been sold into slavery. The Los Angeles Daily News reported in May that one of Boko Haram’s objectives is to brainwash the girls into supporting the Nigerian terrorist group’s cause.

Another major goal is to put a rope around the children’s parents to control them, Phillips believes.

“One of the primary purposes would be intimidating the parents, to influence them to move away, or to facilitate some sectarian cleansing,” Phillips said.

WND reported in March 2012 that Boko Haram’s intention was to eradicate Christianity from northern Nigeria.Christian Persecution

Phillips said it’s important to remember that Middle East jihadists are “revolutionaries who are using terrorism for their purpose” of

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advancing Islam.

Tyrant ObamaWND reported last week that an objective for ISIS is to redraw the borders of the Middle East by smashing the “partitioning of Muslim lands by crusader powers.”

The goal is outlined in an article in its latest weekly Web magazine, The Islamic State Report, a professionally designed mouthpiece meant to recruit would-be jihadist fighters from the West.

Revolution is also on the mind of Boko Haram. WND reported in June 2012 that the leadership of the Nigerian jihadist group declared that its goal is nothing less than a breakaway Shariah state in Nigeria’s north.

“This is a way to win supporters, to intimidate enemies and give them a taste of power and a sense of righteousness,” Phillips said. “It’s also about holding the group together and strengthening the fanaticism of the group.”

ConfusedA former CIA station chief who asked not to be named said the two groups most likely draw support and inspiration from one another.

“It is a global jihad and the different elements of it have always drawn from each others’ tactics to achieve the same strategies and objectives,” he said.

“Boko Haram draws directly from Muhammad and al-Qaida, and there can be no doubt that savvy Internet operators like ISIL/ISIS [are] aware of the positive benefits Boko Haram gained from kidnapping 300 students and killing others,” the former station chief said.

Center for Security Policy Senior Analyst Clare Lopez said there is a common source for the motives driving the two kidnappings.

“Kidnapping the Kurdish boys is somewhat similar to Boko Haram’s kidnapping of the girls, in that Islamic doctrine sanctions such behavior on both counts,” Lopez said. “This is just what Muslims on jihad do, whenever and wherever they are.”

While Phillips said he believes ISIS may be trying to neutralize Kurdish opposition using fear for the safety of the children, Lopez believes the kidnappings could have the opposite effect.

“It’s doubtful the overall Kurdish leadership will be anything but enraged. They will wreak vengeance for this kidnapping, maybe even succeed in getting the boys back,” Lopez said.

Who is better offShe added that the Kurds will fiercely defend their territory.

“They have the population numbers and fighting prowess to succeed. This is their best chance in a century to carve out an autonomous homeland for themselves,” she said.

Lopez said that while Boko Haram likely will use the kidnapped girls as sex slaves, ISIS will treat the boys as the Ottomans did Balkan boys.

“They want to deplete Kurdish male numbers, of course, but also to brainwash and turn these boys into jihad fighters to turn back against their own people,” she said.

Consultancy Africa analyst and former U.S. Embassy in Beirut staff member Maha Hamdan noted ISIS has the same Islamic supremacist doctrine as Boko Haram, al-Qaida, the perpetrators of the Syrian massacres against the Alawites, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and many other jihadist groups.

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