By : Mohammed Jehan Khan
Boko Haram and the abduction of 200 school girls has became the centre of discussion these days. Starting from the first lady of the United states, Hollywood celebrities to odinary citizens posted pictures with the twitter hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. On the otherhand Islamophobes from every walk of life have used this Willy Wonkas Golden ticket like opportunity to spread hatred against Islam. Though Boko Haram’s rampage of indiscriminate violence and tyranny has been going on for over three years now in Nigeria, the organisation has never grabbed international headlines quite like this before. They’ve bombed churches, killed innocents and done just about everything else in their mad pursuit to establish “Sharia Law,” but the recent kidnapping and potential sale and enslavement of around 200 to 300 schoolgirls has really reverberated across the world. Boko Haram fighters don’t limit their attacks on non-Muslims; everyone, Muslim or not, who is against their ideologies is Kafir, unbeliever. therefore his “blood is permitted”
While the world is in a deep slumber when the US drones killed many girls of all age in Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan etc. The sudden awakening against this abduction is quite hypocritical. Many western commentators want to use Boko Haram as a black mark with which to defame Islam. West just sees it as yet another shiny object meant to distract people from the greatest tragedy and scandal that has ever occurred in the history of mankind, Iraqi Invasion, Drone attacks and Fallujah nuclear bombing. Though conspiracies circulating around the vicious abduction very few aware of what really happened in Nigeria and who are these Boko Haramis. Were the girls really abducted? Is this, or rather, this is US’ ultimate technique to invade Nigeria; this is CAN (Christian Association of Nigeria); this is Jonathan; this is Jonathan, CAN, CIA and the man; and numerous other conspiracies.
The Origin Of Boko Haram
The term “Boko Haram” comes from the Hausa word boko meaning “Animist, western or otherwise non-Islamic education” and the Arabic word haram figuratively meaning “sin”.The group was founded in 2002 in Maiduguri by Ustaz Mohammed Yusuf. In 2004 it moved to Kanamma, Yobe State, where it set up a base called “Afghanistan”, used to attack nearby police outposts, killing police officers. Yusuf is hostile to democracy and the secular education system, vowing that “this war that is yet to start would continue for long” if the political and educational system was not changed. In Bauchi the group was reported as refusing to mix with local people. The group includes members who come from neighbouring Chad and speak only in Arabic.
Who is Shekau
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau is a mythical figure, empowered and held in existence by the weatern news media. According to military spokesperson, Maj. General Chris Olukolade, as contained in a press statement on last saturday (3rd of May 2014), “’Shekau’ is a title and not an individual.” no one has any ideas about Shekau, no one has seen him rather than in electronical means (VIdeos, Audios etc).
US Interest in Sponsoring and Fostering Terror in Nigeria
Last year, before President Obama visited several countries in Africa, the US military expanded its role in Africa. In 2013 alone, AFRICOM (The United States Africa Command) carried out a total of 546 “military activities,” which is an average of one and half military missions a day. While we don’t know much about the purpose of these activities, keep in mind that AFRICOM’s mission is to “advance U.S. national security interests. in order survive on the African soil the United states needs to create mythical figures like Shekau for their own sustainability. Remember this, Nigeria is the sixth largest producer of oil in the world and the 4th or 5th largest supplier of oil to the US. Nigerian oil is of high grade. They wish to gain control of the oil. Till date, Boko Haram has not targeted US interests and US will like to keep it this way. Of course, the United States has files on Boko Haram terror activities, connections and links. but in seeking out the abducted girls, the US did not come to Nigeria to conduct fresh investigations, but came with old files, Fake war crime records, Conspiracy theories which can ease their way upto the militarisation of Nigeria. This is intended to cause chaos, fear and hatred towards the Muslims with the ultimate aim of inciting a tribal/religious war. The spate of terror activities needs to accelerate because 2015 is just around the corner. The killings will increase in tempo and one or two prominent Muslim, Christian, northern or southern leader would be killed and that would finally ignite the war. Nigeria is very strategic to US interest and a very important partner in this region, so the US would not wait for the UN and they would come in to secure the oil for themselves and the ports for their seasonal european bootlickers.
It is a good observation to point out that Boko Haram became active around the same time Obama took office. It has been murdering Nigerians for years, by Hillary refused to label it an official terrorist groups. Now it is heavily armed, because US allies in Libya have supplied it with weapons looted from the Libyan government.
Alex Jones prominent Infowars.com reports :
While Hillary Clinton has been vocal in drawing attention to the plight of 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, she was in fact complicit in aiding the militant group in a number of different ways.
Clinton reacted to the news that 200 schoolgirls had been kidnapped by Boko Haram this week by blaming the Nigerian government. Clinton also took part in the viral #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign that was similarly backed by Michelle Obama.
However, when Clinton was warned in 2012 that the group had been responsible for slaughtering hundreds of innocent people she did nothing and the State Department refused to add the group to a list of terrorist organisations.
A potential motive for the State Department turning a blind eye to Boko Haram’s wave of terror in 2011 is the fact that the Obama administration was simultaneously arming and supporting the very Al-Qaeda groups allied with Boko Haram in Africa.
Last year, the Bipartisan Policy Centre noted that Al-Qaeda groups were enjoying a “revival” as a result of their presence in Libya and Syria, partly thanks to western support for extremists fighting against Colonel Gaddafi.
One of these Al-Qaeda groups, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which later appeared in Syria, was armed and supported by the U.S. government during the assault on Libya and the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi, whom Hillary Clinton infamously referred to with her crass remark, “We came, we saw, he died”.
LIFG and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) are both close allies of Boko Haram and have provided the terrorist group with weapons (undoubtedly by way of the U.S. government).
As Nile Bowie writes, “It remains highly documented that members of Al-Qaeda (AQIM) and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) who fought among the Libyan rebels directly received arms and logistical support from NATO bloc countries during the Libyan conflict in 2011″.
This means that Boko Haram was one of the Al-Qaeda groups in Africa to have hugely benefited from the U.S. government’s role in overthrowing Gaddafi, which was vehemently supported by Hillary Clinton.
As with the WikiLeaks scam, the Edward Snowden scam, the Sandy Hook scam, the Malaysian Airline scam, and the countless ‘Color Revolution’ scams – mobs of “spontaneous” protesters with professionally made banners, theme colored T-Shirts, Twitter tags, FaceBook pages and catchy slogans have popped up to support the CIA scripted event.
How convenient it is for the Globalists that the newest Nigerian ‘Bogeyman of the Month’ – the “Boko Haram extremist group” should suddenly emerge from out of nowhere to kidnap a bunch of girls – just as a major International Economic Conferenceis about to kick off in Nigeria.
“Nothing in politics happens by chance”.
– former US President Delano Roosevelt’
I cannot Agree More
(Mohammed Jehan Khan is a Sri Lankan Independent Socio-Political writer, Columnist and can be reached at @OfficialJehan on twitter)