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  • 58 More Reasons Boko Haram Should Be Designated a Terrorist Organization

    A screen grab made on October 21, 2010 in Kano from a video allegedly released by the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram in northern Nigeria reportedly shows two alleged sect members standing against a background of a Google Earth shot of the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi with the triangular city prison visible. Boko Haram 'spokesman' claims responsibility for the attack on the UN building in Abuja that killed 18 on August 26, 2011.

    At least 58 people are dead in Nigeria, victims of another religiously motivated attack against Christians from the Muslim group Boko Haram.

    Hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists armed with guns and machetes infiltrated several Christian villages in central Nigeria on Saturday. The group released a statement stating that Christians in Nigeria “will not know peace again” if they do not accept Islam.

    The latest violence provides glaring new evidence that Boko Haram should be deemed a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). Despite the group’s cold-blooded killing sprees, the Obama Administration has yet to acknowledge them as such. That tentativeness could eventually put Americans in grave danger.

    While the U.S. does condemn Boko Haram’s terrorist actions and provide aid to Nigeria to fight back, some are regrettably hesitant to group Boko Haram with other international terrorist groups. As Heritage’s Morgan Roach reported, some in power believe it would “discourage political solutions to the crisis (among other reasons).”

    But Boko Haram meets all the requirements of an FTO, and not placing it on the list is a foreign policy faux pas that shows that the Obama Administration is not taking the threat seriously.

    It’s clear that Boko Haram—which, unsurprisingly, aims to implement Sharia law—has no qualms about killing Christians simply because they’re Christians. Just this past year, they attacked Christian churches at Christmas and Easter, killing 85 people.

    Nigerian forces have attempted to curb the attacks and implement peace talks, but their efforts have largely failed. The only safe and sensible option is for the Obama Administration to designate Boko Haram as an FTO, which would enable the U.S. to hold it criminally liable and keep a closer watch on what the group is doing.

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    2 Responses to 58 More Reasons Boko Haram Should Be Designated a Terrorist Organization

    1. Bobbie says:

      Their designations prove terroristic so what's the hold up on proper, earned entitlement as a less than human, terroristic organization? Are they doing the Obama administrations bid?

    2. Bobbie says:

      any people that can't tolerate people because of some man made building resentment assumed to the point of killing people in mass and at random is logically unfit for humanity amongst the rest of humanity that respects humanity. Sometimes truth can be offensive. But that's not anyone's fault but the ones' own truth… Our time can be in peace contrary to anyone's book of faith "these things must happen (good and evil) for the Lord's return? People have free will regardless and as a matter of fact mankind's free will within ones own can live in peace and Goodness will come in favor not conflict.

      Lets put down the weapons and pick up some musical instruments. Seriously! Stop judging! Human life dies on it's own and by God's judgment who is condescended by those of you that think God needs your help! God didn't appoint anyone to kill. Human life expires naturally. Please help yourselves understand you are better than a life of death! Killing shows such frailty because it's so easy. Getting along is the real test!
      We learn from each other, get to know each other. It comes from the heart and within your own.

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