Boko Haram. That name strikes fear all across Nigeria and elsewhere in west Africa. The terror group, founded in 2001, boasts thousands of fanatical devotees willing to die for their psychopathic BFF in the sky. Today, YDM is going to examine Boko Haram’s founder, Mohammed Yusuf.
Boko Haram means “Western education is sinful.” If that doesn’t tell you a lot about the group and its founder right there, then maybe the group’s full name will shed more light: Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, or “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad.” Yet again, we see jihad being promoted front and center as an important tenet of Islam, instead of being downplayed like deceitful Islamic groups such as CAIR do when trying to save face. What’s so sinful about western education? Well, for one, it teaches basic concepts of human rights with which Islam disagrees. For two, it has scientific evidence to back up assertions which contradict the pseudoscientific rubbish in the Qur’an. Thus, we see Boko Haram short-bus-riders attacking schools and universities with Magic Muslim Peace Sprayers™ on a semi-constant basis.
Yusuf was born in what is now sharia-controlled Yobe State, Nigeria in 1970. He was raised Muslim and grew up to follow the Islamic tradition of polygamy, marrying four wives and spawning twelve broodlings. He was successful, though it’s quite likely he got his money through less than scrupulous means. Many speculate Boko Haram receives considerable financial support from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM.) He was also a learned scholar of Islamic teachings, or ustaz.
Yusuf has spoken out about numerous issues related to Boko Haram’s mission and views. He claimed that the earth was not round because Islam does not teach that it is, and also rejected evolution and the idea that rainwater comes from evaporation. Liberals often accuse counterjihadists of being closed-minded… why don’t they look at these idiot Muslims?
In 2009, the Nigerian government, previously oblivious to Boko Haram since people can more or less get away with whatever they want in Nigeria, looked into Boko Haram. They discovered its members were arming themselves. However, it was too late. The wheels had been set in motion and Yusuf’s plan was underway. Government security forces detained several Boko Haram members, sparking gunfights and skirmishes which left over 700 dead. Motorcyles were used as explosives, and poison-tipped arrows were shot by many militants who were too poor to afford Magic Muslim Peace Sprayers™ of their own. During this period, Yusuf was taken into custody.
Yusuf tried to escape from the police station, but was caught in the act and shot dead. After his death, a new leader emerged. That leader was continue reading tomorrow!