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!
The general consensus is a leader of a Jihadist group, once named has about a year to live. Once they are named they are a target for death, but sadly along the way over 700 innocent people had to die by this one “peaceful God loving” man’s crazy ideology. I don’t understand why the Nigerian government is allowing any area to become Sharia, at that point any civil laws, civil rights, education and healthcare for women and children are all but abandoned. It is the beginning of the end of the 21st century and it becomes the year 700a.d. almost immediately. The world is flat because a man in the 7th century said it was, and uneducated man who couldn’t read or right, makes sense as they didn’t have space craft that actually took photos of our planet from space. Now that we’ve accomplished that, how can a sane person take a position that an illiterate goat herder thought the world was flat, so we must think that as well? A religion of ignorance, where education is selective in subject matter and only men can have access to it is simply frightening, forbidding rational reasonable truths, questioning the world around you and science is a direct affront to your God. That proves Islam as a religion is meaningless.
Approximately half of Nigerians are Muslim – so, many of those in government turn a blind eye to sharia abuses because they secretly want to live under sharia as well. Unfortunately, all of Nigeria suffers because in addition to corrupt law enforcement, the government is often not on the side of many of its constituents.
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