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Boko Haram leader calls for more schools attacks after dorm killings

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Dated: July 2013

Source: The Guardian UK

The leader of Nigeria‘s Islamist militant group Boko Haram has called for more attacks against schools, describing western education as a “plot against Islam”, in a video released days after his fighters killed 46 students in an assault on a dorm.

In the 15-minute recording released at the weekend, Abubakar Shekau said schools would continue to be targeted “until our last breath”.

“Teachers who teach western education? We will kill them! We will kill them in front of their students, and tell the students to henceforth study the Qur’an,” he said, gesticulating energetically while dressed in military fatigues and a traditional hat.

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27 Responses to Boko Haram leader calls for more schools attacks after dorm killings

  1. Dr Mohammed Shorab

    July 15, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I hope that those who ‘degrade’ the so called ‘Western education’ are to be reminded that this is largely a contribution from early Islamic scholars!!!
    How ignorant are the so called upholders of Islam!!! Islam stands for Peace and Submission to the Will of Allah. It is obvious that they either have not read the Holy Quran or don’t understand its message. No where will one find anything close to what these Terrorists have been up to!!! They are simply thugs in a religious garb!! This is a reflection of utter misguidance and a hunger for terror as a fuel for their deviant minds!!!
    Such ignorance that has brought great pain and sorrow to the parents and family of the poor students who lost their lives in the pursuit of knowledge. These are children who sought knowledge in keeping with the teachings of the Holy Quran and Islam and were martyred by thugs who bring such disrepute to the peaceful religion of Islam!!
    We can only pray that may Allah Ta’ala Guide these ignorant persons to understand the true meaning of Islam. Ameen.

  2. MIKE IGAGA

    April 29, 2014 at 6:17 am

    My advice to Shekarau and his company of murderers is that they should come down from this mountain of self deceit. I suspect that he wnet to school. He would first have killed hos father and mother who sent him to school. Then we can see the heroism of his campaign.The only worry i have for them is that the end for him and his company of evil is nothing to be imagined. As Osama Bin Laden was brought down so shall he be brought down. Sad enough, the flames of hellfire will recieve his soul where he will be tormented in eternal perdition.

    Let him embrace Jesus Christ and come to repentance. That is the only hope left for him and his band of nihilist who claim to be propagating Islam.

  3. Morgan

    April 29, 2014 at 7:10 am

    They are not Muslims you and I knows

  4. Namelee

    April 30, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Morgan,
    Who or what then are they when they base their actions on the quran and the sunnah?

  5. Lutf

    April 30, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Abduction of these school girls is a serious crime. Whenever a crime occurs we do not look at the religion of the perpetrator. Nor we look at his claim of why he did it. We look at the crime and deal with it accordingly. Now Bokoharam may claim they have done this in keeping with their understanding of Islam, (which is wrong) but it is a crime. They are creating disorder in the world and Quran declares it a bigger crime than murder. So these criminals are worthy of death penalty according to the Quranic teachings.
    Namelee, if you bring religion into this you are only strengthening the hands of the criminals. Some other ignorants may think that this is what the religion says. They will join the criminals because of their ignorance. So join me in condemning these criminals. This is what Quran teaches, “Help one another in righteousness”.

  6. Namelee

    April 30, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Lutf,
    “-SOME OTHER IGNORANT MAY THINK THAT THIS IS WHAT THE RELIGION SAYS–”.
    Somehow those concerned are not ignorant. That is why their counterparts are found operating in different parts of the world.
    I am more affected by the heinous crimes of boko haram … and what they do has always been condemned by me. But I am quick to realize that boko haram is acting out a script.
    When you say that some crimes are worse than murder, that is very worrisome because it gives impetus to murderers to see their actions as child’s play. So they have to kill much more.
    It cannot justifiably be said that any crime is worse than taking the life of a human being.

  7. Adewale

    May 4, 2014 at 2:48 am

    If reallu.Boko Haram are against western Education they Should Not used any Modern Means of Comunication They are Not Jihadist But Cults Dat sell Human Body parts for ritual We only Need Prayer So that God can Touch there heart. Niger Chad and Camerou Republic Needs to be Taken Care Of those countries are not doing fine and this Make there Citizen to be easelly bouht to Crime.

  8. Michael Martin-Smith

    May 5, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Boko Haram are a conspicuous advertisement for Sharia Law- which some lunatics actually advocate in the UK!
    The stupid creed of cultural equivalence /political correctness states that all cultures are equally “valid” and that none can be called inferior to others.

    This is clear and demonstrable rubbish, as the Boko Haram and Al Shabaab prove.
    Political Correctness calls for the equality of women AND the equal value of all cultures. These are clearly mutually incompatible aspirations .

    Until all Islamist States and entities unambiguously promote education and career opportunities for women, they have no place in a civilised world. Period

    The sooner we can free ourselves from imported energy, the better.

  9. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    May 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Boko Haram are a criminal terrorist gang and their activities have nothing at all to do with Islam.

  10. Lutf

    May 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    All cultures are not equal. All values are not equal. In present times Western democracy and system of government has many excellent traditions. Western values of social equality, religious freedom and rights of minorities including women is laudable. (Real Islam agrees with all of these values). These good values should be defended. The imported extremists who wish to implement their extremist agenda and destroy the peaceful Western societies should be resisted and marginalized. They should be treated as criminals that they are. They should not be allowed refuge behind religious freedom. It should be realized that no Muslim faction believes in religious freedom nor they will practice it if they gain control. Until they prove with their actions (not just words) they should not be allowed to preach their hatred.
    No doubt that the Islam of Holy Prophet and the Islam in the Holy Quran is liberal, accommodating of opposing ideas, promotes peace and lives with others as brothers. But there is no place in this world where that Islam exists. No Muslim of today believes in it. It is a pipe dream at the present time. Muslims need decades if not centuries to become moderate and learn the real Islam. Until such time they should be considered dangerous and handled with care.

  11. aron Nefungo

    May 6, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Gog must put his hands in Africa as a whole.

  12. Namelee

    May 7, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Lutf,
    Your comment would have ended brilliantly, had you not said that the islam of the quran and that of Muhammad was tolerant and accommodated diverse religions.
    Where minority religions were allowed at all, most dehumanizing conditions were imposed on the adherents. These could be found in the pact of Umar which he said was patterned after what Muhammad did or said.
    It is also a misrepresentation to say that ‘real islam’ agrees with the lofty freedoms provided in the West. Women’s right, for instance, was killed from Muhammad’s time. While he married a woman who was successful in business, Muhammad confined women to the prison-like home where they were barred from seeing men other than their husbands and kindred. Women could no longer go out except they were policed like criminals. On top of that, they became outcasts by being required to cover their entire being.
    Equally murdered was the freedom of speech. Criticizing Muhammad or disagreeing with him became a capital offense. He extended this to cover the clerics who could not be argued with.
    Everything done by the extremist muhammadans today are carry overs of what Muhammad and his servants did.

  13. Zia Shah

    May 7, 2014 at 3:11 am

    In my country USA, which I love, we have FBI, CIA, Army, police force, courts, IRS, jail system and still more.

    A modern society needs all this to not only prosper but to even survive.

    In seventh century Arabia, all these functions came to lie in one person Muhammad, may peace be on him, for a few years.

    He was the most compassionate and merciful man the world has ever known.

    No one was ever killed for freedom of speech or religion, but a few were killed for national security issues and for causing and promoting chaos, rebellion and anarchy in the society, during his life time.

    Actually the total number killed on both sides despite dozens of wars were no more than a thousand.

    Just the simple fact that within a few years of his death, Arabia was able to take on the Roman Empire, should give you pause and inference that he was not killing unless absolutely necessary and he was offering amnesty to large populations on the slightest pretense.

    Caliph Umar Farooq versus Emperor Heraclius: Who gave us our Religious Freedoms?

  14. Nan-young David Moven

    May 7, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Bokoharam is an International organisation.
    It just happen to have its base in Nigeria.

  15. riliwan

    May 8, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    if ure believing wat dy coat in the Quran wat of if dy coat the verse of bible luke 19 vs 27
    But those enemies of mine who did not want
    me to be king over them–bring them here and
    kill them in front of me.’

  16. muhammad anfal

    May 10, 2014 at 12:53 am

    or god helf us and quench this boko haram matter.

  17. michael clough

    May 10, 2014 at 4:46 am

    The awful reality is that the Northern Nigerian Boko Haram leaders interpret and are inflamed by the alight by the words of the Qur’an. The great doctrine which Muhammad set out,was the strict and exclusive unity of God. Abraham, their illustious ancestor; Ishmael,the father of their nation; Moses, the lawgiver of the Jews and Jesus the author of Christianity, had all asserted the same thing; and that their followers had universally corrupted the truth, and that he was now commissioned to restore it to the world.

    The author of the Qur’an relentlessly describes the future that awaits unbelievers, their despair,regret,penitence, and torment. Death or conversion. “The Sword,” said Muhammad, “is the key of heaven and of hell; a drop of blood shed in the cause of God, a night spent arms is of more avail than two months fasting or prayer”.

    On the other hand, for true believers of this faith, his promised afterlife was of a voluptuous paradise, with robes of silk, palaces of marble, rivers and shades, groves and couches, wines, and dainties, and above all, the promise of seventy-two virgins assigned to each of the faithful, each of resplendent beauty and eternal youth.

    Whilst the Prophet laid down a strict restraint on the drinking of wine, in the use of women and young females, he allows an almost unboundeded male indulgence: Four or more wives with the liberty of changing them at will, together with the use/abuse of all his female captives, a belief that is at the heart of savage brutality of Boko Haram.

  18. Yasmin

    May 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Boko Haram are not real men. And not real Muslims. Weak terrorist murderers and saplings who feel threatened by women who will cut the throat of anyone and recite the Koran.

    Pathological insane and violent.

    I hope they make their peace with Allah.

    May Allah have mercy on their shredded tormented souls.

    And may Allah find these girls and restore their dignity and restore them to their families and Faith and back to the school desk where they belong.

  19. Hamisu Ibrahim

    May 10, 2014 at 9:41 am

    They are not muslims

  20. Zia Shah

    May 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Michael Clough

    The Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him, did not allow,”unboundeded male indulgence.”

    He limited the unboundeded male indulgence, which existed before him, as can be amply seen in the Bible itself.

    Read the story of incest mentioned several times in the Bible and number of wives and concubines of some of the characters described by the Bible.

    King Henry’s Wives and Family Values: Catherine of Aragon

    Polygamy in the Holy Qur’an

    Concubines and the Holy Quran

    I must agree as regards the fact that Boko Haram are misunderstanding and misrepresenting Islam, like David Koresh may have misunderstood some of the verses of the Holy Bible.

  21. faith akins

    May 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    i think muslims has hatred for the christians —right from the time sarah sent her maid hagar who was bore a son Abraham her husband away /talking of the old testament Genesis 16:1-16

  22. Zia Shah

    May 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    My dear Faith Akins, you forgot a small little detail. Most Muslims do not read the Bible, they rather read the Holy Quran and what it tells them:

    And thou shalt assuredly find those who say, ‘We are Christians,’ to be the nearest of them in love to the believers. That is because amongst them are savants and monks and because they are not proud. (Al Quran 5:83)

  23. Mr. Mubarak

    May 12, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    My brothers and sisters, we all have to see the truth if we really want to fight this culprits. This boko haram are neither Muslims nor Christians. Boko haram is the name of their religion. They just want to create misunderstanding between us(muslims and christians) so that they can continue their evil projects without us making any positive decision towards suppressing or eliminating them. That’s why they are using the name Islam. Please we should all stop thinking otherwise and think of a way out of this mess.

  24. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    May 12, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Boko Haram has nothing to do with Islam or any other religion. They are a gang of lawless criminals.

  25. Zarif Ahmad

    May 14, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious Ever Merciful
    In the Holy Quran at several places Allah says, ” Wallaho Laa yuhibbulfasad” Allah does not like disorder and do not create disorder in the earth after establishing peace. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at has rightly warns the Government not to indulge in negotiation with the terrorist group as Holy Quran says, “Al-fitnatu ashadu min-nal qatl” Mutiny is more savvier than assassination so Islam has dealt with Mutiny the most savvier punishment. As per Hadith, Merciless person is not shown mercy. These people must surrender to Government and must be taken to task as per law of the land.
    Zarif Ahmad

    Read more: http://www.themuslimtimes.org/2014/05/africa/dont-negotiate-with-boko-haram-ahmadiyya-warns-fg#ixzz31lXDuZbP

  26. Rando

    May 19, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    My dear brothers,I have been reading your aguments from the scratch till now,i found no body talking about saving the lives of children who are still at the hands of those bandits. Lets not indulge in the talk about religious value but rather talk about what president Jonathan do to stop more damage.

    I may advice the Mr president to accept the bandits orders,and release their fellows,this will do no harm to him and children in the bush who are terrified.After the exchange of a man for the children is over then the weak nigerian army and their suppoters can arrange for attack to kill them all.

    Just advice

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