The Islamic State’s (IS) “West African Province,” formerly known as Jama’at Ahl al-Sunnah Lil Dawa Wal Jihad (Boko Haram), released a video showing fighters explaining the areas controlled by the group and also showed scenes of combat. The nine-minute, 59-second video, titled, “Attacks by the Soldiers of the Caliphate in West Africa,” was released on June 2, 2015.
The release marks the first video showing combat from IS’s West African Province with Nigerian forces.
In the video, a fighter countered claims that attacks by the government were diminishing its operations, and claimed that the group was thriving in the areas it controls:
Video below (while YT allows)
weatFor anyone who remembers VICE when it was an edgy innovative organization that made rapid status for itself by speaking the unvarnished truth about places like Liberia and North Korea and about interesting subjects like Datura, (Scopolamine) the drug that makes people so suggestible they may give away everything they own to strangers after a single unaware dose of it, this article may be painful to read.
Not long ago, VICE did a video on the aftermath of the murders of the Jewish people and attempted murder of free speech advocates in Denmark where they had a woman in tears defending islam and ignoring it’s victims, saying that the real tragedy was the image of islam by Danes. The woman looked so much like she staged the whole thing, as the speech she gave as a ‘woman on the street’ interview was so perfectly delivered yet through spontaneous tears of grief that, at least last time I looked, even VICE felt it was too much and took down the video altogether.
Since then, all kinds of VICE videos dealing with islam have appeared which frequently use common deceptions to sell the narrative of a hijacked islam. And lets not even mention the ‘interview’ they gave Justin Trudeau which has to have been scripted by his own campaign managers. I can’t link to the Danish video because they took it down. But Im sure its out there somewhere should it be needed.
In the 3 part video, ‘The War Against Boko Haram’ they manage a massive amount of ‘lie by omission.’ In part 1 they only interview muslim ‘victims’ of Boko Haram’s outrageous horrors against the Nigerian population and never mention any of the enormous number of Churches and Christian targets of Boko Haram, nor do they interview any Christian victims, nor do they bother to mention the full name of that group, “Group of the People of Sunnah for Preaching and Jihad”. An odd omission for a documentary on this same group.
The narrative runs that this group are not muslims but merely criminals with no agenda other than crime for no particular reason and their actions run contrary to islamic teaching. A point their muslim family of victims makes directly to the VICE reporter, but there is no attribution given to these teachings which Boko Haram is running afoul of. It could also be noticed that his family was allowed to leave because they were muslim. The Christians never seem to get that sort of mercy. Typically if you cannot prove you muslim credentials to one of these monsters you don’t get to give an interview to VICE news. You get killed.
The narrative also runs in part 1 that the problem may be because Christians control the part of the country that has natural resources and the wealth is not distributed to the muslim parts of the country. It fails to mention however whether or not the islamic side of Nigeria actually educates any of its citizens in anything that might generate wealth or whether islamic law forbids such education, which is what the name Boko Haram, specifically means. ‘Western Education is Forbidden’. But the idea is, to create doubt in the viewer as to the fact that Boko Haram is a muslim terrorist group seeking to replace democracy and secular law with the sharia and hudud (Islamic punishments) and that the motives are entirely based on islam and islamic doctrine, as the kidnapping and enslaving of non-muslim women wherever they can, illustrates rather clearly as slavery is a big part of Islamic culture and dogma.
In Part II they manage to interview a soldier who explains that they, Boko Haram, attacked churches, but they are not really muslims but just devils. Still no footage of the attacks on Churches or the stated goals of Boko Haram as creators of an islamic state in Africa, despite the internet being so full of this material you need delouser to avoid seeing it. The message that Christians and muslims are united against BK is repeated like a Buddhist mantra but with no actual evidence to support it.
In part III the soldiers they show at the start use terms like “grace” and “father” and “heart” during prayers, which VICE calls a “toast” while drinking and smoking cigarettes. This leads me to suspect they may not be muslims. A lot of the rest of it is tactical minutia. It does look like the Nigerian Army has some reactive armor on their tanks though. Thats gotta help as well as some serious air power. And if you want to know what happened to your old Ramones T shirt, you get to find out at the end.
But one thing is for sure. VICE is now part of the effort to propagandize the public into the Obama/Cameron plan of reinventing islam with the hope that either muslims will believe it and stop following islamic examples or at least the public will not act up and make their governments uncomfortable as we are all slowly being forced to give up our own rights and freedoms and customs and accept a sharia one.
This is the direct link to the video as they have blocked embed code from working
I feel I need to correct a few of the statements made by the well intentioned, well informed and generally excellent point of view of Rep. Gohmert.
To his first point, if there were ‘peace loving muslims’ in Nigeria, they would have stopped Boko Haram the way the Israelis stop factions of Jews who decide to go all vigilante or Christians when they denounce psychos who lone-wolf out on doctors etc.
On to his second point. This religious war does in fact need to happen. The reason I say that is the muslim side is already at full scale war against the non-muslim side. They are attacking villages, taking slaves, slaughtering Churches full of people at every opportunity. The only reason, and let me stress only, that this war is not happening now, is because the other side is not fighting back. The consequences of that in the medium and long term are not hard to calculate. Rep. Gohmert says this war does not need to happen. I beg to differ. The options given to Nigeria and the non-Muslims are the classical Islamic ones.
1. Convert to Islam. Kick up a fifth of your booty to the Caliph and live under the sharia
2. Live as dhimmis. A kind of second class semi-slave non-citizen at the mercy of every whim of any muslim. As the Christians in Pakistan are now, and as any non-Muslim living in Saudi Arabia would be if there were any left.
To paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill:
“You were given the choice between war and dhimmitude. You chose dhimmitude and you will have war.”
I think its important we do not repeat this error.
Eeyore for Vlad
It appears the Nigerian Army had its own ‘work place violence’ or a Nidal Hassan moment. The difference being they knew what to do about it immediately.
From the BBC: (H/T Wrath of Khan)
Soldiers say they lack the firepower to tackle insurgents
Soldiers in Nigeria have opened fire on their commander in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, witnesses say.
Maj-Gen Ahmed Mohammed escaped unhurt after soldiers shot at his car at the Maimalari barracks, the sources said.
The soldiers blamed him for the killing of their colleagues in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram militants.
Bomb experts gather evidence in a crater that was caused by a bomb blast explosion at Nyanyan, Abuja April 14, 2014.
Credit: Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde
(Reuters) – A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja.
President Goodluck Jonathan pointed the finger of suspicion at Boko Haram, although there was no immediate claim of responsibility from the Islamist militants who are active mainly in the northeast. As well as the dead, police said 124 were wounded in the first attack on the federal capital in two years.
(Video seems to be related)
At least 44 worshippers shot dead at mosque in Nigeria, reports say
That is all.
This is potentially much more significant than it looks. By taking on Al Qaeda and Boko Haram he may incur the wrath of the US but gain a lot of other local allies.
H/T Taffy in Canada
Nigeria under attack
At least 20 people have been killed in a series of explosions at a bus station in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, witnesses say.
Several buses were destroyed in the Sabon Gari area of the city, home to a large population of Christians from the south of the country.
Kano is the largest city in the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria.
No group has said it carried out the blasts but Islamist militants from Boko Haram have attacked Kano several times.
One eye witness told the BBC’s Hausa service that he had seen 20 bodies after the blasts.
Soldiers cordoned off the area after the blasts.
In January 2012, around 150 people died in Kano in a series of co-ordinated attacks by Boko Haram.
H/T EDL Buck
Gunmen attacked a church in northern Nigeria during a midnight mass on Christmas Eve, killing six people including the pastor, before setting the building ablaze, residents and police said Tuesday.
Gunmen killed six people attending midnight mass at a church in northern Nigeria on Christmas Eve, police and residents confirmed on Tuesday.
“A group of gunmen came into the village at midnight and went straight to the church… they opened fire on them, killing the pastor and five worshippers. They then set fire to the church,” said Usman Mansir, resident of Peri village, near Potiskum, the economic capital of Yobe state.
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H/T Michael Laudahn
The deadly sect says it has put its house in order for more attacks
Gunmen, early Monday, attacked the headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Abuja leading to a shootout for many hours.
The men are believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect who attempted to free their members being held by the police.
PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the attack was repelled by the police. No casualty was reported.
The daring attack came less than 24 hours after suspected Boko Haram members detonated explosives at a church in a major military training compound in Jaji, Kaduna State.
A man, who claimed to be a senior member of the sect told PREMIUM TIMES, Monday, that “we (the group) have put our house in order and Nigerians have not seen anything yet.”
Also, read the comments at that site. They may seem spookily familiar. Political correctness and selective enforcement seems to be an issue in Africa as well as Europe. One feels an instant kinship with the Christians and secularists of Nigeria when you read them.