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Nigerian Islamists Kill 48 Traders in Village on Shore of Lake Chad

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by AroundTheWorld, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. AroundTheWorld

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    http://www.businessweek.com/news/20...kill-traders-in-village-on-shore-of-lake-chad

    Nigerian Islamists killed about 48 people in an attack on the north-eastern village of Dogon Fili on the shores of Lake Chad in Borno state, according to a spokesman for a traders’ group.

    Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members attacked traders returning from neighboring Chad on Nov. 20, said Abubakar Gamandi, leader of the Fish Traders Association at Lake Chad Basin, who visited the village.

    “Traders on their way back from Chad were stopped and slaughtered by the insurgents, and some tied with ropes and thrown into the lake,” Gamandi said by phone yesterday from Maiduguri, the state capital. “Forty-eight people were killed.”

    Africa’s top oil producer is struggling to curtail a five-year insurgency, mostly in the country’s north-east with intermittent attacks reaching Abuja, the capital. President Goodluck Jonathan said in September that Boko Haram, which means “Western education is a sin”in the Hausa language, has killed more than 13,000 people in its five-year campaign to impose Islamic law in Nigeria.

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    Oh yes, but then you have the BBS delusionists saying "Islam is not the problem. They just need more education." The Islamists even put it in their name: They don't want your education - they regard it as a sin. Same with the Taliban. Same with ISIS. Same with Al Qaeda. Same with Erdogan, who tries to shut down Facebook, Twitter, and free speech in general. All these Islamists want is indoctrination, not education. And they will keep killing and murdering for that.
     
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    Council on Foreign Relations - Boko Haram Backgrounder

    Islam isn't the cause of these problems in Northern Nigeria though an additional divide such as Islam/Christianity between the people of the North and South isn't helping.

    Nigeria's problems have existed for longer than Boko Haram and the current iteration of radicalized Islam and these problems and violence will continue to exist after people are de-radicalized and Boko Haram is wiped out.
     

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