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Here in the West, we’re constantly told that groups
like Boko Haram (whose full name is “The
Congregation of the People of the Sunnah for
Dawah and Jihad”) have nothing to do with Islam.
And yet we find high level military officials in
Nigeria actively supporting the group. Why?
Because Islam commands its adherents to
establish Sharia, and Boko Haram is working to
establish Sharia in Nigeria.
But if we keep telling ourselves that these groups
have nothing to do with Islam, maybe the problem
will go away by itself.
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KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Ten generals and five
other senior military officers were found guilty in
courts-martial of providing arms and information
to Boko Haram extremists, a leading Nigerian
newspaper reported Tuesday.
The news follows months of allegations from
politicians and soldiers who have told The
Associated Press that some senior officers were
helping the Islamic extremists and that some rank-
and-file soldiers even fight alongside the
insurgents and then return to army camps. They
have said that information provided by army
officers has helped insurgents in ambushing
military convoys and in attacks on army barracks
and outposts in their northeastern stronghold.
Leadership newspaper quoted one officer saying
that four other officers, in addition to the 15, were
found guilty of “being disloyal and for working for
the members of the sect.”(source)