Monday, May 12, 2014

Boko Haram kidnappings show that forceable conversion to Islam is still a goal for some

A French news agency has a picture and video of about 100 of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, story on CNN here. CNN says that many of the girls were Christian and were forceably “converted” to Islam and are wearing Islamic burqas and garbs. 

But accounts also claim that the group would release some or all of the girls if Nigeria released its own Muslim prisoners. 

It still strikes one as a lesson, that the Nigerian parliament and president Goodluck Jonathan thought he was appeasing extremism and gaining control with the anti-gay law.  Instead, things got worse.
It seems that Islamic extremist seem addicted to the idea of their ownership of some right to intercourse and impregnation of women at their will.  But many accounts say that all of this is simple thuggery in an ungovernable country.  

The group calls itself “The Congregation of People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad”, according to Wikipedia. That’s a pretty explicit description.. Wikipedia has maps of the group’s presence and where it has staged attacks (link). .

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