According to reports from CBS News, female students were spared in the attack. The news reports from Damaturu Nigeria say the attackers went to the female dormitories told the young women to go home and get married and abandoned Western education.
Abdullahi Bego, the spokesman for the governor of Yobe state says troops were “mysteriously withdrawn hours before the attack.”
Why did the U.S. resist designating the group for so long, even though it fits every definition of a foreign terrorist org. and threatens the West?
Graduate school at the University of Maryland (recently named the 10th best party school in the United States) was quite a shock after the protected, Christian environment of my college. So in the hedonistic sea of fellow teaching assistants and much of the English Department faculty, I was overjoyed to meet another Christian who, like me, was teaching freshmen composition while working on a Master’s degree.
Northern Nigerian Christian political leader describes the agony of the Christians under Boko Haram attacks. (Photo Credit: Faith McDonnell) United States Action Attacks by Boko Haram, the northern Nigerian jihadists dedicated to eliminating the Christian presence in northern Nigeria and establishing Sharia throughout the country, continue every week. And still the U.S. Department will not […]
Cowardly terrorists – Boko Haram members live among the people, but cover their faces to slaughter their neighbors. (Photo Credit: PressTV) Numerous petitions and efforts in Congress have not succeeded in pressuring the U.S. State Department to designate the northern Nigerian jihadists Boko Haram as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO). But on Thursday, July 25, […]
It is important to know what is going on around the world, and, as my friend Erick Stakelbeck (author of the brand new bestseller The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy) said recently, to be like the sons of Issachar (1 Chronicles 12: 32) – to understand the times and to know what to do. IRD’s Religious Liberty […]
By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) In a July 11 post here on Juicy Ecumenism and in Front Page Magazine, Ryan Mauro announced that the Clarion Project has launched a petition to designate the Nigerian jihadist killers Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). The northern Nigerian group dedicated to eradicating the Christian presence […]
By Ryan Mauro (@RyanMauro) The Clarion Project has started a petition to designate the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram as—well, a terrorist group. The Obama Administration’s desire to end the war on terror and not pick any new fights is overriding common-sense and moral clarity. The United Kingdom has just branded Boko Haram as a […]
By Faith McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) On June 3, 2013, the U.S. Department of State made the surprising and welcome announcement that its “Rewards for Justice” program is offering a bounty on information leading to the capture of key leaders of terrorist organizations in West Africa. The top reward, up to $7 million, is for Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko […]
June 6, 2013 Contact: Jeff Walton 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell “We renew our calls to the State Department to designate Boko Haram itself as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.” -Faith J.H. McDonnell, IRD Religious Liberty Director Washington, DC—Officials with the U.S. Department of State have announced that its Rewards for Justice program is offering a bounty on information leading […]