Archive for May 2014

Global Jihad SitRep: May 21, 2014


The Guardian: Boko Haram Survivor Tells Story on Capitol Hill, “Deborah Peter, 15, recounted how the Nigerian Islamist group had butchered her father and brother as Congress mulls how to counter the group that has abducted over 200 schoolgirls…”

Long War Journal: Boko Haram member warns of more kidnappings, “…Chillingly in the interview, Abubakar warned that Boko Haram intends to conduct more kidnapping operations targeting schoolgirls…”

Wall Street Journal: Maps of Boko Haram Activity Shows Group’s Evolution, says IHS Country Risk “However, any claims of military success against the group have been overshadowed by the more intense frequency and scale of Boko Haram attacks in Borno and Yobe States over the past year as well as recent improvised explosive attacks targeting the outskirts of the federal capital Abuja,” Natznet Tesfay, head of Africa analysis at IHS Country Risk said…”

The London Economic: Boko Haram A History – [Note: Jama’atu Ahlul Sunna Lidda’awati Wal Djihad” is the actual name of the group which is now commonly referred to as, Boko Haram], “It is not the case that “Jama’atu Ahlul Sunna Lidda’awati Wal Djihad” chose the abduction of almost 300 Christian girls to gain global attention. “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad” now also has its most successful slogan,”Western education is sinful,” beamed into the front rooms of the developed world…”