The Islamic State West Africa Province commonly known as Boko Haram, reportedly attacked a town, Michika in Adamawa State, Nigeria yesterday. The Nigerian Army, however, refuses to confirm the attack despite a soldier on-hand saying the opposite. According to TheCable, he confirmed the attack saying he got a call around 6 o’clock in the evening that the insurgents were already in the town. Also confirming the development, a north-east resident told the online news platform that his sister was trapped as a result of the attack.
On Christmas Day Boko Haram released a video to announce that it had just murdered eleven Christians. The terrorists said their Christian captives were killed in retaliation for the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria in October.
The evidence that both Qatar and Saudi Arabia are infiltrating the U.S. and Europe is quite obvious; let us not forget how Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s crimes against humanity continue to go unpunished. In any case, facts have emerged from America’s pretentious allies Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey supporting the dreaded terrorist oganization Boko Haram in Nigeria.
The statement by Nicephore Soglo, former president of Benin Republic, at the constitutional term limits summit, covered by TheCable, in Naimey, Niger Republic, revealed that “Boko Haram is funded by our friends from Saudi Arabia and our friends from Qatar. Are we friends or not? Let’s tell ourselves the truth. We have to stand together. “I’m optimistic we are going to win if we stand together.”
Turkey has also been sending military support to Boko Haram. This was asserted by Egyptian television (Ten.tv) host Nasha’t al-Deyhi last December. He reported in part: “Today’s leak confirms without a doubt that Erdogan, his state, his government, and his party are transferring weapons from Turkey to – this is a shock, to where you may ask—to Nigeria; and to whom?—to the Boko Haram organization.”
As Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim stated: “It has brought it up again, he (Erdogan) is supporting ISIS,” Ibrahim noted. “Now we’re remembering and that was I think the point of the Egyptian show, we’re bringing back to see that there’s some continuity here. He’s involved with some of the worst Islamic terror groups. If you remember, Boko Haram, whose name loosely means ‘western education is forbidden,’ (Haram) was basically doing what ISIS was doing and is notorious for—years before ISIS was doing it.”
President Erdogan has been a longstanding supporter of jihadists. He had already permitted foreign jihadists to cross into Syria at the start of the war in 2011. It was also reported in 2015 that his daughter, Sumeyye, ran a hospital located in the southeastern Turkish city of Sanliurfa to help injured ISIS militants. Since last year Erdogan has also employed al-Qaeda and Islamic State militants along with his troops in the 2018 takeover of Afrin, where 300,000 Christians, Yazidis, and Kurds were displaced. According to a high ranking member of the Syriac Democratic Federation, Abdulrahman Hassan: “Our heritage was attacked, the city was destroyed. Villages were plundered, women and girls were taken hostage, men are missing. Also several churches were destroyed and church members arrested.”
Regrettably, the U.S.-led West, the CIA in particular, as well as the aforementioned Islamic allies have blood on their hands for the recent Nigerian massacre, as well as for previous ones, since it continues to support Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey in their holy war against Christians and other religious minorities.
In 2015 then-President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir said that the fight against jihadist extremism must engage militants on an ideological level, and not solely concentrate on military action against them. He also claimed the CIA, which had backed him until his deposition early this year, (and Israel’s Mossad) were behind the Islamist militant groups Boko Haram and ISIS. If true, what would then have been the motive behind such covert operations?
While one can dismiss this as an unfounded conspiracy theory, if one looks at the history of American presence and intervention in Africa, they are not there to exclusively fight Islamic terrorism. U.S. objectives apparently are to influence and control strategic locations and natural resources including oil reserves. This was confirmed more than eight years ago by the US State Department: In 2007 US State Department advisor Dr. John Peter Pham commented on AFRICOM’s (United States Africa Command) strategic objectives of “protecting access to hydrocarbons and other strategic resources which Africa has in abundance, a task which includes ensuring against the vulnerability of those natural riches and ensuring that no other interested third parties, such as China, India, Japan, or Russia, obtain monopolies or preferential treatment.”
I am not absolving the jihadists from their crimes and pinning them on the U.S.-led West and Muslim allies. Yet much of this would most definitely not be happening if the U.S., specifically under the last three administrations: Bush, Obama, and Trump would not have extended its beyond the call of duty support to the aforementioned regimes. One may ask why does the U.S.-led West, with the backing of Israel, continues to sell arms and defend Saudi Arabia and Qatar and refuse to condemn Erdogan?—it seems as if only Iran is targeted as the promoter of international terrorism. The answer to this is both shameful and diabolical: MONEY!
N. B. Quotations and sources can be found in my book Islam: Religion of Peace? The Violation of Natural Rights and Western Cover-Up, unless otherwise noted.