NEW BOKO HARAM LEADER DARES JONATHAN;JUSTIFIES KILLING OF CHRISTIANS
The leader of radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram has challenged the authority of Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan in a rare online video, vowing more attacks in a nation increasingly overcome by unrest and divided by religion.
Imam Abubakar Shekau said recent killings of Christians were justifiable revenge attacks and President Goodluck Jonathan had no power to stop the group’s insurgency, in the first video of him posted online, according to Reuters.
The 15 minute video of Abubakar Shekau posted on YouTube is similar in style to messages submitted by other Islamist groups like al Qaeda, a sign of the growing influence other jihadist movements are having on the sect.
Boko Haram, whose name translates from the northern Hausa language as “Western education is sinful”, has been behind almost daily killings in its home base in the largely Muslim northeast, most recently targeting Christians.
“Christians, everyone knows what they have done to us and Muslims … we were attacked and we decided to defend ourselves and, because we were on the right path, Allah has made us stronger,” Shekau says in Hausa, sat in front of two Kalashnikov rifles and wearing a camouflage bullet proof jacket.
“Jonathan, (you) know full well that this thing is beyond your powers,” he added, referring to the president.
Shekau is understood to have taken over control of Boko Haram, which wants sharia law more widely applied across Africa’s most populous nation, after the sect’s founder Mohammed Yusuf was killed in police custody in 2009 following an uprising in which 700 people were killed.
“Everyone knows how our leader was murdered and everyone knows the way the Muslims were killed,” Shekau says, remaining stony faced and calm throughout.
“Catastrophe is caused by unbelief, unrest is unbelief, injustice is unbelief, democracy is unbelief and the constitution is unbelief.”
Boko Haram’s attacks began small scale – usually drive-by shootings on authority figures or drinking joints in their home town of Maiduguri, in the country’s remote northeast corner – but lately have become increasingly sophisticated and ambitious.
In August last year, the sect carried out a suicide car bombing of the United Nations headquarters in the capital Abuja that killed 24 people. On Christmas Day it masterminded coordinated explosions against Christians, including one at St. Theresa’s Catholic a church near Abuja that killed at least 37 people.
The most recent attacks have targeted Christians but dozens of Muslims were killed by the sect last year.
“Anyone who attacks us, we will attack him back even if he is a Muslim. We shall kill anyone who works against Islam, even if he is a Muslim,” Shekau said in the online tape.
Gunmen shot dead four people at a petrol station on Wednesday in the northeast Nigerian town of Potiskum, where on Tuesday suspected members of Boko Haram shot dead eight people.
Boko Haram’s increasingly violent insurgency has become a major security problem for Jonathan’s administration, also facing pressure from nationwide strikes and protests against fuel price increases.
“Four people were shot dead yesterday but I cannot confirm whether the attackers were Boko Haram,” said Tanko Lawal, police commander in Yobe state. Yobe’s government said on Wednesday it has banned the use of motorbikes, which have often been used in Boko Haram attacks, in volatile areas of the state.
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the almighty God who live yesterday today and forever, in my fasting days today. take the breath of this soul on the clip and prove the world you still live amen
very soon una go dey go dey rob banks,
UR TREAT ARE NOTIN TO THE POEPLE OF GOD!
You cannot deny it! Nobody can be deceived by any muslim who is LYING and saying the koran is not evil!
It is an evil book and it is the terroris';s NUMBER ONE instruction manual !
So, this murderer in this video is a CORRECT muslim , carrying out the instructions in the koran; killing people; using terror to get what he wants!
This terrorist murderer is saying and doing exactly what mohammed did when he started to spread the evil virus called ISLAM , by using the sword, threats and by USING FORCE to convert millions.
Mohammed spread islam by force and terrorism.
"Accept islam or you die!", was his modus operandi!
If bombs were invented during the time of mohammed when he was spreading islam with terror, he would have used bombs to wipe out thousands of innocent souls and mohammed would have made a video to rejoice about his wickedness and to terrorise non-muslims, just like this devil is doing here in this video!
All muslims have the same spirit of murder and wickedness in their souls.
Let me use this medium to call on every Christians and God fearing persons, to prepare and pray against this unbearable, frustrating and i***tic boko haram f**ls that want the peace of this lovely n blessed country called NIGERIA to come to an end. I want to tell them dat over here in the south-south we are prepared for war with them. If anything should happen to GE(Jonathan), or any state beyond those northern areas, then, they should consider there aspiration, lives n generation short-lived. Gone are those days were ppl are afraid of them. We fear no foes. We are ready to handle dis issue the hard way which is the only way i must confess. Weather u ppl want it spiritually or physically, we r always ready. Whit ur barbaric believes that passes messages of evil given to ur so called prophet mohammed. It cannot come across us because we designed for greatness n no one of u can stop us. As our friend Ben said, '' come ye out from ur hiding place and challenge us if u kw dat ur allah is truly God. Hypocrites like u guyz will rot in hell. Christians keep the faith.
Satan the enemy is carrying out these three fold missions in deception. Allah is not the same God that the Christians worship. Dont u see how they tire charms and so on. The muslim God is that Satan himself in disguise, so that people will believe in him to be true God. Is.14:15-25. If they say is the same God why can they accept his son Jesus Christ who is 570 years older than Mohammed. Well you may call devil any name, but do not call him f**l!