In Nigeria, an Islamic group called Boko Haram has been murdering their Christian compatriots in an effort to drive the Christians out of northern Nigeria. The details are sordid; automatic rifles, bombs, unarmed citizens gunned down en masse, churches being blown up, more than 500 killed in total.
But there is a theme, and it’s a telling one.
Witnesses said gunmen burst into the hall and shouted "God is great" as they opened fire.
“Gunmen who are, from all indications, members of Boko Haram came in large numbers and have encircled police headquarters. They chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’ [God is Great] and fired indiscriminately,” a resident told AFP.
God is a self-righteous delusion in the heads of believers that justifies terror and death.
God is not great.
God seems to be more on the level of a conscienceless thug with a gun.