“We will kill them in front of their students”

The leader of Boko Haram has made a video in which he tells everyone that Boko Haram plans to go right on murdering as many people as it possibly can, in order to pay its compliments to God and to kill lots and lots of human beings. The loathsome piece of shit held a Kalashnikov and harangued everyone about reading the Koran. If anyone wants to know what the combination of hatred and pious stupidity results in, the leader of Boko Haram has made it easy to find out.

And that’s not even all; he also tells insulting stupid lies to the effect that Boko Haram doesn’t kill children.

The leader of Nigeria‘s Islamist militant group Boko Haram has called for more attacks against schools, describing western education as a “plot against Islam”, in a video released days after his fighters killed 46 students in an assault on a dorm.

In the 15-minute recording released at the weekend, Abubakar Shekau said schools would continue to be targeted “until our last breath”.

“Teachers who teach western education? We will kill them! We will kill them in front of their students, and tell the students to henceforth study the Qur’an,” he said, gesticulating energetically while dressed in military fatigues and a traditional hat.

Shekau denied that his fighters killed children. “Our religion does not permit us to touch small children and women, we don’t kill children,” he said, reading from sheets of paper as he cradled a Kalashnikov.

It’s disgusting and foul and horrible, but it works well for them.

A recent spate of attacks on schools is part of a two-pronged strategy that plays up the extremists’ ideology against western institutions while also providing a stream of potential new recruits as frightened parents pull their children out of education.

Unschooled and unemployed children are increasingly being recruited – sometimes forcibly – to fill the ranks of Boko Haram and unleash violence against their peers, the Guardian has learned.

Win-win, you see? They kill some students, then the others get pulled out of school and Boko Haram grabs them and makes them do more of the same. At that rate it shouldn’t take them long at all to either kill or ruin every child in Nigeria.

Just after dawn on 6 July,  a school dormitory was doused in petrol and set alight in north-eastern Yobe. Those trying to flee the flames were shot. The attack left 46 dead, mostly students. More than 300 classrooms have been torched in the remote, arid state since 2009, according to official counts.

Hundreds of families have fled the region. “This really shook us up. Students being attacked in their sleep is too disgusting for us to even imagine,” said Adam Mohammed, a textiles trader visiting neighbouring northern Kano state, where he relocated his family for safety reasons. “It was hard, but I feel I made the right decision to leave Yobe. I’m a father of three and when I think of what those parents must be going through …” He shook his head mutely.

A god that does nothing but hate. A god that hates children, teachers, education, peace, progress, happiness, kindness, generosity – all it wants is death and misery.

Mohammed, a gardener working in the economic capital of Lagos, said he had fled from his village of Dikwa, a few miles from a large Boko Haram camp. “The Boko Haram were everywhere. They collected taxes from us. They stripped one Muslim girl naked and beat her because they said she didn’t cover her ankles,” he said, looking nervous at the mention of the militants.

He said two men had turned up at his grass-roofed house in May. “They said the almajari [religious school] my son was going to was haram [forbidden] because the imam used prayer beads. They gave me all kinds of warnings. They said that I shouldn’t cross my arms when I was talking to them because crossing the arms is haram too.”

The final straw had come days later when his family were awakened by a neighbour’s wailing. “[Boko Haram] told her they took her son to their camp to fight for Allah,” Mohammed said. “They said the boy’s family is now the Boko Haram. My wife said we should leave that very day.”

How to create hell on earth.


  1. says

    Malala was absolutely right: “The extremists are afraid of books & pens. The power of education frightens them.”

  2. Ant (@antallan) says

    “describing western education as a ‘plot against Islam’”

    No. But it’s clearly a threat to Islam.


  3. Bjarte Foshaug says

    How to create hell on earth.

    Exactly. A fundamentalist is someone who wants his fellow human beings to go to hell so badly that he can’t even wait for them to die. That’s why they have to go out of their way to create hell on earth.

  4. sawells says

    Does it seem weird that apparently AK-47s are not haram? He seems a bit selective in what he objects to.

  5. lpetrich says

    They are certainly living up to their nickname. “Western Education is a Sin” or “Books Forbidden”.

    Are they willing to also renounce Western military technology, like guns? If swords were good enough for the prophet Mohammed and his friends, then swords ought to be good enough for them.

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