Boko Haram Abductors, Killers Are Terrorists and Thus the Worst Enemies of Islam and Global Peace-Environment
By Ghulam Ghaus, New Age Islam
May 20, 2014
The terrorist outfit Boko Haram has been very active in concocting Islamic teachings since 2009, becoming one of the worst enemies of Islam. In recent months, it has ruthlessly killed thousands of Nigerians, both Christian and Muslim. On 14 April, by abducting a reported 276 schoolgirls aged between 16 and 18 from rural Chibok village in the north-eastern Borno state, the Boko Haram terrorist organization has earned the ire of people around the world.
Boko Haram has deep ties with al-Qaeda, Taliban and a number of transnational terrorist groups throughout the world. All of them are detrimental to global peace-environment. But what has made Nigerian terrorists more prominent among all its like-minded allies is that they have taken the slander against Islam to a different level. This is largely due to the recent case of kidnapping in which they seem to have established a sort of link between Islam and kidnapping and selling of young Muslim girls.
It is hard to put into words the searing pain and bitter cry of Nigerian mothers owing to abductions of their daughters. They have lost the precious gifts of Allah Almighty i.e. their daughters. Stricken with sorrow, hunger, thirst, these women are holding nationwide protests all day long and waiting for any ray of hope to bring back their beloved daughters whose only "fault" was that they were studying in schools. Their hearts break for their teenage daughters and are living each passing moment in escalating fear, with uncertainty whether they will ever see them again. The Nigerian government has woken up very late.
Boko Haram leader Shekau, a delusional man of ruthless actions threatened to sell hundreds of girls his group abducted and marry them off because "God instructed me to sell them, they are his properties and I will carry out his instructions." How false Shekau is when referring to the name of God for justifying abductions and forced marriages of the teenage girls. Does the global community still need to decide whether such vices are of Islam or of terrorism or they should unanimously eradicate such abductors from the face of the earth for good?