In recent years it has become increasingly clear that the Jihadists have targeted the African continent.
On September 11, 2001, the groups Al Shabaab, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Ansar al Shariah and the Islamic State were not just unheard of–they didn’t even exist.
Today these groups are waging Jihad, killing thousands in their drives to establish Islamic rule under Shariah law…
This development didn’t just “happen.” The rise of Jihad was promoted and financed. Africa is becoming a battleground because the global Jihadist movement has targeted it.
At least one analyst reports that Al Qaeda, the Islamic State and Boko Haram are all training in the Saharan desert nation of Mauritania:
Here are details from just the past few weeks:
Human Rights Watch reports that Boko Haram has killed 1,000 people so far this year in four different African nations (Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger):
Earlier this week, Boko Haram carried out yet another mass kidnapping:
As pressure mounts on Boko Haram from the militaries of various African nations, the Jihadis have begun using human shields:
Earlier this week, Al Shabaab attacked a hotel in Mogadishu, killing 17 and wounding 28:
Al Shabaab carried out an attack last week in Kenya, killing five Christians:
The US has issued a warning of a possible attack by Al Shabaab in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala:
Australia’s government has issued a travel alert warning about possible attacks by Al Shabaab in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi:
Al Shabaab has taken a page from the Islamic State’s propaganda manual, producing a video showing the barbaric and cowardly execution of unarmed civilians:
Ansar al Shariah
Last week, Ansar al Shariah killed 23 mostly Western tourists in an attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis (there may also have been Al Qaeda involvement):
Ansar al Shariah was also at work in Libya, where in Benghazi an Islamikaze bomber killed 7 at an army checkpoint:
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
In Mali, Jihadists with AQIM beheaded a civilian for cooperating with the French Army, which has been doing a bang up job of clobbering AQIM Jihadists in Mali for a few years now…
A Libyan government official warns that the Islamic State is planning attacks on Italy, possibly using airliners missing in Libya for some time.
Earlier this month, Islamic State Jihadis attacked Libya’s largest oil field, beheading 8 Libyan guards and taking 9 foreigners hostage (2 Bangladeshi hostages were subsequently released):
Ironically, after aiding Jihadists in Libya a few years ago, US government officials are now worried that the Islamic State is making inroads in Libya:
What all this indicates is that the global Jihadist movement is getting stronger and spreading its violent attacks to more areas of the world, giving them more training areas, launching pads and recruiting fodder with which to wage war against America and the West.