Boko Haram Killed As Many People in 2014 As The Islamic State



Here is a reminder of the Jihad we have mostly been ignoring in the West. While we have largely been focusing on the Islamic State in the Middle East, Boko Haram in west Africa has been slaughtering innocent victims at an even more rapid pace.

Other than a self-serving photo op of Michelle Obama using hashtag diplomacy after 300 Christian school girls were kidnapped by the Jihadists, there has been almost no attention focused on Boko Haram. (Does anyone even remember those poor girls any more?)

Deaths related to violence caused by Nigeria’s Islamist terror group Boko Haram is now comparable with the number of civilians killed by the Islamic State, or ISIS, group in Iraq, according to new figures.

Between November 2013 and November 2014, at least 10,340 violent deaths related to Boko Haram-related violence were reported…

According to the United Nations figures, 10,733 civilians were violently killed by ISIS in Iraq in the same period.



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  • pforster  On 1 JanpmThu, 01 Jan 2015 13:54:01 -06002015-01-01T13:54:01-06:0001 2009 at 13:54

    One of the challenges of CT remains not being sucked into focusing on the prevalent group. The articles on Boko Haram and al Shabaab make it clear that failure to keep an eye on these groups is only done at our own risk.


  • Anonymous  On 1 JanpmSun, 18 Jan 2015 14:37:22 -06002015-01-18T14:37:22-06:0002 2009 at 14:37

    Those numbers are remarkably close. Has anyone considered that this might be some sort of sick contest?


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