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Another Caliphate

posted by Christopher W. Holton

For some time now we have pointed out that Africa has become the central front in the global jihadist movement. Organizations such as Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Shabaab in Somalia have grabbed headlines with horrible, barbaric acts of jihad. Meanwhile, Al Qaeda and the Islamic State have carried out jihad campaigns in places like Mali, Libya, Algeria, Cameroon, Niger, Kenya and Tanzania.

More recently, the jihadist insurgency has come to the southeastern African nation of Mozambique, where jihadists recently seized a coastal town of 30,000 people.

The Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) has now declared their intention to take control of all of Mozambique.

Their stated goal? It’s the same goal as EVERY jihadist group in the world:

We hear them again lay out their ultimate objective: the establishment of an Islamist state regulated by Shari”a rule.”

Despite the fact that this goal has been repeated over and over again by jihadists from the Philippines to Western Europe, western security services–including the U.S. military, intelligence apparatus and the FBI–refuse to acknowledge this simple, but hard, reality.

Jihad Continues Despite Wuhan Virus

by Christopher W. Holton

While the overwhelming majority of the world is captivated by the Wuhan virus pandemic, not everyone is focused in that direction.

That was brought home forcefully in the past 24 hours by two significant Jihadist attacks in Africa which have received scant attention in the news media.

We’ve been pointing out for a long time that Africa is becoming the new ground zero in the global Jihadist insurgency.

It’s easy to dismiss Africa, mainly because Americans and Europeans have been dismissing Africa for centuries. But jihadist insurgencies are raging to various degrees in no fewer than 14 countries on the Dark Continent. Should Jihadists be successful in taking control of even half of those countries, it could threaten natural resource commerce and produce a humanitarian refugee crisis that dwarfs what we’ve seen so far.

Allowing Jihadists to have a safe base of operations anywhere in the world is a proven loser.

We must not forget that Al Qaeda’s war against the US pretty much started in Africa in 1998 when Osama Bin Laden was based in Sudan and launched attacks against US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

In the past 24 hours, Islamic State jihadists have struck in Nigeria and Mozambique with two major attacks.

In Nigeria, ISIS jihadis ambushed a Nigerian army unit and killed 70 Nigerian soldiers…

https://thearabweekly.com/isis-rejoices-epidemic-offshoot-group-kills-70-nigerian-soldiers

In Mozambique, ISIS jihadis captured the port city of Mocimboa de Praia in a night time amphibious raid…

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-03-24-mozambique-jihadists-capture-strategic-port-in-major-victory/

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