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ASKIA-AT-LARGE: Boko Haram, a Creation of the CIA? Of Course

Askia Muhammad | 5/14/2014, 3 p.m.
Askia Muhammad

There are armed and dangerous people in this world who call themselves Muslims who are not true Muslim believers at all, but rather are nothing more than barbarians. The Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria is just such a klavern.

If the trove of hundreds and hundreds of thousands of secret cables and messages from the files of the U.S. National Security Agency which were leaked to the website Wikileaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden are to be believed – and why shouldn’t they be believed? The U.S. is shape-shifting its security apparatus at this very minute from top to bottom, because its fiendish methods were exposed by the leaks of that patriotic whistleblower – then the Boko Haram are a creation of the CIA.

It seems that as far back as 2009, even before the U.S. overthrew the lawful government of Muammar Qaddafi in Libya, then stole his vast arsenal and spread those modern weapons to fighters all over Northern Africa; it seems that as far back as 2009 CIA documents were referring to the Boko Haram, even before they committed their first acts of lunacy. Then they burst onto the scene, almost succeeding in overthrowing the government of Mali.

It took the intervention of French forces to wrest the northern parts of the Mali desert from the Boko Haram rebels, but not before they had succeeded in burning hundreds of rare books and manuscripts, some more than 1,000 years old. You see the name “Boko Haram” translates literally to mean “books are forbidden.” In the popular culture it’s said to mean “western education is forbidden,” but some of these fanatics who call themselves Muslims don’t believe in any education of any kind, for anyone.

Another group recently allowed itself to be photographed parading young Muslim girls in chains off to meet their new husbands. A group of these so-called “experts on Islamic law” are said to have met recently at the 191st meeting of the Council of Islamic Ideology where they declared as “un-Islamic any laws attempting to establish a minimum age for girls to be married.” What man in his right mind would want to see his 10, 11, or 12-year-old daughter married, and thrown into a life of domestic slavery?

Then some of them engage in “honor killings” and disfigurements. Murdering or throwing acid in the faces of their own female family members who have had illicit affairs. Most of us in this wicked society know the pain that accompanies betrayal by a person with whom we are intimately involved, but that does not justify murdering or disfiguring the girls, especially when the guilty boys go blameless. There is absolutely “no honor” in perpetrating crimes on girls and women who fall victim to nature’s powerful inducements.

Back to Boko Haram. Now, even Al Qaeda, which famously tried to assassinate a Pakistani teenage girl who insisted on staying in school, is reportedly worried that their Nigerian brothers might be doing too much and too violently. Their penchant for stealing and killing schoolchildren may be more than even Al Qaeda can condone. Social media activists and even First Lady Michelle Obama are aflame, spreading the #bringbackourgirls hashtag. Which might be exactly what the CIA may have had in mind when it set out to find some uneducated, impoverished Africans who might be swayed to attack governments and other symbols of what they don’t have, in order to sew dissent and uneasiness among the populations of African countries with their governments, right?