Boko Haram Aligning Forces with ISIS

Earlier this year a terrorist group of Islamic extremists gained world notoriety when they kidnapped nearly 300 Christian girls in northern Nigeria. Most the girls are still not accounted for, but reports claimed that they were being forced to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man or face severe torture and death.

Over the past several years, Boko Haram has been systematically carrying out genocidal attacks against Nigeria’s Christians in the northern part of the country. Hundreds, probably thousands of Christians have been beaten, tortured, raped and killed. Their homes and churches have been burned to the ground.

Despite calls from the Christian community, no one did anything about Boko Haram’s slaughter and persecution. America’s supposedly Christian leader ignored them until the kidnapping of the Christian girls and international outcry. Obama could care less about the systematic slaughter of Christians.

However, Obama might be forced to pay more attention to Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group as reports are indicating that they have now aligned themselves with the Islamic terrorist group ISIS, operating in Iraq and Syria. No one seems sure of exactly what the alignment means. It might be for financial purposes or a desire to get better weapons.

ISIS claims to be establishing an Islamic Caliphate in Syria and Iraq and perhaps this is one of the reasons that Boko Haram is not talking with ISIS. In a recently released video, Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau announced that they have control of the northern Nigerian cities of Gowza and Damboa and that the two cities are now part of an Islamic Caliphate. He has vowed to continue to expand the caliphate as they march from city to city.

Reports over the past few months say that al-Qaeda has had nothing to do with ISIS, but other reports indicate that ISIS is getting some behind the scenes help from al Qaeda in the form of training and weapons. ISIS has also been talking to Mexican drug cartels who regularly traffic their drugs across the border into the US.

Now consider the possibility that ISIS, al Qaeda and Boko Haram join forces and work in partnership with the Mexican drug cartels to bring their jihadist war into the US. This appears to be a likely scenario that Obama is ignoring. But with affinity and support for Muslim extremists like the Muslim Brotherhood and the fact that his brother Malik works for Syrian terrorists and wears a Palestinian/Hamas scarf which promotes the eradication of Israel, why would he do anything to stop his Muslim brothers from bringing their attack to our shores?