While the world tut-tuts Boko Haram (officially the Congregation of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah and Jihad) for abducting schoolgirls and selling them off in forced marriage, the jihadists are unperturbed. They can watch the news as well as the rest of us can, and they see the Western leaders covering over their Islamic motives and goals: they know weakness when they see it.
“Boko Haram attack in Nigeria border town kills hundreds,” AFP, May 6, 2014:
An attack by Boko Haram Islamists in a northeastern Nigerian town on the Cameroon border has killed hundreds of people, a local senator and witnesses said Wednesday.
News of the gruesome attack in Gamboru Ngala emerged hours after Islamists stormed the town on Monday, but casualty figures had remained unclear. Area senator Ahmed Zanna told AFP that “the death toll from the attack is around 300,” while residents said more than 100 bodies had been collected so far and that the toll was likely rise.