The Nigerian government shouldn’t be negotiating with these mass-murdering jihadist thugs in the first place. But where are all the moderate Muslim spokesmen to explain to Boko Haram that they’re Misunderstanding Islam, and that it’s a Religion of Peace that doesn’t involve waging war against infidels? “Nigerian Islamists reject talks with government: spokesman,” from AFP, September 28 (thanks to Wimpy):
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria “” A purported spokesman for a Nigerian Islamist sect blamed for scores of attacks, including last month’s bombing of UN headquarters, has rejected a proposal to negotiate with the government.
A spokesman for Boko Haram told journalists in a conference call late Tuesday in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, where the sect has carried out most of its attacks, that the group would push ahead with its violent campaign.
“We are not going to enter into any dialogue with the government as the Galtimari committee has recommended,” Abul Qaqa said, referring to a panel appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan that this week urged negotiations.
“We do not recognise the Galtimari committee and, as far as we are concerned, its recommendations are of no effect.”
He added: “We still maintain our cause of ensuring strict implementation of Islamic law in Nigeria and waging war against infidels.”…
While most of its attacks have been in the northeast, Boko Haram also claimed responsibility for the UN bombing on August 26 in the capital Abuja that killed at least 23 people.