Jihad causes poverty. Not only are there now displaced persons, but where residents have to flee a town, they take their buying power and ability to generate wealth with them. All of this slaughter is supposed to achieve a paradise under Sharia if the jihadists can kill enough people who stand in the way.
The one thing Boko Haram is apparently succeeding in is expelling the Christians, after which it will look for targets among Muslims it regards as apostates, and therefore lawful for killing under Sharia. In that regard, the “apostasy” sword cuts both ways: one can accuse, but can also be accused, and marked for death. “Residents flee northeast Nigeria city after attack,” from the Associated Press, November 8:
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) “” Residents have begun to flee a northeast Nigerian city where a radical Muslim sect launched attacks that killed more than 100 people.
Rev. Idi Garba said Tuesday that nearly all the Christians and non-natives of Yobe state had fled their homes in Damaturu, the state capital. Garba said streets remained deserted, without soldiers or police protection.
More than 100 people died in bombings and gunfights Friday in Damaturu, an attack claimed by a radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram.
Boko Haram has been carrying out a string of targeted assassinations for more than a year by gunmen on motorcycles and carrying out bombings in northeast Nigeria. At least 360 people have been killed in those attacks this year alone, according to an Associated Press count.