But remember: the real problem is “Islamophobia.” The real problem are the greasy Islamophobes who give people the crazy idea that Islam is the world’s most violent religion. Boko Haram and al-Qaeda and the Taliban and Hamas and Hizballah and Nidal Hasan and all the rest don’t make people think that at all, you see. It’s all the fault of the “Islamophobes.”
“Nigeria: Islamic extremists kill 8 in northeast,” by Haruna Umar for the Associated Press, August 1:
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) “” Islamic extremists killed eight people in an attack targeting teachers and Muslim clerics in northeast Nigeria, witnesses and the military said Thursday.
Military spokesman Lt. Col. Sagir Musa also warned that the Boko Haram terrorist network plans more such killings and “massive attacks” aimed at the northeastern city where their extremist movement was born “” Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.
“The Joint Task Force wishes to alert citizens … of the impending plans by Boko Haram terrorists to carry out massive attacks and bombings in Maiduguri metropolis and other parts of Borno State any moment from now and during the Eid al-Fitr.” That celebration on Aug. 8 marks the end of the Ramadan fasting period.
Musa said Tuesday’s attack in Bui town, 185 kilometers (115 miles) south of Maiduguri, killed eight civilians and appeared to be the beginning of the planned campaign.