Thus they think that when they kill, they are performing a blessed act.
“Boko Haram terrorists killed woman while she was giving birth,” by Michael Howie, London Evening Standard, January 16, 2015 (thanks to Twostellas):
A woman was killed while giving birth to a baby boy during a horrific attack by Boko Haram fighters in north-east Nigeria, it emerged today.
Amnesty International said it has collected eyewitness testimonies to the massacres in neighbouring towns Baga and Doron Baga last week, in which at least 150 people died and more than 3,700 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed.
One man said that militants were shooting “indiscriminately”, killing small children and even a woman who was in labour. Another witness said he hid in the bush until he was found by Boko Haram fighters, who detained him in Doron Baga for four days.
“They killed so many people,” he said. “I saw maybe around 100 killed at that time in Baga. I ran to the bush. As we were running, they were shooting and killing.”
Meanwhile Chad announced that troops will be sent to neighbouring Cameroon to help it fight the Islamist militants attacking from Nigeria.
Boko Haram, which aims to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks in the region as Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, prepares for a presidential election next month. President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday made a surprise visit to north-east in the aftermath of the killings. Mr Jonathan told some of the 5,000 refugees who fled last-week’s violence: “I want to assure you that you will soon go back to your houses.”…
Good luck with that.