Al-Shabaab Expresses Support for Boko Haram Abduction of Schoolgirls in Nigeria

Posted: May 13, 2014 in Uncategorized


~~On its Facebook page, al-Shabaab’s official media outlet Radio al-Andalus expressed support for Boko Haram’s abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in Nigeria’s Borno state.
Mimicking a ceremony al-Shabaab held with Kenyan hostages, Boko Haram claimed in a recent video that over 100 of the girls had “converted” to Islam as the hostages were shown reciting prayers.
Andalus argues that the abduction is justified as a result of the Nigerian government’s abuses against Muslims and that Boko Haram–whose large-scale attacks on civilians are well-known–”rescued” the young girls from these injustices.
As a pretext for its argument, Andalus in one post shows a series of images which it claims are Nigerian policemen forcing injured or disabled Muslims to the ground as a “young Christian” officer appears to execute them. The post also notes that Muslims should argue against these actions and “seek blood” in revenge.


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