When Islam Fights For Control

Yesterday Breitbart.com posted a story about the continuing uprising of Boko Haram militants attempting to take control of northeastern Nigeria in their quest to establish an Islamic state. Caution–the link contains a very disturbing picture.

The article reports:

Suspected Islamic extremists attacked an agricultural college in the dead of night, gunning down dozens of students as they slept in dormitories and torching classrooms in an ongoing Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria, the school’s provost said.

As many as 50 students may have been killed in the attack that began at about 1 a.m. Sunday in rural Gujba, Provost Molima Idi Mato of the Yobe State College of Agriculture, told The Associated Press.

“They attacked our students while they were sleeping in their hostels, they opened fire at them,” he said.

Nigeria will have a presidential election next year.

The article reports:

A local government official said there had been a series of attacks in recent weeks and threats of more. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared for his life, said Gwoza town was deserted when he visited it briefly under heavy security escort on Thursday.

He said militants had chased medical officers from the government hospital in Gwoza, which had been treating some victims of attacks. And he said they ahd burned down three public schools in the area.

The official said the Gwoza local government has set up offices in Maiduguri, the state capital to the north.

This is the face of Islam. Until Islamic leaders around the world begin to denounce this sort of behavior, I refuse to believe that Islam is a religion of peace.

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