A shadowy Islamist insurgency that has haunted northern Nigeria — surviving repeated, bloody efforts to eliminate it — appears to be branching out and collaborating with ’s affiliates, alarming Western officials and analysts who had previously viewed the militants here as a largely isolated, if deadly, menace.AL QAEDA ISN'T THERE BECAUSE OF BUSHITLERCHENEYHALLIBURTIONBIGOIL.
Just two years ago, the Islamist group stalking police officers in this bustling city seemed on the verge of extinction. In a heavy-handed assault, Nigerian soldiers shelled its headquarters and killed its leader, leaving a grisly tableau of charred ruins, hundreds dead and outmatched members of the group, known as Boko Haram, struggling to fight back, sometimes with little more than bows and arrows.Now, insurgents strike at the Nigerian military, the police and opponents of Islamic law in near-daily assaults and bombings, using that can be detonated remotely and bear the hallmarks of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Western officials and analysts say.
THEY ARE THERE BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT THEY DO:
TERRORIZE PEOPLE INTO SUBMISSION TO ISLAM.
IT'S WHAT MOHAMED AND HIS FOLLOWERS DID AND WHY THEY CONQUERED SO MANY PEOPLE'S AND HOW THEY "CONVERTED" SO MANY PEOPLE TO ISLAM.
WE EITHER RESIST OR SUBMIT.
THERE IS NO THIRD WAY.
AND BY RESIST I MEAN USE EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT.
WE'VE GOT TO STOP FIGHTING THEM WITH TWO HANDS TIED BEHIND OUR BACKS!
(FOR INSTANCE, WE SHOULD BOMB THE SOMALI PIRATES AND THEIR PORTS AND SHIPS TO SMITHEREENS.
WE SHOULD HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE ISLAMO-PIRACY.)