Several jihadists groups have aligned themselves with the Islamic State, the latest of which is Boko Haram responsible for the slaughter of thousands and the kidnap of young schoolgirls. H/t Midnight Watcher’s BlogSpot.
Reports are coming in that Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram who has declared its own caliphate and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS and, are “sharing military strategy and other information back and forth.”
Rachel Ehrenfeld, director of the American Center for Democracy and the Economic Warfare Institute, says the alliance will feed Boko Haram’s hunger for spreading its vision of Islam as it provides more funding.
‘Boko Haram and ISIS share the same basic ideology, and it worked with al-Qaida. And we know that with food – in this instance, success –comes an even bigger appetite,’ she said.
She said jihadist groups that started out with a domestic agenda are ‘joining the larger jihadist agenda to impose Shariah everywhere….’
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