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Forum: Is The Kidnap Of Young Girls By Boko Haram Islam? And If So What Conclusions Should We Draw?

May 13, 2014

Liberty's Spirit

Every week on Monday morning , the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Is The Kidnap Of Young Girls By Boko Haram Islam? And If So What Conclusions Should We Draw?

Liberty’s Spirit: I don’t think that there is an absolute answer to that question. Boko Haram is one form of Islam: a politicized violent Islamists form of Islam. Islam, like all religions, is practiced by people in varying degrees. To say that Boko Haram is Islam is unfair to all those Moslems who truly are peace loving, honorable individuals. Boko Haram is characteristic of that one particular type of Islam and its followers. However, what we have been witnessed to, especially since 9/11, is the expansion of this hate-fulled murderous sect of Islam. We are experiencing…

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