Boko Haram’s new caliphate

Boko Haram’s new caliphate

Boko Haram’s new caliphate, Long War Journal, Laura Grossman, August 25, 2014

(The “JV team” may have acquired a new squad. — DM)

He [Shekau] also vaguely threatens the United States, Israel, and France, saying: “Who is America in the sight of Allah? …. We don’t fear you at all. …. We were the ones who carried out all these attacks. Not just Gwoza, all the attacks you see in Borno or any country we are the ones carrying them out. This is the life for us; it is our world and we are living it out…. This is the speech I have to make; which is a warning for worse things to come. Better submit to Allah before it becomes too late.”

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In a continuing escalation of violence, Boko Haram has now taken its campaign to another level, seizing and controlling large swaths of land in Nigeria’s northeast. The…

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