Boko Haram Leader: We have killed as Allah commanded in his book; threatens more

A screen grab made on January 20, 2015 from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau holding up a flag as he delivers a message. AFP Photo

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and threatened more violence…

…The leader of Nigeria’s Islamic extremists took responsibility for the killings in a video posted on YouTube Tuesday, the same day International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she is examining the allegations of mass killings and will prosecute those most responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Nigeria.

“We are the ones who fought the people of Baga, and we have killed them with such a killing as He [Allah] commanded us in his book,” Shekau says, according to a translation from Arabic provided by SITE Intelligence Group.

The video shows weapons supposedly captured from a key military base at Baga.

“This is just the beginning of the killings. What you’ve just witnessed is a tip of the iceberg. More deaths are coming,” said Shekau in the local Hausa language…

h/t Midnight Watchers

More details here: Attack me if you dare, Boko Haram chief taunts ‘African kings’

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    But this still has nothing to do with Islam, right?

    • Censored_often

      I, for one, am grateful this has nothing to do with Islam, the koran (small k, thanks spellcheck for making that challenging!), and mohamsandwich.

    • Frau Katze

      Of course not! These men must not be able to read or something. Just making stuff up.

    • occupant 9

      How could it? The one thing we have all learned is that violence and Islam is like ice and hockey, er, sorry, like … bread and butter, no, um, like nuts and bolts, darn!

      I give up. All I know is that nothing has anything to do with Islam. Or else.

  • Linda1000

    That’s a rare picture of Shekau as he hasn’t been seen in public much in the last few years. Here are some older ones I found at BBC.

    • Frau Katze

      A psychopath who found a cult that promises him Paradise for killing people.

  • Pontifex Maximus

    What if they are merely a shill for some nefarious and hidden UN population control agency; at 2,500 murders at a time, if they do it every other day, it will add up to to nearly half a million less mouths to feed per year!

    • Frau Katze

      That’s not much at the rate the population is growing. Likely the top men are taking the young women for their harems and having many children. That’s evolutionary success: kill your enemies, take their women and force them to bear your kids. Been repeated ad infinitum down through the ages. Only Islam (of the modern religions, as opposed to tribal gods) actually permits it.

    • occupant 9

      What if? I haven’t noticed the UN caring much about any Islamic slaughter-of-the-day.

      • RevnantDream

        Why should they. Its been a Muslim shop for years