Obama allies back pro-Sharia populist in Nigeria

On Saturday, Nigerians will go to the polls to choose their president. The race pits an incumbent with an imperfect record against a former military dictator who has flirted with Islamism.

As with the recent election in Israel, alumni of Obama are aiding the challenger — and not because he would make the region safer.

The decision Nigerians will make this weekend matters greatly, both for themselves and the West. Nigeria has Africa’s largest economy, with a gross domestic product of about $500 billion. It is a major energy producer and exporter, but also a political and cultural bellwether: the nation of 177 million is divided almost equally between Christians and Muslims.

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  • tom_billesley

    The oil is all in the predominantly Christian part of Nigeria. That’s what inhibits the mahometan north of the country from seceding.

  • Millie_Woods

    That’s a well-written article. It paints a picture of an Obama who is anything but an honest broker or supporter of democratic western ideals in any contest or conflict where Islam is a challenger. A thought that not long ago was supposedly the domain of looney rightwing conspiracy theorists is beginning to go mainstream.

    Eventually the press will begin to ask why he’s that way inclined.

    • His actions speak volumes, the State Department has never characterized Nigeria’s Muslim Christian conflict as religious in nature preferring to blame the Christians for oppressing the Muslims.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Of course. Once (if) Obama is finally out of office he will create a global effort to get violent Islamic sharia forces ‘elected’ to lead nations all over the world; Africa, Asia and Europe. If you thought Obama’s messiah complex would stop with being merely the President of the United States you’re wrong. He sees himself as a world wide prophet, a god, really.

    • I suspect we will one day see a public conversion of Obama once out of office.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Once he is out of office, he would most likely be lionized by the “international community,” like Jimmy Carter, but his stock here will plummet into the depths.