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Saturday, 5 March 2016
Boko Haram Falls Victim to a Food Crisis It Created
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You may ask yourself, how long can a movement whose only contribution to the world is slavery, war and destruction continue? Answer:1400 years and counting. Boko Haram and ISIS are Islam in action. NYTimes:

MORA, Cameroon — At first, the attack had all the hallmarks of a typical Boko Haram assault. Armed fighters stormed a town on the border with Nigeria, shooting every man they saw.

But this time, instead of burning homes and abducting hostages, the fighters gathered cows, goats and any kind of food they could round up, then fled with it all.

Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group terrorizing this part of the world, is on the hunt — for food.

After rampaging across the region for years, forcing more than two million people to flee their homes and farms, Boko Haram appears to be falling victim to a major food crisis of its own creation.

Farmers have fled, leaving behind fallow fields. Herdsmen have rerouted cattle drives to avoid the violence. Throughout the region, entire villages have emptied, leaving a string of ghost towns with few people for Boko Haram to dominate — and little for the group to plunder.

“They need food. They need to eat,” Midjiyawa Bakari, the governor of the Far North region of Cameroon, said of Boko Haram. “They’re stealing everything.”

Will we see an African exodus into Europe next?

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Posted on 03/05/2016 8:01 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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