Many have questioned the institutional capabilities of the nigerian army to combat the terror and threat of the group boko haram has a following only in the west african countries, although it has attempted to connect itself with the larger islamic terrorist groups in other parts of africa and the world, including the is. The terrorist organization preys on the disillusioned muslims of the north, who are fed up with corruption and have few economic opportunities unless this changes , the audacity of boko haram's attack on the un headquarters will only be a prelude to future violence the nigerian government's current. What is boko haram and what does it want boko haram – which roughly translates as 'western education is a sin' – is a nigerian islamist terrorist group, founded by mohammed yusuf in 2002 in the northern city of maiduguri officially, it wants to establish an islamic state in nigeria and the introduction of. View cnn's fast facts on boko haram to get information on the militant islamic group based in nigeria, whose purpose is to institute sharia, or islamic law. Between the group and international terrorism however boko haram was created under these circumstances boko haram is an islamic sect that believes northern politics has been seized by a group of corrupt, false muslims ers say boko haram has reached out to find allies in other global jihadist movements in the.
Boko haram was founded in 2002 when mohammad yusuf opened a religious complex with an islamic school in maiduguri, nigeria, which attracted students from poor uk list of proscribed groups: july 12, 2013 to present us state department foreign terrorist organizations: november 13, 2013 to present united. Abstract: this article contends that takfiri jihadist groups like boko haram in nigeria and the islamic state exhibit tendencies consistent with jeffrey kaplan's fifth wave of terror theory beyond placing these groups within kaplan's framework, this essay also discusses them within the context of. But defeating the group has proved very challenging for the nigerian government this is partly due to lack of understanding about the contributing factors relating to the emergence and continued existence of boko haram thus, this article examines how the interaction of islamic fundamentalism, politics,. Boko haram, referred to by themselves as al-wilāya al-islāmiyya gharb afrīqiyyah (arabic: الولاية الإسلامية غرب أفريقيا , (islamic state west africa province, iswap) and jamā'at ahl as-sunnah lid-da'wah wa'l-jihād (arabic: جماعة أهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد , group of the people of sunnah for preaching and.
Other notable muslim terrorist organizations recognized by the us state department boko haram (nigeria) hezbollah (lebanon) hamas (palestine) abu sayyaf (philippines) jaish-e-muhammad (pakistan) armed islamic group ( algeria) islamic jihad (egypt) unlike al qaeda, most of these groups. Effects of terrorism on enjoyment of human rights: isis/daesh and boko haram executive summary recent years have witnessed the emergence of powerful terrorist groups, notably isis/daesh in the middle east and boko haram in west terrorist groups like the islamic state (isis/daesh) in the.
Essay: boko haram nigeria, a west african country with a population of about 170 million people has witnessed several terrorist attacks since 2003 nigeria is a multi-ethnic country with different religious groups the country is made up of both muslims and christians with muslims more in the north and christians in the. This islamist group from northeastern nigeria has killed at least 3,500 people since 2009 when it first launched its islamic insurgency to wrest power the paper also touches on boko haram's growing connection to transnational terrorist groups like al-qaeda and al-shabaab as a form of survival strategy. This article contends that takfiri jihadist groups like boko haram in nigeria and the islamic state exhibit tendencies consistent with jeffrey kaplan's fifth wave of terror theory beyond placing these groups within kaplan's framework, this essay also discusses them within the context of takfiri precursors, like.
Islamic terrorist groups: boko haram - boko haram on 14 april 2014 a bomb exploded in a crowded bus station in abuja, the capital city of nigeria 75 people were reported dead, while 178 were reported to be injured (al jazeera, 2014) these people were the most recent victims of the islamic terrorist sect known as boko. The islamic state in west africa formerly known as jamā'at ahl as-sunnah lid-da' wah wa'l-jihād (arabic: جماعة أهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد , group of the people of sunnah for preaching and jihad) and commonly known as boko haram until march 2015, is a jihadist militant organization based in northeastern nigeria, also active.