What should be the Islamic world response to Boko Haram?
Aren't Islamic nations ashamed these thugs and murderers, have taken their name, pride and claim of "religion of peace", into the mud?
- Grey TowerLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
The response should be to bring justice to those people who wage war on civilians and who sell children into slavery. But Islam is powerless to defend women and children. It pays lip service to such things, but the reality is something else. Sharia Law is not the answer, because Sharia Law is part of the problem. I will post a link about that below.
The second link below provides an insight into the situation in Nigeria (which is 50% Muslim). Part of it says: "Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram - which has caused havoc in Africa's most populous country through a wave of bombings, assassinations and now abductions - is fighting to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state. Its followers are said to be influenced by the Koranic phrase which says: "Anyone who is not governed by what Allah has revealed is among the transgressors". Boko Haram promotes a version of Islam which makes it "haram", or forbidden, for Muslims to take part in any political or social activity associated with Western society. This includes voting in elections, wearing shirts and trousers or receiving a secular education. Boko Haram regards the Nigerian state as being run by non-believers, even when the country had a Muslim president. The group's official name is Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, which in Arabic means "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad". It abducted more than 200 schoolgirls during the Chibok raid, saying it would treat them as slaves and marry them off - a reference to an ancient Islamic belief that women captured in conflict are part of the "war booty".
As for the claim there are no Muslim countries, I beg to differ. Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen are 100% Islamic countries. And the followiing 15 countries are predominantly Islamic:
Bangladesh - 83%
Egypt — Muslim 90%
Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
Iran — Muslim 98%
Iraq — Muslim 97%
Jordan — Muslim 92%
Mali – Muslim 90%
Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan — Muslim 97%
Palestine — Muslim 99%
Syria — Muslim 90%
Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates
The impotence of Islam against Boko Haram speaks volumes.
LMSource(s): http://www.gotquestions.org/Sharia-Law.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13809501
- BuzzyBeeLv 77 years ago
Maybe Islam encourages such behavior, at least when it comes to value of females. I just read a story on Yahoo where these girls are being sold for $12 each.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Islam encourages violence against women gays and non believers such religion is dangerous and cannot live in peace.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Kill all the members of Boko Haram. Those who surrender should be flayed alive.
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- Tony from SussexLv 47 years ago
These are the same people that use human shields, wage war from populated areas and cut women's genitals. So brave, manly and honorable, don't you think?
- Anonymous7 years ago
In Christian Rwanda, millions of people killed not long time ago. In Europe, only 80 years ago, there was the most bloody war.
On the second hand, it is also up to which Moslem and which Islamic community you are talking about.
Islam is something else for Persians, Alevis of Anatolia, Wahabis in Saudi Arabia, Khanefi's of Turkey, Khambeli's in Africa etc.
For Salafi's, drinking alcohol is a reason to be killed whilst Alevi's can drink it even in their temples.
- Sam'sLv 67 years ago
condemnation they should speak out and say this is wrong and not the will off alla
their staying silent suggests they aprove of selling the girls.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Islamic Nations(peoples) exist to an extent
Islamic Countries do not exist.
What some idiots do all the way out in sub-Saharan Africa in the name of Islam has no relevance to the daily lives of +1 billion Muslims elsewhere.
I'm not saying what they did isn't evil, but you are asking for a response from people who aren't immediately affected by the crisis (just like the rest of the world).
Another point their is no uniform Islamic World to voice a response. There is at this very moment fighting in Syria and elsewhere between Muslim sects.
Which brings up another point, Boko Haram follows a certain kind of Islamic school of thought which most other people do not follow... they are considered heretics anyway so there is no shaming.
- APNLv 67 years ago
This is the face of islam.
In islamic society, if you question the tenets, you will be deemed a heretic or apostate and at the least ostracized - if not killed outright. So no one in the islamic world will oppose it.
The moderates and good people (and they are yet a majority) in islamic society are in a NO-WIN situation against the orthodox (extremists). To oppose the extremists, they need to invoke and lead a secular life style. This immediately puts them in opposition to the ordinary man in the streets and majority.. The moderates need the military to roll back extremism. But even the military have not succeeded in rolling back extremism. See Turkey from about a century back and Egypt today.
- MercuriLv 77 years ago
If Islam is a "religion of peace" than the KKK is a health organization.