“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”
― Golda Meir
I don’t know how I can sum up my feelings on the recent tragedy in Nigeria, carried out by Boko Haram. They set a school on fire because they believe that “western education is sinful” (the translation of their name) and I suppose that killing 42 people (most of them children) is more moral to them and their god than allowing them to be educated by “sinful” westerners.
School burned in March in Borno State by Boko Haram
42, with the death toll still increasing and many more children from the school (which housed over a thousand children). They shot children and teachers and set the dormitory on fire and this is not the first school they’ve done this too.
In some ways I have to admit that at least Boko Haram is more honest. They have the guts to murder innocent children themselves, rather than the cowardly way that Hamas using children as pawns against Israel. At least they light the fire themselves, rather than using playgrounds and apartment buildings as launching pads for rockets and storage for weapons.
But in the end it’s all the same. They do this in the name of (and because of, let’s not argue, the Koran does proscribe this sort of killing, the fact that some ‘moderates’ choose to not follow those commands doesn’t change that) religion. They do this to spread Sharia law and keep the commandments of Allah and Mohammed.
Hamas and Boko Haram might as well be the same group. Whether you can prove financial ties or not, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah, The Muslim Brotherhood, all are the same in my eyes.
No snark today, I’m not up to it.