(USA Today) Al-Qaeda expands its reach to ‘like-minded’ groups in Africa

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Nigerian religious sect Boko Haram had been sporadically attacking police stations and people for years with machetes and sometimes guns to create an Islamic state in its corner of Africa's largest nation.

Then, in 2010, the group exploded into violence with suicide bombings, car bombs and coordinated assaults, months after an al-Qaeda leader in Algeria disclosed that the terror group had decided to help the Nigerian radicals....

"This new Jihadist nexus in Africa" is a rising danger that the West has yet to fully comprehend," said Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Read it all (my emphasis).

Filed under: * Culture-WatchReligion & Culture* Economics, PoliticsForeign RelationsPolitics in GeneralTerrorism* International News & CommentaryAfricaNigeria* Religion News & CommentaryOther FaithsIslamMuslim-Christian relations

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