Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nigeria's Boko Haram + Islamic State = Marriage from Hell

By Michelle Faul and Haruna Umar

NIGERIA---Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram group, newly weakened by a multinational force that has dislodged it from a score of northeastern towns, reportedly pledged formal allegiance to the Islamic State group. The pledge to IS came in an Arabic audio message with English subtitles alleged to have come from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and posted Saturday on Twitter, according to the SITE Intelligence monitoring service.  IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has declared himself the caliph. [link]