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Old 07-30-2009, 04:39 AM
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Default Nigerian Islamist fighters 'flee'

Good news for a change, hurray!



Bodies (in the background) of suspected Islamists and their belongings lay in the streets of Maiduguri on Wednesday


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Members of a Nigerian radical Islamist sect are fleeing the northern city of Maiduguri after the military overran their enclave, reports say.

The army has stormed the base of Boko Haram's leader, militants are fleeing the city and the military says it now has the upper hand.

The move came after the military drafted in 1,000 extra soldiers.

Earlier reports said the army had lost ground to militants who were using civilians as human shields.

At one point the local authorities said sect members had taken over six districts of the city. ...BBC NEWS | Africa | Nigerian Islamist fighters 'flee'

The officer commanding the operation, Col Ben Ahanotu, said on Wednesday night: "We have taken over their enclave, they are on the run and we are going after them," reports AFP news agency.
Way to go, Nigeria.
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It's amazing that a mere 1000 DRAFTED soldiers made that big an impact. Makes me wonder what would happen if a couple hundred Ghurkahs got sent in.
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Detained Nigeria sect head 'dead'

The leader of an Islamic sect blamed for days of deadly violence in Nigeria has been killed in custody, police officials say.
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The announcement came just hours after police said they had captured Mohammed Yusuf in the city of Maiduguri.

Mr Yusuf leads Boko Haram, which wants to overthrow the government and impose a strict version of Islamic law.

His followers have been blamed for violence in the north-east that has left more than 300 people dead. BBC NEWS | Africa | Detained Nigeria sect head 'dead'
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Yes, ff, I was thinking what the heck? We have all these troops and politicians are arguing about getting the right equipment. What they do have is state of the art.
And while I'm sure these Nigerian soldiers are more than rag tag, hey they have a mission-and it's done! No sweat.
Ooo-ooo-ooo, RAH!
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I don't believe this running battle used many IED's, which in other places are the major causes of wounded and dead, about 2/3's worth.

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The leader of an Islamic sect blamed for days of deadly violence in Nigeria has been killed in custody, police officials say.
Which I think is one way to deal with these people, as they will never give up the cause. Just wait it will be bigger and much more deadly in the next round.

But the west is so cool with their laws and the way one must be treated when captured... Someday the west will wake up to the fact these guys are out to take the world one place at a time... laws do not hinder them, death doesn't slow them and no matter what any of the other people of this faith say they are supported in all fashions to continue the war on the world.. hey we were scared enough in the 30's by one radio show of the same name. Now we just think of it as a reason to fight them here or there. One day it will be in the streets of the western cities. And the collateral damage will be the western countries own people.
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But the west is so cool with their laws and the way one must be treated when captured... Someday the west will wake up to the fact these guys are out to take the world one place at a time... laws do not hinder them, death doesn't slow them and no matter what any of the other people of this faith say they are supported in all fashions to continue the war on the world.. hey we were scared enough in the 30's by one radio show of the same name. Now we just think of it as a reason to fight them here or there. One day it will be in the streets of the western cities. And the collateral damage will be the western countries own people.
If Western governments are going about fighting Islamist terrorism the wrong way, what do you suggest?
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If Western governments are going about fighting Islamist terrorism the wrong way, what do you suggest?
Are going to. You mean are doing so? And I reserve my opinion on how to fight them except to mention the greatest teacher on war, Sun Tzu. Who wrote a reed book on it called the "Art of War."

I need say not a thing more as in time the west will wake up. As should the many fine Muslims that believe in peace. It could change tomorrow if these peace lovers just got off their religion and said something. But NO the Koran is also their government so they can't question it. But must be told what to think. Just like the dark ages and before in Europe.
And yet they lie to accept citizenship in other countries, maintain a tight community and each generation after the parent is a bit more radical than the one before it.
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So you think the problems of radicalism are inherent in Islam, much like Leon Uris in his book The Haj?
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So you think the problems of radicalism are inherent in Islam, much like Leon Uris in his book The Haj?
The mention of the Art of war was to mean that one doesn't win a guerrilla war
unless one fights in the same manner. Or with extreme numbers that the hammer and anvil can't but work.

Look I know what my stance would be if a armed struggle was used in my God, name. But hey how many years now in that part of the world has armed struggle in the name of one sides God, been going on? Why is that? And have the believers in peace just tired of it all and avoid comment?

And I am not a racist. In time the truth will show itself. That is what my thought above was based upon.
Now if you might please answer the questions I posed above, I would be enlighten.
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