Friday, February 17, 2012

Clueless Bill Clinton blames poverty for jihad

Another former politician speaks out on a subject they know nothing about.  Virtually without exception, when asked why they kill, jihadists say it is because it is required of them as a Muslim.  Never do they say it is because they are poor and want a better life, it is always for Allah and the goal of spreading Islam across the globe.  They say this consistently yet no one in power listens.  Clinton is just another dhimmi who believes that Islam is a religion of peace, and if we just would throw more money/aid at them, everything will be okey dokey.

What a maroon, as Bugs Bunny used to say.

From The Washington PosFeb 17

In Nigeria, US ex-President Clinton warns poverty fueling religious violence tearing at nation

LAGOS, Nigeria — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton warned Monday that the rampant poverty that plagues oil-rich Nigeria — felt most acutely in its Muslim north — is fueling the religious violence now tearing at the nation.
A radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram claimed Monday it killed 12 soldiers and beheaded three government informants in its bloody wave of sectarian violence against Nigeria’s weak central government. While Clinton never named the sect in a speech Monday night in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, he admitted he remained “really worried” about the security challenges in Africa’s most populous nation.
You can’t just have this level of inequality persist. That’s what’s fueling all this stuff,” said Clinton, who appeared along with Cherie Blair, the wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, at the ThisDay Awards, an annual ceremony hosted by Nigerian newspaper magnate Nduka Obaigbena.
Poverty is endemic in Nigeria, and corruption has siphoned away billions in oil earnings since the country began exporting crude more than 50 years ago. New government statistics released Monday showed that in Nigeria’s northwest and northeast, regions besieged by Islamic insurgents, about 75 percent of the people live in poverty.
These regions are the Muslim regions, and they historically have been the poorest areas of Nigeria.  Jihad against the innocents of these areas is the cause of greater poverty, as virtually every attack is against restaurants, bars, police stations, marketplaces and areas where people congregate.  Blowing up businesses and taking away livelihoods is what Islam does best.
Analysts say that poverty, despite decades of military rule by leaders from the north, coupled with a lack of formal education has driven the region’s exploding youth population toward extremism.
In the last year, Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege” in the local Hausa language, has carried out increasingly sophisticated attacks in its campaign to implement strict Islamic law and avenge Muslim killings in Nigeria.
Boko Haram is blamed for killing at least 286 people so far this year, according to an Associated Press count. At least 185 people died in the sect’s coordinated assault in January on Kano, the largest city of Nigeria’s north.
Kano is the financial center of that area in that most product passes through there, and they have a pretty good manufacturing base.  Attacks in Kano destroy the ability of people to transact business and make money.  Jihad begets poverty, not the other way round.
Those attacks have strained relations between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria, a multiethnic nation of more than 160 million people...
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