Leader and spokesman of Boko Haram, a radical Islamic insurgency and U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) fighting for the establishment of a separate Islamic state in Northeast Nigeria to be ruled by Sharia law, said in a video released to Sahara Reporters, Abubakar Shekau said, “it is either you are with us Mujahedeen or you are with the Christians.” In what has proven to many a revelation, Shekau pledged war against Christians in Nigeria, even going so far as to equate Nigerian politicians’ affiliation with Western officials or ideals as apostasy, or the act of leaving Islam, which, under Sharia law, is punishable by death.
05/19/2014 Nigeria (Christian Post) - Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, has made it clear that the recent abduction of nearly 300 mostly Christian schoolgirls in Nigeria is not merely about denying education to women but a war against the damaging effects of Christians and Christianity in Nigeria.
In a translation of a nearly 1-hour video by Sahara Reporters, he explained how wars were waged against countries like Iraq and Afghanistan in the name of Christianity and now there is a plan in motion to do the same in Nigeria.
"Here is what Bush once said and we will repeat it here. He said all the fights going on in Iraq and Afghanistan are Christian war, crusade, it is a known issue. And that they will crush Afghanistan, today I will say my own," said Shekau.
"To the people of the world, everybody should know his status, it is either you are with us Mujahedeen or you are with the Christians. The likes of Obama, Lincoln, Clinton, Jonathan, Aminu Kano. They are your fathers of democracy, the likes of Tafawa Balewa. It is Usman Dan Fodiyo that is our own," he continued.
"We know what is happening in this world, it is a Jihad war against Christians and Christianity. It is a war against western education, democracy and constitution," he said.
Shekau said despite the international outcry over the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls, the Jihad hasn't even started in Nigeria yet.
"We have not started, next time we are going inside Abuja; we are going to refinery and town of Christians. Do you know me? I have no problem with Jonathan. This is what I know in Quran. This is a war against Christians and democracy and their constitution, Allah says we should finish them when we get them," he said.
He said Nigerian politicians consorting with western leaders in the name of progress and development is apostasy.