By his own admission, Charles Onyangbo-Obbo’s blog is a (sometimes) irreverent take on all things African – and non-African. So, who benefits from the “protest”? While in my view, grey areas encroach upon black and white territory; his piece reminds me of comments about Boko Haram’s ideology: western education is bad, although it gave Boko Haram guns, TV, internet, and cell phones . . . hmmm.
I have been studying photos of the Sunni jihadist group, Islamic State of Iraq, those these militants who are trying to establish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria – to begin with.
On June 10 last week, they made some mind-blowing military gains, capturing Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, and most of the surrounding province of Nineveh. Buoyed by their victory, they headed south towards Baghdad, the capital, taking several towns on the way.
Some 30,000 of Iraq’s US-trained soldiers just dropped their guns and uniforms, and took off for the desert. How many ISIS insurgents were they faced with? Just 800!
The virulently anti-western ISIS is so extreme and violent, even Al Qaeda distances itself from it. However, they were carrying AK 47s, and wearing sneakers. The people benefitting from the sale of the AK 47s are actually some infidels and aetheists in the west and Russia.
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The boko haram illustration has always made me conclude that their fight is beyond the religious notion against western education. Nice line of thought. Timi, thanks for sharing!
Or do they want to use Western education to destroy Western education? Whatever the case it’s insane. Thanks for reading.
What a funny but very realistic way to give insight into these things..a real food for thought for anti-capitalists.
It is indeed. Does the end justify the means or should another means be employed?
Thanks Prissy for your comment.
Expediency . . . “but let them get power.” Hmmm, I hope not, in the case of Boko Haram. Who wants to go back to the stone ages?
Thanks for commenting Samuel. Glad you enjoyed the post.
Thanks for sharing, Timi, and happy Sunday! My comment there:
“It’s some food for thought, this. I have always wondered like most, about this eyebrow-raising relationship between fighters and the product of what they fight against.
However, I would like to think that expediency is what allows for this kind of relationship. Look down history. Extremists, freedom fighters, artists and what have you fighting a system, mostly bank on the “end justifying the means.” They may wear a pair of jeans now; but let them get power. That kind of clothing would either come off a different process that tallies with the ideology that prevailed, or would be removed from the society in control of that new ideology.”