Boko Haram is a Muslim group which is centered in the northern part of Nigeria which contains about 80 million Muslims. The group initially became active in fighting to impose Sharia law among Muslims in the north, but increasingly they have branched out to kill Christians in the north, south, east or west of Nigeria. A few days ago they bombed the Catholic St. Theresa church which led to the death of dozens of people. It is clear Boko Haram wants everyone to obey Sharia law, Muslim, Christian and whoever.
There is increasing evidence that Boko Haram is connected to al-Qaeda in the Maghreb region. The Islamic Maghreb(AQIM) has not accepted praise for these murders, but it has issued statements approving work of Boko Haram. It is difficult dealing with militants in the vast Sahara. If one steps back for a moment to reflect on another unintended outcome of the Bush invasion of Iraq which dramatically increased the power of al-Qaeda, simply look to the northwestern part of Africa for evidence of violence and militants.
Oh well, George is chopping wood in Texas where any nut case can get a weapon and kill someone. At least you can’t blame those murders on al-Qaeda.