Nigerian Terrorist Leader Tells Obama to Go ‘To Hell’

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Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. (AP photo)

(CNSNews.com) – The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorist group in a weekend video claimed responsibility for a deadly bomb attack in Abuja last week, taunting the government for its failure to defeat the Islamist group and telling President Obama and other world leaders to go “to hell.”

“To hell with Obama!” Abubakar Shekau said during the rant. “To hell with [U.N. secretary-general] Ban ki Moon! To hell with [French president] Francois Hollande! To hell with [Russian president] Vladimir Putin!”

Although Shekau claimed responsibility for last Monday’s bomb blast in Abuja, which cost at least 75 lives and was the deadliest terrorist attack ever in the capital, he did not refer to the abduction hours later of more than 100 schoolgirls in the country’s far north-east. A Borno state’s top education official said in a statement Friday 85 of the girls remain missing.

Shekau, one of three Boko Haram leaders designated by the State Department in 2012 under an executive order designed to disrupt funding to terrorists, said his group carried out the bombing in Abuja because of the killing of Muslims in Nigeria and elsewhere. His remarks in the local Hausa language were translated by Premium Times, an Abuja-based media group.

“We carried out the attack because you kill Muslims in Plateau,” he said in comments directed at Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, and referring to the Nigerian state that lies roughly on the divide between the country’s Muslim north and Christian south.

“You kill Muslims in every country of the world,” he continued. “Why don’t you global tyrants talk when Muslims are killed in Afghanistan? Why don’t you talk when Muslims were killed in Iraq? And they are still being killed. Why don’t you talk when Muslims are killed in the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, and now Yemen, Mali, Azerbaijan, Shishan [Chechnya], Pakistan?”

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Rescue workers work to recover victims at the site of a massive blast at a busy bus station on the outskirts of Abuja on Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Gbemiga Olamikan)

Shekau, dressed in military fatigues and carrying an assault rifle, taunted Jonathan directly, calling him a “lame duck” and inviting him to hunt for Boko Haram, which he said was “in your city, near you.”

“Jonathan, you are now too small for us. We can only deal with your grand masters like Obama the president of America,” he said. “Even they cannot do anything to us … we are more than them.”

Shekau described himself as someone who “does not like Christians, and I don’t like Muslims that relate with Christians. We have been commanded by Allah not to associate with infidels because they cannot be trusted until they accept your religion.”

In a previous video message, last August, Shekau boasted that his group was now strong enough to “comfortably confront” the United States.

“Let the world know that we have been enjoined by Allah to kill the unbelievers,” he said in that message. “We shall continue to kill those who strive to stand against the will of Allah by opposing shari’a. We don’t mind if we die doing this because it is even a blessing for us to die in this cause and gain paradise.”

In a 2012 message, Shekau urged Jonathan to “repent and forsake Christianity” – or resign. Inviting an enemy to convert to Islam or face the consequences is a longstanding tradition in Islam, modeled on the example set by Mohammed.

After coming under pressure from U.S. lawmakers for almost two years, the State Department last November designated Boko Haram a foreign terrorist organization.

In the past, some U.S. officials have played down religion as a main motivation for Boko Haram’s violent campaign, which began in earnest in 2009. In 2001 then-assistant secretary of state for African affairs Johnnie Carson told a U.S. Senate hearing that religion was “not the primary driver behind extremist violence in Nigeria,” and said Boko Haram was exploiting “the legitimate grievances of northern populations to garner recruits and public sympathy.”

The following later, Carson told a congressional panel that Boko Haram remains “primarily focused on discrediting the Nigerian government.”

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  1. God will be fire to those that give fire. Those that give what Jesus did not give will be turned into ashes. Jesus gave the water of life even to an outcast samaritan who was divorced many times not even legally married to the man she was living with. Jesus was kind loving and gentle with her. Religious people would have thrown the book at her. The Quran has no truth in it at all. Follow it Perish eternally.
    Hebrews 12:29 for our “God is a consuming fire. God is a consuming fire to evil people and evil souls. The lowest hell in the next verse means under the earth even as the roots of whatever are under the earth. Deuteronomy 32:22:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
    Malachi:4:3:And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
    1 John 1:5:This then is the message which we have heard of
    him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
    Revelation 20. Verse 9 says fire. Wicked outside the city of God see God’s light as if it was fire. Redeemed in the city do not see God’s light as fire.
    Moses could only see god’s back when he said show me your glory.There is a very good reason why Moses could not see god’s face in his glory.http://www.christianbook.com/kjv-bonded-leather-black-large-print/9781936428151/pd/428153 or the Old Scofield study bible. It uses English instead of Middle English words. Do not use the new Scofield. It is not at all like the KJV at all.

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  2. God will be fire to those that give fire. Those that give what Jesus did not give will be turned into ashes. Jesus gave the water of life even to an outcast samaritan who was divorced many times not even legally married to the man she was living with. Jesus was kind loving and gentle with her. Religious people would have thrown the book at her. The Quran has no truth in it at all. Follow it Perish eternally.
    Hebrews 12:29 for our “God is a consuming fire. God is a consuming fire to evil people and evil souls. The lowest hell in the next verse means under the earth even as the roots of whatever are under the earth. Deuteronomy 32:22:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
    Malachi:4:3:And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
    1 John 1:5:This then is the message which we have heard of
    him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
    Revelation 20. Verse 9 says fire. Wicked outside the city of God see God’s light as if it was fire. Redeemed in the city do not see God’s light as fire.
    Moses could only see god’s back when he said show me your glory.There is a very good reason why Moses could not see God’s face in his glory.http://www.christianbook.com/kjv-bonded-leather-black-large-print/9781936428151/pd/428153 or the Old Scofield study bible. It uses English instead of Middle English words. Do not use the new Scofield. It is not at all like the KJV at all.

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