Will Racism Keep ISIS from Teaming Up with Boko Haram?

Robert Windrem, NBC News, February 18, 2015

Long before ISIS militants beheaded Christians on a Libyan beach last week, Nigeria’s Boko Haram was carrying out similar atrocities 1,500 miles to the south. Now that ISIS is operating in northern Africa, will the Syria-based organization join forces with the continent’s largest Islamist terror group?

Maybe not, say U.S. intelligence officials, and they suggest one obstacle is racism.

“The Arab world is incredibly racist,” explained a U.S. intelligence official. “They don’t see black Africans as equivalent to them.”

ISIS may show “affinity” with Boko Haram, said the official, “but they stop short of allegiance.” Moreover, said the official, while Boko Haram has in the past year released videos to show “affiliation” with groups like ISIS, there’s no evidence of either group sending members to fight with the other. And while Boko Haram has praised ISIS, and shown the ISIS flag in videos, ISIS has not reciprocated.

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The groups differ in many ways. Both use social media, but the ISIS campaign is much more sophisticated–using more than 20 languages–and attempts to communicate the Islamic rationale for its operations. Boko Haram posts increasingly slick videos on the web, like one released Tuesday that threatens the leaders of Cameroon, Benin and Chad, but its prime recruiting tool is older and simpler than social media. “Boko Haram,” said one official, “uses fear.”

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But even if there is no link beyond shared values between the groups, ISIS may be a role model for Boko Haram, said Michael Sheehan, chairman of the Countering Terrorism Center at West Point. He said he’s “not sure” Boko Haram would’ve “gone the caliphate route” if ISIS hadn’t done so first.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Even mooz-lim terrorists hate blacks… And always have.

    You have to be pretty low on the food chain for that to happen…

    • Publius Pompilius Quietus

      Nor is Arabs disliking black people an outlier. In fact, most non-blacks dislike blacks. For example, take the juxtaposition of Dominicans and Haitians. The modern state of Haiti is Afrocentric and was founded on the en masse genocide of all non-blacks. The Dominican Republic considered itself, and still does, the most Spanish of all colonies. To this day, Dominicans think they are better than Haitians because they have Spanish blood. This phenomenon is called “Antihaitianismo,” but all non-black societies seem to have a version of it which disdains blacks.

      • Under Dominican dictator Trujillo, thousands of Haitians were killed by the Dominican army in 1937 in what became known as the “Parsley Massacre”. The Spanish word for parsley is “perejil”, and Haitians couldn’t roll the “r” in the word the way Spanish-speakers do. Their speech thus gave them away.

        • Carney3

          The need for a pronunciation check instead of simply being able to rely on an infallible instant visual identification reveals just how much black intermixture there was among the Dominicans. Look at Sammy Sosa (pre skin lightening treatments).

      • MekongDelta69

        One slight possible correction if I may:
        ” In fact, most all non-blacks dislike blacks.” (to my knowledge).

        • John Smith

          Never use a categorical statement – there are obviously enough self-hating whites to make that incorrect.

          • InAFreeCountry

            Self-hating whites pretend to like blacks. Deep down they have to feel wrong, but just fight the feeling.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        Sounds like two Pygmies arguing over which is the taller…

    • LHathaway

      So, NOW you believe the media. Just a moment ago, you didn’t believe a word they said. I don’t either . . .

    • Cid Campeador

      That’s why I can’t understand the Blacks’ interest in Islam.
      Perhaps it’s because they get to dress up. If and When the Muslims take over the US they’ll (as Joe Biden warned the Blacks) put them back in chains.
      I can hear them saying “Dem crackuhs wasn’t too bad aftuh all”.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        Nigros love Islam because it routinely evidences levels of violence and savagery that are second nature to nigros…

  • Luca

    Well there you have it folks. The big news is not that ISIS is beheading Christians, not when the bigger crime is that they are possibly “Racist.”

    Beheadings, burning people alive, kidnapping, raping, mutilating etc, blah, blah, blah, how mundane, that’s yesterday’s news. What really sells papers is the big “R” word.

    • JackKrak

      Bullseye.

    • meanqueen

      You nailed it.

    • meanqueen

      Why was my comment to Luca, “you nailed it” removed by mods??? I hope that was an accident, otherwise, I’m clueless as to what’s allowed here and what’s not . . .

    • WR_the_realist

      It’s good that ISIS is racist. Does anybody want them teaming up with Boko Haram?

    • Nancy

      It reminds me of that old interview with Jeffrey Dahmer, where he was justifying his choice of victims by saying they were all victims of opportunity. He was defending himself from accusations that he was “racist”, since so many of his victims were minorities.

      So apparently, you can be a cannibalistic serial killer, but even THAT isn’t as bad as being a “racist”.

      • ElComadreja

        Dahmer had been raped by blacks in jail. I’d be amazed if he didn’t hate them.

    • Cid Campeador

      “Beheadings, burning people alive, kidnapping, raping, mutilating etc,”
      They should fit right in with the MOOSELIMS.

    • meanqueen

      Testing . . . testing . . .

  • Oh my, this is going to confuse a lot of people.

    • propagandaoftruth

      I just find it amazing I have something in common with ISIS.
      I still remember the good old days when “Isis” meant something not so bad…
      Nerd on!

  • Oil Can Harry

    “[Arabs] don’t see black Africans as equivalent to them.”

    And neither does anyone else!

    • Earl P. Holt III

      Most Old World Apes are genuinely incensed at the comparison…

    • Who Me?

      ooops, I just saw this after I said the same thing…sorry…

  • libertarian1234

    Sorry Obama, Eric, Al, Jesse, MSNBC, and Melissa Perry, but the entire world regards blacks as inferior stone-age people.

    Iraqi soldiers during the Iraq conflict said it was humiliating to be hunted by US patrols who had blacks in them.

    Other Arabs have expressed about the same thing. I wonder how much blacks would like Islam if they knew they were disliked by a large portion of Muslims.

    The P.M. of Japan said a few years ago that the US wouldn’t be able to compete in the future, because it had too many blacks.

    Everybody around the world thinks very little of blacks, but anymore they’re careful to express their sentiments only in private, because, “In a world of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

    • John Smith

      And they’re obviously waiting for the US to implode because of these deadweight, unqualified negroes draining our coffers, either as recipients or as our so-called “leaders.”

  • TomIron361

    Will Racism Keep ISIS from Teaming Up with Boko Haram?
    _______________________________________________-
    Of course. Hasn’t anyone ever heard of the trans-Saharan and Indian Ocean slave trade. The Arabs weren’t enslaving blacks for hundreds of years because they liked them or thought of them as equals.

    • UncleSham

      They enslaved Whites as well, and they still do. White women are the most valuable sex slaves.

      • TomIron361

        Of course they enslave White women. They’re the most beautiful in the world. I’m sure they don’t enslave black women for reason that they’re the ugliest in the world.

        • UncleSham

          Muslims aren’t that picky. Black women are a lot prettier than the goats and camels some of them are used to.

          • Guest

            Some of them.

          • Garrett Brown

            Meh, I wouldn’t go that far.

      • sddasasd

        Many muslim sex slaves came from the caucasus region, specifically
        Circassia- IE, people who have a more middle eastern appearance (with
        predominantly dark hair and eyes) and aren’t what most people would
        consider white, racially or culturally.

  • dd121

    I don’t think blacks are seen as equal to the native population anywhere, are they?

    • ElComadreja

      By deluded European and American liberals or at least they pretend so.

      • MrGJG

        Affirmative action proves they’re pretending.

  • Dave West

    Let me guess…………
    Libtards will now declare ISIS enemy #3; behind the “white male power structure” and Putin the “evil, right-wing, authoritarian.”

    ISIS thought they were being “bad” by killing 21 Egyptian Christians; ISIS should know better, Odumbo and half the population in the West doesn’t care about Christians. But now ISIS has committed the worst sin of all, no I’m not talking about that pilot they burnt to death; they’re RACIST!! Watch out ISIS, the libtards are really going to have it out for you now.

    • Yes, they had to go and do that, just as ISIS was getting on the good side of the libs:

      http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-islamic-state-smoking-ban-20150212-story.html

      • The Dude

        This won’t help either.

        • bv

          They’re music aficionados who are openly protesting a coming Beatles reunion featuring Yoko as co-lead Vocalist replacing John.

          • The Dude

            Yep, that’s certainly it!

          • Irish

            THANK YOU!…See at first I just saw a bunch of mud hut tribal morons standing around watching a perfectly good drum set burn…Now the picture makes sense..LOL

      • Dave West

        Yeah it’s too bad; ISIS really had a sweet deal going. They declared war against the West and were swiftly adopted by white libtards and Muslims living in the West. Unfortunately for ISIS, libtards love blacks more than Arabs. To leftists ISIS is now no more than an exclusionary and snobby country club. Oh well!

  • Susannah

    Most of the world views blacks as inferior in a number of ways, yet Whites are expected to cheerfully elevate them above ourselves. Any resistance to this belief is “racist.”

    • JohnEngelman

      And punished.

    • ElComadreja

      Whites cheer as these beasts ravage their women. Sick.

  • superlloyd

    Even the scum of the earth view blacks as beneath them. Who would have guessed?

  • Jessica Lee

    How can we as Americans help to eradicate this disgusting racism?

    • TCA

      Raise taxes?

      • Earl P. Holt III

        That just gives the Yankee Government more revenues to transfer to the nigros, an exercise that has cost us about $21 Trillion since the mid-1960s…

  • The Dude

    While I believe it is legitimate for someone to have a more or less generalizing opinion about a racial (or other) group, I don’t think gratuitously acting like jerks towards their members is something that should be tolerated by civilized people. It’s not helpful and it doesn’t solve anything.

    One must remain polite, and most of all, pragmatic in their dealing with perceived inferior groups. And by that I mean the focus should be kept on what’s important: the numbers. This will include immigration laws, border control, and birth rates. Gratuitous insults and plebby behavior just make us look bad.

    Anyway, staying on the topic, here’s a short TV report about black Iraqis.

    http://youtu.be/QaUsR-blSw0?t=4s

    • The Dude

      makes*

    • Haha, they must have filmed the last segment in the Iraqi ‘hood for authenticity, because at 2:25 there’s a gunshot within 200m or so of the interviewed negro which he barely reacts to.

      • The Dude

        Yeah, it seems like just another day in the hood.

        The south of Iraq, especially the around city of Basra, is where most black people are concentrated there because that’s where the slave market used to be, and where most of the imported slaves used to work. But they’re not really black, like 100% Negro. Most of those that remained were mulattos from black female slaves and their Arab masters. They probably also intermarried with other Arabs. But they still look fairly black.

      • sddasasd

        I thought most all of Iraq was basically ‘hood, or did the any and all news of the country for the past 10+ years fly by you?

        • Goodness, such hostility.

          And it all depends on your definition of ‘hood. My comment was quite clearly in jest, poking fun at the fact that Iraq is, essentially, a giant craphole.

          But heres the thing, single gunshots like that are purposeful, someone was aiming at something, and they hit it with that single shot. THAT is unusual in the middle east. Spurts of automatic gunfire from a kalashnikov? Absolutely not attention worthy, unless youre IN a firefight, as they shoot rounds off into the air for any and every reason, wedding, funeral, ramadan, or “hey, its friday!”

          That single gunshot, in an urban area, within less than 200m or so by the sound, is very deliberate. Much more threatening than hearing a burst of gunfire off in the distance. You’re mistaken by thinking the past 10 years were anything special. They were killing each other long before Americans decided to give them a hand.

          • sddasasd

            I see what you mean, sorry if my remark was too abrasive.

          • No worries, speaking generally, probably at least half the time I choose to comment its because something irritated or agitated me, so I likely look like an angry abrasive arsehole a good portion of the time.

  • Since the acme of diplomacy has been described as “Let’s you and him fight”, I wonder whether these two groups could be convinced to fight each other.

  • MartelsGhost

    Hey ISIS, dem Boko boys been lookin at yo gurlls and shheeet…………………..

    sits back and enjoys popcorn while the fireworks show comences

  • John Smith

    Simpler media for simpler minds….

  • Rhialto

    The NBC newser is correct about the differences between ISIS and Boko, but they have a common hatred: Western civilization (actually the current Liberal version of it). If it’s in their mutual interest, the two groups may well cooperate.

    • I doubt the illiterate brush primitives in Boko Haram have actually been exposed to much in the way of liberal Western civilization. Instead, they have spent their lives in corrupt west African “civilization”. Nigeria, it should be pointed out has usually been rated by Transparency International as the world’s most corrupt nation.

      On one level, I do appreciate their rejection of Western knowledge, as the last thing the world needs is these IQ 70 doofs running a nuclear reactor.

      • Irish

        “The last thing the world needs is these IQ 70 doofs running a nuclear reactor”….I’m sure that most Nigerians would just settle for safe tap water at this point , as opposed to the ecoli laced rivers the average one uses now.

        • You obviously don’t understand the mentality of Third World people.

        • Irish

          Yes, I get it, the “intelligencia” that control that horror show of a state care less about their people, and more about showing they have big scary weapons…It’s a given, that were there a low I.Q. Olympics Sub-Saharan Africans would win far more medals than they do in Track & Field.

          • The Nigerian navy once wanted submaries. What the heck for? “We got ta be haben dat shiny ting, gnome sayin’?”

      • Earl P. Holt III

        I’d put the Obama Administration up against the Nigerian Government any day…

  • “The Arab world is incredibly racist,” explained a U.S. intelligence official. “They don’t see black Africans as equivalent to them.”

    Huh … maybe those Arabs aren’t quite as backwards as I thought.

    (I kid, of course!)

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      They have more sense than the liberals.

    • Well, at least they got something right!

  • JackKrak

    If we can just send them to some sensitivity training…..

    • texasoysterman

      And provide funds for a jobs program.

  • Irish

    Essentially why Clinton bombed Belgrade when the Serbs tried to expel the Albanian Moslems out of Kosova..

  • Irish

    Yeah I read a similar article in USA Today not terribly long before Kaddafi’s fall about racism towards blacks in Libya..

  • Dave West

    Other than rediscovering Greek and Roman texts written 1,000+ years beforehand, otherwise known as the Islamic “golden age,” the Arabs really haven’t done much. They did, however, discover the truth about blacks; so we know that some of them have common sense, at least! That places them ahead of about 97% of white libtards.

    • SaggyGenes

      Most white liberals know the truth about blacks. I would know—I used to be one.

      • TCA

        Me too. It was a strange kind of dissociative disorder, in which I knew the truth, but denied it. In retrospect, part of it was the desire to appear “good” in my own eyes. I eventually succeeded in integrating charity and truth, so that I can now be (at least in my own eyes) both “good” and truthful about race.

      • Dave West

        “Most white liberals know the truth about blacks.”

        If that’s true, they sure have a strange way of showing it.

      • Race War Provisions

        That Ian McShane avatar is awesome

    • One advantage A-Rabs have over most Whites: They have had more contact with blacks for a longer period of time, than most White Americans and Europeans. They are the original “Southerners” of the Caucasoid World.

      • Dave West

        The only race realists in all of NYC are Russian immigrants and Arab taxi cab drivers. I’m still having trouble deciding who I find more irritating; “enlightened” white libtards or those ISIS clowns.

    • superlloyd

      Apparently, most of those texts were translated by Christians or other non muslims and many other extant Greek and Roman texts were destroyed on the basis of being incompatible with Islam. Also, those texts were plundered from the Byzantine empire. If Islam hadn’t conquered the Byzantine empire many more of those texts would have survived to this day.

  • meanqueen

    This is complete nonsense, or wishful thinking. Arab Muslims have always used blacks as their Useful Idiots, despite looking down on them. Blacks are too stupid to know how much they are despised by Arabs.

    • FransSusan

      Muslims in days of old enslaved blacks and made eunuchs of them.

  • Realist.44

    Truthfully, Blacks hate Blacks. Their fear/jealousy/hatred of other races is merely a symptom of that neurosis.

    • MBlanc46

      There’s certainly something to that.

  • Okay, that does it! It is one thing to kidnap people; rape women; torture and burn hostages; but now, we find out that these evil people are racist against people of color! We definitely must do something about them. (Yes, I am being sarcastic.)

    • Rhialto

      Sarcastic and (sadly) truthful.

  • MBlanc46

    It’s easier to just say that every other group in the world is contemptuous of blacks.

    • Rhialto

      Many gals like and venerate Blacks.

      • FransSusan

        Most women don’t, though.

  • ElComadreja

    Their Muslim pets would kill the Christian Hispanic ones in a heartbeat.

    • TCA

      Of all the liberal menagerie, I have the most respect for the Beaners. I wouldn’t discount them in a dust-up with the Saracens.

  • ElComadreja

    In this respect ISIS has more common sense than America and Europe.

  • That’s actually very easy to tell. There are almost no trees left in Haiti.

  • Race War Provisions

    They are all uppity Muzzies

  • warforbankers

    IS is just an excuse to topple Syria&Assad and destabilize Iraq, anyway..

    “we have witnessed is an ongoing drawn out six months of relentless air raids and bombings, and the terrorist enemy is apparently still intact….In comparison, the NATO bombing raids of Yugoslavia in 1999 lasted about three months (March 24-June 10, 1999)…And we are led to believe that the Islamic State cannot be defeated by a powerful US led military coalition of 19 countries…The counter-terrorism mandate is a fiction. America is the Number One “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

  • OldBoris

    “…the Negro nation are, as a rule, submissive to slavery, because [Negroes] have little [that is essentially] human and have attributes that are quite similar to those of dumb animals, as we have stated.” – Ibn Khaldun, 14th century.

    “[Blacks are] people who are by their very nature slaves.” – Avicenna, 11th century.

    “[Blacks] are ugly and misshapen, because they live in a hot country.” – Ibn Qutaybah, 9th century.

    “Many have seen that the ape is more capable of being trained than the Negro, and more intelligent.” – Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, 13th century.

    • Phil

      Its ironic that you claim to be against racism when individuals in some group do it… but then engage in racism towards others when it suits you.

  • Raydonn

    Its as if NO ONE likes those of heavy melanin content……..must be our fault……..

  • Who Me?

    “They don’t see black Africans as equivalent to them.”
    ——————————
    Neither does anybody else on the planet.

  • Transpower

    It’s the Muslims who sold black slaves to Southerners….

  • rebelcelt

    Well great… in our struggle with Islam. A struggle that we are losing badly. They yet pull another advantage. It is not enough that they are vicious, determined, procreate much faster, and get our elites assistance, they also look at the desparity of the races accurately too.