Boko Haram Is A Terrorist Extremist Group

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Boko Haram is a terrorist extremist group that fights against Christianity. Their goal is to turn the world into Islam believers. Right now they have focused on Africa, Nigeria in particular. In order to do this, they have taken over towns, stolen girls from schools and brought terror to Nigeria. Boko Haram promotes a version of Islam which makes it "haram", or forbidden, for Muslims to take part in any political or social activity associated with Western society. This includes voting in elections, wearing shirts and trousers or receiving a secular education. Boko Haram regards the Nigerian state as being run by non-believers, even when the country had a Muslim president - and it has extended its military campaign by targeting neighbouring states.

A) Full Reference: Chothia, Farouk. "Who Are Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists." BBC UK. BBC UK, 4 May 2015. Web. 21 Oct. 2016.

Article No: 1
Headline: Who are Nigeria 's Boko Haram Islamists?
Source: BBC UK
Author: Farouk Chothia
Date: 4 May 2015
A) Glossary of Key Words: Maiduguri, Sokoto caliphate, Mohammed Yusuf, mosque, Borno, Abubakar Shekau, al-Qaeda, President Goodluck Jonathan, Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
B) Article Summary (100 words Approx.) This article explained who Boko Haram is, who leads it. It explains their intentions, plans and their actions. One of the key incidents that occurred in Nigeria, 219 school girls were taken by Boko Haram, this was also spoken about in the article. It gave a clear insight…
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