Western policy is terrorism’s ally

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 12.39.04It is not just Oxfam, Save the Children, etc., that have become contemptibly bogus charities; the same thing has happened to many Muslim NGOs. Some of these bodies may very well, indeed, be financing Boko Haram. Dalrymple writes:

[The Niger president] mentioned that Islamic ‘charitable’ non-governmental organisations might be funding Boko Haram. He offered no proof, but it struck him (as it strikes me) as likely. Boko Haram’s arms came from Libya, he said, after the Western overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi; the arms, alas, were liberated with considerably more success than the country as a whole. Therefore Boko Haram might even be called Gaddafi’s revenge (or rather, one of his revenges, the other being the war in Mali). Western policy, then, was terrorism’s ally.

 

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