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Islamic Terrorists Fund Jihad By Killing Elephants for Ivory

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Sudanese Muslim militiamen and Somali al-Shabaab terrorists are financing their jihad from poaching raids against the endangered wildlife of their mostly Christian neighbors. The janjaweed poachers use the profits to continue their massacres against black

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Nicole W (646)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:41 pm
sadly noted, thank you Beth

Beth S (330)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:43 pm
The janjaweed poachers use the profits from massacring the African elephant to continue their massacres against black Africans in Darfur. The common link is their utter disregard for life and for the rule of law.

From the Africa Review on Nov. 17:

Cameroon deploys crack unit to foil Sudanese poachers

Cameroon’s Special Forces have been deployed to foil an imminent raid by Sudanese poachers who for eight weeks earlier this year slaughtered half the population of elephants for their ivory at one of the country’s wildlife reserves.

The poachers have been attempting to take park guards in northern Cameroon by surprise by exploiting greater ground cover that has sprouted in the rainy season, according to international conservation body World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which said it had been informed by high ranking officials of the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) on Friday.

“This is the same group of poachers that in early 2012 travelled more than 1,000km on horseback from northern Sudan across the Central African Republic and Chad to kill over 300 elephants in the Bouba N’Djida National Park in northern Cameroon,” WWF said.

The heavily armed and well coordinated poachers, who had told local villagers of their plans to kill as many elephants as possible, claimed they had killed as much as 650 out of some 1,000 that roamed the park.

The elephant population in Cameroon and in central Africa is estimated to have been halved, mainly by poachers, between 1995 and 2007 with the number of elephants killed still on the rise…

The article does not precisely identify whom the Sudanese poachers are or for what they will use the ivory profits. But a story from the New York Times in September explained that Sudan’s janjaweed, the Arab supremacists who bear responsibility for the genocide against black Africans in Darfur, are offenders in the illegal ivory trade:

Several Sudanese ivory traders and Western officials said that the infamous janjaweed militias of Darfur were also major poachers. Large groups of janjaweed — the word means horseback raider — were blamed for killing thousands of civilians in the early 2000s, when Darfur erupted in ethnic conflict. International law enforcement officials say that horseback raiders from Darfur wiped out thousands of elephants in central Africa in the 1980s. Now they suspect that hundreds of janjaweed militiamen rode more than 600 miles from Sudan and were the ones who slaughtered at least 300 elephants in Bouba Ndjida National Park in Cameroon this past January, one of the worst episodes of elephant slaughter recently discovered.

In 2010, Ugandan soldiers, searching for Mr. Kony in the forests of the Central African Republic, ran into a janjaweed ivory caravan. “These guys had 400 men, pack mules, a major camp, lots of weapons,” a Western official said. A battle erupted and more than 10 Ugandans were killed.

“It just shows you the power of poaching, how much money you can make stacking up the game,” the official said.

How much and for what purpose? Der Spiegel reports that janjaweed poachers use the proceeds for arms: “The millions of dollars their poaching raid must have brought in will allow them to replenish their weapons stores.”

Although no Somalis were mentioned in the latest Cameroon hunt, the New York Times also identified al-Shabaab as an ivory poaching participant:

Perhaps no country in Africa is as lawless as Somalia, which has languished for more than 20 years without a functioning central government, spawning Islamist militants, gunrunners, human traffickers and modern-day pirates. Ivory has entered this illicit mix.

Several Somali elders said that the Shabab, the militant Islamist group that has pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda, recently began training fighters to infiltrate neighboring Kenya and kill elephants for ivory to raise money.

One former Shabab associate said that the Shabab were promising to “facilitate the marketing” of ivory and have encouraged villagers along the Kenya-Somalia border to bring them tusks, which are then shipped out through the port of Kismayo, a notorious smuggling hub and the last major town the Shabab still control.

“The business is a risk,” said Hassan Majengo, a Kismayo resident with knowledge of the ivory trade, “but it has an exceptional profit.”

Read more details of al-Shabaab’s involvement in the ivory trade here.

Sadly, the Islamist culture and tradition of raiding, pillaging, plundering and exploitation of natural resources and property is alive and well.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:01 pm
Absolutely disgusting. Their depravity knows no bounds.

. (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:02 pm
When will there ever be a positive article about these people and their treatment of their own people, and now animals.?

Manel Dias (20)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9:19 pm
Disrespecful & dishonest people. No wonder those places will never be blessed due to such brutality & horrendous life styles. They live while torturing massaccering innocent animals. These are some of those lowest vermins on the planet earth. Who ever is that barbarian shabab he will no doubt eventually will suffer the ultimate horrible pains and agony when his time comes. you murder such majestic animals the Repercursions will follow.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:06 pm
Disgusting bastards! Using animal slaughte to fund their horrible acts!

michelle t (41)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:11 pm
Islam isn't a religion it is a psycho nutter cult.
I would love to see these vile animal murdering POS exterminated.I loathe the bastards

Mike H (252)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 12:25 am
This is the definition of evil

Danuta Watola (1249)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 2:09 am

Julia R (296)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:15 am
To destroy God’s creation, and these animals that are already so endangered, is really not to believe in God at all. This is using religion in a depraved manner. These men just want power and to be able to subjegate others who believe differently than they do. They show now fundamental reverence or recognition of the sanctity of any life! What they are doing to these animals comes from evil and darkness. These are morally corrupt men who have no conscience and no code of ethics. I hope that they get what is coming to them soon!

Christeen A (369)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:29 am
I'm totally disgusted.

Tanya W (65)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:40 am
Absolutely disgusting!!! How those vile murderers can spread such hate and jealousy through out the world using and abusing animals to do so is beyond me. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you! Animals are not pawns to do with as you wish. These Elephants must be protected and justice must be done.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:10 am
Why the surprise, they have no respect of human life, including the people they send to fight their "holy war" why expect them to respect animal life?

Caroline S (78)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:12 am
Absolutely disgusting.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:01 am
I have to get off the computer for a while. G-d bless elephants everywhere.

jaya Sinha (26)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:09 am
For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:12 am
Noted and Thnx Beth :-0

Jay S (116)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:24 am
The world would be a much better place with more elephants and a whole lot fewer Islamists. Disgusting.

Dinesh Kumar (1)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:25 am
sad news

Carola May (20)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:28 am
Oh, my beloved, wonderful elephants! These primitives chop off the heads of Christians and Muslims who leave Islam, I've read, without anything but joy, so why would anyone expect them to have any compassion and respect for these amazing, intelligent sentient beings? Bastards!

Will anyone even dare to go in and attack these barbarians to try to stop their genocide of the elephants? Maybe not. After all, they'd be accused of being 'racist' 'Islamophobes', wouldn't they. And we can't have that!

berny p (23)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:01 am

WHY are people surprised...they dont care about other humans so WHY do you think they would care about animals??/
We cant even called them animals animals have more feeling then them!

Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:29 am
Despicable. What a sick so-called religion, utterly devoid of all compassion or decency.

Noted. Thanks, Beth.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:18 am

Natalie V (27)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:48 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:43 pm
Despicable rogues.

irene davis (74)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:19 pm
Stuff Jihad or any other group that kills endangered species.

Tammy Taylor (12)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:20 pm
I don't think that people like you and me could bare to know the amount of suffering that really takes place in this world everyday, how most of these poor animals must suffer ... damn these bloody people who hurt any animal, damn them!

. (7)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:16 pm
Our beautiful elephants may soon be gone and as you say Tammy after much suffering, damn them, damn them!!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:53 am
There is no God for animals. It's an epedemic. This murdering rampage,unfortunately will continue until elephants exist no more. Mankind is devoid of any feeling and compassion...God help us all.

Jan Garen (86)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 6:52 am
Many of you have eloquently said what I am too stunned to say in a printable form.

Gillian M (218)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:13 am
I am surprised that people are surprised. These are terrorists, they don't care about human suffering, they just want what they want and Islam is used to support this. There are 20 million slaves in the Middle East, millions of people who have been kidnapped, raped, abused, beaten and these are from the age of 3 years. Muslims use Muslims to process drugs, entire villages are druggies from working the opium fields and preparing it for sale. We all know about the drug chain.

The weapons are used to abuse, murder, rape etc Christians as well as Muslims and non-Muslims. These terrorists are plotting your deathsl now, they may even live next door to you.

These elephants have done no harm to anyone yet I bet the terrorists enjoyed massacring them.

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:27 pm
Thanks Beth
so sad.

Hilary S (65)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:56 am
it's true - terrorists will stop at nothing to further their goal of leaving mayhem and death in their wake. their total disregard for life is already well known. all they want is the creation of chaos, horror, panic - anarchy looks safe alongside them.

Julia R (296)
Tuesday March 1, 2016, 12:19 pm
How absolutely abysmal and what an alert for the world! We may lose our most majestic and amazing wildlife because of terrorism and some who think everything on this planet was meant to promote their distorted view and dangerous view of reality. Please help fight poaching, by giving to those organizations who are determined to save these animals. Even a few dollars every month by many people can make such a difference. It is all up to us to fight evil with goodness, and our money against their ill gotten and terribly corrupt money!

berny p (23)
Wednesday March 2, 2016, 4:48 am

Why the surprise, they have no respect of human life, including the people they send to fight their "holy war" why expect them to respect animal life?
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