The Colonialist Conflict in Nigeria is Using Boko Haram as a Pretext!


Othman Bakhach

Director of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir


French President Francois Hollande called for a summit next Saturday in Paris. In addition to the French and Nigerian Presidents, the leaders of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin will also attend. Hollande announced the day before yesterday that he “requested the participation of the Americans and the British” in this summit in order to “work together effectively to assist Nigeria in the search to find the girls”, who were abducted by Boko Haram movement last April the14th, in the northern Nigerian state of Borno. America offered to send drones aircraft to provide technical assistance – as they claim – to the Nigerian authorities to trace the abducted girls, and Britain has sent a team of security and military experts in assistance, the Jewish state also offered aid. Even China has not been able to stay away and jumped on the international bandwagon, and also offered its help.

So what is behind the “awakening” of the world’s Conscience and the crocodile tears shed by the capitals of the colonialist over the abducted girls? To the extent that the wives of the former French Presidents, Carla Bruni and Valerie Trerfilr, and even lowly men and women participated in an overwhelming demonstration to demand return of the abducted girls, even Obama’s wife participated in lamenting over the abducted girls.

The kidnapping of innocent civilians is completely rejected by Islam, and we are not here to justify it at all, but we question: Where is this colonialist conscience which participated with the regime in Central African Republic in the genocide campaign against Muslims; the perpetrated crimes are of unspeakable cruelty? Where is this colonialist conscience while heinous crimes are committed by the regime in Burma to expel Rohingya Muslims?

It is no secret to any observer that Nigeria is a country rich in mineral wealth and oil that makes colonialist powers drool; China is struggling to catch up with them on the African, it does not want to miss out on the spoils and come out empty handed. It is obvious to those who have an atom of understanding or intellect that the colonialist states have an endless record of reprehensible crimes, past and present, which make us certain that whenever they are vocal in sorrow for the victims of any incident, it is to serve the colonial objectives and not a humanitarian gesture, as intended for fools to believe. The recognition of Laurent Fabius, the French Foreign Minister on May 13 from Washington, that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons at least 14 times since the end of the year 2013, is a stark evidence of the lies and deception of the colonial states, which does not hesitate to fabricate justifications if they will meet colonial interests, to justify its policies in the colonial struggle for the spoils.

يُرْضُونَكُم بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَتَأْبَى قُلُوبُهُمْ وَأَكْثَرُهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ

“They please you with their mouths but their hearts belie their words. Most of them are deviators.”

(At-Tawba: 8)


About Mary Osaze

Mary Osaze is a highly acclaimed talent in picture books. She graduated from the University of Benin in 2009 and has since been working in the media industry. Although she lives in the UK in reality, in her mind she lives very close to her fatherland,Nigeria.

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