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Boko Haram


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    • us: BH (Boko Haram)
    • us: Boko Harram
    • us: Jamāʻat Ahl al-Sunnah li-Daʻwah wa-l-Jihād
    • us: Jamāʻat Ahl al-Sunnah lil-Daʻwatihi wa-al-Jihād
    • us: Jamaʼatu Ahlis Sunna Liddaʼawati Wal-Jihad
    • us: Jama'atu Ahlisunnah Lida'awati Wal-Jihad
    • us: Jamaʼatul Alhul Sunnah Liddaʼwati wal jihad
    • us: JAS (Jama'atu Ahlisunnah Lida'awati Wal-Jihad)
    • us: Nigerian Taliban
    • us: People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad
    • us: جماعة اهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد
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    • found: LRA, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, AQIM, and other sources of instability in Africa, 2012:p. 3 (In Nigeria, Boko Haram, which refers to itself as the Nigerian Taliban) p. 30 (In Nigeria, longstanding political and socioeconomic grievances in the north led to the creation of Boko Haram in 2001) p. 33 (Boko Haram (BH))
    • found: U.S. Dept. of State website, Aug. 21, 2012:media note, June 21, 2012 (Nigeria-based militant group, Jamaʼatu Ahlis Sunna Liddaʼawati Wal-Jihad, commonly referred to as Boko Haram)
    • found: Council on Foreign Relations website, Aug. 21, 2012:menu selection, publications, Africa (Boko Haram colloquially translates into "Western education is sin," which experts say is a name assigned by the state. The sect calls itself Jamaʼatul Alhul Sunnah Liddaʼwati wal jihad, or "people committed to the propagation of the prophet's teachings and jihad")
    • found: Wikipedia, Aug. 16, 2012(art. Boko Haram; جماعة اهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد = Jamڶa'atu Ahlis Sunnah Lڶadda'awatih wal-Jihad; People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad)
    • found: Jihadology website, Aug. 16, 2012(Boko Haram; Jamāʻat Ahl al-Sunnah li Daʻwah wa-l-Jihād)
    • found: La naissance de Boko Harram, 2015
    • found: Al-Qaeda accelerant in Boko Haram's rise, 2015:page 15 (JAS (full name: Jama'atu Ahlisunnah Lida'awati Wal-Jihad) existed from 2010 to March 2015 in its first iteration, which until 2014 included a Shekau faction and an AQIM faction; in August 2016, it formed again under the same name; both iterations have been under Shekau's leadership)
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    • 2012-08-21: new
    • 2018-08-21: revised
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