As the rise of the Islamic State continues, Africa finds itself increasingly in the crosshairs. Nigeria, Niger, Kenya, the Central African Republic, Mali, Chad, Libya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania … are all under siege in varying degrees as the Muslim armies of the Islamic State, al Shabaab, Boko Haram et al bring their savage, supremacist war to every country on the continent.
Chadian police on Sunday warned that anyone found wearing the Muslim full-face veil would be arrested, after a Boko Haram suicide bombing in the capital left 15 dead.
Saturday’s attack in a bustling N’Djamena market by a man disguised as a woman in a full-face veil also injured 80 and spread panic across the city. (source)
“This attack just confirms that a ban” on the full-face veil was justified, national police spokesman Paul Manga said, adding that “it now must be respected more than ever by the entire population.”
Ramadan in Cameroon: Burqa-wearing Muslims murder at least twelve people in jihad-martyrdom suicide attacks (thanks to Robert Spencer)
“The best acts that bring you closer to God are jihad, so hurry to it and make sure to carry out the invasion this holy month and be exposed to martyrdom in it,” so said Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani as Ramadan began several weeks ago.
Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State last February.
“Suicide attacks killed at least 12 in northern Cameroon: source,” Reuters, July 12, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
YAOUNDE (Reuters) – At least a dozen civilians and a Chadian soldier were killed in two suicide attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants in the northern Cameroon town of Fotokol late on Sunday, a senior Cameroonian military officer said.
The first explosion went off inside a bar near a Cameroon special forces (BIR) camp just after sundown as many were breaking the Ramadan fast, the officer said, asking not to be named….
L’Oeil du Sahel, a newspaper in northern Cameroon, said the two attackers wore burqas.
Islamist group Boko Haram, which launched an insurgency six years ago to carve out an emirate in northeast Nigeria, has also stepped up attacks in neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger in recent months.
The group is suspected of launching a similar attack in Chad’s capital, about 60 km (37 miles) east of Fotokol, on Saturday. A man dressed in a woman’s burqa blew himself up in the main market killing 15 people.