What is Boko Haram?

From Wikipedia:

The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad[2][3] (Arabic: جماعة اهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد‎ Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād)—better known by its Hausa name Boko Haram (pronounced [bōːkòː hàrâm], “Western education is sinful“)[4]—is an Islamic jihadist and takfiri militant and terrorist organization based in the northeast of Nigeria,[5] north Cameroon and Niger.[6][7][8][9] Founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002,[10] the organisation seeks to establish a “pure” Islamic state ruled by sharia law,[11] putting a stop to what it deems “Westernization.”[12][13] The group is known for attacking Christians and government targets,[12] bombing churches, attacking schools and police stations,[14][15] kidnapping western tourists, but has also assassinated members of the Islamic establishment.[16] Violence linked to the Boko Haram insurgency has resulted in an estimated 10,000 deaths between 2002 and 2013.[17][18][19][20][21][22]

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