Published On: Fri, Mar 6th, 2015

Boko Haram mimics ISIS with new beheading video

The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram is following the example of ISIS, as a Boko Haram member beheaded two men in a recent video.

Titled “Harvest of Spies,” the Muslim militants are seen standing over two men who allegedly spied on the group; the next scene displays the men’s decapitated bodies.

Officials are now concerned that Boko Haram is not merely copying ISIS’ acts of brutality, but connecting itself with the other terror group through the beheading demonstration.

Abubakar Shekau Boko Haram

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader, shown in a YouTube video

Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium editorial director Veryan Khan told Fox News that the beheading video “shows Boko Haram is not a mere copycat of ISIS; rather, it is incorporating itself into the Islamic State.”

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau had previously stated his approval for ISIS acts of terrorism.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide team leader for Africa and the Middle East Dr. Khataza Gondwe told Christian Today, “Boko Haram has always asserted its links to the international jihadist movement, and has said it received training from Somalia and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). There have always been links [with other jihadi groups].
“Shekau acclaimed the Caliphate [Islamic State], and each group seems to be emulating or adopting tactics of the other.”
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