It seems that not a day passes by without news of attacks by the militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria that claims to do so in the name of Islam. They target innocent civilians, Christian and Muslim. In fact, they have killed more Muslims than non-Muslims; around 80 percent of the victims are Muslims who lived in the northeast region of Borno where the group has a stronghold, but international news coverage tends to give the impression that these are religious-based attacks, especially after the mass kidnapping by Boko Haram of over 200 Christian schoolgirls from the village of Chibok in April. The girls are still in captivity despite the efforts of the Nigerian government and pledges of Western support to free them.
Moderate mainstream Islamic institutions have always spoken up against terrorist actsMaha Akeel