What a waste! If Mr. Rodger had come to Nigeria, he would have made an excellent Islamic soldier – and he would have no problem finding a wife; he would simply kidnap one!
Recent conflicts with government forces, and vigilante groups, have left Boko Haram short on soldiers. Shekau had already contemplated tapping into the vast pool of frustrated white and Asian males in America. In a recent video, he had mentioned that it would be a win-win situation. Boko Haram would gain much-needed extra troops, and frustrated American men would have access to Nigerian women.
In an appeal to America’s lonely, desperate, men, Shekau pointed out that:
Islam is today’s dominant religion. If you attach yourself to Islam, and swear allegiance to Allah and his prophet Muhammad, you will no longer have to sit at the feet of more fortunate males, waiting for some crumbs to fall your way. The power of Allah, and his word, the Holy Qur’an, will infuse you with the authority and strength that women respect. And if they fail to respect you of their own free will, it is not a problem; you will take what you want.
Regardless of your color, we in Nigeria will welcome you with open arms. We shall show you the path to true manhood. If you fight for us, we shall fight for you!
There is no denying that this offer resonates with many American men – and U.S. intelligence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, have voiced concern that Shekau’s appeal may strike fertile ground. Some fear that Boko Haram may even develop an American chapter.
Abubakar enticing lonely American men with sweet promises