Buhari is Sharia Candidate, ISIS Supporter, US Foreign Expert Warns Obama
to “wake up” to the growing threat of Nigeria turning into an Islamic
state, leading to other African nations also capitulating to Muslim
In an opinion column for The Washington Times, Grenell revealed that a
leading candidate in the Nigerian general election later this month is a
sympathizer of the Boko Haram terror group and plans to install strict
Sharia Law if he’s elected.
General Mohammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress is facing off
against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan on March 28 in the African
continent’s most populous country.
Buhari has spoken defensively about Boko Haram, even though the evil group
has kidnapped and enslaved hundreds of young girls. And he has been
personally been selected by the terrorists to lead its negotiations with
“Western foreign policy observers pre-occupied with the rise of ISIS in
the Middle East should wake up to the reality unfolding in Nigeria,” wrote
Grenell, a former spokesman for four United States Ambassadors to the
United Nations, most recently Ambassador Zal Khalilzad.
“Buhari’s election as head of state would be a disaster for Africa. It
would also signal trouble for the West’s fight against the Islamic State
(ISIS) and terrorism throughout the Middle East. The decision by the 73
million registered Nigerian voters could have a profound impact on the
future of Africa.”
Buhari even appears to be advocating violence while pushing for the moral
and religious code of Sharia Law, according to Grenell.
“I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the
Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria,” Buhari said. “God
willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of
the Sharia in the country.”
But Grenell wrote, “Agitation? Is this an indication that Mr. Buhari
supports violence because the end goal of the terrorist attacks throughout
Nigeria and Africa is an Islamic state? It is a legitimate question that
should be asked by leaders of the Obama administration.”
Boko Haram, which has pledged its support to ISIS, is based in northern
Nigerian and hopes to rule the country with Sharia Law.
The group, which recently killed 54 people in Nigeria by using four
suicide bombers, is also taking terrorist actions in neighboring Chad,
Niger and Cameroon to force them to adopt an Islamic state as well.
Grenell warned that Nigeria could become “a tipping point” in Africa in
the same way that Tunisia kicked off the Arab Spring in the Middle East.
“The West, and specifically the Obama Administration, needs to wake up to
the growing problem,” wrote Grenell. “The Nigerian economy has been
growing faster than South Africa’s. Imagine what Nigeria could do for
Africa if it was also free of Boko Haram’s violence.
“The Obama administration should be doing more to ensure Africa’s most
populous country doesn’t slip away.”