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|Militant Group Emerges, Vows To Protect African Muslims by georgecso(m): 12:16pm On Jun 04, 2012|
A new militant group has emerged over the weekend, claiming in a video posted on the internet, to protect the interests of Muslims in Africa.
It is not clear whether the new group, called Jama’atul Ansarul Muslimeena fil Bilad Sudan, is an off-shoot of Jama’atu Ahlil Sunna lil da’awati wal jihad, also known as Boko Haram.
The group’s leader Abu Usamatul Ansar, who was shown in the video surrounded by his lieutenants clad in military attire, said they are out to defend Muslims in Africa.
The group said they don’t believe in killing non- Muslims except “in self defense or if they attack Muslims like the cases we have in Jos.
“Islam forbids killing of innocent people including non-Muslims. This is our belief and we stand for it,” the group said.
The group said they don’t believe in killing innocent security operatives except they are attacked by them or in self defense.
The video was made in Arabic and translated into Hausa and English. The group said the recent attacks on Muslims in Jos at the Eid prayer ground last year and Kaduna State in the aftermath of the presidential election violence was unacceptable to them.
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