Why is terror group not on terror list?
A screengrab taken from a video released on You Tube on April 12, 2012 apparently shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (C) sitting flanked by militants. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
July 12th, 2013
05:55 PM ET

Why is terror group not on terror list?

By CNN's Jake Tapper

At least 20 students were killed in northern Nigeria last week when Islamic militants razed their boarding school, prompting British authorities to label the group thought to be responsible, Boko Haram, a terrorist organization.

But the Obama administration has not done the same.

When asked about the attack, a senior Obama administration official said that the United States is "deeply concerned" about extremism in Nigeria, and pointed to the history of cooperation between the U.S. and Nigeria on security issues.

"We are working closely with the Nigerian government to address the growing threat of violent extremism throughout Nigeria," the senior official said, adding that the U.S. also supports vocational training programs to help discourage radicalization and recruitment throughout Nigeria.

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  1. California

    The word TERRORIST and all variations of the word aren't in the liberal dictionary.

    July 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Reply
    • Pete

      @California,your sand dune is ready ,go jump back in it!!

      July 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Reply
  2. gopersareignorant

    Why aren't republicans on the terrorist list? They've done more damage to this country than Bin Laden ever dreamed of.

    July 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Reply
  3. alf564

    This administration will not condemn this terrorists group because the president is a Muslim and he will do his best to ignore or support them ....

    July 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Reply
  4. Hahahahahahahahaah

    Well the GOP seem to escape being on the list too. Hahahahahahahahha

    July 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Reply
  5. Bucket List

    No one practicing Taqiyya today?

    July 14, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Reply
  6. USMC1371

    Mike
    When has the U.S. ever used isolationism?
    Myself I would love to see the U.S. make the boarders a dmz. Anyone is welcome but you have to do it the right/legal way. Cut off all aid and use our money on our country. Only attack when attacked but if actions are taken make them extreme and decisive.

    July 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Reply
  7. MICHAEL CRUZ

    How is the best way to surrender?TRENSFOHOITS!!! THE GNNOMANADANT–FAQUIST.THANDOLONIO RANDFEAEARSON .TAKE YOUR SEATS GENTELMEN ....CNNNC!!! SMH!!!

    July 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Reply
    • MICHAEL CRUZ

      OAKY, THE BID FOR THIS TERRORIST GROUP THAT WAS DENIED OF PRINCIPLE THEY CAN BE WEALTHY AT THE RISK OF PURE BALONNEY TERRORISM THAT NEVER IN THE WORLD OF GOVERNEMENT ORGONAZOTIONERATIONAL ORGANIIZATION THAT A COOL MILL WILL JUST DO FOR A MONTH OR EVERYTIME THEY ASK.DENY.HERE IS THE DEAL WENT SO THE CORPORATE MAORARCH OR MAO CHECK TUNG MAO TSE TUNG ARE NOT A 21ST SIN THEORY.WHAT DID THE AGENDA COMMISH? YUP! PIVOTAL YUP ! FOR THE WHOO? YUP FOR WE IMMOCENCE ..NOPE OR ROPE OR POPE??

      July 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Reply
      • MICHAEL CRUZ

        AND WHAT HAPPENeD WHEM THEY START SHOOTING AT THE POPE? SEND OBAMA THEN TO BE THE PRES OF AMERICA TO BE WITH HER SISTER MICHELLE? HOW? ASL DENIIS RODMAN? ASK ABRAHAM LINCOLN INFRONT OF THE STATUELOOK FOR THE INRTERCOM BOX BUT BEFORE YOU GOT TO BE A FILIPNO CITIZEN FIRST AND AMERICAN AAH 1 JUST WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN AFFORD?SMH

        July 13, 2013 at 9:35 pm |
  8. George Patton

    not necessary you should always call spade a spade. If they attack US interests, they are terrorists.......else they are freedom fighters, and we should back them to topple unfriendly governments. What do you say Phunnie boy?

    July 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Reply
  9. Pete

    Terrorist groups are so labeled when the American government says so..They wrote the rules of this game years ago and that's why its been this way ever since...Remember there wouldn't be terrorists internationally going after us and others if we just kept our noses out of other countrys business like we should be doing..We are our own worse enemy remember that!!!

    July 13, 2013 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • Mike in Wa

      Yes because isolationism has worked so well in the past.

      July 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Reply
      • Pete

        @Mike in Wa,explain to me your definition of isolationism because its with America trading,people immigrating here,there and communicating internationally for over a century this word you and everyone keep refering too is rediculous as well as misleading unless you're on the freakin moon ...You want a fence around our entire country including Alaska,Hawaii as well!!Now that's isolationism smart guy!!

        July 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm |
      • USMC1371

        Mike
        When has the U.S. ever used isolationism?
        Myself I would love to see the U.S. make the boarders a dmz. Anyone is welcome but you have to do it the right/legal way. Cut off all aid and use our money on our country. Only attack when attacked but if actions are taken make them extreme and decisive.

        July 14, 2013 at 11:05 am |
    • alf564

      Hey Pete....Muslims are going after everybody because the Koran demands that they infiltrate and eventually they will rule the world....to do that the USA must be neutralized, and they will do that any way they can and at any cost

      July 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Reply
      • Pete

        @Alf564,America is its own worse enemy in meddling into every other countrys business..If we could stop the meddling maybe these terrorist you say want us gone would go back to the caves they once came out from ,right!!And Muslims aren't generally violent,we made them that way in invading their countrys for no reason most times ...Read up on how we invaded Iraq and others for our own greed ,ignorence,research it then you'll agree with me!!

        July 16, 2013 at 10:50 am |
  10. shrinkDave

    Because they're not terrible enough.

    July 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Reply

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