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Newt Gingrich, co-host of Crossfire and author of several books, wrote an Op-Ed for CNN explaining the common link between Boko Haram, ISIS, and Hamas: the establishment of separate Islamic states to be ruled by Sharia law. In July, ICC published a story exploring this same link between radical insurgencies across Africa’s 5-15 window. In Nigeria, Boko Haram has killed more than 1,600 Christians this year alone in its pursuit of a separate Islamic state. In the Central African Republic, Seleka plunged the entire nation into chaoes plagued by reprisal attacks launched on sectarian divides after staging  military coup and forcing a quasi Islamic state on the predomintaly Christian nation from March to December of last year. And in the Horn of Africa, al-Shabaab—Africa’s al-Qaeda—continues to force Sharia law oppressed Somalis and carry out acts of terror against innocent civilians in Kenya and Ethiopia and Uganda.

08/11/2014 World (CNN) – Grim, unyielding and violent reality is beginning to confront the American political establishment with facts from which it cannot hide.

For 35 years, since Iranians seized the American Embassy on November 4, 1979, and kept the Americans in it as hostages, the United States has been at war with radical Islamists. They knew it. We hid from it.

Year after year since then, radical Islamists have grown more militant, more sophisticated and more numerous.

Now, in an arc of terror from Boko Haram in Nigeria through Hamas in Gaza to ISIS in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, there is a clear wave of vicious religious warfare being waged against civilization by fanatics who openly promise and engage in genocidal killing.

To understand why I link ISIS, Hamas and Boko Haram, consider the language of their own statements.

Why not take them at their word?

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