Alliance Defending Freedom and Jubilee Campaign, together with several other concerned organizations, are formally requesting the U.S. State Department designate Boko Haram as a “foreign terrorist organization.” Why do this? Such a designation triggers a variety of legal sanctions against the terrorist organization including freezing bank accounts, outlawing transfer of funds to support the group, expelling or arresting its members or associates in the U.S, and imposing sanctions on countries that provide support for the group.
The formal petition and report to the U.S. State Department is a 60 page document that exhaustively describes the founding and history of Boko Haram and the many atrocities it has committed.
What can others do?
Any concerned citizen can sign an online petition on the White House website that asks the State Department to designate Boko Haram as a “foreign terrorist organization.” This is extremely important in persuading the U.S. government to make this happen. It’s past time to begin recognizing and taking steps to stop this murderous group.