Boko Haram, 'Islam's worst enemy,' will be beaten: Niger president

April 3, 2015 10:27 PM

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Boko Haram, 'Islam's worst enemy,' will be beaten: Niger president

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Militant group Boko Haram is "the worst enemy of Islam" and will be defeated because West African Muslims reject its violent actions and harsh interpretation of the Koran, Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Friday.

"There is nothing Islamic about Boko Haram," Issoufou told students and faculty at the Harvard Institute of Politics John F. Kennedy Forum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during a trip to the United States.

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