Beliefs In a nutshell: What is Boko Haram? By Oren Dorell | May 8, 2014 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs Photo courtesy of AK Rockefeller via Flickr Illustration of Boko Haram. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) Boko Haram opposes the education of girls and has kidnapped girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. It has killed hundreds of children.