Syrian Atrocities Condemned While Slaughter of Nigerian Christians Ignored
There’s a bloodbath going on in Syria. It’s being reported that “Bashar Assad’s forces are murdering civilians in organized attacks on towns and villages.” Amnesty International is describing them as crimes against humanity in a 70-page report.
Assad saw what happened to Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. He doesn’t want the same thing to happen to him.
We should be thankful that an organization like Amnesty International has come forward with their report. We should also be thankful that the news media and some of our elected officials are also bringing the atrocities to our attention.
Photographs of mass graves, burned out buses, bombed homes and business, civilian protests, and hooded rebels are all over the internet.
We should all be grieved by man’s inhumanity to man. Seeing young children wrapped in white grave attire and lowered neatly into hastily dug graves is heart wrenching.
Now we come to another gut-wrenching story that is virtually being ignored by the media and the Obama Administration. Nigeria is experiencing religious genocide. This isn’t a new story. It’s been going on for months. Attacks on churches and the slaughter of Christians are being led by Muslim terrorist leader Boko Haram.
Haram’s end-game is to “to eliminate followers of Christ from the region and establish an Islamic state.” In a statement published in the Nigerian newspaper Osun Defender, Haram said the following.
“The Nigerian state and Christians are our enemies and we will be launching attacks on the Nigerian state and its security apparatus as well as churches until we achieve our goal of establishing an Islamic state in place of the secular state.”
Haram can boldly state his genocidal goals and carry them out because there is almost no one to complain. The mainstream press has been virtually silent. Because Christians are being attacked, there is little or no concern.
Italy’s International Cooperation Minister Andrea Riccardi condemned the attack and called for international action to stop Boko Haram.
“Christian blood has again been spilt in Nigeria according to a now clear plan of ethnic and religious cleansing,” said Riccardi, who is also the founder of a Catholic charity active in Africa.
“The international community can no longer look on at this massacre of innocent people without intervening.”
There is no liberal political capital to be gained for the Obama administration to make Haram’s Hitler-like actions known to the world.