Let’s talk about Boko Haram in Nigeria and then consider the word, “disgusting,” because that is the only way to describe Barack Obama’s approach to the slaughter of thousands of innocent Christians in that country.
Put Obama’s picture beside the word, “disgusting,” in the dictionary or plaster it across the side of a bus in
We have not heard much about Boko Haram because the press is basically ignoring it. After all, it is only
Boko Haram is new to global terror. It has only existed since 2002 when it was created in northeastern
During a raid on his headquarters, Yusuf was killed, allowing an even more radical leader to control in the person of Abubakar Shekau. Since coming to power, Shekau’s Boko Haram, which roughly translates to mean that Western education is sacrilegious, has openly declared war on the government of
There have been countless attacks throughout the country under the Shekau regime including weekly bombings in which Christian churches are the target of choice.
In January 2012, Shekau said, “I enjoy killing anyone that Allah commands me to kill – the way I enjoy killing chickens and rams.” That statement followed Boko Haram’s deadliest attack which killed more than 180 people.
Other than the sheer magnitude of the bloodshed flowing throughout
We can play word games all day long, but just because Barack Obama does not call Boko Haram a terrorist group does not alter the facts. What does make a difference is the president’s denial of the term while Christians are dying in huge numbers in
It would be maddening enough if this was the first time that Obama has taken such a stance, but the truth is that this is standard operating procedure for all things Islamic and that is deeply troubling.
In his usual rationalizing approach to global policies, President Obama will not classify Boko Haram as terrorists because it is perceived as nothing more than a regional threat. Is that why Behghazi has been covered up because it was carried out by a regional group in
We call it global terrorism because Islamic jihad is an international menace. Al-Qaeda was once a regional organization too. Perhaps Mr. Obama forgot that the
Boko Haram has links to Al-Qaeda. Abubakar Shekau has traveled to
If the core organization continues to operate in
As the ideology and horror spreads in
Barack Obama became president because he was said to be good with words. Since taking office, Obama’s words have frequently been empty, even when his deeds have not. Less than five years into the Obama presidency words remain a primary feature of his administration which are used to spread lies, untruths, misdirection, obfuscation and confusion.
Words mean things, Mr. President. Boko Haram is a terrorist organization and needs to be recognized as such. Anything less by the
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