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Massacre in Nigeria Ignored

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Days before the attack at Charlie Hebdo, a massacre began in Nigeria. The extremist group Boko Hiram has been attacking towns in northeast Nigeria since early January.  They have slaughtered thousands of men, women and children by using gunfire and even children as suicide bombers.  The entire thing is horrific.

What is also terrifying is the media blackout on this massacre. CNN, Fox, MSNBC and others have been focusing on the attack in France and have covered this massacre in Nigeria very little.  This is very disturbing.  Some are calling this racist because more coverage is being given to European news than news occuring in Africa. There have been no marches in support of those being massacred; no collective unity among government leaders showing solidarity with the people of Nigeria. This is unfortunate indeed.

Let us pray for the Nigeria people who are going through a crisis which the world is turning a blind eye to.  I hope world leaders will speak out more and major news networks will cover this massacre as much as they have covered the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Source:

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/nigeria-satellite-images-show-horrific-scale-boko-haram-attack-baga-2015-01-15

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/15/377408586/satellite-images-show-vast-destruction-of-boko-haram-attack-in-nigeria

http://globalnews.ca/news/1776017/why-coverage-of-the-paris-shooting-has-overshadowed-a-massacre-in-nigeria/

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/16/boko-haram-massacre-how-nigeria-deals-with-trauma

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/nigeria/11352329/At-least-six-dead-as-violence-hits-Nigeria.html

http://www.democracynow.org/2015/1/16/as_nigerian_massacre_evidence_grows_questions

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/16/nigeria-boko-haram-massacre_n_6473416.html

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