Well, I suppose it’s time for another hashtag campaign. When it comes to combatting Islamic jihadist group Boko Haram, it seems that’s the only real response from this White House. Nigeria’s new president says he’ll take the fight to this savage group; however, it seems once again, little assistance is forthcoming from the Obama administration.
As reported by The Guardian:
Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and a Muslim restaurant in Nigeria’s central city of Jos, killing 44 people, officials said on Monday.
The blasts on Sunday night came hours after a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a crowded evangelical Christian church service in the north-eastern city of Potiskum, killing at least five people.
Also on Sunday, extremists returned to north-eastern villages attacked three days earlier, killing nine villagers and burning down 32 churches and about 300 homes, according to the chairman of a self-defence group in Borno state.
Sunday’s attacks are the latest in a string blamed on Boko Haram that have now killed more than 250 people over a week. They may correspond to an Islamic State order for more mayhem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Boko Haram declared allegiance to Isis earlier this year.
In Jos, at least 44 people died and 67 were wounded. Police said a final toll would be announced after they had finished searching rubble.
Survivors said the explosion at the Yantaya mosque came as a leading cleric from an organisation that preaches religious co-existence was addressing a crowd.
Another bomb exploded at Shagalinku, a restaurant frequented by state governors and other elite politicians seeking specialities from Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north, witnesses said.
Recall that President Obama’s blamed the rise of groups like Boko Haram on climate change, because it’s so adversely affected the environment that these barbarians are angry enough to kidnap young girls, set Christians on fire and burn down churches — doggone bad weather. And I suppose we see what Boko Haram thinks about peaceful, moderate Muslims. So exactly who’s representing Islam? Well, let me make it clear, the ones killing the others are winning. Therefore, soon it may not matter because the bad guys will have killed off or intimidated all the good guys.
This is why we should be rendering support to Nigeria to crush Boko Haram. We should be standing shoulder to shoulder with Egypt and President el-Sisi, who’s taking the fight to ISIS-backed Islamists in the Sinai Peninsula. Our shields should be locked with Jordan’s President King Abdullah in his fight against ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra, Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad. And, without a doubt, we should be linked as brothers in arms with Israel in the fight to defeat Iran and other state sponsors of Islamic jihadism. Now, perhaps if we could just get Boko Haram to take some pictures with a Confederate flag, then maybe the liberal progressive left would get REALLY mad at them. It seems their attacking Christians and burning churches just isn’t enough. What if we could show Boko Haram blowing up cars with “Coexist” bumper stickers on them — maybe that’d get the liberal left to find courage and get angry.
The Guardian writes:
Jos – located in the centre of the country where Nigeria’s majority Muslim north and mainly Christian south collide – is a hotspot for violent religious confrontations. The city has been targeted in the past by bomb blasts claimed by Boko Haram extremists.
There’s a simple maxim in military operations for those courageous enough to abide by it: “we run to the sound of the guns.” If we know where the enemy and his operations are, then we take the fight to them. Our reticence in engaging these 7th century barbarians only serves to embolden them to up the ante. President Obama yesterday came out and, for the second time, took the podium at the Pentagon — and his address was hardly a rallying call to action. So we can expect more brutality and attacks from the Islamic jihadists — and we see how maniacal they can be during the month of Ramadan in order to achieve “shaheed” status. That is kinda like jihadi Eagle Scout ranking.
I must confess, we’re witnessing a moral decline worse than the 1930s rise of Nazism. Why? Because in a world of almost real-time global communications, we see the horror and depravity occurring. And yet our elected people — cannot refer to them as leaders — do nothing. And in the end, it’s as Sir Edmund Burke quipped, “all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
We’re doing nothing over there, we’re doing nothing over here. We have criminal illegal immigrants finding sanctuary in our cities and killing American citizens like Kate Steinle. We have Islamic jihadists killing young American men like Brendan Tevlin.
Sad and pathetic!