With the worlds eyes firmly focused on Syria, Iraq and ISIS there is a growing tendency to not just overlook but forget the very real tragedy going on every day in Nigeria.
The Independent reports today:
Boko Haram extremists have burned a number of children to death in a hours-long attack that has left at least 65 people dead.
According to an eyewitness survivor - who hid in a tree to escape the attack - the terrorists set fire to the village of Dalori and shot people attempting to flee in the country’s north-east on Saturday evening.
Alamin Bakura said the shootings and burnings continued for four hours and he had lost several of his own family members in the attack.
Although these Jihadist extremists have been causing mayhem for some years, they only really came to peoples attention when they kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls at gunpoint, most of him remain missing to this day.
Boko Haram are responsible for at least 20,000 deaths and have driven over 2 million people out of their homes.
Like ISIS (to whom they have now declared their allegiance) their murderous rampage knows no boundaries as they indiscriminately kill men, women and children.
Like ISIS they also enslave women.
Meanwhile the world does almost nothing to help the under-armed and frankly ill trained troops of the Nigerian army.
Even worse the left is nowhere in sight. For all it's "anti-imperialist" pretensions their energy is always firmly focused elsewhere.
The plague of Islamic fundamentalism is clear for all to see whether in the Middle East, North Africa or Nigeria. The time has come to stand up to these monsters who hide their criminality behind religion and deal with this menace.
Black lives matter.
Where are the so-called Stop the War Campaign and their fellow travellers?