[Marxism] Nigeria: Hypocritical West exploits Boko Harem's crimes

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sat May 10 23:33:35 MDT 2014


Tony Iltis

More than 270 female secondary students were kidnapped on April 14 as they
sat matriculation exams in the north-east Nigerian town of Chibok.

The kidnappers were members of a religious cult that calls itself *Jama‘at
Ahl as-Sunnah lid-da‘wa wal-Jihad* — Arabic for Congregation of the People
of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad.

The group is more commonly known by its Hausa nickname, *Boko Haram*, which
translate — very loosely — as “Western education is filthy”, although this
is not a name that the group itself uses.

For the next fortnight the kidnapping was largely ignored by the global
media and the Nigerian state.
https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56415


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