[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.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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