A Tale of Two Massacres: The West & the Rest

boko haram hypocrisy

While the world universally condemned the slaughter of French journalists and citizens by Islamist terrorists last week, there has been relative silence on the recent massacre of thousands in northern Nigeria by the Islamist group Boko Haram — proving that white European lives matter more (once again).

From the Montreal Gazette:


Leaders of about 50 nations linked arms during a march in Paris, demonstrating a common front.

But during these symbolically important mass rallies, barely a peep was uttered to condemn another atrocity committed last week, also by Islamist terrorists. While all eyes were glued to the carnage in France, Boko Haram slaughtered 2,000 people in a village in northern Nigeria. Women, children and the elderly were slain in the streets, while other residents of Baga drowned trying to swim to a nearby island. In a testament to their ruthlessness, the group murdered dozens more countrymen in subsequent days by sending suicide bombers — girls ages 15 and 10 — into crowded marketplaces in separate incidents.

The bloodbath in Baga resulted in a strategic victory for the Islamists; when the dysfunctional Nigerian army fled the village, it essentially ceded control of Borno state to Boko Haram.


Goodluck Jonathan, the president of Nigeria, has been criticized for his inept response to Boko Haram’s advance. His inability to take effective action can in part be explained by the rampant corruption in the government and the army. As well, with an election on the horizon, he seems to be simply trying to change the channel. But it is astounding that Jonathan managed to take time away from his daughter’s wedding over the weekend to lament the attacks in France, yet failed to acknowledge the massacre in his own country…

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A Tale of Two Massacres: The West & the Rest

11 thoughts on “A Tale of Two Massacres: The West & the Rest

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    It’s pretty stark, isn’t it? Similarly, note the Ohio “fans” who went out and set fires and wrecked stuff were labeled as “revellers”, rather than “rioters”.

    No prize for figuring out the majority race in that incident of citizens destroying their own. No calls for white leaders to condemn or apologise for the “revellers”. No one saying they’re thugs and criminals. No one got shot, only three canisters of CS gas were used, and only “a handful” of arrests were made.

    I guess #PointyBallFanLivesMatter, huh?

    Also saw a gutting cartoon showing a white guy wearing an #AllLivesMatter shirt, sweeping a Nigerian town under a carpet.

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      Yeah, it’s straight out of the white supremacist “colorblind” playbook — just like white looters stealing shit from stores in New Orleans after Katrina in 2005 were just “finding” things

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    Yesterday I went to an anti-Pegida protest*. I carried a “Je suis Baga” sign, because I thought that there would be more than enough “Je suis Charlie” signs. 2 people asked me “who” Baga was. They’d never heart of it. I’m pretty sure many didn’T know what my sign meant and didn’t ask.

    *Pegida is the current German right-wing to fascist movement that has started weekly protests in several cities. When their march and the counter-protest were announced last week Monday, we were hoping to be at least as many as them, but with the attacks in France we were 30 times as many people, so I declare this country to be officially weird

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    Well, well, as anybody knows now, today the new CH was published. They do mention Baga.
    As a punchline. Boko Haram attacks 16 villages, 2000 potential subscribers less for CH.
    Yes, even in death black people only serve as a means to make a point about white people…

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    Mentioning the victims is not enough. It’s vitally important that we educate ourselves about conflicts like the one in Northern Nigeria so we actually have something meaningful to say about it. Even those of us who are not really allowed into the First World still only have the First World perspective on the matter. If we comment from ignorance, if we think that our templates apply to people in other parts of the world, then we’re no better than arrogant whites. We owe it to these people to make an effort to understand their situation. Otherwise our words and activism will be as useless to them as the silence of First Worlders.

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    Sean Hannity was talking about this last week, making the same point as this article. He noted that these Boko Haram bastards are killing people by the thousands and that the destruction of the villages could be seen by satellite……

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