It’s tempting to use a harsh epithet like “terrorism” to describe the actions in Orlando, but it may ultimately be counterproductive. “Mass hate crime” may be more accurate.
These children’s participation in ongoing atrocities represents an utter failure on the part of states and the international community to provide a minimum amount of stability and economic prosperity in precarious regions of the world.
No matter who wins the election next month or whatever military force is raised and thrown against Boko Haram in the future, it is likely that the insurgency will continue.
Has the Internet and social media primed us to worry too much about improbable threats — and too little about probable ones?
Statement in Support and Solidarity with the Abducted Girls of the Government Girls School, Chibok, Nigeria
A coalition of faith-based, human rights groups, and members of the Nigerian Diaspora in the United States will hold a vigil in Washington, DC in support of the abducted school girls of the Government Girls School in Chibok, Nigeria and to show solidarity with the families of the girls.
Twenty-two scholars with expertise on Nigeria note the “horrific violence” perpetrated against civilians and government officials, but argue that responding to Boko Haram ultimately requires a “diplomatic, developmental, and demilitarized framework.”
Can Nigeria’s government manage public dissatisfaction with the economy, ethnic divisions, and the violent Boko Haram? An interview with former ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell.
Nigeria is facing a perfect storm of crises including a national strike, widespread protests, and sectarian violence in the north.