Christian Blood on Obama’s Hands (FrontPageMagazine.com) by Daniel Greenfield 04/03/12)
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On Christmas Day of last year, Muslim terrorists set off bombs in
churches across Nigeria. It was one of the worst attacks by Boko
Haram which is determined to continue its reign of terror until the
country is ruled by Muslim law. Christian pastors have been beheaded
by Boko Haram and a spokesman for the group has openly stated that
their interim goal is “to eradicate Christians from certain parts of
The Boko Haram death toll has surpassed a thousand in only a few
years. It has killed 250 people this year alone. It draws inspiration
from the Taliban, has links to Al-Qaeda and has carried out numerous
sophisticated attacks, including multiple car bombings.
That leaves one question. Why hasn’t Boko Haram been designated a
terrorist organization? it has killed more people than some of the
organizations on the list and it is dedicated to ethnic cleansing,
something that we decided was unacceptable when it came to Muslims.
Shouldn’t it then be equally unacceptable when it is being done by
Muslims to Christians?
Apparently not. Johnnie Carson, Obama’s Chicago born man in Africa,
and the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at
subcommittee hearings chaired by Senator Coons, dismissed the idea of
designating Boko Haram a terrorist organization and claimed falsely,
that despite Boko Haram’s repeated statements about its goals and its
very name, that this conflict was not driven by religion, but by
Questions about Boko Haram’s terrorism against Christians were
rerouted into what Carson described as a “comprehensive” approach to
the problem, sidelining security assistance in favor of providing
social aid to the Muslim north and urging the Nigerian government to
stop aggressively fighting terrorism.
Boko Haram had been inspired by the Taliban and American diplomats
are forcefully pushing the Nigerian government into adopting the same
disastrous failed “Hearts and Minds” policies of Afghanistan. Instead
of combating Boko Haram, we will be increasing funding to the Muslim
north and even opening a consulate there. And of course urging
Nigeria to appoint more Muslims to high ranking positions.
While the subcommittee on Homeland Security has urged that Boko Haram
be designated a terrorist group, diplomats in the State Department
are doing everything possible to sabotage the effort. The lies are
coming fast and thick. In the New York Times, Jean Herskovitz wrote
an op-ed insisting that there was no Boko Haram, suggesting instead
that random criminal gangs were really responsible for the mass
murder of Christians.
Herskovitz used the exact same line put out by appeasers in the early
days of the War on Terror when they claimed that there was no actual
Al-Qaeda. Since then that spin has been used for countless Muslim
terrorist groups, who cannot be fought because they don’t truly
exist. Carson echoed her in his testimony, insisting that Boko Haram
was vague, loosely defined and not at all monolithic.
According to Herskovitz, the genocidal Boko Haram terrorist group was
actually a “peaceful” group which only turned to violence in response
to government oppression, and urged us not to act in a way
that “would make us appear biased toward a Christian president” or
the Nigerian Muslims would turn on us too.
As a government employee, Johnnie Carson was somewhat more discreet,
but took the same position that the real fault lies with the
Christian South and the Nigerian government for keeping Muslims
oppressed and in poverty, and that the only solution is to pour
money, jobs and power into the north. The unstated endgame of this is
to create a stalemate that will force the Nigerian political system
to make further concessions to Islam and the Sharia law that Boko
Haram is fighting for.
The appeasers make no mention of Boko Haram’s mass murder of
Christians or its fundamental intolerance. All they offer is the
drumbeat of statistics on poverty in the Muslim north, completely
ignoring the fact that the north is undeveloped because the Muslim
leaders who resist vaccines and education for their followers want it
This isn’t just about a Muslim terrorist group trying to impose
Sharia on 82 million Christians, a system that would reduce them to
permanent inferiority. Boko Haram’s increasingly sophisticated
attacks aren’t the work of a local group with no outside support.
They bear the stamp of training by practiced terrorists as part of a
concerted effort to take over Nigeria.
As the country with the tenth highest petroleum reserves in the world
and the second highest in Africa– it’s no secret why our oil
producing allies in the Gulf, who fund half the terrorism in the
world, would want to seize Nigeria and bring it under the banner of
Islam. Taking Nigeria wouldn’t just add to their total wealth, it
would put a bigger collar around our necks as Nigerian oil accounts
for about ten percent of our oil imports. If the Saudis can corral
Libya and Nigeria, then Muslim countries will account for nearly 40
percent of our oil imports.
The Christians of Africa are to Islam what the Jews of Europe were to
the Nazis. Every act of Islamic terror from Boko Haram is another
stain of Christian blood on Obama’s hands and the hands of his
minions like Johnnie Carson. Their goal is to bring down the Goodluck
administration or tie its hands enough so that it is forced to make
compromises with the terrorists.
What Boko Haram intends for Nigeria is nothing short of genocide.
The “cleansing” of Nigeria’s Christian population until it is
as “pure” as the land of Boko Haram’s backers in Saudi Arabia. The
lives of millions of Christians in Africa are on the line. Boko Haram
has killed thousands of people and it will kill millions if the State
Department gets its way and muscles the Goodluck government into an
The question is how many more have to die. How much Christian blood
has to be spilled until the right thing is done? Boko Haram has
killed more people in one year than the Ulster Defence Force, which
sits on the State Department terrorist list, has killed in decades of
activity. Many of the groups on the list have no connection to the
United States and no intention of ever attacking the United States.
That hasn’t stopped the State Department from designating them as
terrorist groups. And Boko Haram, which has Al-Qaeda links, has an
open and shut case for being on that list.
In her Op-Ed, Herskovitz insisted that “Boko Haram is not the
problem”. It is up to us to make it the problem, to prevent the
Carsons and Herskovitzes from pushing the mass murder of Christians
under the rug as if it were no more than a minor inconvenience in
their dreams of Muslim power-sharing arrangements.
The shadows are falling over Africa. Cote D’ivorie has been lost to a
Western backed Muslim coup. Kenya has been forced into making
concessions to Sharia law. But Nigeria is the big prize, its oil and
its sizable population makes it the grand prize in the battle for
Africa. And if it is won, it will be over the dead bodies of millions
of Christians. (Copyright © 2012 FrontPageMagazine.com 04/03/12)
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