From the What Lives Matter Files:
Kill 12 in Old Paree and the world goes into conniptions, demonstrations worldwide, the new Charlie Hebdo edition sells out in Paris, and copies are selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Wow, 12 dead and the world goes ape shit! Now compare all this uproar to the fuss raised when the news was released two days ago, 1/12/2015, that Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre’ where they reportedly butchers 2,000 Christians: ‘Killing went on and on’ in Nigeria.
“In August, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau announced the establishment of his “Islamic Caliphate,” quickly taking over every corner of Borno State in northeast Nigeria. But one town called Baga, populated by thousands of Nigerians along the western shores of Lake Chad, held out. Anchored by a multinational military base manned by troops from Niger to Chad, it was the last place in Borno under the national government’s control. Over the weekend, that changed.
“Hundreds of bodies still litter the bushes of Baga, Nigeria — mostly women, children and elderly victims too slow to outrun Boko Haram fighters who stormed the town with explosives and assault rifles in recent weeks, in the Islamic extremists’ bloodiest massacre yet. Amnesty International called Boko Haram’s recent attacks in Baga — near the Nigeria-Chad border – possibly ‘the “deadliest massacre” in the history of the violent group. An Amnesty report suggests the town was razed and as many as 2,000 people have been killed.'”
What fuss, what uproar? None, none at all. Why is the death of 12 in Paris so much more important to the world’s News coverage than the 2,000 Christians who died for the same reason in Nigeria? Oh, they weren’t insulting cartoonist? Is that it?