Why are the Boko Haram terrorist attacks in Nigeria underreported?

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

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One expects that the mainstream media would show basic human concern and give the same degree of attention to terrorist attacks, regardless of where they take place. This does not appear to be the case.

During the last two days there have been terrorist attacks carried out by Boko Haram in #Nigeria, which have brought the death toll to over 80. Most of the victims are women and children– but this massacre does not appear to be newsworthy, given the anemic coverage that it is receiving– compared to the intense round-the-clock news coverage of the attacks in #Paris and San Bernardino.

Here’s a New York Daily News report (excerpt). Bold added for emphasis:

“A nurse at Maiduguri Specialist Hospital said dozens of critically wounded, mainly children and women, may not survive. The nurse, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she is not authorized to speak to reporters, said the hospital was so overflowing with patients that some had to be cared for in the maternity ward. About 60 people had wounds from bullets and shrapnel from explosive devices, she said. Other wounded people had to be sent to other hospitals in the city.

Among them was a baby found dead, still tied to the back of her mother, who survived after being hit by shrapnel, the nurse said.

It was hard to do a body count because so many had been blown into pieces, she said, describing torsos and dismembered arms and legs.”

 While the world mourned the deaths in Paris, approximately 2,000 people died in Nigeria as victims of Boko Haram #terrorism. In spite of the enormity of the Nigerian massacre, it was underreported compared to Paris.

I understand that the territory controlled by Boko Haram is dangerous for journalists– and innocent local citizens have limited access to the internet. However, information is coming out with enough details to provide coverage, albeit with limited visuals. But of course, visuals are everything in today’s news business, which is more worried about ratings and the bottom line.

There is also doubt about the degree of transparency and assessment from the Nigerian government regarding these attacks, which followed last week’s statement by the very socialist Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, that his government had “technically won the war” against Boko Haram. This scenario makes the Boko Haram Islamic extremist threat in Nigeria even more critical and newsworthy– for the sake of Nigerians, their surrounding countries–and the world!

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.

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New York Daily News, “Boko Haram extremists strike Nigerian cities with coordinated RPG, suicide bomber attacks; death toll climbing” (Updated: Monday, December 28, 2015, 10:57 AM).

President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari speaks about Boko Haram (BBC World-Africa, “Nigeria Boko Haram: Militants ‘technically defeated’ – Buhari.” 24 Dec. 2015.

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President of Kenya to Obama: Gay Rights is a Nonissue to Kenyans

It’s warm and humid in Nairobi– and I don’t think that Obama has had his sip of Chang’aa, a Kenyan brew needed in order to face the staunch position that Kenyans have on the issue of homosexuality.

In fact, I’m watching the live press conference– where President Barack Obama and Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of the Republic of Kenya are exchanging their views according to protocol. But when Obama brought up the issue of “gay rights”– President Kenyatta was unmoved. Kenyatta firmly and clearly responded that while Kenya and the United States share many values– such as love for democracy, entrepreneurship, the value of the family, etc.– there are some things that they do not share and do not accept– and one of them is “gay rights.” President Kenyatta emphasized that Kenyans are more interested in the inclusivity of women, Kenya’s infrastructure, education, roads, entrepreneurship– but “gay rights is a nonissue“– and “is not foremost on the minds of Kenyans.”

President Kenyatta put Obama in his place, by defending his country’s culture and fundamental moral values– and not letting Obama plow through Kenya with his entourage of United Nations intruders from the homosexual collective.

Kenya has a lot of problems to deal with, which now includes terrorism. The last thing Kenyans need is for their society to focus on the sexual proclivities of a very small group.

Obama and the homosexual collective should focus on denouncing Islamic extremists who are brutally murdering homosexuals by throwing them off the top of tall buildings. With the danger of Islamic terrorism encroaching on Kenyan territory– imagine the danger that homosexuals would face at the hands of Islamic extremists if they are allowed to publicly promote their sexual agenda.

It’s time to lift the fog… someone has to say the truth.


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Obama needs a sip of ‘Chang’aa’ during his visit to Kenya

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

HEY BROTHER… CAN YOU SPARE A SIP OF CHANG’AA – OBAMA’S VISIT TO KENYA – Copyright © Marielena Montesino de Stuart. All rights reserved.

It doesn’t look like Kenyans are too excited to see Obama in their neighborhood. Kenyans have strict laws against the legalization of homosexual “marriage”– and they are not going to put up with Obama’s lectures about homosexual rights. They’ve warned him repeatedly.

Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, has come to a screeching halt– with massive security measures for Obama’s visit, which are nothing less than disruptive to its citizens– who are used to the city’s frenetic pace.

But Kenyans are taking Obama’s visit in stride– and making the best of it by selling tee shirts and trinkets with Obama’s image on them. They have even issued travel advisories– such as the one from Joseph Warungu, a Kenyan journalist who has recommended that Obama drink Chang’aa in order to relax– with its nearly 100% alcohol content, which “literally burns the inside, turning black lips into flaming red features.”

Kenyans are ready for Obama… and with a sip of Chang’aa he’s going to be just fine.

Important related article: African Officials Repudiate Stealth United Nations Homosexual Clause


Reference: A sip of Chang’aa

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