The world will take little notice, however, until non-Muslims begin to fight back on a large scale. Their beginning to fight back is already a focus of the full BBC report excerpted here, and no doubt if this continues, we will soon hear about “atrocities” committed against Boko Haram, and about how it is being subjected to “ethnic cleansing” in northern Nigeria — for the moral inversion of the mainstream media is monstrous, unrelenting, and universal.
“Nigeria Boko Haram: ‘Hundreds’ attack Maiduguri,” from the BBC, March 14:
Hundreds of militants have staged a multi-pronged attack on the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses say.
On entering the city, the attackers split into smaller groups – heading for the barracks, the university and an area where civil servants live.
The assault on the barracks was an attempt by the attackers to free colleagues held there, a military spokesman said.
Militants suspected to be from Boko Haram have killed 500 people this year….
Human Rights Watch says in a report that the attacks by Boko Haram are having a devastating impact on the population of north-eastern Nigeria.
Quoting United Nations figures, it says some 300,000 people have fled their homes over the past year.
“Even if the government can’t stop the attacks, at the very least, it can meaningfully assist the people who have been most devastated by them,” says HRW’s Africa director Daniel Bekele.
Boko Haram was founded in Maiduguri in 2009. It wants northern Nigeria to become an Islamic state.