From the Toronto Sun, and opinion piece by Tarek Fatah and dated February 20, 2018 (emphases mine):
On Saturday, a slaughter of Black Africans in 15 villages of Nigeria took place, but that news could not find space in any major newspaper or TV network other than the Daily Express in the U.K.Read the rest HERE.
Could this self-imposed censorship be because it was a Black on Black crime? Or was it because the murderous killers were Fulani Muslims while the victims of the massacre were from villages of Nigeria’s Christian minority?
In the spirit of Black History Month and all the awareness-raising efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement, perhaps some attention could be paid to the Black lives lost in Nigeria and their stories lost in the news.
According to the Express, “armed men stormed through 15 villages to massacre Christians and destroy their churches in a violent crackdown against the [Christian] religion in Nigeria … Dozens of people have been killed after the gangs ransacked towns and villages to clear them of all aspects of the Christian faith.”
The Dutch-based Christian charity Open Doors described the broad daylight attack as being carried out by a group of Muslim Fulani who are traditional cattle herdsmen. “One attack took place in broad daylight, as people were about to go to church. The assailants chased and killed the villagers and burned down nine churches and many more houses,” their spokesman added....
Does the ‘Ummah’ (the broader Muslim community) recognize the crimes against humanity being committed by our fellow Muslims, be it in Nigeria or Iran? Or will we put on the charade of victimhood, demanding pity while we cover up in a burka of deceit, like with the genocides in Darfur, Kurdistan, Papua New Guinea and Balochistan?