Kerry Urges Nigerian Restraint in the Face of Islamist Genocide

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud al-Faisal

Genocide Watch describes Boko Haram as a Jihadist organization seeking to impose Islamic Sharia law on Nigeria and has placed it at Stage 6 of the 8 stages of genocide.

Boko Haram has ordered Christians to leave Northern Nigeria. Its leader has stated, “We are also informing Christians all over the country to embrace Islam or they will be attacked. If they fail to do so, there is nobody to blame but themselves.”

In pursuit of its genocidal Islamist goals, Boko Haram has killed thousands of Nigerians and destroyed hundreds of churches, many in bombing attacks.

Despite all this, Obama Inc. has refused to list Boko Haram as a terrorist organization, despite its ties to Al Qaeda, and repeatedly pressured the Nigerian government to appease it instead. After Boko Haram turned down an amnesty and the Nigerian government has responded to the terror by advancing its campaign, Secretary of State John Kerry is warning the Nigerian government to show restraint.

The United States is deeply concerned about the fighting in northeastern Nigeria following President Jonathan’s declaration of a state of emergency in the Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states. We are also deeply concerned by credible allegations that Nigerian security forces are committing gross human rights violations, which, in turn, only escalate the violence and fuel extremism.

Predictably Kerry’s emphasis is on how wrong it is to fight Islamic terrorism, moral equivalence and placing blame on Nigeria for terrorist attacks carried out by a group linked to Al Qaeda.

  • Steve A

    Is there a photo of Kerry bowing to the Saudi king, or does he just bow to O?

  • Tom Sea

    Ain't that a kick in the head!

  • Pulsar182

    Notice how Kerry did not call for any restraints for Muslim terrorists….

  • Horace

    Kerry is either stupid, or evil, or a drone now operated by Obama. He is part of that cabal called the Democrat Party which embraces and advances Islam, and socialism and other unmentionable deviant destructive evils every chance it gets, and then lies about it when it gets caught, or when the results of its evil idiocy become obvious to anybody who is paying attention (thats the problem, nobody is informed or paying attention). What else can you expect? He's always been an anti human con artist, supporting the enemies of freedom.

  • Mike

    The reason Kerry won't ask the muslims to restrain from committing genocide is because he favors the muslims. Remember Kerry is taking his marching orders from obama.

  • Feisty Hayseed

    The picture of Kerry and the Islamists (or Arabs) speaks volumes – Kerry shows he knows that he just got humiliated, disrespected and ignored while the Official Islamist (Arab) in Charge blows by Kerry like he''s not even there and is busy about overthrowing governments to replace them with Islamists controlled by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Ha!

  • SAS

    Nigeria would serve its interests best by doing exactly the opposite what this administration advises them to do. Don't give the enemy time to build up their forces so they can crush you.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Kerry should be citing the genocide in South Sudan as a warning to one and all, that is, if he gave a fig about Christian's being slaughtered by Islamists. However, such is not the case in Obama Inc's anti-Christian warped view. There are so many instances he can pick from it is mind boggling. However, he can start with this policy paper, if he dares – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/14/fungible-defi

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • RUI

    "Despite all this, Obama Inc. has refused to list Boko Haram as a terrorist organization, despite its ties to Al Qaeda".
    Maybe because if they did they would be admitting that Al Qaeda is not broken and on the run after all.

  • Indioviejo

    The Nigerian people would be better served if they ignored and did the opposite of any misguided advice coming from the USA. Over the years our government has done more damage to our "friends" than to our enemies.

  • Mary Sue

    What? Hanoi John has always been an idiot. To him Boko Haram is just the VietCong v. 2.0

  • joeb

    Don't the Nigerian Christians realise it's their foreign policy that's caused all this? If they hadn't invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, and continued to use drones, Muslims wouldn't be attacking them! Silly Nigerians…

  • kafir4life

    It's great to learn about islam from muslims, isn't it?