Hillary’s War on Nigerian Women

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.


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Josh Rogin at the Daily Beast has an extensive piece on Hillary’s State Department obstructionism over placing Boko Haram on the FTO list.

The State Department under Hillary Clinton fought hard against placing the al Qaeda-linked militant group Boko Haram on its official list of foreign terrorist organizations for two years. And now, lawmakers and former U.S. officials are saying that the decision may have hampered the American government’s ability to confront the Nigerian group that shocked the world by abducting hundreds of innocent girls.

On Wednesday, Clinton said that the abduction of the girls by Boko Haram was “abominable, it’s criminal, it’s an act of terrorism and it really merits the fullest response possible, first and foremost from the government of Nigeria.” Clinton said that as Secretary of State she had numerous meetings with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and had urged the Nigerian government to do more on counterterrorism.

What Clinton didn’t mention was that her own State Department refused to place Boko Haram on the list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2011, after the group bombed the U.N. headquarters in Abuja. The refusal came despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and over a dozen senators and congressmen.

“The one thing she could have done, the one tool she had at her disposal, she didn’t use. And nobody can say she wasn’t urged to do it. It’s gross hypocrisy,” said a former senior U.S. official who was involved in the debate. “The FBI, the CIA, and the Justice Department really wanted Boko Haram designated, they wanted the authorities that would provide to go after them, and they voiced that repeatedly to elected officials.”

I wrote about this back in 2012.

Johnnie Carson, Obama’s Chicago-born man in Africa, and the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at subcommittee hearings chaired by Senator Coons, dismissed the idea of designating Boko Haram a terrorist organization and claimed falsely, that despite Boko Haram’s repeated statements about its goals and its very name, that this conflict was not driven by religion, but by social inequities.

Questions about Boko Haram’s terrorism against Christians were rerouted into what Carson described as a “comprehensive” approach to the problem, sidelining security assistance in favor of providing social aid to the Muslim north and urging the Nigerian government to stop aggressively fighting terrorism.

As a government employee, Johnnie Carson was somewhat more discreet, but took the same position that the real fault lies with the Christian South and the Nigerian government for keeping Muslims oppressed and in poverty, and that the only solution is to pour money, jobs and power into the north. The unstated endgame of this is to create a stalemate that will force the Nigerian political system to make further concessions to Islam and the Sharia law that Boko Haram is fighting for.

The behavior at State continued under John Kerry.

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.

That was May 2013. A year ago.

The State Department’s policy is echoed in new stories claiming that Boko Haram was a peaceful Muslim group that turned to violence due to the oppression of the government. Nothing substantial has changed.

  • Gee

    Guess this is another of those “What does it matter” moments for Mrs. Clinton. She doesn’t care how many people have to die for her ambition

    • truebearing

      And Hillary doesn’t care how many will die if she does manage to cheat her way into the Whitehouse. The woman is paranoid, vindictive, and obsessed with power.

      • DB1954

        I swear that when I see video of Hillary Clinton, she looks like Richard Nixon. It’s the shifty eyes, and she always tries to look so serious. Is it just me?

        • truebearing

          No, she is always trying to manipulate people with words, looks, or her political stance du jour.

  • Janette Miller

    When the USA bans Islam , I will stop posting this. Not until.
    Ban Islam and Sharia law from any civilized country now or pay later.
    Islam is NOT a religious group. They are a political movement . They are Nazis. They are a bunch of blood thirsty killers who teach their followers to kill all who refuse to become a moosie. They plan to over throw any who refuse to join their group , by killing them.
    0bummer upholds them. The moosie in chief is America’s number one enemy.

    • Jose Mendes

      I agree . Is amazing how Muslim Countries do have a seat in United Nations if they don t even apply on their own countries

      The Universal Declaration of Human Rights . And after all they do even have real power in many United Nations organizations . Is amazing.

  • Destroyer.

    The US president himself a Muslim in disguise. So never to expect any proactive action against Pan Islamic terrorism from the current States Government.

  • Jose Mendes

    Did someone read or listen any Muslim country even among those that western think to be moderates … condemn the actions of this Islamic group?? Of course not after all is what they have done and do and want to export all around the world. There are no Moderate Muslims they are what they are …
    rapists, murderers, pedophiles and pimps enslaving terrorist traffickers and for them is everything right … in the name of their Moon and stone god. Western countries most send them back to their holly lands the deserts …

  • CowboyUp

    But, but, her intentions were good, just ask her, and brian williams, and wolf blitzer, and norah o’donnell, and…

    • DB1954

      and Lawrence O’Donnell.

      Will someone dare to ask Lawrence O’Donnell what he’s so angry about?

  • truebearing

    The Obama administration is funding rape, slavery, and murder by Muslims, using the usual false marxian justifications, while pretending to care about the victims. This is as cold as it gets. Once again, Obama is using Marxism to enable Islam. Evil helps evil.

    What about that War on Women? What about all of that moral outrage over slavery? Where is their “take back the night” campaign for women being brutally raped in these Muslim countries? The Left’s lies are so obvious yet so many remain oblivious.

    • truebearing

      Hillary lied, and three hundred girls will die.

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    She is a pathological liar!

  • cacslewisfan

    Clinton and Kerry are some of the worst people on earth. What monsters.

  • DogmaelJones1

    The ONLY solution to the Boko Haram problem is to tax Americans to set up subsidized solar panel and battery-powered bakery truck manufacturers in Nigeria, hire terrorists and killers, provide them with generous health care benefits, train them how to press machine buttons instead of triggers, start an “employee of the month” contest, instruct them in the benefits of bathing perhaps once a month, enroll them in food stamp programs, and feature their profiles once a week in local newspapers. Then everything will be alright. Peace will come to northern Nigeria. Right?

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    Morons have a way of rising to the top these days :)