Obama 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.
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.