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  • Anthony

    “The likely answer to combating Boko Haram is increasing international military cooperation. Unfortunately, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger – the countries most directly threatened by Boko Haram – have most recently withdrawn troops from the region…Without an easy answer to the conflict or an ideological point to tie the tragedy, the response to those who’ve heard of the massacre in Baga is a mournful silence….That is not enough.”

    Obviously, Boko Haram benefits from weak states and perhaps Nigerian rooted corruption. But its atrocities demand our attention to better highlight the shape of religious extremism in the world as well as an opportunity to see religious extremism blend with political struggle (Nigeria). Goodluck Johnathan has been silent.

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