MasterwebNews 7/7/16 - Nigeria`s Buhari, Several Other World Leaders Yet To Condemn Baghdad Bombing

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. Peregrino Brimah reports ] - In the wee hours of Sunday, July 3rd a little after midnight as Muslims gathered to eat and shop at the Madi mega mall, a terror refrigerator truck detonated at the premises killing over 200 innocent victims, mostly women and children. It was the deadliest terror attack to hit the city since 2009, and the deadliest single attack worldwide since Nigeria's Dalori massacre of February 2016 (200 killed) and the Nigerian Baga and Doro Gowon Boko Haram attacks of January 2015 (2000 killed).

 

Claiming responsibility, Daesh (ISIS) alleged that the suicide bomber targeted a crowd of Shia Muslims.

 

A globally "unnoticed" Nigerian army coordinated massacre of as many as 1000 protesting Muslims, mostly Shia of the Islamic movement in Nigeria's Zaria city last December, with a mass grave admitted by the State government to contain at least 350 bodies, while falling into the category of recent most deadly massacres may perhaps be regarded a bit different, being conducted by State perpetrators.

 

While Nigeria appears to share a lot in common with Iraq as far as record-setting radical terror attacks and mega massacres goes, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari as at Tuesday (morning), two days after the attacks is yet to issue a public statement condemning the Baghdad dastardly terror attacks.

 

Uncharacteristic of Buhari

 

A day after a terror attack killed nearly 50 victims at an Orlando nightclub, Nigeria's President issued a strong statement condemning the attack. 

 

Turkey: “We condemn in the strongest terms these criminal, cowardly attacks, wherever they might occur as an attack on all decent, democratic and peaceful people," Buhari said in a letter he wrote to his Turkish counterpart, Thursday last week, after the June 28th airport terror attack that claimed 41 innocent lives.

 

The Nigerian President has been prompt in condemning recent terror attacks across the western world from France to Belgium, and also did so when terrorist struck West Africa's Cote D’ivoire nation, when he called the president on the Monday after, to deliver his condolence and condemnation. 

 

While we jettison querying sectarianism and confidently expect a sentimental condemnation of the Madi mall terror attacks from the Nigerian leader, it is observed that the current delay in condemning the Baghdad most deadly and horrendous attacks is rather displeasingly uncharacteristic.

 

Missing Global Solidarity

 

While the White House issued a generic statement condemning the Baghdad attack, there was no sombre statement by US president Barrack Hussein Obama. This was a sharp contrast to the phone call the US president placed to Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday, a day after the terror attack on the Istanbul airport where the US president said, "we stand with the people of Turkey."

 

US policies from the Bush through the Obama-Clinton administration are blamed for the deadly spate of Daesh takfiri terror devastating Iraq and emanating from the ravaged nation and Levant epicenter across the entire world.

 

Unlike most recent terror attacks affecting the western world, the recent attacks across the Middle East especially the Baghdad attacks–of monumental proportions–have remarkably failed to garner the usual global solidarity. There is no "I am Baghdad." Buildings are not being lit up and world leaders are making scant statements if any. 

 

Do All Lives Matter?

 

One cannot honestly avoid asking if all lives matter. A

 
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