Following possibly Boko Haram’s largest attack to date, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is calling on the United States government (USG) to “defeat” radical Islamic insurgency, Boko Haram, and it’s Middle East counterpart, ISIS, or the Islamic State.
01/18/2015 Nigeria (Christianity Today) – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is calling for the US administration to boldly confront the evil deeds of the Islamic State (ISIS) and Boko Haram and put a stop to their killing sprees.
Matthew Clark, the Associate Counsel for Government Affairs and Media Advocacy at the ACLJ said that both ISIS and Boko Haram’s “barbaric tactics” are simply evil, and that if nothing is done about it, the persecution of innocents will continue and might hit closer to home next time around.
“For years we’ve allowed groups like Boko Haram to ravage and kill in the name of Islam. It’s time the Obama Administration and the State Department’s bureaucrats recognise and address this growing problem, call it what it is, and defeat it,” he said.
“Until we do, the slaughter of innocent civilians will continue, not just in Africa and the Middle East but at our own doorsteps.”
Clark is demanding that the US government take action after Boko Haram reportedly massacred around 2,500 people in the neighboring towns Baga and Doron Baga last week, and razed at least 3,700 buildings to the ground, according to media reports.
The group began their attack by firing indiscriminately in Baga, even killing a woman who was in the middle of giving birth to a baby boy, according to one eye witness who spoke to Amnesty International.