The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has been behaving like a typical Islamic gang, but for some reason, making a big show of criticizing them is becoming a cause célèbre.
As we know, the State Department has solved the crisis in Ukraine with a Twitter hashtag. And now FLOTUS is using the same powerful weapon against child slavers in Africa.
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 7, 2014
Well, that ought to do the trick.
If only iPhones had existed 150 years ago, Lincoln could’ve freed the slaves with a single selfie. His handwritten sign: #SouthernHospitalityForAll.
When you oppose the Islamic gangs that are grooming young girls every day in Europe, Scandinavia, and anywhere else in the world, you’re a racist. But now the First Lady of the United States is calling out these followers of the Prophet of Islam, in direct contradiction to her husband’s commands:
“…except, um, my wife.”
Either it’s okay for Muslims to treat women and girls as chattel, or it isn’t. I don’t think it is, no matter where in the world it happens.
Why do our friends on the left disagree?
Incidentally, in 2012, Hillary Clinton’s State Department refused to call Boko Haram a terrorist group. But then:
I don’t doubt the sincerity of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. I just hope its proponents realize that Boko Haram is a drop in the bucket. It’s probably too much to hope that our lib pals learn something from this and won’t call us racists the next time we point out other crimes motivated by Islam…
Hat tip to David Burge, who puts things into perspective as usual:
You know what’s more persuasive with slave traders than hashtags and sad-face selfies? Marine snipers.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 7, 2014