ሸሞንተ መጋቢት ዓለም ለኻዊ መዓልቲ ደቂ ኣነስትዮ ምኽንያት ብምግባር ብደሞክራስያዊ ግንባር ሓድነት ኤርትራ ዝወጸ ውድባዊ መግለጺ 3/10/2015

ሸሞንተ መጋቢት ዓለም ለኻዊ መዓልቲ ደቂ ኣነስትዮ ምኽንያት ብምግባር ብደሞክራስያዊ ግንባር ሓድነት ኤርትራ ዝወጸ ውድባዊ መግለጺ 3/10/2015

Why 2000 Killed In Nigeria N’East Baga Is Not World Headlines: Jonathan Condemns Paris Attack, By Perry Brimah

January 11, 2015, 12:00 am

  • Written by Perry Brimah

The single most deadly event of global terrorism in recent human history failed to make global headlines for obvious reasons—it happened in Nigeria.
On Saturday the 3rd of January, Boko Haram terrorists from Nigeria and Chad stormed Baga fishing town in Borno state and after discharging the multinational forces stationed, begun what will be the worst massacre and single event of ethnic cleansing of the current century.
Amnesty International estimates that up to 2000 people were killed. Most reports give equivalent figures. Corpses have been strewn across the town, home to population of an estimated 10,000 that has now been wiped off the face of the earth. Fleeing residents were gunned down as they ran with the young, women and elderly as the predominant victims.
In Paris this week, terrorists killed 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office and candle-light processions and other events of global solidarity have been rampant across the globe.
The perpetrators of the act of terror have already been narrowed down, identified and killed.
Perhaps the answer to why the world cares little about the genocidal predicament in Nigeria is best found in the following comment in the BBC on January 8th:
“While President Goodluck Jonathan, who is seeking re-election next month, has condemned the attack on a French satirical magazine in Paris as dastardly, he has not commented on the violence at home, our reporter says.” See more here…..
Nigerians continue to tolerate their helplessly hopeless and clueless leadership which regards them as little more than monkeys or actually more worthless than. With a President who fails to secure life and elevate local and global attention to out-of-its-control genocides within the country, the colonialist ruled world conveniently pretends not to notice.
There are next to no protests for the nation’s insensitive and hopeless leader to resign or serious attempts to impeach the President. Nigerians thus appear tolerant of the pogrom and as insensitive and lacking of humanity as their leader… and the hypocritical, pretentious world will not be bothered.
It is not likely much will be said or anything will change after this massacre. Unless if by the ghosts of the dead.
You can reach the writer on Every Nigerian Do Something  Email: drbrimah@ends.ng Twitter: @EveryNigerian
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In Israel’s sinful prison, the innocent are freezing

The moral disgrace of banning the use of heaters for asylum seekers proves once again that the Holot prison must be dismantled and its 2,200 inmates released.

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If ever there was an expression of the State of Israel’s dehumanization of the asylum seekers taking refuge here, or further proof that the Holot detention facility cannot meet the needs of those living there but is simply a jail whose inmates are subject to the whims of their jailers, the recent winter storm certainly illustrated this.While people all over the country were trying to keep themselves and their homes warm, the inmates at Holot were banned from bringing heaters into their rooms, and forced to protect themselves from the extreme cold using layers of clothing and blankets. Most of them simply stayed in bed, using their body heat to keep warm.

All this because the Israel Prison Service, which is responsible for operating the facility, argued that it was not possible to bring heaters into the rooms because they posed a fire hazard and that there were heated areas for the residents. Following entreaties by human rights groups and MKs Michal Rosin (Meretz) and Dov Khenin (Hadash), the asylum seekers were given token means of heating, like heating pads, which barely relieved their distress.

Even given the policy of alienation and routine insensitivity that the state demonstrates toward these people, it’s hard to understand how human beings – after seeing the physical suffering in Holot during the freezing weather – wouldn’t do everything possible to prevent or relieve that suffering. Even if the state sees the asylum seekers as worthy of being incarcerated and deprived of their freedom, abandoning them to the extreme cold is an expression of inhumanity.

This moral disgrace is common to all the measures Israel takes against the asylum seekers. Their incarceration and restrictions, being tracked down and marked with numbers during their legal proceedings – these stem from an inhumane approach that is unacceptable, not only ethically but constitutionally. The High Court of Justice determined this twice when it struck down laws passed by the government that served primarily to oppress and abuse the asylum seekers.

Holot is a prison erected in sin that deprives innocent people of their freedom, without due process. The asylum seekers do not have “appropriate living conditions,” as the government argues. The recent storm proves once again that Holot must be dismantled and its 2,200 inmates released.

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.636571