Last week, headlines were dominated by the terrorist attacks in France. It’s easy to understand the gravity of the news and why it garnered so much attention. France is a peaceful Western nation, and one that has longed opposed the United States and its War on Terror in the Middle East. Further, the attack was as much an assault on free speech as it was on people.
And yet despite the undeniable importance of the attack in France it wasn’t the only major mass murder to take place last week. You wouldn’t know it based on the media coverage, but Boko Haram is in the midst of one of its most aggressive stages of expansion in its short but furious history, and is rapidly seizing territory in northern Nigeria.