While the horrific Christchurch shooting brings those on the Left together with Muslims to sound the alarm bells about Islamophobia, white supremacy and of course the need for tighter gun control, in Nigeria we have ongoing slaughter of Christians by Muslims to the tune of some 6000 victims and counting. Here is the story.
I usually don't link to something as obviously invested in the story, but there was a dearth of stories in the national and international press covering this little corner of the world.
PREEMPTIVE UPDATE: Anyone notice that the whole 'Global White Nationalism/Islamophobia Threat' emphasis has sort of died out. As I looked about for examples of that emphasis, I noticed that now it's mostly just about gun control. Almost immediately following the Christchurch shooting, the gun control issue was side by side with the rising global threat of white extremism and racism and the global plague of Islamophobia. But it's been a couple days since I saw or heard that particular angle, and most cases I found were dated a couple days ago. I'm sure it's there, but it's not the top emphasis the way it was. Clearly the case could be made based on the shooter and what he had to say. I wonder why it hasn't continued like the racist angle of, say, the Charleston church shooting. I've learned that when trends like this happen across the press/punditry circles, it's seldom a coincidence.