On his Monday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh presented his theory as to why then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t declare Boko Haram a terrorist group back in President Barack Obama’s first term, which he declared to be based on race.
“How many people do you think know that this terror group, Boko Haram, has been attacking Christians since 2009?” he said. “The jihad aspect of Boko Haram is almost completely ignored by the White House and the media. And I can tell you why – I just saw why. There’s video that has been released of about half of or maybe 150, yeah half of the kidnapped girls who have been converted to Islam. The other 150, no mention of.”
“The Boko Haram leader, or whoever Boko Haram had perform on video is a good-looking guy,” he continued. “This is why Mrs. Clinton wouldn’t call this group a terror group – because they’re black. You can’t afford to do this. This how surface conscience the left is. We cannot call people, in this case – a jihadist, anti-Christian terror group aligned with al Qaeda. We can’t call them terrorist because they look like African-Americans and we just can’t go there. Nobody will ever convince me that that’s why they didn’t call this group a terror group. Just can’t do it, just can’t go there because the left doesn’t go any deeper than skin in identifying people.”
“Everything is racial politics, identity politics, whatever,” he added. “And if you got a group of terrorists who are particularly from a foreign country and not domestically and – ‘We can’t call them a terror group, no, no, no. That will not help us domestically politically.’ And so this group escapes any scrutiny. They don’t get the proper treatment from this country foreign policy-wise and in effect they’re allowed to just behave without any stops, whatsoever.”
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