The world is reeling from yet another terror attack in a major European city.
Brussels is the latest city to be victimized by the Islamic State. Our hearts break for the loved ones of the 31 people killed in the blasts at the city’s airport and in a metro rail station.
However, I cannot help but think of another terror crisis that at one time also captured the world’s attention.
Remember the group called Boko Haram? It operates in Africa. It is a Nigeria-based cabal of radical Islamic terrorists.
It kidnapped an estimated 200 women, holding them captive in some unknown location.
Didn’t the world coalesce around the plight of those women? Weren’t there concerted efforts launched by African nations, the United States, European Union nations and others to find the kidnapers and bring them to justice?
I believe the women and girls are still being held by these terrorist monsters. I believe Boko Haram is still as despicable as it’s always been.
The outcry? It’s been muted … inexplicably.
Perhaps our global attention span needs to be expanded and enhanced to enable it to focus on more than one crisis at a time.
The Brussels attacks have captured the world’s attention, just as the Paris attacks had done just a few months earlier.
While the world focuses on those two events, a hideous terrorist group continues to bring havoc to women in Africa.
It, too, needs to be destroyed.