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May 23, 2014
Specific notes of hope, along with the horrors in Nigeria
I don't want to turn this into a trend, or anything. Heaven forbid. However, the...
May 22, 2014
No ghosts in WSJ’s thorough report on Nigerian bombings
Last week, I criticized a front-page Wall Street Journal profile of a Nigerian terror group...
May 16, 2014
About those Nigerian Christian girls, chanting in Arabic
As I have said many times, I have no idea how foreign correspondents do the...
May 15, 2014
WSJ profiles Nigerian terrorist with no mention of ‘Christians’
Is there a religion angle on the heartbreaking story of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls? Of...
May 12, 2014
So #bringbackourgirls is finally a news story! Why now?
At this point, the kidnapped girls in Nigeria are officially "A News Story," which means...
May 07, 2014
Yes, it’s crucial that Boko Haram kills and tortures Muslims
Yes, we need to focus on Nigeria and Boko ("books") Haram ("forbidden"). Again. Why? Why...
May 07, 2014
Boko Haram leader’s profile: chilling but incomplete
"His name is Abubakar Shekau. He is the leader of Boko Haram. And he has...
May 05, 2014
Mystery solved? Has NYTimes seen light on Boko Haram?
There may be some news for GetReligion readers who have been following the "mysterious" case...
May 02, 2014
It’s not hard! WPost offers some crucial Boko Haram facts
In the past month or two, I have been really, really hard on the editors...
April 16, 2014
Vox.com offers a few basic facts about Boko Haram tactics
Twice in the past month or so, I have been pretty rough on the editors...
April 15, 2014
That ‘mysterious’ NYTimes stance on Boko Haram
Here we go again. There has been another horrific act of violence in Nigeria with...
March 05, 2014
Attention NYTimes: Boko Haram has made its goals clear
There is much to commend in the recent New York Times report that ran under...
September 30, 2013
To use or not to use: Journalists and the word ‘Islam’
Do you ever get the impression, when reading mainstream news stories, that some editors have...
July 06, 2013
A Newtown massacre in Nigeria, with ghosts
Absolutely horrific news out of Nigeria today. From the Associated Press: POTISKUM, Nigeria — Islamic...
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