One in every five “suicide bombers” used by Boko Haram in the past two years has been a child, underscoring the heartless nature of the religious extremist group, according to a report released Tuesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund, writes Al Jazeera.
While Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has made a big deal out of blocking Syrian refugees from entering the United States out of fear of terrorism, the truth is that right-wing extremists are a much greater threat than terrorists linked to ISIS or similar organizations.
A 20-year-old former cheerleader student at Mississippi State University pleaded guilty Tuesday to one charge of federal terrorism after she and her fiance were arrested last year en route to Istanbul, Turkey in a plot to join ISIS, according to CBS News.
Two female suicide bombers killed 22 worshipers at a Northeast Nigerian mosque. They injured 18 others during morning prayers.
Here are just some examples of the horrifying things the two candidates have said in the wake of the attack that prove they are using the tragedy as political gain…or as a continuation of their xenophobic rhetoric.
Two female suicide bombers between the ages of 17 and 20 reportedly blew themselves up this week in a camp in northeastern Nigeria designed to protect people trying to escape Boko Haram terrorists, killing at least 58 people.
Only two people were injured in the bombing attack on a Daallo Airlines Airbus A321 that held over 70 passengers.
Houses were torched, suicide bombers detonated devices, and militants opened fire near Nigeria’s largest northeastern city.
Since the attack, armed guards have been patrolling the shore as distraught locals claim their murdered loved ones.