Wale Speaks On Nigeria Massacre

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One of the biggest international stories making headlines today is the Nigeria massacre where Islamic extremists Boko Haram murdered over 2,000 people in Baga, Nigeria. In what’s seen as the deadliest attack by Haram, the killings have left northern Nigerian villages in pure devastation. Nigerian-American rapper, Wale, sat down with MTV’s Rob Markman to give his take on the recent killings as he attempted to rationalize how religion can be used as defense for murder.

“Something as pure as religion — which is essentially love, love for mankind and respect and loyalty to your spirit, a loyalty within self, a love within self — it’s so crazy that has been used as a tool to kill, to murder and to have no boundaries,” Wale said, reacting to multiple forms acts of terrorism. “Killing children, suicide bombings, even 9/11.”

Wale went on to say:

“That’s the most unfortunate thing. If you can take religion and use that as something to spin and make it hell on earth,”

Wale continued,

“Hope? For who? For what? This is the only thing we have is our religion, and now you’re going to use it to validate killing children?”

The gut wrenching visuals being posted all over social media is almost impossible to miss. Wale admitted though he didn’t want to see them, it was impractical to avoid.

“I didn’t want to see them, but people kept sending them, people kept posting them,” he explained.

The MMG rapper expressed that at tragic times like these, we all as individuals should focus more on what’s going on around us versus the minor issues in our day to day lives.

“It’s one of those things where we can complain all we want: ‘My feet hurt, my legs hurt, my back hurts, my girl broke up with me’ — you got to look a little deeper into the world. These are minuscule, minor things compared to what’s going on in the world.”

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