The new “Daily Show” senior international correspondent, Trevor Noah, drew an important contrast this week between the West’s outrage over the Charlie Hebdo attack and its lack of interest in the recent Boko Haram massacres in Nigeria.

While making his plea for Africa to be considered in marches protesting terrorism, Noah let slip that Boko Haram, which he called the “black ISIS,” may soon gain control of Nigeria’s oil fields. Host Jon Stewart’s feigned reaction to that possibility put a floodlight on American hypocrisy: Our charitable impulses pulse a lot more strongly when oil is involved.

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata


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