Religion, it has been said, is exclusively a private matter. But it’s not. I don't mean that the state should be able to intrude on the sphere of our personal and private beliefs. But when we are outspoken about our faith or when we practice our religious rituals in public, we are engaging with other citizens, and must consider others.
The situation, like the Syrian civil war and the conflicts in South Sudan and elsewhere, pits humanitarian instincts against hard realities for a U.S. administration wary of foreign entanglements in the wake of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan ordered an investigation into efforts to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls abducted in the town of Chibok by suspected Boko Haram Islamists following a late night raid on April 14.