Lindsey German at the Guardian: ‘Western intervention will turn Nigeria into an African Afghanistan’

Lindsey Ann German is the convenor of the British anti-war organisation Stop the War Coalition and a former member of the central committee of the Socialist Workers Party. She was editor of Socialist Review for twenty years until 2004.

The plight of kidnapped girls is set against the corruption and inequality that the West’s economic war has helped to create

Not that I would agree with military intervention by the West, but my reasons would be quite different, namely that we cannot help, except perhaps at low level by providing equipment that might aid the search.

Why can’t we help?  Because the problem is: ISLAM.  Like Syria,  the Islamic world must help themselves here.