Should We Be Concerned with the Mass Killing of Possible Terrorists?

By Julie Inglese

More than 950 rebel suspects were reported dead in the Nigeria’s jails in the first six months of 2013, according to Amnesty International. The organizations says that rebels suffocated from over-packed cells and some were beaten to death, while others were removed from their cells and shot. The dead are allegedly members of Boko Haram, a rebel group with a possible link to Al Qaeda that is seeking to implement Islamic law across Nigeria. Boko Haram is accused of gunning down 50 sleeping students because they believe that secular education is a sin. The Los Angeles Times discusses possible responses.