It appears that President Barack Obama haters in the U.S.A. got used to picking Nigerians as soft targets in their campaign against Obama’s healthcare programme (Obamacare).
“You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately. They all have been hired to run the Obamacare website,” Sen. Cruz said, according to the Houston Chronicle.
This comment drew the diplomatic anger of Nigeria and an apology was exacted from the Senator.
And now another American has run riot with her pen.
Ann Coulter (pictured), a rabid conservative ideologue, in an article posted on Yahoo!, also ridiculed Nigerians, and also in connection with Obamacare. The excerpt of what she wrote is given below:
“Nigeria, for example, leads the world in criminal enterprises. Every level of Nigerian society is criminal, with the smart ones running Internet scams, the mid-range ones running car theft rings, and the stupid ones engaging in piracy and kidnapping. At the University of Lagos, you can major in credit card fraud…
“There were almost no Nigerians in the United States until the 1970s. Today, there are nearly 250,000 Nigerians in the U.S. (committing the cyber-crime Americans just won’t do!). In 2011, we took in more immigrants from Nigeria than from the United Kingdom (9,246 from the U.K. and 9,344 from Nigeria)”.
From Wikipedia: Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961) is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer.