saWhen Facebook launched the profile filters in support of Paris, they triggered a series of uncomfortable questions.

Why did Facebook do that for France, and not Kenya, Nigeria, Lebanon or other countries hit by terror? We had that covered yesterday on our #BlackLivesMatter lead story, and it doesn’t want to go away.

A South African lady, Tsepang Matekane, made this post on her Facebook page, and it has been liked and shared nearly 100,000 and 60,000 times respectively.

Facebook asked me if I would like to change my profile picture in support of those in Paris. I thought yes, I would like to support those who have been killed for none other than hate, intolerance and cruelty. But hold up Facebook, I think I have a better filter for you.
Nigeria- January 2015. The murder of up to 2000 civilians in Baga.
Media coverage: The headlines scrolling at the bottom of the screen whilst we watched the pursuit of the Charlie Hebdo killers.
Facebook filter: None
Syria- Death toll: 250 000+
Facebook filter: None
Kenya: April 2015. Gunmen storm Garissa University college killing 147 and injuring 79 or more.
Facebook filter: None
Lebanon: November 14th. Twin bomb attacks injuring more than 200 and killing atleast 43.
Facebook filter: None
France: Paris bombings and shootings. Atleast 128 people dead
Facebook filter: Check
Burundi: Ongoing violence and genocide. Hundreds killed since April 2015
Facebook filter: None

I unapologetically refuse to hold the lives of some higher than I do others and I refuse to selectively mourn the lives of human beings.
I pray for all. I pray for humanity.