This past weekend, Somalia’s capital city Mogadishu underwent what The Guardian is calling “one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world for many years.” An estimated 300 people have died, with hundreds more injured and a final death count a long ways away, or perhaps even impossible given the damage the heat from the blast caused to bodies.

“The death toll will still be higher because some people are still missing,” Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of Amin ambulances, told Reuters.

Somali government officials say the fundamentalist organization al-Shabab, which has been in conflict with the government of Somalia for many years. Given the Trump administration’s bombastic stance on foreign terror, one might imagine that the administration and U.S. media in general would condemn one of the biggest man-made horrors this generation has seen.

Instead, The State Department released a tepid statement offering condolences to the victims, and said the U.S. “will continue to stand with the Somali government.” Somalia, which is one of the countries Trump placed on his Muslim-ban, apparently doesn’t warrant much more than a formulaic response, though one wouldn’t be blamed for assuming any response by Trump would probably do more harm than good anyway. Still, the relative silence from the media, and even from Facebook which often makes profile banners for tragedies in Europe, is loud.

Imagine if these were 300 blond-haired, blue-eyed lives lost, and then imagine what the world would look like if our collective empathy extended to Africans.