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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nigeria: Over 200 Young Women and Girls Kidnapped by Religious Muslim Group

Chibok, Nigeria: over 200 young women and girls were taken from their boarding school by the Islamic group, Boko Haram. Some of the parents are frantically searching for their missing children while security forces are supposedly in "hot pursuit." 
A group religious discussion

Parents wept and begged the kidnappers to "have mercy on our daughters," and pleaded for the government to help in their rescue. Some of the parents headed into the dangerous forest on  motorcycles where the victims are believed to have been taken, ignoring the dangers that lie within. A week has gone by without success thus far.

One parent, Musa Muka, who had her 17 year old child abducted, said: "We plead with the government to help rescue her and her friends; we pray nothing happens to her." Let's hope that her prayers were asked of the Muslim god, and not any other--Boko Haram doesn't cotton well to anyone who is non-Muslim.

It is likely that anywhere from 39 to 50 girls escaped the abduction, but the actual number isn't clear. However, this latest event is a clear embarrassment to the Nigerian military after announcing last week that they had rescued all but 8 of the captives. Unlike the Obama administration that usually doubles-down after being caught in a lie, the Nigerian military actually retracted their statement.

Major General Chris Olukolade, who is the very model of a modern Major General and Defense Ministry spokesman said, "The operation is going on and we will continue to deploy more troops." This should give great comfort to those parents who are missing their girls--the government has been as effective as Bill de Blasio in his effort to fight terrorism in New York City.

Results of religious discussion
The Nigerian Air Force was bombing the forest daily until now, but has to stop the sorties to prevent harming the innocent victims. In all probability, they are being used as sex slaves and peons--after all, it's Islamic tradition to enslave your enemies, you can read it in the Koran.

In a video by Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, he repeated his opposition to the "corrupting" Western influences and said, "Everyone that calls himself a Muslim must stop obeying the constitution, must abandon democracy, must stay away from Western education. Western education is sinful." He didn't weigh in on whether abducting girls and young women, using them as sex slaves, and stoning them to death for not agreeing to follow his beliefs, is sinful as well. But hey, that's just how those "religion of peace" fellas roll. Even the words "Boko Haram" means "Western education is sinful." It does not mean, "Killing non-believers is a bad thing." This may account for the historic sparsity of Nobel prizes in the sciences by followers of this noble religion.

A New York reporter, is captured by Islamist terrorists who demand the release of three Gitmo prisoners in exchange for him. If the president refuses their demands, they plan to behead the reporter and videotape it for the Internet. But the United States doesn’t give in to terrorist’s demands and he has 24 hours before he is to be executed. 
The clock is ticking . . .