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Nigeria Allegedly Had Four Hour Warning Before School Girls Were Kidnapped

World  (tags: humanrights, Nigeria, school girls, crime, Boko Haram, kidnapping )

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Amnesty International is now saying that two senior officials in Nigeria's armed forces have confirmed the military's being aware of the planned attack ...reports are now stating that there may be a peace negotiation in the works that could bring the...


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Helen Porter (39)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 2:38 am
I was wondering why an offer wasn't made to "buy" the girls. After all, they were stolen to sell.

Then I realized, it could encourage even more kidnappings of the helpless. We sure don't want to start up another business in slave trade.


Helen Porter (39)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 2:40 am
Now I'm wondering who was in kahoots with who?

ewoud k (68)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 6:42 am
And WHAT if they had known about BOYS going to be kidnapped?

Isn't there a hint of sexism in this 'impossibility of action'?

Barry AWAY T (936)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 9:24 am
Outrageous if this is true!

Saturday May 10, 2014, 12:04 pm
Absolutely incompetent asses who obviously could give a damn about women. Thanks Nancy.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 2:03 pm
Outrageous to see that the Nigerian government does not care about women and girls. Sadly noted.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 2:56 pm
Possibly something could have been done that wasn't, but it WAS a boarding school and they WERE asleep, presumably in dormitories. They couldn't just have been sent home; home was doubtless many miles away in many different directions for most. I don't know the territory so I don't have any suggestion. Maybe someone does. One of the signs in one of the photos with the article says "Stop playing the blame game." I concur that getting them back is paramount.

Rosa C (384)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 3:00 pm
If true, absolutely outrageous.

Saturday May 10, 2014, 3:06 pm
I wonder if the Top Brass in the Nigerian Government who almost certainly had knowledge of the "Kidnapping" of these young women agreed to have their daughters educated, or merely agreed to have them married off to the family with the largest dowry. We are dealing with a mind set here, these girls are classed as worthless, yet they actually ARE the future of their country and will go on to become Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers, Activists - The World has to get them back - and send a Clear Message to Boko Haram et al that their days are numbered and the West will have to step in. I hope and pray these Innocents have not been sent to Chad and Niger or other other African countries. Appalling and Shameful and I Pray for Their Safe Release.

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 6:41 pm
All countries need to keep up the pressure on the officials to find these girls. This is terrible and just the tip of the ice burg so to speak.

Shan D (49)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 7:33 pm
Canada is contributing to the effort to find these girls. I wonder if any of the "help" will actually go to that, or if it will all be siphoned off to prop up Nigeria's obviously corrupt government.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 9:59 pm
And this makes it more tragic

Gabriele Müller (0)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 11:14 pm
This is really too much!!! Unbelievable!!! I am missing the words to express, what I feel about this!

Marianne B (107)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 2:05 am
hopefully we as people pleading and signing petitions will put the pressure on for their safe return.

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Sunday May 11, 2014, 6:21 am

Thomas M (8)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 7:06 am
There are rats in the woodpile and I think you can look at the Nigerian president and his wife for being completely stupidified or deeply involved in the kidnapping of these girls. Goodluck and Patience are a great team of deceivers. The girls could have at least been given transportation to safer places within Nigeria prior to the attack. Boko Haram is an insult to humanity. Why are they being allowed to create such havoc?

Kerry C (46)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 8:46 am
This is absolutely outrageous!! Thanks for sharing Carrie.

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Sunday May 11, 2014, 9:28 am

Patricia Martinez (63)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 9:46 am

The problem is still fundamentally that Islam allows, even encourages the kidnapping, raping and taking as sex slaves, non-Muslim females (and males). In other words, this was completely Halal.

This abduction of non-Muslims as slaves, sex-slaves, forced conversion for purpose of marriages, etc., has been going on since Mohammed set the example and gave explicit allowance for those that followed him, for all time, to do this.

We can congratulate Boko Haram for one thing at least: the audacity to be totally honest about the fact that Islam allows them this right, and since Islam holds itself to be superior to all other religions and their followers, they are proud that they are following it.

The "moderates" in the West either are apologists or like to pretend that this is against Islam. It's not.

"Far from being against the spirit of Islam, capturing women by attacking non-Muslims and keeping them as sex-slaves as well as selling them in the market is sanctioned by the Quran and tradition of Prophet Muhammad. For example, the holy Quran says that Muslims, aided by Allah, can attack and kill the non-Muslims, and take some of them, namely the women and children, as slave (captive):

And He (Allah) brought those of the People of the Scripture (i.e., Banu Qurayza) who supported them (i.e. the Quraysh) down from their strongholds, and cast panic into their hearts. Some (adult males) ye slew, and ye made captive some (women and children)… [Quran 33:26–27]

The holy Quran (33:50) also gives divine license to Muslims to use the women, captured in war, as sex-slaves:

O Prophet! surely We have made lawful to you your wives whom you have given their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses (i.e. slaves) out of those whom Allah has given to you as prisoners of war… [Quran 33:50]

These divine writs of Allah, the Islamic God, were also duly put into action by the Muhammad, the holy prophet of Islam. For example, Prophet Muhammad attacked the Jewish community of Banu Quraiza in 627 AD, and after killing all of their grown-up men (600-900 in number), captured their women and children as slave, who were distributed among his followers. The prophet himself took the 17-year-old beautiful girl Rayhana as his sex-slave. (see Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad, Karachi, p. 461-470)

The prophet did exactly the same thing in his attack of Khaybar, i.e. after killing the men, he captured the women and children as slaves and distributed them among his followers. There, he took the exquisitely beautiful 17-year-old Safiyah, wife of the young leader of the Banu Nadir Jewish community, as his own sex-slave. (ibid, 510-518)

As far as the Boko Haram leader’s intention of selling the captured school girls are concerned, Prophet Muhammad himself established the tradition of selling captured women in Islam as recorded by Ibn Ishaq (p. 466):

Then the apostle sent Sa'd b. Zayd al-Ansari brother of b. 'Abdu'l-Ashhal with some of the captive women of B. Qurayza to Najd and he sold them for horses and weapons.

So, abducting the women and keeping them as sex and selling them, which the Boko Haram leader intends and claimed to be commanded by Allah, is indeed in keeping with what Allah commands Muslims to do, as well in keeping with the tradition Prophet Muhammad, in following Allah’s commands, had set in motion some 14 centuries ago. And it remained a dominant occurrence in the history of Islam until the West initiated a blanked ban on slavery and forced the Islamic world to comply.

The only difference between the capturing of women by Boko Haram Jihadis and the Prophet Muhammad is that the Prophet’s instances were much more cruel and barbaric, wherein he used to kill hundreds of men of a community before capturing their women and children as slave."


Past Member (0)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 9:08 pm
Thanks Nancy, sad indeed.

David B (29)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 10:44 pm
Makes no difference. There weren't enough troops available to protect the school.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Monday May 12, 2014, 6:06 am
What about the 1000 native american women that were kidnaped in Canada?

David B (29)
Monday May 12, 2014, 6:16 am
What about them Jamie?

David B (29)
Monday May 12, 2014, 6:16 am

VIDEO: Kidnappers Release VIDEO That Claims to Show Missing Nigerian Girls

The video, which was obtained by AFP, shows Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau claiming that the girls have converted to Islam. He says they will not be released until all of the group's prisoners in Nigeria are freed. --- VISIT SITE FOR VIDEO.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Monday May 19, 2014, 2:51 pm
Obviously, the Nigerian government is too weak to protect the people--even if they WANTED to protect them, which sounds doubtful.
Hopefully there truly are negotiations taking place to free the girls--but I suspect that this sort of thing will happen again--the civilians seem to be rather at the mercy of a weak, not necessarily honest, government and nut-case factions.
I agree with you, Jamie. There is, rightly, a global outcry in sympathy for these girls--yet, Native American women (and men and children) have been used, abused and denied human rights for generation after generation--and it's on-going.
No one should be denied their basic human rights and freedoms--no one.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 1:24 pm
Wow, I hope it is not true
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