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Nigerian ‘Sex-Slaves’ Disrupt Obama Narrative on Islam
Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 5/14/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim

Posted on 05/15/2014 3:30:34 AM PDT by markomalley

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Islamic law permits the possession of concubines, or sex slaves.  This has been demonstrated countless times, including through Islamic clerics quoting Islamic scriptures, and through ordinary Muslims, past and present, acting on it.

Boko Haram members stand if front of “Allahu Akbar” banner

That said, Islamic sanctioned sex-slavery does not perturb the Western world simply because the powers-that-be—specifically academia, media, and government—ignore it, and all other unsavory phenomena associated with Islam, out of existence.

Interesting, therefore, are the responses from the authorities—comical one might even say—when one of these everyday anecdotes actually does surface to the general public.

Enter the recent abduction of nearly 300, mostly Christian, teenage schoolgirls in Nigeria at the hands of Boko Haram, yet another Islamic terrorist organization plaguing mankind.  As expected, the group justified its actions in Islamic terms, with its leader declaring on video, “I abducted your girls. I will sell them on the market, by Allah….There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell.”

Of course, for those in the know, none of this is surprising.   In March 2012, Boko Haram warned that it would do just this, declaring that it was preparing to “strike fear into the Christians of the power of Islam by kidnapping their women.”

Moreover, of all the human rights abuses I catalog in Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians—and these are depressingly many—Boko Haram’s has resulted in more Christians killed than in the rest of the world combined.

The group has bombed or burned hundreds of Christian churches in the last several years, most when packed for service, including on Christmas Day and Easter Day, leaving countless worshippers dead or dismembered. In its bid to cleanse northern Nigeria of all Christian presence—a repeatedly stated goal—it has threatened to poison the food eaten by Christians and stormed areas where Christians and Muslims were intermingled, singling the Christians out before slitting their throats.

Go to my monthly “Muslim Persecution of Christians” series (currently 31 in all), and see the innumerable atrocities that Boko Haram has been responsible for in the last two-and-a-half years—many of which make the recent Nigerian girls’ abduction pale in comparison.

The real news here is that the so-called mainstream media, which generally downplays or ignores Boko Haram’s terror campaign (see here for example), actually reported on this particular atrocity, prompting both Western and Muslim authorities—who are much more accustomed to, and comfortable with, pretending these sorts of things don’t exist—to respond in awkward, hypocritical and, in a word, foolish, ways. Thus,

Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. had been in touch with Nigeria “from day one” of the crisis. But repeated offers of U.S. assistance were ignored until Kerry got on the phone Tuesday with [Nigerian president] Jonathan amid growing international concern and outrage over the fate of the girls in the weeks since their abduction….  “I think now the complications that have arisen have convinced everybody that there needs to be a greater effort,” Kerry said at a State Department news conference. “And it will begin immediately. I mean, literally, immediately.”

Seconds before Boko Haram decapitate a Christian on video

“Convinced everybody”?  Is Kerry referring to himself?  After all, there might not have been any need for “greater effort,” the need to act “immediately. I mean, literally, immediately” had Kerry only let the Nigerian president and government do their job one year ago, when they were waging a particularly strong and successful offensive against Boko Haram in the very same region that the schoolgirls were recently kidnapped.

Back then, in May 2013, soon after Nigerian forces killed 30 Boko Haram members, Reuters reported that “U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a strongly worded statement [to the Nigerian president] saying: “We are … deeply concerned by credible allegations that Nigerian security forces are committing gross human rights violations, which, in turn, only escalate the violence and fuel extremism” from Boko Haram.

Perhaps this sheds more light on why “repeated offers of U.S. assistance [regarding the kidnapped girls] were ignored” by Nigeria, “until Kerry got on the phone” (whatever that means).

As for Kerry’s predecessor, Hillary Clinton, who is now bemoaning the lot of the kidnapped girls in Nigeria—saying it’s “abominable, it’s criminal, it’s an act of terrorism and it really merits the fullest response possible”—when she was Secretary of State, and in a position to help offer “the fullest response possible” she repeatedly refused to designate Boko Haram as a “foreign terrorist organizations,” despite the countless atrocities it had already committed, despite the fact that it had boasted it would “strike fear into the Christians of the power of Islam by kidnapping their women,” as it just has, and despite urging from the CIA, FBI, Justice Department, and several congressmen and senators.

Her logic was once voiced by her husband, former U.S. president Bill Clinton.  Back in February 2012, in a speech in Nigeria, Clinton declared that “inequality” and “poverty” are “what’s fueling all this stuff”—a reference to Boko Haram’s terror—and warned the government that “It is almost impossible to cure a problem based on violence with violence”—a precursor to Kerry’s May 2013 condemnation of the Nigerian government’s tough offensive against Boko Haram, which would supposedly “only escalate the violence and fuel extremism.”

In short, just like the Obama administration has been a thorn in Egypt’s war with the Muslim Brotherhood, so too has it been a thorn in Nigeria’s war with Boko Haram—despite all its current handwringing and “outrage” over this latest—that is, known—atrocity.

As for the “Islam” aspect of Boko Haram’s violence and Christian persecution, needless to say the Obama administration rejects it outright.  Thus, after the 2012 Easter Day church bombings by Boko Haram that killed dozens of worshippers, U.S. Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson was quick to insist that “religion is not driving extremist violence”—or, in the aforementioned words of Bill Clinton, “inequality” and “poverty” are “what’s fueling all this stuff.”

Still, because this latest kidnapping anecdote has received sufficient media attention, including in the Arab and Muslim worlds, some Muslim leaders have been forced out of their comfort zone to respond.

Thus, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayib, the Grand Sheikh of Egypt’s Al Azhar—regularly touted as the Muslim world’s most prestigious institution of Islamic learning—was quick to condemn Boko Haram’s actions of kidnapping and selling “infidel” women, saying, “these actions have no connection to the tolerant and noble teachings of Islam.”

As for Egypt’s minister of endowments, Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar al-Gum‘a, he too released a statement saying that “the terrorist deeds of Boko Haram have nothing to do with Islam, especially this latest deed of kidnapping girls.  Instead, they are terroristic, criminal actions, and Islam is clean of them.”  He then went into White House spokesperson mode, saying that poverty, economics, and the rest were the true motivators for Boko Haram’s savagery.

One can sympathize with Egypt’s state sheikhs—after all, they are busy fighting their own brand of Islam misunderstanders, the Muslim Brotherhood and their fellow ideologues, who have been abducting male Coptic Christians for ransom and females for sexual abuse, slavery, and/or conversion to Islam.

Happily for these moderate clerics, few are openly challenging their assertions that Islam is clean of Boko Haram’s actions.  Based on precedent, they often have no response and can become hostile.

For example, some years back, when Sheikh Gamal Qutb, a one-time Grand Mufti of Al Azhar, was asked on live Arabic-language TV if Islam permits sex slaves, he refused to give a direct answer, preferring to prevaricate.  When pressed for a clear answer by the Muslim female host, he became hostile and stormed off the set.  He eventually returned, only to be implored again by the host, who said, “Ninety percent of Muslims, including myself, do not understand the issue of sex slavery in Islam and are having a hard time swallowing it,” to which he gruffly responded, “You don’t need to understand!”

And there you have it.  From Obama administration officials who helped empower Nigeria’s Islamic terrorists, only to wring their hands and feign outrage now at their behavior, to Islamic clerics who confidently dismiss accusations against Islam, only to put their heads in the sand and hope no one calls them out—here is just a small example of what officialdom would have to deal with if the full totality of crimes committed in the name of Islam were to become common knowledge.

TOPICS: Government; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: bokoharam; childabduction; hillaryclinton; islam; lurch; nigeria; religionofrape; ropma; schoolgirls; sexslaves; sharia

1 posted on 05/15/2014 3:30:34 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The mainstream media is about as bad as the nazis. Muslims are killing and committing violence against Christians around the world and they just ignore it.

2 posted on 05/15/2014 3:41:28 AM PDT by boycott
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To: markomalley; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ..

Thanks markomalley.

3 posted on 05/15/2014 3:42:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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To: markomalley

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Thanks for finding and posting!

4 posted on 05/15/2014 3:48:27 AM PDT by NonLinear (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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To: markomalley

Islam is a cult of murder and mayhem and the Western media panders to it, kowtows to it, runs interference for it and enables it in every possible way.

5 posted on 05/15/2014 4:11:11 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Chromosomes missing... not fully evolved

6 posted on 05/15/2014 4:18:23 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: markomalley
I was in the car yesterday, listening to Rush, and he was talking about the incident last year, which was barely covered in the MSM when Obama was in Kenya, and he told them they had to be more tolerant about gay marriage, and then the Kenya VP said that Kenya is a "godly nation" and pretty much told Zero to go and a) pound sand, b) piss up a rope.

Which got me thinking...has a liberal/Dem EVER, while addressing a Muslim country/audience, told them they need to be more inclusive and tolerant?

7 posted on 05/15/2014 4:21:17 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050; GOPJ; sickoflibs; justiceseeker93; Grampa Dave
...... when Obama was in Kenya, he told them they had to be more tolerant about gay marriage; the Kenya VP said that Kenya is a "godly nation" and pretty much told Zero to go: a) pound salt, and, b) pi** up a rope.....

Obama was so impressed, he gave Kenya $50 million US tax dollars.

VIA THE TAX-EXEMPT "OBAMA FOUNDATION" run by O's half brother:

The tax-exempt "Obama Foundation," fast-tracked by Lois Lerner for IRS tax-exempt status, is based at a Virginia UPS store, and is run by Malik's, O's half brother, according to its website. The organization’s IRS filings list another Virginia address that is actually a drug rehab center where the foundation does not appear ever to have been based.

As first reported by The Daily Caller, the foundation was speedily approved for IRS exemption by Lois Lerner, the self-same IRS senior official at the center of the targeting of conservative organizations that have waited over two years to receive tax exempt status. The IRS thoughtfully gave Obama Foundation retroactive fund-raising status.......which it stupidly never applied for.

The tax-exempt Barack H. Obama Foundation is run by Abon’go “Roy” Malik Obama, the half-brother of Barack Obama.

The foundation’s mission statement is “to provide people everywhere with resources to uplift their welfare and living standards in memory of dad---Barack H. Obama: in the region of his birth, Kenya, and beyond.” Its guiding principle is “the inherent belief that no one can truly enjoy the riches he has reaped if his neighbor suffers....."We seek to elevate the human condition so that everyone can live in dignity and truly enjoy having one another as neighbors.”

(waiting for hysterical laughter to die down)

Despite raising more than $250,000, the alleged charity doesn’t seem to have done much. Its website claims the organization has built a madrassa and was building an imam’s house as well as some “proposed latrines,” but there is no other evidence that the nonprofit was working to “mitigate social-shortcomings in areas of education and literacy, health and well-being, poverty, and lack of community infrastructure in such basic needs such as water, electricity, shelter and sustenance,” as the site says.

Alton Ray Baysden, a former Dept of State employee, allegedly a registered Republican, who helped start the Barack H Obama foundation, declined to comment before seeing copies of a reporter’s passport and govt ID, along with a description of the article’s “motivation” and “slant.”

Repeated reporters' phone calls went to the organization’s voicemail and were not returned.

The tax-exempt “charity” is named for the Obama's absent Dad. Malik spends most of his time in Kenya with his 12 wives. Obama forces taxpayers to finances his half brother, while Malik, is a major fundraiser for the Muslim Bortherhood.


Kenya-resident, Malik Obama in Muslim dress, holds up
photo of his half brother Obama in Muslim dress, taken
during O's circa 1972 visit to Kenya.



(1) Why Lois Lerner's signature is at the bottom of a 501(c)(3) approval letter for a tax-exempt created hy Obama's half-brother Malik (a resident of Kenya), in honor of their father,

(2) Why Lerner gave Malik Obama's foundation expeditious service,

(3) Why the app was backdated 38 months,

(4) Why Lerner approved it on Sunday, not a US govt agency business day

(5) Why Lerner approved an app w/ three separate mailing addresses (two on IRS forms dated within weeks of each other),

(6) What happened to the $50 million tax dollars Obama gave Kenya?

(7) Did Malik's duties as a functionary for the terroristic Muslim Brotherhood factor into the approval?

(8) When will felony charges be filed for approving falsified official govt documents?


WND | Jerome R. Corsi / August 2013 / FR Posted by barmag25

NEW YORK – Malik, Pres Obama’s half-brother in Kenya could cause the White House more headaches over new evidence (1) linking Malik to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and, (2) establishing a controversial tax-exempt fast-tracked by then-IRS supervisor Lois Lerner.

Malik Obama’s duties as overseer of the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments is one reason for the Obama administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to an Egyptian report citing the vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt... Read more at brotherhood/#ldfzAyHJuZUAkSp5.99 (Excerpt) Read more at ...

8 posted on 05/15/2014 4:46:58 AM PDT by Liz
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To: All
LA TIMES: ... Obama is suffering from a shortage of successes. Whatever he's doing, it isn't working. Russia is still threatening Ukraine. Syria is still mired in bloodshed. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's thankless mediation between Israelis and Palestinians seems doomed. But wait a minute.

This is a president who used to say we could swing for the fences. We could repair America's relationships with its allies, enjoy a "reset" with Russia (but Hillary stupidly delivered the wrong button), embrace the Muslim world and make peace just about everywhere. The failures call to mind the question a famous Alaskan foreign policy analyst once asked: "How's that hopey-changey thing working out for ya?" (Excerpt) Read more at ...


ALL YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT "SMART POWER": Obama is the sap-happy president who went on multiple global apology tours, who used to say:

<><> he could repair America's relationships with its allies,

<><> he would do a "reset" with Russia,

<><> he would make nice w/ the Muslim world,

<><> he could make peace just about everywhere he went.

That's what Obama called "SMART POWER"---a post-Bush term coined by Hillary Clinton.


Behold what "Smart Power" hath wrought: Debacle after debacle---Obama's careening and incomprehensible handling of the Syrian crisis, Benghazi, Ukraine, Boston bombings, Muslim jihad.

Obama's a US ntl security and foreign policy centerfold---he's stark naked before the world----naive, isolated, and outlandishly stupid..... displaying a buncha State Dept/NSA boobs as advisors.

Then-Secy of State Hillary played a huge part in the "Smart Power" debacle.......her all-girl State Dept couldn't even get the Russian reset button right.


Democrats' 'Smart Power' Lies in Ruins; Suddenly
Realizing What They Miscalculated About the World

National Review | Sept 3, 2013 | Jim Geraghty / FR Posted by kristinn

....... Democrats are suddenly realizing that their foreign policy brain-trust completely misjudged the world.

Being nicer to countries like Russia will not make them nicer to you. The United Nations is not an effective tool for resolving crises. Some foreign leaders are beyond persuasion and diplomacy. There is no “international community” ready to work together to solve problems, and there probably never will be.

You can pin this on Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Susan Rice, but most of all, the buck stops with the president. Those of us who scoffed a bit at a state senator ascending to the presidency within four years on a wave of media hype and adoration are not quite so shocked by this current mess.

We never bought into this notion that getting greater cooperation from our allies, and less hostility from our enemies, was just a matter of giving this crew the wheel and letting them practice, as Hillary Clinton arrogantly declared it, “smart power” (and fronted Time magazine cover).

(These people can’t even label a foreign policy approach without reminding us of how highly they think of themselves.)

They looked out at the world at the end of the Bush years, and didn’t see tough decisions, unsolvable problems, unstable institutions, restless populations, technology enabling the impulse to destabilize existing institutions, evil men hungry for more power, and difficult trade-offs.

No, our problems and challengers were just a matter of the previous hands running U.S. foreign policy not being smart enough. (Excerpt) Read more at ... /

9 posted on 05/15/2014 4:56:27 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

it is not in the la times.

10 posted on 05/15/2014 5:03:57 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: cookcounty

Got it off FR-——might have been a LAT blog?

11 posted on 05/15/2014 5:11:51 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
As first reported by The Daily Caller, the foundation was speedily approved for IRS exemption by Lois Lerner, the self-same IRS senior official at the center of the targeting of conservative organizations that have waited over two years to receive tax exempt status. The IRS thoughtfully gave Obama Foundation retroactive fund-raising status.......which it stupidly never applied for.

The tax-exempt Barack H. Obama Foundation is run by Abon’go “Roy” Malik Obama, the half-brother of Barack Obama.

Would the New York Times or Washington Post have covered this story differently if it had been George Bush's half brother? Eff the New York Times and Washington Post ... Those newspapers have EARNED the disdain and contempt of the American people...

12 posted on 05/15/2014 8:40:42 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: markomalley

It’s odd, but these terrorists have the same ‘feel’ as black street gangs...

13 posted on 05/15/2014 8:50:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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