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Boko Haram leader vows to sell abducted schoolgirls
Hürriyet ^ | May/05/2014

Posted on 05/05/2014 8:56:30 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

Boko Haram on Monday claimed the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria that has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as "slaves".

"I abducted your girls," the Islamist group's leader Abubakar Shekau said in the 57-minute video obtained by AFP, referring to the 276 students kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok, Borno state, three weeks ago.

Fifty-three of the girls managed to escape from the militants but 223 were still being held, state police said last Friday.

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan and his administration have been under mounting pressure to act since gunmen stormed the girls' school on April 14, forcing them from their dormitories onto truck and driving them into the bush.

Jonathan pledged in his first public comments on the abduction on Sunday evening that the government would find the girls and return them to their families.

"This is a trying time for this country... it is painful," he said, adding that he had sought help from foreign powers, including the United States, to help Nigeria tackle its security challenges.

In the latest video, Shekau is seen dressed in combat fatigues standing in front of an armoured personnel carrier and two pick-up trucks mounted with sub-machine guns.

Six armed men stand beside him with their faces covered.

The images are blurry at times but zoom in to Shekau, who speaks in the local Hausa language and Arabic, as well as English.

For the first 14 minutes, he takes a swipe at democracy, Western education, efforts for Muslims and Christians to live in peace and rails against non-believers in Islam.

"I abducted a girl at a Western education school and you are disturbed. I said Western education should end. Western education should end. Girls, you should go and get married," he said.

"I will repeat this: Western education should fold up. I abducted your girls."

"I will sell them in the market, by Allah," Shekau said, claiming his group was holding the girls as "slaves".

"I will marry off a woman at the age of 12. I will marry off a girl at the age of nine," he said elsewhere in the video.

Unconfirmed reports from local leaders in Chibok suggested that the girls had been taken across Nigeria's borders with Chad and Cameroon and sold as brides for as little as $12.

Boko Haram has been waging an increasingly deadly insurgency in Nigeria's north that has claimed more than 1,500 lives this year alone.

The violence has largely been confined to three northeastern states -- Borno, Yobe and Adamawa -- which have been under a state of emergency since May last year.

Previous attacks have targeted government offices and military installations as well as Christian churches and schools teaching a so-called Western curriculum.

But two car bomb attacks that killed more than 90 in the same suburb of the capital Abuja in three weeks have raised fears that the Islamists are changing tactics and targets.

On Friday, the United States issued a security warning to its citizens in Nigeria to avoid two Sheraton hotels in the financial capital, Lagos, because of an unspecified threat.

Unprecedented security has been put in place for the regional meeting of the World Economic Forum, which takes place in Abuja from Wednesday to Friday.

International attention on the plight of the missing girls was initially slow but has grown quickly in recent days, in part because of a social media campaign -- #bringbackourgirls.

US Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Saturday that Washington would do "everything possible" to help Nigeria deal with Boko Haram militants and bring the children home.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bokoharam; islam; johnkerry; kenyanbornmuzzie; lurch; nigeria

1 posted on 05/05/2014 8:56:30 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

How about drone strikes on this animal, Obama? Is he one of your long lost African brothers too??


2 posted on 05/05/2014 8:59:09 AM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Do you think this Muslim child rapist would be making videos if Sarah Palin were President of these United States? His ass would be grass.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 9:00:35 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: DeaconBenjamin

How about some Nigerians making a list of the 500 most militant Muslim clerics, and vowing a war of assassination against them until the BS stops?


4 posted on 05/05/2014 9:03:29 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

someone should ask CAIR for an opinion.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 9:03:44 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: DeaconBenjamin
I will marry off a girl at the age of nine.

Why not? It was good enough for the religion's founding pederast.

6 posted on 05/05/2014 9:04:45 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Their treatment is a lot worse than what is being reported in the U.S. media. Here is the title and link to a report from Spain. For those of you who understand Spanish, it is a pretty shocking headline: Las estudiantes secuestradas por Boko Haram son violadas hasta 15 veces al día.
7 posted on 05/05/2014 9:07:17 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I remember an afghan story...the MUSLIM father sold his little daughter for 3 bucks.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 9:07:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: PapaBear3625

How about taking these clerics, and selling them off to be married? At whatever they age they are.

I admit there is a problem. Maybe it would take a blind camel to bid for one of them for a wife.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 9:08:58 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Will Clown Prince nobama buy any? Will hillary, The Incompetent, buy any?


10 posted on 05/05/2014 9:11:17 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Islam’s Slavers.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 9:12:01 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: PGR88
someone should ask CAIR for an opinion.

CAIR would congratulate Achmed for his cheap rates.

12 posted on 05/05/2014 9:13:56 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Scrambler Bob

The problem with the terrorists is finding them. I would be fine with a “take no prisoners” attitude towards these guys wherever found.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 9:14:12 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
testimony of a Boko Haram member who converted to Christianity.
14 posted on 05/05/2014 9:17:14 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The religion of peace, understanding and human values. They should be shot down in the street like rabid dogs and the carrion left for vultures and feral dogs.


15 posted on 05/05/2014 9:21:29 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: PJ-Comix

I think the objective of Boko Haram is to provoke retaliation that will divide Nigeria into a pure Muslim section and a pure Christian section, for the purpose of eliminating Christian converts from among Nigeria’s Muslims.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 9:21:44 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Can somebody tell us whether Nigerians are allowed to keep guns for self-defense? An arms-possessing and trained militia may be the only way to defeat terrorist groups like this.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 9:22:38 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The problem seems to be with the President of Nigeria who has no will to go after this guy.

Meanwhile the President’s wife orders the police to arrest the mothers of these girls because they had the audacity to protest the government’s lack of action.

Are there no men left in that country???


18 posted on 05/05/2014 9:25:18 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Boko Haram ... One of the brighter spots in the world of Islam.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 9:26:42 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Uncle Chip
The problem seems to be with the President of Nigeria who has no will to go after this guy. Meanwhile the President’s wife orders the police to arrest the mothers of these girls because they had the audacity to protest the government’s lack of action.

Perhaps the President is doing nothing, because the president supports what Boko Haram is doing?

20 posted on 05/05/2014 9:34:10 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: edpc
Why not? It was good enough for the religion's founding pederast.

Don't you mean pedophile?

21 posted on 05/05/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: tbpiper
lighter shade of pale ?
22 posted on 05/05/2014 9:38:45 AM PDT by ßuddaßudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: DeaconBenjamin
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.

The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.

-- Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 [London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899]).

23 posted on 05/05/2014 9:40:08 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: tbpiper

I was thinking more of:

“A Darker Shade of islam”

by Boco Haram”


24 posted on 05/05/2014 9:55:27 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

threatening to sell them as slaves?

To a muslim that is what women and girls are.


25 posted on 05/05/2014 10:03:09 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: from occupied ga

Yes, but he was probably both.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 10:05:41 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Nigeria (Islamist) Terrorist Leader: 'I Abducted Your Girls'
27 posted on 05/05/2014 10:09:24 AM PDT by blam
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To: Uncle Chip
The problem seems to be with the President of Nigeria who has no will to go after this guy.

He fears his own assassination, no doubt. If you are willing to lose your own life to take that of another, you can kill almost anyone, given proper planning and execution. Since the Muslim believes paradise awaits...

28 posted on 05/05/2014 10:28:20 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
This is a major reason why Westerners cast a very wary eye on Islam itself--especially when Islamic leaders not only stay silent, but quietly endorse barbaric acts like this.
29 posted on 05/05/2014 10:35:26 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: PapaBear3625

When they want to release/swap some of them, I toy with the idea of infecting them with some kind of disease before releasing them.


30 posted on 05/05/2014 12:15:37 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

What Nigeria needs is CCW. The Boko Haram guys might be less bold if their targets (men AND women AND teenage girls) are armed.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 2:19:00 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Has there been any word from Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson on this situation?


32 posted on 05/05/2014 2:42:13 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet
Bush's Sterling's fault?
33 posted on 05/05/2014 2:50:04 PM PDT by csvset
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