One of the saddest things to hear from tv news came at me early this Saturday morning. CNN said that about two weeks ago in Nigeria, the powerful Islamist regime, "Boko Haram" kidnapped young girls from their homes. CNN reported a total of 276 kidnapped girls.
The CNN reader said that no one is giving it any attention. CNN, you are supposed to put focus on it and tell us. DO YOUR JOB. (Maybe tv news is not the best place to get up to date information.)
Twitter and Facebook. These are sources with links and contacts to put pressure on the governments to rescue the girls.
To read about the kidnappings, click on the links listed below. (Not an exhaustive list, just a few.) What they show is heartbreaking and alarming.
Hundred of Nigerian School Girls Sold as Brides to Militants, The Washington Post
Nigerian Kidnapped Schoolgirls Forced Into Islam, Businessweek
Is Anyone Really Trying to Save Nigeria's Kidnapped Schoolgirls?, The Telegraph
going to school. They do not want girls educated.
They slaughtered youngsters inside schools and disrupt with bombs and bullets. A complete takeover of the country to instigate and control through Sharia law is their ultimate goal.
The following is quoted from, All Africa, Voice of America.
" While no one has claimed responsibility for last month's kidnapping, it is being blamed on the Boko Haram militants, a group known to kidnap young women for use as servants, spies and so-called "wives." It is believed the militants, whose five-year insurgency has killed thousands, have divided their female hostages among several camps in the Sambisa forest near the borders of Cameroon and Chad...
Despite a yearlong military campaign against Boko Haram, Nigerian security forces have been unable to stop the near-daily violence in the country's restive and predominantly Muslim northeast. Now the plight of the Chibok girls has become a national cause for a population frustrated by Abuja's inability to stop the crimes of an elusive enemy."
|An unidentified mother cries out during a demonstration |
on Tuesday April 29, 2014,
in Abuja, Nigeria. (AP Photo/ Gbemiga Olamikan)
If you connect with the images I made with the hashtag, #bringbackourgirls, feel free to borrow.
What a world this is. Beautiful and Dangerous at once. I'm going to look for some peace and try to pass it on...