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Boko Haram: the real war on women

Boko Haram: the real war on women

This should have been big news from the moment the girls were kidnapped:

Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls [kidnapped from school on April 14, almost 3 weeks ago] turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant [sic: terrorist] group that kidnapped them announced plans to sell them.

“I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah,” a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video first obtained by Agence France-Presse.

“There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women,” he continued, according to a CNN translation from the local Hausa language.

Boko Haram is a terrorist group receiving training from al Qaeda affiliates, according to U.S. officials. Its name means “Western education is sin.” In his nearly hourlong, rambling video, Shekau repeatedly called for Western education to end.

“Girls, you should go and get married,” he said.

War on women, anyone?

And this sort of thing has been going on for quite some time. The group is composed of fundamentalist Islamist terrorists who are especially against the education of women, although education of the secular variety for any child or young person in Nigeria is their target as well, and they will murder or sell into sexual slavery (let’s not mince words here) anyone they can get their hands on, all in the name of their religion. Special targets are often Christians, but Muslims are hardly except from their violence.

More here:

Gunmen abducted the girls from their dormitories at the Government Girls Secondary school in Chibok. One girl told the New Yorker that militants dressed in Nigerian military uniforms came into their dorms and told the girls they were being taken to a safe space.

From the start there’s been little doubt who did this and what their intention is. After all, Boko Haram’s goal is to wipe secular education out in Nigeria, both for Christians and for Muslims, and to establish “a ‘pure’ Islamic state ruled by sharia law.” To this end the group has committed thousands of murders, as well as many kidnappings and assassinations.

With the help of affiliates of al Qaeda (which tends to think big), Boko Haram has stepped up the scale of its terrorism in recent years. The especially large number of victims involved in this recent kidnapping is probably the only reason it is getting international press in the first place. That’s how common Boko Haram’s predations have become.

[Featured image: video via CNN]

[Neo-neocon is a writer with degrees in law and family therapy, who blogs at neo-neocon.]


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Ragspierre | May 5, 2014 at 7:41 pm

These people are as close to devils incarnate as I can imagine.

They make Nazis look civilized.

The has to be a special hell for people that evil.

mumzieistired | May 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

This definitely should have been big news. Thank you for the update.

Once upon a time, our president noted that if he’d had a son, he’d have looked like Trayvon Martin.

Guess he doesn’t have time to talk about other people’s daughters?

    JOHN B in reply to mumzieistired. | May 6, 2014 at 8:06 am

    No Obama, no Sharpton, no mainstream media, no NOW, no NAACP – none of them care that 200+ black girls were kidnapped. To not even mention or condemn something like this is explicitly supporting evil.

    Meanwhile, an elderly white man has a multi-racial girfriend, treats her like a queen with expensive gifts and a lavish lifestyle, allows her to go to bed with whoever she wants,and all the weight of the above liberal world comes down on him because he asks her to do it all in private, albeit in a crude racist way.

    It is impossible to find any balance in this.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to JOHN B. | May 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

      You know what I always remember? It was Jesse Helms, Republican, allegedly a racist according to the Democrats and the LSM, I don’t know, who took up the cause of the people of Darfur when Sharpton, Jesse, and the other thugs were disbelieving of what was happening there. Imagine that, Jesse Helms, and the “leaders” of the black American community did nothing while they took money from the Arabs.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to mumzieistired. | May 7, 2014 at 9:15 am

    He doesn’t care for or about women. His whole attitude to us reveals that.

BannedbytheGuardian | May 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Even African loving anything Bob Geldorf gave up on this . Several years ago on a Tv series re visting Africa he stood dejected at such a kidnapping scene & questioned the nigerians acceptance of this . They have been doing night raids for teens & children for years & they never return to tell. the tale.

They have been selling them or using them as sx slaves & killing them for , I estimate , the last 7 years. Everyone has been aware of this .Normally it is groups of about 20 but they went overboard with the 200 . Now the west says – oh really this is just too much .

    Seven years? More like seventy thousand.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Crawford. | May 5, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      True Dat . I was being careful to link it to specific Boko Haram . There is a deeper issue of the cultural history & the standing morality norms in Nigeria which is what Bob Geldorf was addressing .

      He is aware more than most of us what else africa is capable of . This was an admission of defeat.

        The “cultural history” is islam. The koran permits slavery. The koran also says muslims should follow mohammed’s example. In the hadiths, mohammed approves, encourages, and even participates in capturing girls and then selling them to muslim men.


Juba Doobai! | May 5, 2014 at 9:13 pm

The military are helping Boko Haram, at least the Muslims in the Nigerian military are. A government official said every tome he tells the military where BH has captives, based on tips he gets, the terrorists move before the military get there. Islam has been destabilizing Africa from 700 AD – 2014 AD.

These fools just became the most coveted live-target practice on the planet for NAVY SEALS, vigilante special forces and mercenary groups.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Aucturian. | May 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I can look up the details but not so long ago there was a failed US special forces mission against a known Boko Haram master in a upmarket coastal town .

BannedbytheGuardian | May 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Bear with me here . I was looking up my above incident which I remembered not only because of the upmarket location . It was a stealth seaside landing with a fatal miscalculation with something to do with the unexpected wealthy & fortified residence of the target . Hence we are not sealing with peasants .

The US has had Special forces in Nigeria openly since 2011 & ostensibly to train the Nigerians ( oil & becaue Nigeria is always fighting with Britain who have the SAS in Kenya – hence the surprise presence of 3 armed white males at the Mall takeover . It looks complex ) .

But I also came across a Nigerian site ( Punchng april 16 ) & read the assertion by the NG govt that of the 129 girls kidnapped some had been released . They don’t even have an official number because ‘ the girls have gone home’ . The comments are a mix of disbelief & cynicism to something redolent of the aquiescent colonial native mentality .

    I think you’re thinking of a raid on Somalia’s coast, actually. I haven’t heard of any US involvement in Nigeria. Liberia and its environs is the only other location I’ve heard of proper US involvement.

    I think with Nigeria, I mean, it has a military, they don’t want to have foreign powers crawling over their turf, but what you’ve said about Muslims tipping Boko Haram off, it makes total sense. Nigeria has a real problem.

    It makes me wonder if those men in Nigerian military uniforms may well have been actual real soldiers.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to JBourque. | May 6, 2014 at 2:11 am

      You could be right – it may have been Somalian . However the Pentagon is training Nigerian army . There are disturbing accounts of failed operation after operation whereby Boko gain more equipment .
      Giving the Nigerians advanced weapons just means Boko will get them . The US ihas been set a trap imo .

      randian in reply to JBourque. | May 6, 2014 at 2:14 am

      We had the same “Muslims tipping off each other” problem in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

This morning on 1010 WINS-AM New York, I heard the kidnappers referred to as “anti-Western extremists.” Nothing else said about their ideology.

They’re just doing what Muhammad did and what Quran 4:3 permits: the ownership and rape of slave girls.

“fundamentalist Islamist terrorists”

Islam is Islam, there’s nothing special about Boko Haram, there’s nothing that makes them different from every other muslim on the planet. They are only doing what the Koran instructs them to do. So, why qualify your description of them as being “fundamentalist” or “terrorist”??? They are just muslims. No different from every other muslim.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Aarradin. | May 7, 2014 at 9:28 am

    So true, yet Yukio Ngaby, ignoring the reality of Islam, accuses me of wanting to commit genocide for saying the Koran, Hadiths, mosques, madrassas, and the imams (hyperbolic) must be destroyed because Islam cannot be changed. Islam has been a plague on the world’s but since Mohammed came raving and frothing out of the desert. It is an ideology, akin to Nazism, and it must be destroyed. Islam delenda est.

Uncle Samuel | May 6, 2014 at 7:43 am

Look how Islamists mistreat God’s greatest gift to man – woman, meant to be a help-meet, companion, equal, bringer of life, beauty, love into the life of man.

Islamists treat woman with vile lust, rape, brutality, FGM, misogyny, injustice, oppression, dominance, slavery.

Islam blasphemes itself. Islam is a violation of human rights, a violation of the law of love, truth and life.

Islam is a religion of the flesh, of all the worst inclinations and proclivities of humanity.

Islamists are now in control of human trafficking (slavery, including the youngest children), porn, drug cartels in the US, EU, South America, Asia. The sickos who go to Bali and other notorious sites to rape infants and young children are dealing with Islamists.

What does that say about Islam?

    Uncle Samuel in reply to Uncle Samuel. | May 6, 2014 at 7:51 am

    The Boko Haram have already sold some of these young girls they kidnapped for as little as $12.

    Boko Haram means “Western” or “non-Islamic” education is a sin.” “Western education is forbidden”

    In their ‘book’ the Koran, kidnapping, slavery and rape of women are fine and dandy.

Uncle Samuel | May 6, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Obama is sending in a team including hostage negotiators.

The Boko Haram needs to be either extinguished or driven from from Nigeria forever, not tolerated nor treated with any respect or dignity.

It is doubtful they pay taxes or obey the laws of Nigeria. They are just a plague and nuisance.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Uncle Samuel. | May 6, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Reading through over 200 comments drom Nigerians , there is doubt that this even happened . There are:doubts all around as to how many girls , the timing of Boko ‘s claim & that this guy was a fake .

    Apparently at some stage the President’s wife Patience Johnson denied it .

    Strange brew indeed.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Uncle Samuel. | May 7, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Uncle, Yukio Ngaby is going to accuse you of wanting to commit genocide for wanting to extinguish the monsters of Boko Haram.

BannedbytheGuardian | May 6, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Also a christian reverend released 186 names of said girls without permission . Unfortunately for rhem , if this is all verified , is that they are now named & are forever damaaged goods . No man will ever want them which is why most of these have been hushed up or just forgotten.

They won’t be killed for this as a transgression as they would be if Muslim , but their marriage prospects are zero .in Old Testament African christianity. They can only be prostitutes , which of course , is why it is a patriarchal tradition .

BannedbytheGuardian | May 6, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Me again . I have just beenresearching better the FGM traditions & compulsory virginity as a requirement for marriage . Both are very strong throughout the land & its 230 ethnic groups includingb’ christians’ . Go to FMGnetwork .org & seek Nigeria . ( fully referenced )

And yes I see The US via Kerry has fallen into the trap set.

We have as much chance of changing Africa as we did the ME . Jheez Lueeze .

I just heard that obama is sending in the FBI to get the girls that are still alive back and that there had been unspecified financial demands. Spending other peoples money foolishly is what obama does best. Paying ransom will just make it a monthly ritual. No one will dare criticize the stunt because they be portrayed as cold and cruel. The Nigerian government is totally corrupt and may demand a cut of the funds though they will call it payments for some costs incurred.