~ “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
…The fact that these are girls, at least, makes their plight of international political and media interest. Feminism is an easy fall-back position for the foreign policy/human rights community. For that, the girls and their parents may yet have reason to be grateful. It allows the British Foreign Secretary to tweet that ‘using girls as the spoils of war and the spoils of terrorism is immoral’. But what neither the UK nor the US authorities is prepared to draw attention to is that these girls – all or nearly all of them – are Christians.
Boko Haram might, indeed, abduct Muslim girls from school because it thought they should be back at home, to be covered up, beaten, and to make the soup. But it would only dare to sell Christians into slavery and prostitution. Not only are they Christian. It is their Christianity which caused them to be victims….
Not to discount what is going on in Nigeria or to discount the kidnappings of girls and all that they are forced to endure, one must still ask why Chibok????
Why is the world, the United States, Hollywood, Progressives and feminists suddenly turning its attention to Chibok?
What are we not being told?
For example, I refuse to believe that the lives, safety and well-being of the Chibok girls outweigh the same of tens of thousands who died before and after Obama’s red line in Syria and that is just for starters.
What about the media blackout these past several years on the thousands, correction tens of thousands kidnapped, raped, slaughtered, tortured, forced to convert from Christianity to Islam.
What about all of the little Christian girls beheaded, raped by jihadists (yes, let us call them by their name); many forced to marry Muslim men two, three, four and five times their age?
Case in point the war against women and girls has been going on in the Muslim community since the beginning of time. As women and girls are educated, they become a threat to their oppressors threatened by the knowledge that with education their power over the oppressed will slip away. The barbarians, therefore, take swift action against those seeking education, the actions of which are inhumane.
These crimes are not just being committed again women and girls. Let us not forget the boys and men raped and slaughtered. We cannot leave them out of the genocide.
My point is that everything that is going on in Nigeria has occurred and continues to do so in throughout Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, etc.
Christian genocide did not begin April 14 with the kidnapping of 230 schoolgirls (tally now up to 276).
Collusion and Cover up
As also never mentioned by Progressives, their media outlets, and LGBT groups now up in arms over the torture of gays in Brunei and feminists is the fact that the horrific acts of jihadists have increased dramatically since Barack Obama entered the Oval Office because of Obama bringing into power with him the Muslim Brotherhood.
The MB as again not reported by the mainstream media and overlooked by Progressives is connected with and/or supportive of perpetrators of Christian genocide. Yet, not a mention by the mainstream media and as for Hollywood, LGBT and feminists — crickets.
END OF SIDEBAR
… Nigeria is, in truth, the scene of a brutal religious war being fought by jihadists against Christians. But don’t expect the White House or Downing Street, let alone Foggy Bottom or the FCO, to own up to it….
Progressives from state, local district offices to the Halls of Congress to the White House to Hollywood excuse the sins of barbarians and befriend and for the greater good, their movies and bank accounts.
… what about the thousands of peaceful civilians, both Christian and Muslim…the medical workers, pious volunteers, who are murdered in a faith’s name?
Those same stars, directors and producers who are switching hotels in Beverly Hills wouldn’t dream about making films about the vast misery imposed on women (and plenty of boys and men, for that matter) by Islam’s violent regression in our time.
In Hollywood, attacking Christianity or Judaism is cool. But all those ‘brave’ filmmakers are terrified of offending Islamist activists. Instead of films about al Qaeda’s atrocities, we get movies that trash our military for ;crimes’ against the terrorists….
…If you look at the timeline of Boko Haram attacks, you are struck by how they coincide with the arming of the Libyan rebels and how they increase in ferocity following the death of Gaddafi. That is because those arms have made their way from Libya to Nigeria via Boko Haram’s al Qaeda connection.
Boko Haram, under the leadership of fiery, gun-toting militant Abubakar Shekau, is thought to be getting closer to achieving its dream of creating some kind of Islamic rule in the lawless areas around Lake Chad, where even the police have fled. ‘They are now holding territory….
Don’t get in a lurch people. I threw the phrase “Cheap Activism” in here just to make sure you were paying attention.
Everything in this post is about keeping it real and while I too pray that these young girls are found and returned home to their families, the sad reality of the plight that has befallen tens of thousands of Christians of all ages and gender must not be ignored or its outrage selective.
We also cannot ignore the fact that the majority of those tweeting this hash tag about are incapable of calling these barbarians by what they truly are, Islamic jihadists and have until this moment been exactly that, selectively outraged.
(No matter how loudly mainstream media sock puppet Don Lemon screams at Will Cain or how often Lemon and fellow Progressives tweet, tweeting and selective outrage means nothing.)
Wake up. While #BringBackOurGirls brings the plight of 276 Christian girls to the attention of the world jihadists, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and fellow jihadists do not give a damn.
Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR does not give a damn.
…Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terror group in the early hours of Saturday blew up a bridge that links Borno and Adamawa states during an attack on Limankara, a village in Borno State, witnesses and security operatives said.…
The source who would not want to be named for safety reasons said ‘they were really heavily armed when they came in the early hours of today; they also had an armored tanker with them. They burnt down many structures including that of the District Head; and we learnt they went away with the wife and two children of the District Police Officer (DPO). It was at the time they were leaving that they used explosives to blow off the bridge linking Borno and Adamawa state’….
Depending on where one seeks out the news, it never ends.
Amnesty International has confirmed through various sources that Nigeria’s military headquarters in Maiduguri was aware of the impending attack soon after 7:00 p.m. on April 14, close to four hours before Boko Haram began their assault on the town.
But an inability to muster troops – due to poor resources and a reported fear of engaging with the often better-equipped armed groups – meant that reinforcements were not deployed to Chibok that night. The small contingent of security forces based in the town – 17 army personnel as well as local police – attempted to repel the Boko Haram assault but were overpowered and forced to retreat. One soldier reportedly died….
‘There’s a lot of frustration, exhaustion and fatigue among officers and [troops] based in the hotspots…many soldiers are afraid to go to the battle fronts….’
Since the April 14 raid, a climate of confusion and suspicion appears to have slowed down the Nigerian authorities’ efforts to locate and free the abducted schoolgirls. On April 16, a senior Defense Ministry spokesperson said that almost all of the abducted girls had been rescued and only eight were still missing. The next day he had to retract that statement….
Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, slipped up Friday in a rare media gaffe, telling a reporter for American television, ABC, she was tired speaking about the abduction of more than 276 school girls in Chibok, Borno State.
‘I’m tired of the same stories,’ the minister said after being cornered by the reporter for an unplanned interview at the World Economic Forum meeting in Abuja.
Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala explained she was not competent to speak on the issue since she was not the government spokesperson….
Whoa, getting a flashback here to the disappearance of Malaysia Airline Flight MH-370, the location of which has yet to be discovered.
If you recall, the Malaysian government attempted to silence the families of MH-370 passengers and shutdown the investigation within weeks of the plane’s disappearance. Elitists and their cover-ups. They are all the same. The New World Order sucks.
Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant 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…‘Girls, you should go and get married….’
In the meantime, the corrupt Nigerian government arrested protest leader, Naomi Mutah Nyadar, last weekend under the guise that Nyadar falsely presented herself as a mother of one of the girls kidnapped.
…Mrs. Nyadar has sustained the #BringBackOurGirls protest at the Unity Fountain, less than 200 metres away from the Transcorp Hilton Hotels venue of the planed World Economic Forum, WEF, starting in less than 52 hours. The protest ground could be sighted from the left wing of the hotel’s rooms.
The Nigerian government, eager to give the attendees of the World Economic Forum an impression of safety and serenity, shutdown all public offices and schools in the city….
In the meantime, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan who “dismissed claims his government was negotiating with the group” has appealed to Barack“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction”Obama, China, France and Britain for assistance in dealing with Boko Haram.
The Obama administration has allegedly dispatched a diplomatic team to Nigeria to determine what can be done (by the U.S.) to assist in freeing the kidnapped girls. Choke.
…State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Monday declined to specify what more help the U.S. will provide in response to Mr. Jonathan’s plea.
‘We’re going to keep working with the Nigerians privately on that,’ Ms. Harf said at the daily briefing. ‘What we’re focused on is making sure they can find them and bring them home to their families….’