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Help Free Kidnapped and Raped Nigerian Schoolgirls

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by moxie, May 4, 2014.

  1. moxie Member

    At least please help spread the information. Please.
    234 Nigerian school girls have been abducted from their school in April 2014... and the media response has been underwhelming.

    Mass rape marriage:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-as-brides-to-militants-for-12-relatives-say/

    These girls were stolen, had their educations terminated, separated from friends and family supports, confined, forcibly converted to Islam and forced into sexual and domestic servitude. There were escapees who have related some grim accounts of their experiences. Kidnappings, murders of girls and women, school burnings and sexual exploitation by this gang has been ongoing. There have been many horrific crimes against the people by this terrorist organization. For Boko Haram general info start here:

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    Boko Haram can legitimize rape, forcibly convert and keep or sell the girls to Boko Haram groups in Nigeria and elsewhere due to legitimizing fatwas which are provided by extremist clergy. Rape and ownership of women is a legitimate war reward within some cultures who in peace times already view women as half humans whose bodies and labour are tools owned and used between men who are regarded as equals. Providing for urgent sexual gratification demands for Boko Haram has been difficult to accomplish as young girls don't often aspire to being impoverished and filthy sex slaves and domestic drudges. The clerics fear that the young men will leave the group to find sex. Thus kidnapping and forced sex after which they will stay. They wont want to return their war booty and they fanatically will not allow the girls to return to education.

    The Nigerian government has occasionally tried to intervene or slow them down. But politics. So they haven't tried very hard. Government might be more interested in assisting the girls and their families if aware that they are being internationally monitored and that there is mass disapproval and possible negative ramifications/outcomes for the Nigerian government.Please feel free to let them know your opinions about women being used as sex slaves. Feel free to let the politicians whose salaries you pay know, as well.
    End TL;DR.

    Below is a link to a wiki for planning/organizing efforts (which, BTW, needs volunteers). It is bare boned but does have references to local events. I found a local protest in planning stages but you can find assistance to organize and then add local events.
    Twitter seems to be the main international contact point ATT.
    A woman who answered some PMs I sent to the Twitter account offered me some helpful advice about publicizing the information and offered assistance to maximize the effort.


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  2. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    @BringGirlsBack Ottawa, Canada at I believe 3pm? Toronto, Canada at 3pm at Dundas Square also
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yvonna-russell/bring-back-our-girls_b_5223397.html
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  4. Kaile Member

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  5. RavenEyes Member

    This is so sad, and the number of how many were actually kidnapped keeps increasing. This should be getting more attention at this point than a missing plane.

    Do we need to teach little girls how to "ping"?
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  6. moxie Member

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    Heartbreaking that they were kidnapped during a physics exam. The very students necessary for Nigeria's global competition. But girls. Girls have been kidnapped,mutilated, raped and enslaved for centuries.

    Maids imported internationally into Arab households were/are frequently tortured, starved, sleep deprived, raped and murdered or simply worked to death.
    The numbers of dead and tortured are staggering. Following illuminates a tiny piece of a disgusting huge, dark problem:
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/dec/9/foreign-maids-expose-horrors-of-employers-abuses/

    Small but significant improvements to legal rights for these maids has occurred and is ongoing. These improvements result/ed from massive international media attention and shaming of the perpetrators and governments responsible for the lack of appropriate local responses to the crimes and international human rights violations.

    Please, please shower social media with any information you can find. Or write about it yourself. It only takes a few minutes. I am inspired by responses here. Thx Dis for the link to the petition and thx Kaile for highlighting the charge of apathy.

    If this information is being suppressed I would like to know why. If not, I assume it is just not sexy enough and needs more Hollywood. Yet it involves gender politics, slavery, human rights, race, religious zealotry and wider political context. WTF
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  7. RavenEyes Member

    I don't think the information is being suppressed as much as other things are getting more Western attention. Like white billionaire owners of basketball teams who say racist things. Sports seems to hold more power than poor African girls trying to get an education in an African country, apparently.

    The reason Malala Yousafzai got so much attention for being shot on her school bus a couple of years ago was that she had been blogging for National Geographic at the request of her father (which is out of the norm for her culture and religious beliefs) and she had an international audience prior to the attack on her life.
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  8. moxie Member

    Yes. I totally agree. Not sexy enough. Girls and physics vs basketball and billionaires. No contest for the masses.

    The maids did get media attention and the attention did help them.
    At least some are not being murdered with impunity, might get an occasional day off and can't be legally held as slaves without passports. They are still treated very badly and likely all the human rights violations still occur. It's better than before. We begin to see jail sentences now. Stupidly short but previously unimaginable. Still the problems are systemic and system changes are difficult to make.

    The numbers of captured schoolgirls is appalling and the forced conversion angle should be garnering support from Christendom . The forced sex should resonate with international feminism. The human rights angle should inspire Human Rights orgs. to act accordingly. Iran is now a human rights leader:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/24/us-iran-un-usa-idUSBREA3N03S20140424

    Perhaps it could give Nigeria some tips:
    http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/countries/middle-east-and-north-africa/iran

    I doubt that any sharia-based government would see the female student kidnappings as a problem. Undeniably, sharia supports what Boko Haram is doing. All of it is supported by fatwa and scripture. Nigeria, though is supposedly a Federal Republic with a large Christian population and abundant oil reserves. Why the foot dragging?

    BTW, I loved your "ping" remark. Right on the money.
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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/05/world/africa/nigeria-abducted-girls/

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  11. RavenEyes Member

    More girls were kidnapped from their homes during the night last night. :(
  12. The Wrong Guy Member

    Gunmen abduct eight more girls in northeast Nigeria: police | Reuters

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/06/us-nigeria-girls-idUSBREA450IO20140506

    U.S. plans to send team to Nigeria in response to schoolgirls' kidnapping | Reuters

    The United States has offered to send an American team of experts to Nigeria to support the government's response to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by an Islamist militant group, the State Department said on Tuesday.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he had spoken to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan by phone and offered to send a "coordination cell" that would include U.S. military personnel and law enforcement officials with expertise in investigations and hostage negotiations.

    https://news.yahoo.com/u-plans-send-team-nigeria-response-schoolgirls-kidnapping-203212838.html
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  14. RavenEyes Member

    How convenient that they've all converted to Islam.
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  16. Kilia Member

    Boko Harem needs to be wiped off the face of this earth!
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  19. moxie Member

    Yes. Way too long. Why?
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    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2014/05/ann-coulter-bring-back-our-girls-hashtag
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  26. The Wrong Guy Member

    This isn't directly related, but I thought I'd share it:

    Nigeria police bust suspected kidnapping ring, arresting 37 | Reuters

    Nigerian police have arrested 37 people in southern Nigeria's Abia state on suspicion of being part of a major kidnapping ring, a spokesman said on Friday.

    Nigeria is one of the world's highest rates of kidnapping, an enterprise that funnels hundreds of millions of dollars to the sophisticated criminal gangs that carry it out.

    It is concentrated in the relatively prosperous south of Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer. The crime mostly targets Nigerians, although expatriates are sometimes snatched - kidnappers in Nigeria's Niger Delta region kidnapped three Dutch nationals on May 4, releasing them a week later.

    "Police acting on a tipoff raided their den," police spokesman for Abia state Geoffrey Ogbonna told Reuters by text message. "We arrested 37 suspected kidnappers and they are still being screened as the investigation continues."

    Source: www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/27/us-nigeria-kidnappers-idUSKBN0F223R20140627
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  27. The Wrong Guy Member

    Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls remain captives, despite international help | CBC News

    The kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian school girls in April has produced a flurry of condemnation and a pledge from the world community to provide assistance for their safe return, but the girls remain prisoners.

    www.cbc.ca/news/world/kidnapped-nigerian-schoolgirls-remain-captives-despite-international-help-1.2685717

    Nigeria kidnapping: 60 girls and women, 31 boys said to be abducted | Los Angeles Times

    At least 91 people – more than 60 women and girls, and 31 schoolboys – were abducted last week by suspected Boko Haram militants, two months after the terror group kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria, according to witnesses.

    www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-nigeria-kidnapping-20140624-story.html
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  28. White Tara Global Moderator

    The world community has be conspicuously quiet on this latest mass kidnapping. :(
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  29. Muslims are doing it.
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  30. RavenEyes Member

    63 of them escaped on their own and made it to safety when their captors were out hunting Friday. Yay!
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  31. The Wrong Guy Member

    U.S. Planes Searching for Boko Haram Abductees Spot Girls in Nigeria | Wall Street Journal

    Recent U.S. surveillance flights over northeastern Nigeria showed what appeared to be large groups of girls held together in remote locations, raising hopes among domestic and foreign officials that they are among the group that Boko Haram abducted from a boarding school in April, U.S. and Nigerian officials said.

    The surveillance suggests that at least some of the 219 schoolgirls still held captive haven’t been forced into marriage or sex slavery, as had been feared, but instead are being used as bargaining chips for the release of prisoners.

    The U.S. aerial imagery matches what Nigerian officials say they hear from northern Nigerians who have interacted with the Islamist insurgency: that some of Boko Haram’s most famous set of captives are getting special treatment, compared with the hundreds of other girls the group is suspected to have kidnapped. Boko Haram appears to have seen the schoolgirls as of higher value, given the global attention paid to their plight, those officials said.

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who faces re-election in February, is under political pressure to secure the girls’ release, with some people urging him to agree to a prisoner swap. His government has ruled out a rescue operation, saying it is unwilling to risk the girls’ lives, or a prisoner swap. “We don’t exchange innocent people for criminals. That is not in the cards,” said Mr. Jonathan’s spokesman, Reuben Abati, last week in an interview.

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    http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-...am-abductees-spot-girls-in-nigeria-1407263240
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  32. The Internet Member

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/15/boko-haram-kidnap-boys_n_5681165.html
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said on Friday.

    The kidnappings come four months after Boko Haram, which is fighting to reinstate a medieval Islamic caliphate in religiously mixed Nigeria, abducted more than 200 schoolgirls from the village of Chibok. They are still missing.

    Several witnesses who fled after Sunday's raid on Doron Baga, a sandy fishing village near the shores of Lake Chad, said militants clothed in military and police uniforms had burned several houses and that 97 people were unaccounted for.

    "They left no men or boys in the place; only young children, girls and women," said Halima Adamu, sobbing softly and looking exhausted after a 180 km (110 mile) road trip on the back of a truck to Maiduguri, capital of the northeastern state of Borno.

    More at link;
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/15/boko-haram-kidnap-boys_n_5681165.html
  34. moxie Member

    These psychopaths must need more "martyrs". One of the Kurdish Twitter feeds last night was discussing an horrific IS Twitter conversation that concerned the proper Islamic way to have sex with your captured slaves and the differences between slaves, wives and concubines. ( There really aren't any for sexual purposes ). Result was that Mohammed had okayed the sex. You own 'em, you fuck them. As many as you like. However you like. Women are property of men.

    The strangest part of this for me was that one member asked whether the sex should be consensual!!!!! Quickly voted down. But it made me wonder how this person came to even consider the idea of consent. I surmised that there have been some young men captured for the Islamic Caliphate.
    And many young women for sexual slavery.

    If these victims are ever saved, they will need intense psychological assistance.
    And yes, IS members use Twitter.
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  35. meep meep Member

    Crazy religious fanatics are crazy.
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  36. moxie Member

    And dangerous.
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  37. moxie Member

    This is how IS gets kid young, indoctrinates them in Sharia camps and at 16 puts them into military training. They chose either to fight or to suicide mission.
    Pretty much the same angle used with the Brotherhood gangs, Al Q and Boko Haram. In the clip, you might note the brainwasher making a direct reference to the older people not trusting them, then making a direct appeal to forming a youth cult. Jihad is very much a youth destroyer.

    http://video.news.com.au/v/233678/From-ISIS-to-the-Islamic-State-Vice-News-trailer
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  38. moxie Member

    BTW I think "people" who steal children, create boy child soldiers and turn them into killing machines and the girls into sex slaves are the excrement of the earth.
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  39. Random guy Member

    I think you will have a hard time finding anyone disagreeing with that.
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