|What about the 500 Christian girls kidnapped|
In an unusual move First Lady Michelle Obama took the helm and did the Weekly Presidential address, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday condemned the ***"unconscionable" kidnapping of the girls, saying in the White House weekly radio address it was the work of "a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education." Mrs. Obama speech was about education , she expressed hope that events in Nigeria will inspire boys and girls across the U.S. to take getting an education seriously. "I hope that any young people in America who take school for granted, any young people who are slacking off or thinking of dropping out, I hope they will learn the story of these girls and recommit themselves to their education," she said. I don't know, but I am getting a mixed message here . Just what has those Nigerian girls who were sadly kidnapped , (2) sold into sexual slavery have to do with encouraging out American kids to stay in school? Yes, she condemned the girls kidnapping as a act of terrorism , but what bothers me is that Mr. Obama has said nothing about the violence , and (4) Muslim extremism has has broken out in many parts of Africa that has erupted in the last few years . In essence half of Africa has sunk into barbarism . While Congress bickers about the events in Ukraine , we have Senators like McCain talking sending troops into Ukraine , (3) our nation can't even sent not one foot solider in Nigeria . Altghough .The Nigerian government's inability to find the girls, who were abducted by the (1 ) Boko Haram organization, has sparked worldwide outrage, including protests and a campaign. The U.S. and other countries have sent military and other experts to assist the government's search effort. President Obama has said the U.S. will do everything it can to help Nigerian authorities find them. The NEXT issue is why did it take so long? It has Benghazi all over it , "The White House has taken up the cause of the young women abducted by Boko Haram". (5) .Yes, three weeks after it happened! And Michele made no mention of the underlying cause of the kidnappings - radical Islamists who believe that Allah says it's OK to enslave girls because they want an education. The same group also massacred 300+ people in a marketplace last week. Another point - I don't see or hear Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton taking up the cause. Jesse, Al... they're actually enslaving black people. Where's your outrage? Amnesty International warned the Nigerian gov't about the planned attack and US intelligence didn't hear about it? Just amazing that Michelle Obama wants to pretend that she is a Diplomat to bring home the kidnapped girls in Nigeria while she remains quite about the 500 kidnapped girls in Egypt. Devoted Muslims in Nigeria and Egypt are kidnapping Christian girls and forcing them into prostitution, slavery, or converting to Islam since the Arab Spring ended. There has seen a spike in the incidents, according to a report by the non-profit advocacy group International Christian Concern. It has been reported by the ICC and other watchdog groups in the region.
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*** You know-all this attention on the 100 Nigerian girls raises a question Mrs. Obama needs to answer:Why was this not an issue when the only victims were the fifty or so BOYS who were burned to death, shot and/or had their throats cut? Why does the US only care about females? It would be nice if the US stopped being only about "women's rights" and started actually addressing "human rights" abuses. (1). Boko Haram means "Western education is sinful." The group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, has claimed responsibility for the mass abduction and has threatened to sell the girls. Authorities have said more than 300 girls were kidnapped from their school in the country's remote northeast. Fifty-three escaped and 276 remain captive. (2) . If this is the kind of religion that America and the west were founded on--one that allows men to sell their daughters into sex slavery--then it is clear from any commonsensical standard of morality that the USA needs to stop looking back to its founding as a standard as to what should be now. It is beneath us.:+D (3) . President Obama has dispatched a search team of military advisers and personnel to help find the girls. On Capitol Hill, lawmakers in both parties have condemned the kidnappings, and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Friday the House would take up a resolution honoring the girls and act on legislation to combat human trafficking after it returns from a weeklong recess. (4) . In America we don't stone adulterers or homosexuals, we don't chop off the hands of thieves nor do we put out eyes. We actually permit women to drive a car, vote, and walk the streets without a male relative present. Saudi Arabia only outlawed slavery in 1962, 100 years after America. But we are the bad guys? (5). These girls were abducted on April 14. Why has it taken so long for the hollywood elities, Mr and Mrs O, and other famous and important people to show outrage and offer help?