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May 2, 2014
Bring Back Our Girls: Rescue the 234 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram gunmen
By Ãˆzili DantÃ²
Unbelievable. 234 teenage girls are kidnapped from boarding school,put up for sale as sex-slaves for $12 each. No words are big enough to express this terrible outrage. If you're in New York, please join the rally to raise awareness, push for the rescue of these 234 schoolgirls in Nigeria. The missing Malaysian plane & racist Donald Sterling gossip drew more media attention than this urgent need to rescue & #BringBackOurGirls
I want to get this message out to everyone. This is unbelievable. The outright ENSLAVEMENT of Black teenagers. Priceless innocence- ages 16 to 18 - kidnapped from boarding school, put up for sale as sex-slaves for $12 each? No words are big enough to express this terrible outrage. If you're in New York and are able to, please join the rally to raise awareness, push for the rescue of these 234 schoolgirls from Nigeria. (Nigerians demand greater action to #BringBackOurGirls. The world put so much attention and time and finding that missing Malaysian (MH370) airplane. Shouldn't similar world attention be place on rescuing these girls?
This developing news is horrifying. On April 14, militants with the Islamic fundamentalist group "Boko Haram" attacked the all-girls secondary school in the Nigerian town of Chibok, in Borno state and kidnapped some 234 schoolgirls. It's been two weeks and news is filtering through that these girls are being sold by their captors. Yet, as of today, except for effort like this and on social media, the world outrage seems relatively mild. Some white billionaires' standard racism seems more pressing than the urgent need to rescue hundreds of defenseless Black children from the clutches of armed religious fanatics, raping them and passing them around to others, reportedly as "brides" for $12 dollars each.
"The group suspected of being responsible for their abduction is Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group. The girls were taken at gunpoint and thrown into trucks and vans, and have since disappeared without a trace. Last week, school principal Asabe Kwambura told the Associated Press that 43 students had been accounted for, but 230 were still missing. In response to the abductions, women in Nigeria are planning to hold a million woman march in Abuja in hopes of securing the release of their girls. " - Nigerian Women to Stage Million Woman March for Abducted SchoolgirlsHow in the world is it possible to have gunmen coordinate and kidnap 234 terrorized children by the truck loads and no one saw this or has been able to definitively trace where a whole caravan of loaded-down trucks and vans went or what borders they crossed for over two weeks now?
It's so pathetic these "manly Muslims(?)" gangs with heavy weapons kidnapping and enslaving defenseless girls? So terrifying.
It's been reported that the teenagers were disappeared into the remote forest areas along the border with Cameroon and Chad. (By-the-by, inquiring minds ought to ask, who is selling these men their weapons? What's going on here? Why isn't everybody talking about these abductions, the reign of terror of these "Islamist" terrorists against school boys, school girls, whole villages in the 5-year-old Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria?) Whatever these tyrannical fools are brainwashed about, chronic poverty is no excuse for terror, making children sex-slaves or for becoming what all humans should be against.
Photo source: CNN World- Nigerians demand government do more to bring home kidnapped girls
These abductions reveal only unhinged psychos and cowards. Kidnapping schoolgirls at gunpoint? Raping them, passing them around and calling themselves "man?" It's beyond horrible.
Where are the world's male leaders? The African state armies? The UN armies sickened by this, agitated by this ENOUGH to send in some drones? Ready to go to WAR for this and rescue these innocent children? Where is Obomba?
Apparently the Nigerian military has been so useless. The children's parents came together themselves, rented motorcycles and tried to mount a rescue. But they faced the heavy weapons of the kidnappers and had to turn back... My heart hurts over this loss of these girls childhood and wonder. It's so traumatizing. Can't imagine how their parents are feeling.... I've written elsewhere that we all need to circulate, and share this story since it's so under-reported... in contrast to the Donald Sterling glimpse of US chronic racism.
"I'd like to do more than send courage, strength and love to the families of these abducted girls. Do more than circulate and ask the Ezili Network to share this story, enourage folks to support the mothers organizing marches and push for those with weapons, monies and power to take immediate action while supporting the Nigerian women who are planning to stage various actions and marches aimed at getting the release of the abducted schoolgirls. (Update: U.S. Offers Help to Find Abducted Nigerian Girls, May 1, 2014.)
No matter how much you know of evil, it always, always devastates you up close and personal like this: CHILDREN AT SCHOOL, 16 to 18 year old girls at boarding school in Nigeria, almost finish with their education and all that discipline, family sacrifice to send their girls to school, and for what? This evil and done by MEN fighting for what? Supposedly, their kidnappers are Boko Haram. "Boko Haram" apparently means Western education is sinful. Sooo, kidnapping, terrorizing, tearing innocent school children away from their homes, parents and communities and violating them is what? A sacred Muslim tradition? (29 Boys Killed as Boko Haram Attacks Boarding School in Nigeria.)
I swear these losers, whoever they are that kidnapped these 200+ schoolgirls, frankly need to be shot dead, right now and the children brought safely back to their communities to get some healing. Someone with heavy arms, or drones at the ready, wanting to do something truly helpful for the world, ought to help these crazy men find their 40 virgins pronto in that mythical afterlife of theirs. End of story." -- Ezili DantÃ² of HLLN, April 30, 2014
Human Rights Lawyer, Èzili Dantò is dedicated to correcting the media lies and colonial narratives about Haiti. An award winning playwright, a performance poet, author and lawyer, Èzili Dantò is founder of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network, runs the Èzili Dantò website, listserve, eyewitness project, FreeHaitiMovement, the on-line journal, Haitian Perspectives and Zili Dlo, an Èzili Network project for clean water, renewable power, cultural education and skills transfer for Haiti. In 2018, Èzili was an honoree, Connecticut Women Hall of Fame.