Family Security Matters, May 4, 2014, By Alan Kornman:
CBS news reports today the number of Nigerian Christian girls kidnapped by followers of Islam at gunpoint, on April 14, 2014, may total more than 300. The kidnapped girls are reported to range in age from 15-18.
News reports speculate the girls have been moved by force into the adjacent countries of Cameron and Chad. Many of the Christian girls were sold off to their kidnappers for approximately $12.45 US and forced to ‘revert‘ to Islam. The remainder of the girls will likely be sold off as sex slaves to the highest bidder as booty by supposedly their Boko Haram kidnappers.
NAACP, NOW, ACLU, CAIR
A quick look at the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) website makes no mention of these 300 black Nigerian Christian girls being kidnapped and sold into slavery. Since April 14, Lorraine Miller, Interim President & CEO of the NAACP has been silent on this modern day slavery of black girls.
The recent May 2 home page of the NAACP website is obviously more concerned with the LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s offensive remarks and Wisconsin’s voter ID Laws. The NAACP says they are also concerned about Human Rights issues by sending a 13 member group to Geneva, Switzerland to address the UN Human Rights Commission. The problems the NAACP were addressing in Geneva was voter suppression, stand your ground laws, and felon voter disenfranchisement.
Let’s move on to NOW the National Organization For Women. The May 2 NOW website front page was silent on these Nigerian girls forced slavery. The ‘NOW Read This’ current events does not mention these 300 Nigerian Christian girls being kidnapped, sold into slavery, and many of their forced conversions to Islam.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) website on May 2 had no mention of these 300 Nigerian schoolgirls ultimate violation of their civil liberties. The ACLU has a long history of speaking out on Civil Liberty issues outside the United States, which makes this groups silence on these Nigerian schoolgirls so problematic.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) makes no mention of the Nigerian Christian girls sold into slavery by followers of Islam. When CAIR leadership says there is no compulsion in the Islamic religion they need to explain why Boko Haram is forcing these girls at gun point to become Muslim.
Perhaps a big dose of public shame will force the NAACP, NOW, CAIR, and the ACLU to do what’s right and condemn the Boko Haram followers of Islam. If past history is any indication of future performance, public statements from these so called civil rights groups will condemn the acts of violence, but not name names or the terrorists political ideology. But I wouldn’t bet on it.
Who are these followers of Islam who kidnap innocent Nigerian Christian girls, make them slaves, victims of forced marriages, and demand they revert to Islam? Their name is the Islamic group is Boko Haram.
The full name for Boko Haram is ‘Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad – Jama’at Ahl as Sunnah lid-da’wa wal-Jihad’. In Hausa, or the Chadic language, Boko Haram can be translated into “Western education is sinful.”
Andrew Walker, 2012 US Institute For Peace reports, Boko Haram was founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002, the organization seeks to establish a “pure” Islamic State ruled by Sharia law. If kidnapping innocent Christian girls and selling them into slavery as booty is ‘Pure Islam’, then this is a problem only the followers of Islam can solve and eradicate.
The Nation reports, “Nigeria came yesterday under focus as Pope Francis prayed for an end to the Boko Haram insurgency in his Easter message to faithful and to the World…”We beg for … a halt to the brutal terrorist attacks in parts of Nigeria,” he prayed.”
Boko Haram has ordered Christians to leave Northern Nigeria. Its leader has stated, “We are also informing Christians all over the country to embrace Islam or they will be attacked. If they fail to do so, there is nobody to blame but themselves.”
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that at least eight Egyptian Christians from the Minya province have been abducted since January 25, 2014. The abductions, thought to be carried out by members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), are just a handful among the hundreds of similar cases in the last few years.
The new Egyptian government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, arresting MB Jihadis and dismantling MB infrastructure throughout Egypt.
Adam Kredo of The Washington Free Beacon, Feb 5, 2014 reports, “A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood was recently hosted at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama…Anas Altikriti, a top British lobbyist for the Muslim Brotherhood whose father heads Iraq’s Muslim Brotherhood party, recently met with the president and Vice President Joe Biden as part of a delegation discussing problems in Iraq. The Obama administration has been criticized for its outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood, the international Islamist organization whose members’ brief reign in Egypt was supported by the White House.”
Boko Haram, Muslim Brotherhood, and Christian Association of Nigeria Logos
Boko Haram and The Muslim Brotherhood have similar logos and ideology. Both terrorist groups logos have crossed swords meaning war and wording there is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) message says, “That All May Be One John 17:21” The CAN logo sends the message that Muslim and Christian can live together as proud Nigerians with a national identity. The differences in the messaging of these logos can’t be ignored, suppressed, or sanitized – it is what it is.
The kidnapping, selling into slavery, and forced conversions of close to 300 innocent girls in Nigeria is an evil barbarity of such magnitude people of conscience can not and should not remain silent.
Those who do remain silent for reason of politics, religious sympathies, fear, political correctness, or Multiculturalism are complicit by their silence. The Christians of all denominations must make immediately a stand protecting their persecuted fellow Christians wherever they are.
Because it is the right thing to do!