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900 Girls’ Schools Destroyed in Three Years by Boko Haram

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Image of heavily armed Boko Haram militantsThe Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima on Thursday revealed that about 900 schools have so far been destroyed by members of Boko Haram within the last three years.

The governor who stated this during the inaugural meeting of the steering committee of the Safe School Initiative added that a total of 176 teachers have so far been killed by the insurgents.

Read the rest: 900 Girls’ Schools Destroyed by Boko Haram  

You have to read to the end of the article to find out that these are schools for girls.

Kidnapped School Girls Escape from Boko Haram

Protest against Boko HaramSixty-three women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month in Nigeria escaped from their captors and have returned to their burnt village, a security source and a local vigilante fighting the militant group said.

The hostages were seized from the Kummabza village in northern Borno state on June 18 after a four-day invasion of the village by Boko Haram insurgents. The militants killed 30 men and burned the entire village.

The group is still believed to be holding over 200 schoolgirls abducted April 14 from their hostels in the town of Chibok — a case that drew international outrage and prompted a global campaign for their release.

Read the rest here.  http://www.ketknbc.com/news/63-abducted-women-girls-escape-from-boko-haram

Boko Haram Kidnaps Young Mothers

Woman in grief due to Boko Haram kidnapping. Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly kidnapped up to 40 young mothers from an area near Chibok, the village where more than 250 schoolgirls were abducted nearly two months ago.

The exact number of women taken in the latest raid is thought to be at least 20 – although one local leader from Borno state put it as high as 40.

“Available information revealed that the gunmen came around noon and abducted 20 women and three young men left to keep watch on the village,” said one local man.

“All the males in the settlement were away in the bush with their herd (of cattle) for grazing when the abductors came to the village.

Read the rest: Boko Haram Seizes Young Mothers  (h/t to thereligionofpeace.com)

Boko Haram Strikes Again . . . and Again

Boko Haram membersSuspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped eight more girls, aged between eight and 15, in an overnight raid on a village in the sect’s stronghold in north-eastern Borno state.

Read the rest: Boko Haram Kidnaps More Nigerian Girls.   More here.
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Boko Haram launched a grisly attack on a Nigerian village in an area that troops had been using as a base in the search for hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by the militant group, witnesses told CNN on Wednesday.

The hours long assault on Gamboru Ngala that left at least 150 people dead, some of whom were burned alive, is the latest in a series of brazen attacks and abductions by Boko Haram, raising concern about whether the Nigerian government can retake control of the region from the entrenched terror group.

Read the rest: Boko Haram Burns Down a Village in Nigeria.

  . . . Boko Haram is a Nigerian jihadist group allied with al Qaedaan.  Read an in-depth profile of Boko Haram.

Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls To Be Sold As Slaves

ANigeria’s Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell the nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast three weeks ago, in a new videotape received Monday.

Abubakar Shekau for the first time also claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass abduction, warning that his group plans to attack more schools and abduct more girls.

“I abducted your girls,” said the leader of Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sinful.”

He described the girls as “slaves” and said, “By Allah, I will sell them in the marketplace.” The hourlong video starts with fighters lifting automatic rifles and shooting in the air as they chant “Allahu akbar!” or “God is great.”

It was unclear if the video was made before or after reports emerged last week that some of the girls have been forced to marry their abductors — who paid a nominal bride price of $12 — and that others have been carried into neighboring Cameroon and Chad. Those reports could not be verified.

In the video, Shekau also said the students “will remain slaves with us.” That appears a reference to the ancient jihadi custom of enslaving women captured in a holy war, who then can be used for sex.

Read the rest:  Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls to be Sold as Slaves    UPDATE HERE.

Slaves!  And you all thought slavery was abolished around the world.  Well in most places it is.  But Islam has never abolished slavery from its core ideology.  Why?  Because it can’t. It’s in the “Book.”  Because slavery is natural to humanity.   Because Mohammedans must be slaves to Allah and his religion.  So, slavery is the will of Allah and a large part of Mohammed’s life (who all Mohammedans are supposed to emulate).  All Kafirs (non-Muslims) can be enslaved in jihad and the women can be used as sex slaves . The Boko Haram know their doctrine, for sure.

Jihadis Marry Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

boko-haram-Abduct-SchoolgirlsMost of the 234 Borno schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity have been ferried abroad to Chad and Cameroon after they were married off to sect members on N2,000 bride price each, an elder told Daily Trust yesterday.

The female students were taken from their hostels at the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok on the night of April 14.

About 40 had escaped in the days after the incident, but parents and school authorities said at least 234 of them were yet to be found.

Dr. Pogu Chibok, who is the leader of the Chibok Elders Forum, told Daily Trust yesterday that latest information available to them indicates that most of the girls have been taken to the neighboring Cameroon and Chad by their captors.

He said before they were ferried in canoes across the Lake Chad, a wedding ceremony was conducted at a town on the border with Cameroon where they were married off to Boko Haram militants.

He said N2,000 was paid as bride price on each of the girls to the specific Boko Haram members who took them from their school and who had assumed “ownership” of the students.

Read the rest: Abducted Nigerian Girls Married Off to Boko Haram Militants.  (h/t to Jihad Watch)   Update on this story here.

100 Nigerian Female Students Kidnapped by Muslim Jihadis

Boko HaramSuspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military’s ability to contain an Islamic uprising.

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The attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist network have killed more than 1,500 people in this year alone, compared with an estimated 3,600 dead between 2010 and 2014.

In the latest attack, gunmen killed a soldier and a police officer guarding a school in Chibok on the edge of the Sambisa Forest and abducted the teenage girls after midnight, according to authorities.

Islamic extremists have been abducting girls to use as cooks and sex slaves.

Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden,” has targeted schools, mosques, churches, villages and agricultural centres in assaults that are increasingly indiscriminate. The insurgents have also made daring raids on military barracks and bases.

Read more: Islamic Militants in Nigeria Abduct 100 Girls.
Update: School Girls Freed, But 8 Still Missing

Sharia Law as Sacrament in Nigeria

Muslim women in Nigeria

“The baobab connotes spiritual strength . . . and fortitude . . . in distressing times.”

Ayesha Imam and the women she worked with for years in the Nigerian organization BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights possess those very traits. The group, founded in 1996, fights to protect women’s rights in the maze of the Nigerian legal system, with its overlapping religious, secular and customary laws and courts.

Imam tells me they use tools from whichever system can “recuperate rights,” believing it is often possible to arrive at similar conclusions by working through Muslim discourses or international human rights. “My issue,” she underscores, “is not where you come from, but where you arrive at.”

With her colleagues, she tried to “deconstruct what is Sharia (Muslim laws). How does it get to be Sharia? Is it divine or is it merely religious?” In the ’80s and early ’90s, some of the Sharia courts in Nigeria had come up with “what we may call progressive” interpretations, “as opposed to following somebody’s idea of how it should have worked in 13th-century Arabia.” Imam’s efforts to support women living under these Muslim laws brought her, inevitably, to work on fundamentalism.

“Fundamentalism hit us in Nigeria so it was absolutely necessary, because otherwise fundamentalism was going to close us all down, close all the dreams down, close all the hope down,” she says.

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As fundamentalism began to transform Nigerian lives, Imam and BAOBAB became involved in the cases of women who were facing sentences of stoning. One of the first, that of Fatima Usman, ensued when the woman’s father took the man who fathered her baby to court to get child support. “He had no idea he was going to set up his own daughter for the possibility of being stoned to death.” (Today Usman remains technically out on bail, as the case has never been finally resolved. Nor, thankfully, has the sentence been carried out.) Most such cases began with vigilante groups forcing the police to prosecute and ended in “lots of people convicted of Zina [unlawful sexual relations] and whipped because they were not married.” If people do not appeal, they are taken out and whipped right away, Imam laments. “It was really important to establish the principle that you can appeal. It’s your right.

“It’s not anti-God to appeal.”

However, it was difficult to rally victims of such prosecutions to fight back. “They thought, as Muslims, if they were charged under Muslim laws, they could not defend themselves. It would be tantamount to arguing with God.”

Read the rest: Fight for Women’s Rights Under Sharia in Nigeria.

Child Marriage Is a Right in Islam

Child marriage is allowed in Islamic lawA  prominent Niger Delta Muslim, Alhaji Mujahid Abubakar Dokubo-Asari, has lashed out at critics of the moves by Nigeria’s Senate to approve under-age marriage.

Expressing his opinion on the issue this morning, Dokubo, who converted to Islam as an adult, insisted that it is the right of Muslims to marry or give out their daughters at any age they wish, adding that this is not the business of non-Muslims.

Said the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF) leader through Facebook:

“People should learn to respect other people’s sensibilities…We Muslims have the right to marry when we want or give out our daughters at any age we want. It is not your business and the law must respect our right to do so. Anything short of that is an infringement on our rights. We did not ask you to marry ladies of that age or give your daughters out in marriage at that age. Plzzzzzzzz respect our sensibilities.”

Read the rest: Muslim Nigerian Leader: Child Marriage is Our Right

And Dokubo is right.  It is permitted for a man to marry a girl as young as six.  Why?  Because Mohammed did and, according to Allah in the Koran, Mohammed is the perfect man and his words and actions are to be emulated by all good Muslim men.

20 Nigerian Women Killed for Wearing Western Clothes

Nigerian Women in Western ClothesA day after 10 men were killed in Maiduguri, at least 20 women, some clad in mini-skirts and others in slacks, were slaughtered in their Maiduguri homes and college dormitories.

While members of the Boko Haram terrorist organization Boko Haram organization are suspected of committing the heinous terrorist acts, police have not confirmed the identities nor arrested any suspects.

Members of the radical Islamic terrorist group believe Western education is sinful. The group is a jihadist militant organization based in northeast Nigeria that violently opposes man-made laws and modern science, according to an allafrica report.

Friday, the Nigerian Joint Task Force, Operation ‘Restore Order,’ placed a bounty on suspected terrorists and members of Boko Haram.

The new execution-style violence is different than other recent killings conducted by Boko Haram Muslims in that it targeted women only. Authorities believe the women may have been slaughtered due to dressing in Western style.

Read the rest: 20 Nigerian Women Killed for Wearing Western Clothes.