Leading activists of the #BringBackOurGirls Selfie Movement—including politically motivated publicity hound Michelle Obama—are guilty of gender discrimination.
How else to explain how the real life horror of 46 school boys brutally murdered by Boko Haram—some doused, set alight and burned alive in their school dormitory less than one year ago in a remote north-eastern Nigerian Village—was totally ignored by the #BringBackOurGirls Selfie Movement?
Only the wife of the bogus ‘War on Women’ masquerading President of the U.S. and her celebrity sidekicks would attempt to genderize the horrors of Boko Haram terrorism.
The parents and loved ones of slaughtered schoolboys would be the first to tell the Ya Ya Sisterhood working the social networks that boys are little children too.
With mainstream media impunity, the Michelle Obama-led Twitter activists advocate that little boys are not as rescue worthy as little girls.
To them, Boko Haram-abducted girls call for international rescue missions; leaving slaughtered boys as mere statistics.
In the politicking of their gender war, neither Michelle Obama nor her sister activists have ever made mention that the Boko Haram-abducted girls for whom the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag originated are predominantly Christian.
The Ya Ya Sisterhood of Twitter are part and parcel of an administration who have virtually ignored Islam terrorism for five plus straight years, rewording radical Islamist Fort Hood murders as “workplace violence”.
Indeed one of their own high-flying members, Hillary Clinton, ran a state department that fought vigorously against placing the al Qaeda-linked Boko Haram on its official list of foreign terrorist organizations.
How’s that for taking a stand against child-slaughtering Boko Haram?
Were was the #BringBackOurGirls Selfie Movement on July 6, 2013, when Boko Haram, shouting “Allahu Akbar” converged on the north-eastern village school killing all boys, but setting all girls free? (Guardian, May 10, 2014)
There were no international headlines; no #BringBackOurGirls tweets when Boko Haram killed those 46 boys, or the 59 boys killed in another school before that.
In the July 6 attack, they spared all the girls and killed all the boys. (Guardian)
The parents and loved ones of the Boko Haram-slain boys grieve in the painful silence of Michelle Obama’s sisterhood cyber outrage, which followed some 11 months later, ignoring each and every slain boy.
Nor do Michelle and her celebrity cyber activists seem too bothered by Boko Haram’s “five-year battle to impose an Islamic caliphate in the north of Africa’s most populous country that has killed thousands.” (Guardian)
What is their reason for that?
Ironically, Boko Haram like the #BringBackOurGirls movement does not genderize in its ongoing bloody battle of the education of boys and girls.
No one puts it more eloquently than Spectator British blogger, Lara Prendergast in writing about Boko Haram’s school attack of last February: “After boarding up every exit, its men seized 59 boys and gunned them down or cut their throats with machetes. Some buildings were sealed up and set alight. The girls were ordered to go home, abandon their ‘wicked’ schooling and seek husbands.
“Where was the selfie protest then? Or does a savage affront to male education matter less than a savage affront to female education? The answer should clearly be no. For equality to count, both boys and girls need to feel safe in school. By focusing only on the girls – ‘Our Girls’ – we forget the boys who are also in danger.”
Meanwhile, it’s time for equality in the hashtag world: #BoysAreChildrenToo.
Dozens killed in attack on Nigerian school
Feb 25, 2014
DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants set fire to a locked dormitory at a school in northern Nigeria, then shot and slit the throats of students who tried to escape through windows during a pre-dawn attack Tuesday. At least 58 students were killed, including many who were burned alive.
Gujba college massacre
29 September 2013
On 29 September 2013, gunmen from Boko Haram entered the male dormitory in the College of Agriculture in Gujba, Yobe State, Nigeria, killing forty-four students and teachers.
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