Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau: “They are slaves and I will sell them because I have the market to sell them”

Boko Haram-abducted not just ‘school girls’ but ‘Black Christian school girls’

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What do 20 female US senators have in common with the mainstream media on the fate of the Boko Haram-abducted girls in Nigeria?  Both are doing the girls and their loved ones an unneeded disservice by describing them only as “school girls”, neglecting to identify them as what they truly are: “Christian, Black” school girls.

Also glaringly missing from the story of the abduction of the “Christian, black” school girls is that radical Islam, including Boko Haram,  is still in the thriving business of human slavery—while President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, continue to publicly portray America as the Grand Central of Slavery.

So what’s with the 20 female USA senators turning up at the Nigerian Embassy for yesterday’s protest,  and what’s up with the mainstream media now giving saturation coverage to Boko Haram and the missing-for-almost-one-month 276 Black, Christian girls?

Blatant hypocrisy and window dressing.

The 20 female US senators are taking advantage of photo-ops and trying to create the appearance of doing something.

In layman’s language, it’s called so much window dressing at the expense of 276 innocents.

“Members of Congress visited the Nigerian Embassy on Wednesday, saying there (sic)  are “anguished” over the abduction of nearly 300 teen schoolgirls in Nigeria three weeks ago. (Christian Science Monitor, May 7, 2014).

“The Democratic and Republican senators said in a letter to President Obama Tuesday that placing Boko Haram on the UN’s list of organizations affiliated with Al Qaeda could help dry up the terror group’s international support and sources of income.”

A weak offensive for Boko Haram which is counting on the proceeds of slavery of the abducted.

According to a U.S. Global Leadership Report, Nigeria is “consistently a pro-American nation”.  “United States is Nigeria’s greatest trading partner and undeniably its most important diplomatic partner.” (Wikipedia)

“Ongoing presidential initiatives with Nigeria include the African Growth and Competitiveness Initiative, fighting avian flu, the initiative to end Hunger in Africa, and the Trans-Sahel Counter-Terrorism Program. 

“Nigeria’s eligibility for other regional activities include the Famine Early Warning System, Anti-Corruption Initiative; trafficking in persons; and the Ambassasdor’s Girls Scholarship Fund.

“Nigeria is a premier participant in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), for which $270-million was committed in FY 2007.

Of the billions of dollars in U.S. aid going to Nigeria, Boko Haram surely helps itself.

“The Senate women stand united in condemning this reprehensible crime and are firm in our resolve that it will not be tolerated,” said Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D) of Maryland and Susan Collins (R) of Maine in a joint letter signed by the other 18 female senators. “We will not stand by and allow the Nigerian people to continue to be terrorized by Boko Haram and will continue to lead the effort to impose tough economic sanctions against this group.” (Christian Science Monitor)

“On Wednesday, Senator Collins called on Mr. Obama to send in a team of Special Forces to rescue the girls, who are reportedly being held at an abandoned military installation in a remote forest and game reserve. Senator Mikulski hedged on that demand, saying it is the responsibility of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to lead rescue efforts.” 

These window-dressing senators couldn’t even get their opening act together.

While the senators are waiting for a never-coming rescue from Obama and the United Nations, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is already boasting that he is going to sell the Black, Christian schoolgirls and already has the market for the sale.

“They are slaves and I will sell them because I have the market to sell them,” he said.

Muslim slavery is a harsh reality,  and no window dressing can rid the world of it.

In American history, the Muslim slave trade goes all the way back to 1801 when the first Barbary War was fought.  The war was fought because U.S. President Thomas Jefferson refused to pay the high tributes demanded by the Barbary states and because they were seizing American merchant ships and enslaving the crews for high ransoms.  It was the first declared war the United States fought on foreign land and seas. (Wikipedia). 

Islam and slavery go hand in hand and have been that way for centuries.

“From approximately 650 until around the 1960s, the Arab slave trade continued in one form or another. Historical accounts and references to slave-owning nobility in Arabia, Yemen and elsewhere are frequent into the early 1920s. In 1953, sheikhs from Qatar attending the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II included slaves in their retinues, and they did so again on another visit five years later.

“As recently as the 1950s, Saudi Arabia’s slave population was estimated at 450,000 — approximately 20% of the population. During the Second Sudanese Civil War people were taken into slavery; estimates of abductions range from 14,000 to 200,000. Slavery in Mauritania was legally abolished by laws passed in 1905, 1961, and 1981. It was finally criminalized in August 2007. It is estimated that up to 600,000 Mauritanians, or 20% of Mauritania’s population, are currently in conditions which some consider to be “slavery”, namely, many of them used as bonded labour due to poverty.

“The Arab slave trade in the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and Mediterranean Sea long predated the arrival of any significant number of Europeans on the African continent.—Wikipedia

Meanwhile, neither the Obama administration nor the United Nations, from which it takes its orders, has ever addressed the topic of the horrific and evil Muslim Slave Trade.

Nor will the window dressing of 20 female U.S. senators who send feeble letters to both parties.

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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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