Boko Haram Leader Vows to Sell Kidnapped Girls
Boko Haram is threatening to sell the 200-plus Nigerian girls it has kidnapped into slavery.
CNN (“‘I will sell them,’ Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls“):
Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant group that kidnapped them announced plans to sell them.
“I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah,” a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video first obtained by Agence France-Presse.
“There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women,” he continued, according to a CNN translation from the local Hausa language.
Boko Haram is a terrorist group receiving training from al Qaeda affiliates, according to U.S. officials. Its name means “Western education is sin.” In his nearly hourlong, rambling video, Shekau repeatedly called for Western education to end.
Aside from increasing Boko Haram’s standing in the competition for Most Repugnant Terrorist Group, this has to be the best advertisement for Western education imaginable.
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