Boko Haram Kidnapped School Girls Still Held Hostage

Beyond the Cusp

Boko Haram, an Al Qaeda-linked Islamist group, kidnapped three-hundred Christian girls from a school in Nigeria and is threatening to sell them as slaves. Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, made the threat horrifically clear, stating, “I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the Market by Allah!” After a burst of laughter he continues, “There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women!” Boko Haram in a similar attack in 2013 stormed a school in northern Nigeria massacring at least fifty students. There is actually a unifying theme in these attacks with the meaning in English of the terror group’s name, Boko Haram, which means “Inauthentic Forbidden Ideas” in the Hausa language prominent in Nigeria’s Muslim-majority north, by which they claim that any education other than the study of the Quran is…

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