Thursday, May 08, 2014

Abubakar Shekau says: "What do you know about human rights? "

Abubakar Shekau
"Now, don't get me wrong . . ."
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This latest Boko Haram crime of abducting little girls for sale as sex slaves has some journalists finally doing their homework, as we see in Michelle Faul's article, "Nigeria Group Threatens to Sell Kidnapped Girls" (May 5, 2014, Associated Press), for she notes:
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.
This is a major step forward for mainstream media, actually recognizing a jihadi practice for what it is, i.e., not an innovation, but traditional. Perhaps Nigerians like Ms. Faul are less politically correct.

The quote in this blog post's heading, by the way, alludes to the Islamic belief that rights are bestowed by Allah and that Allah's law, or shariah, identifies those rights, including Shekau's right to abduct girls and sell them as sex slaves.

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