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Nigeria: Boko Haram threatens to sell kidnap girls

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 5, 2014 at 10:44 a.m.

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A woman attends a demonstration calling on the government to increase efforts to rescue the 276 missing kidnapped school girls of a government secondary school Chibok, in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, May 5, 2014.

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria's Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell the more than 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast three weeks ago, in a new videotape received Monday.

Abubakar Shekau for the first time also claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass abduction, in a video reviewed by The Associated Press.

He threatens to attack more schools and abduct more girls

"I abducted your girls," said the leader of Boko Haram, which means "Western education is sinful."

He described the girls as "slaves" and said "By Allah, I will sell them in the marketplace." The hour-long video starts with fighters lofting automatic rifles and shooting in the air as they chant "Allahu akbar!" or "God is great."

It was unclear if the video was made before or after reports emerged last week that some of the girls have been forced to marry their abductors, who paid a nominal bride price of $12, and that others have been carried into neighboring Cameroon and Chad. Those reports could not be verified.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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SUPERDUTY says... May 5, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

Boy, that Muslim religion just keeps on showing how great and loving it is.!

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3rdWorldState says... May 5, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.

Just like the militia in NV that stated they were lining their women and children in front to deflect the bullets?
I think the underlying issue is extreme religiosity...mixed in with other social and economic issues of course.
This is why we have to do anything and everything to keep religion, any religion, and government separate.

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Capitalist12 says... May 5, 2014 at 9:32 p.m.

Why is it only the one religion, Islam, that bombs and kills across the globe in the name of its religion. They throw acid on schoolgirls in Afghanistan and kidnap in order to sell schoolgirls in Africa for daring to become educated.
This is not religion; it is terrorism. If there really are Muslims who are not terrorists or sympathizers, why do we not hear their voices of criticism instead of "Allahu akbar!" or "God is great."

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3rdWorldState says... May 5, 2014 at 9:56 p.m.

I would suggest you read more.

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