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Michelle Obama Gives Address On ‘Nigerian Girls’

From Real Clear Politics:

First Lady Michelle Obama Gives Weekly WH Address on Tragic Kidnapping In Nigeria

May 10, 2014

TRANSCRIPT: Hello everyone, I’m Michelle Obama, and on this Mother’s Day weekend, I want to take a moment to honor all the mothers out there and wish you a Happy Mother’s Day. I also want to speak to you about an issue of great significance to me as a First Lady, and more importantly, as the mother of two young daughters.

Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school dormitory in the middle of the night.

This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education – grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls. And I want you to know that Barack has directed our government to do everything possible to support the Nigerian government’s efforts to find these girls and bring them home.

In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters. We see their hopes, their dreams – and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now.

It’s always about them. But what is so special about this incident that it caught the attention of the Obamas? Boko Haram has attacked dozens of schools. (See article below.)

And what happened in Nigeria was not an isolated incident…it’s a story we see every day as girls around the world risk their lives to pursue their ambitions…

It’s certainly true in Afghanistan, where the Taliban throw acid on school girls. And yet Michelle’s husband is negotiating with the Taliban. And Joe Biden says they are not our enemy.

So today, let us all pray for their safe return… let us hold their families in our hearts during this very difficult time…and let us show just a fraction of their courage in fighting to give every girl on this planet the education that is her birthright. Thank you.

It doesn’t seem like Boko Haram are listening to Michelle or the hashtag campaign, because they staged another attack over the weekend, in which they killed a number of villagers and kidnapped some more children.

Meanwhile, where were the Obamas back in February?

From BBC News:

Nigeria school attack: Fury at military over Yobe deaths

26 February 2014

Residents of a town in north-east Nigeria are furious at the Nigerian security forces for withdrawing checkpoints ahead of a bloody attack by Islamist militants on a local school. At least 29 teenage boys died in the raid, blamed on Boko Haram, on a rural boarding school in Yobe state…

The authorities have confirmed 29 deaths, but the AFP news agency has reported 42 dead and other sources have claimed even higher death tolls following the raid on Monday night on the school in Buni Yadi town…

The attackers reportedly hurled explosives into student residential buildings, sprayed gunfire into rooms and hacked a number of students at the secondary school to death. "Some of the students’ bodies were burned to ashes," Police Commissioner Sanusi Rufai said of the raid on the Federal Government College of Buni Yadi.

Most of the school was burned to the ground and at least 11 students were seriously injured. All the victims were boys – female students were told to go home, get married and abandon education, said teachers at the school…

Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is sin", has attacked dozens of schools in north-east Nigeria, since it began it began its bloody fight for an Islamic state in the north of the country in 2009.

Last September, 40 students were killed at an agricultural college during another night-time raid, and 300 people have been killed this month alone in attacks blamed on it…

Where have the Obamas been while Boko Haram has been attacking schools and Christians since 2009?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, May 12th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Michelle Obama Gives Address On ‘Nigerian Girls’”

  1. USSFreedom

    She used the word “Terrorists”. The fact they are muslims and it was a Christian school somehow was intentionally left out as in most reports by those wishing to not offend islam by casting a light on the fact, religion of peace whackos have increased attacks on Christians world wide.

    • canary

      Now that it’s out the girls are Christians, the Obambies will drop it. Why the heck is she tweeting us when she should be begging her husband and father of all her daughters. If mercenaries offered to get them she and her rich friends wouldn’t pay them pay a dime for their rescue.

    • captstubby

      in some distant future history book, the Obama Reign will be linked to The Modern Dark Age.
      thanks to a unprecedented compliant News Media, this Era will have scholars for generations sorting Myth from Fact.

  2. mr_bill

    Moochelle Antoinette is probably wondering why the girls don’t just run away while they’re out shopping.


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