“Boko haram” means “books are sinful.” (The Koran is traditionally written on something other than a Western style book.) It’s a whole social program in two words.
I (and millions of others) want to know if Islam approves of kidnapping and rape, in general, and of non-combatants in particular.
I hope someone will point me to anything showing that representative Muslim organizations anywhere have done anything to fight the kind of horrors that happened and keep happening in Nigeria right now. I think even words count.
I will post here immediately any link to any evidence of Muslim revulsion.
5/7/14 Update: I have had no response so far but I found this statement on the blog of the Islamic Society of North America. My Google search was superficial and underinformed. I hope others will join me.
“(Plainfield, IN 5/6/14) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the oldest and largest American Muslim umbrella organization, today condemned the kidnapping of and threat to sell off the over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
In a statement, ISNA Vice President Azhar Azeez said:
“We condemn wholeheartedly, the disgusting and un-Islamic actions that the terrorist group known as Boko Haram has committed. Kidnapping and threatening to sell the over 200 Nigerian school girls has no validation in the religious tradition of Islam and we urge the Nigerian authorities to find the missing school girls and bring their captors to justice.”
ISNA was among the several American Muslim organizations that condemned the terrorist bombing attacks on Nigerian churches in 2011.
The Obama administration is doing something about the Boko Haram terror: Its’ leading a Tweet campaign!
Myself, I think we have splendid special operation teams that are currently unemployed. We should send them to Norther Nigeria with or without the approval of the hapless Nigerian administration. Of course this would be contrary to the Libertarian creed because Boko Haram probably poses little danger to the United States. It would be against the inclination of the bulk of the Democratic Party which welcomes the end of the Pax Americana lasting since 1945. In the meantime, we are losing our soul as a nation because weakness corrupts.