Leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram says abducted schoolgirls will be sold

ABUJA Mon May 5, 2014 9:56am EDT

Related Topics

ABUJA (Reuters) - Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Nigeria's Islamist Boko Haram militants, said on Monday he would "sell on the market" more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month, according to a video obtained by the French news agency AFP.

(Reporting by Tim Cocks; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

FILED UNDER:
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (2)
Nikos_Retsos wrote:
It is about time to state it deliberately that Islamist groups have become the curse of Islam. And it is about time for the Imam’s and Islamic clerics to condemn openly those practices by Islamist militants that offend the mankind as a whole, as well as degrading the human dignity of woman. Prophet Mohammed has stated unequivocally that “the ink of the teachers are more precious than the blood of the martyrs, ” on quote. Therefore, shooting girls for going to school, or kidnapping them from schools and rape them under the pretext of marriage, or sell them – as the Boko Haram said it intends- is not only a crime against humanity, but it is also a violation of the Prophet Mohammed edicts.

I have abstained from condemning Islamists over the years because some Islamist imams and mullahs have complained that we offend their religion. No, Gentlemen! I have never offended your religion, but I probably have offended the ignorance of those who distort Islamist tenets for personal mischief. Treating women like domesticated animals is not Islam; it is a crime against humanity! Nikos Retsos, retired professor, USA

May 05, 2014 1:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BIGEEE1 wrote:
Just more proof that Islam is the cancerous tumor on the lung of humanity!

May 05, 2014 5:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.