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"They are not a Muslim. They are not fighting for God" - Muslim cleric on Boko Haram

Friday, May 09, 2014 - 01:01

May 9 - Muslims in Nigeria pray for the safe return of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants last month. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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The calls continue around the world for the release of hundreds of school girls kidnapped in Nigeria. It's not just on the streets. It's a social media campaign. The Islamist Militant group Boko Haram kidnapped the girls last month and has threatened to sell them into slavery. Muslims in Nigeria are now praying for their return. They are also outraged. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MUSLIM CLERIC, AKEWULERE ARIKEWUYO, SAYING: "They are not a Muslim. They are not fighting for God. They are not fighting for religion. They are fighting for devil. They are fighting for devil." Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has come under criticism for his government's response to the crisis. He does not think the school girls have been taken to Cameroon (SOUNDBITE) (English) NIGERIAN PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, SAYING: "I believe they are still within Nigeria." Boko Haram's struggle for an Islamic state has killed thousands since it erupted in mid-2009. = "They are not a Muslim. They are not fighting for God" - Muslim cleric on Boko Haram Muslims in Nigeria pray for the safe return of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants last month. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

"They are not a Muslim. They are not fighting for God" - Muslim cleric on Boko Haram

Friday, May 09, 2014 - 01:01

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