Oddly enough, when we point out that groups like Boko Haram are openly proclaiming Muhammad's teachings about jihad, female captives, sex with prepubescent girls, etc., politicians and the media condemn us for calling them Muslims. According to Western leaders, the only true Muslims are Muslims who completely reject Muhmammad's teachings about jihad, female captives, sex with prepubescent girls, etc. It seems, then, that Islam is defined by the West, and not by Muhammad.
Now the U.S. is sending a team to help the Nigerian government rescue the kidnapped girls. But how long will we continue to defend and promote the ideology that leads to such kidnappings?
FoxNews—The White House said Tuesday the U.S. is preparing to send a team to Nigeria to help the government search for nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted more than three weeks ago by Islamic militants.
Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram
The team would likely include military personnel, law enforcement personnel and others with experience in intelligence, investigations, hostage negotiation and victims' assistance, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.
"Time is of the essence," he said, stressing that the kidnappings happened 22 days ago. "Appropriate action must be taken to locate and to free these young women before they are trafficked or killed."
Carney said that Secretary of State John Kerry spoke earlier Tuesday with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who "welcomed" the secretary's offer to send a team to discuss assistance. . . .
The development comes as Boko Haram, the group of militants responsible for last month's mass kidnapping, seized eight more girls on Monday.
In a video message apparently made by the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for the schoolgirl kidnappings three weeks ago. In the video, he called the girls slaves and threatened to "sell them in the market, by Allah."
In the 57-minute video, Shekau said "western education should end." He also said he threatened to "give their hands in marriage because they are our slaves. We would marry them out at the age of 9. We would marry them out at the age of 12." (Continue Reading.)