Video from Nigerian extremists purports to show abducted girls

A new video from Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network purports to show dozens of abducted schoolgirls, covered in jihab and praying in Arabic

A new video from Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network purports to show dozens of abducted schoolgirls, covered in jihab and praying in Arabic.

It is the first public sight of the girls since more than 300 were kidnapped from a northeastern school the night of April 14 - exactly four weeks ago.

Families have said most girls abducted are Christians but the about 100 shown under a tree in the video recite Muslim prayers in Arabic. Many are barefoot. Some appear fearful, others desolate.

Fifty-three escaped by themselves and 276 are missing, police

The video received Monday by The Associated Press came through channels that have provided previous messages from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, who speaks in the video in the Hausa language of northern Nigeria. He is shown in military fatigues cradling an assault rifle on the video that is imprinted with the Boko Haram insignia of a Qur'an resting on two crossed assault rifles and below the black Jihadi flag.

The United States put a $7 million ransom on Shekau's head last

The mass abductions and failure of Nigeria's government and military to rescue them has aroused national and international outrage. Last week Nigeria belatedly accepted offers of help from the United States, Britain and others.

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  1. john posted on 05/12/2014 10:50 AM
    this dos not make any sense . first thay threatening to sell them as sex slaves now thay converted them to Islam WTF ?
    1. 63r01d posted on 05/12/2014 02:19 PM
      @john Nothing makes sense when its based on religion..
  2. don was right posted on 05/12/2014 08:40 PM
    interesting that there are no such things as sex slaves in modern Chrstianity. Wonder why?
  3. Bill R posted on 05/14/2014 02:34 PM
    Yet another extremist group using the Qur'an in vein. Funny that the book is so readily misinterpreted. Like all the time. Nobody seems to call them on it. Where are all those who would defend it and denounce the perversion of its meaning?

    Also, doesn't one need customers for the sex-slave schoolgirls? What kind of sick ass country would have no shortage of those... Again, no one is asking the tough questions as to the morality of their citizenry.
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