The Urgency to Fight Boko Haram Continues

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The terrorist group in Africa, Boko Haram, carried out one of the most heinous examples of violence against women thus reducing them to the status of mere objects, and continue to reign terror.

Boko Haram is a Nigerian Islamist terrorist group that kidnapped more than 230 girls last April 16, causing major media campaigns for the release of the abducted, to which even caught the attention of Michelle Obama. However, months later the fate of these women has been forgotten.

In 2010 the group was classified as a terrorist organization. The United States feared that Boko Haram was linking with other terrorist groups, such as Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, to launch a global jihad. The escalation in violence led to the Nigerian government to declare a state of emergency in three northern states of the country where Boko Haram was more active: Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

Bokko Haram, whose translation means “Western education is sin” , aims to implement the sharia, i.e, Islamic law throughout the country. Boko Haram defends a version of Islam that forbids Muslims to engage in any educational, political or social activity that has links with the West.

Of course, educating girls is considered an activity contrary to Islam.

Over recent years, this terrorist group has aimed its violence at schools, especially those in which girls are educated, since they believe they should not be educated. This move is simply absurd in the eyes of Christian Broda.

According to their version of Sharia, women should be at home raising children and caring for their husbands, not in school learning to read and write.

Dozens of young girls are still being kidnapped and raped every day.

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