Plight of kidnapped Nigerian girls sends Utah woman into action

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  • 100%TruePAtriot cincinnati, OH
    May 10, 2014 9:49 a.m.

    There is no plight.
    It is a ruse to garner AID from the USA.

    It would take about 6 busses to transport then all. Where are those busses?

    It really is not any of our business what others do. Perhaps focus on the human trafficking plight here in the USA first? THEN after it is fixed perhaps worry about others problems?

    Too bad they won't allow me my constitutional right to freedom of speech.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 10, 2014 8:50 a.m.

    I wonder where Boko Haraam got their weapons?

  • Abdulameer Chicago, IL
    May 9, 2014 6:05 p.m.

    The Boko Haram have faith in Allah that they are doing the work of Allah. The Koran, in at least two places, justifies the taking of slave girls as booty in the war against non-Moslems.

    "If you fear that you will not act justly towards the orphans, marry such women as seem good to you, two, three, four; but if you fear you will not be equitable, then only one, or what your right hands own; so it is likelier you will not be partial. (Qur’an 4:3)"
    "And also prohibited to you are all married women except those your right hands possess. (Qur’an 4:24)"
    The mainstream Muslim commentary Tafsir al-Jalalayn explains that 4:3 tells Muslims to “marry only one, or, restrict yourself to what your right hands own, of slavegirls, since these do not have the same rights as wives.”

  • Anita Sandy, UT
    May 9, 2014 6:04 p.m.

    I believe that another effort started by an LDS woman has promise--fasting for the girls this Sunday, with their individual names selected by each person. Google "bring back our girls day of fasting and prayer."

  • PRO NAU murray, UT
    May 9, 2014 5:41 p.m.

    It is disheartening to hear the story if this school girls,and the situation that our fellow country men face due to this insurgency.All though the Nigerian Association in Utah also are planning a match of solidarity for the abducted girls,we fully support you initiation and it goes to show people care about humanity around the world.
    TheNigerian Association holds its monthly meeting on the 17th and as the PRO I have put an agenda to carry our plight to the Utah Governors office.
    God bless you for your efforts and concern.

  • aghast SYRACUSE, UT
    May 9, 2014 3:27 p.m.

    Of all the stupid things we spend money on in the United States and one simple thing that is wrong in the world and we send in "negotiators" at least one month late. According to the wonders of the internet we gave Nigeria $625 MILLION in aid. I am quite certain we could take a million back and conduct one heck of a rescue mission and send these terrorists in search of a new cause - assuming any were left.

    The politicians should ask the military and the CIA how long would it take to put together a reasonable operation - if they say a day - we tell the terrorists and the Nigerian government (which I understand is very corrupt) that they have a day and then we take care of it ourselves - couldn't we get better results.

    This isn't a question of politics, money, it is who has the ability to do the right and just thing!

  • CBAX Provo, UT
    May 9, 2014 2:37 p.m.

    So basically we are all tweeting and making signs to pressure someone to send the marines/seals?

    Because Boko Haraam probably doesn't care. At all.

  • Old Ricks Coach Rexburg, ID
    May 9, 2014 1:01 p.m.

    Bigger and better results often start with smaller acts such as what Brittany Plothow is doing. You never know until you try. At least she is trying to get something going.

    Agreed that there is plenty of abuse in the USA, but there is plenty of room to care about anyone regardless of country, race or religion. Feel free to start your own demonstration for your cause in the USA as Brittany is doing for Nigeria. Eventually it may add up to something that brings results. One thing for sure, doing nothing always results in nothing.

  • Vince Ballard South Ogden, UT
    May 9, 2014 12:41 p.m.

    Demonstrations will accomplish nothing. We will have to dispatch the people responsible for doing this.

  • Downtime Saint George, UT
    May 9, 2014 12:36 p.m.

    The only thing that will stop this kind of continued aggression is to hunt these people down and kill them. No negotiating. No political correct concern for offending others. No hashtags. Hunt them down and kill every last one of them. Remember what happened when the Laminates extinguished the Gadiantons, and the Nephites tried to negotiate with them?

  • illuminated St George, UT
    May 9, 2014 12:21 p.m.

    This is a perfect illustration of the bubble we live in here in the USA. Our problems here often get solved easily by people marching around with signs, YouTube videos, boycotts, or Facebook likes.

    In the real world, these murderers laugh at us. The only thing that deters real monsters are bombs and guns. Until we finally understand this, this kind of evil will only grow.

  • jjtotten Washington, UT
    May 9, 2014 12:07 p.m.

    It is great to be concerned about children where ever they are abused. We have a worse problem right here in the US so far as abused children are concerned so I believe here is the place to start. The problem of terrorists in the world will only be solved when the terrorist organizations are eliminated and that will not happen very quickly as we are only one country and we need the support of all countries. A demonstration would be better served if it concentrated on the problems right here at home.

  • Rustymommy Clovis, NM
    May 9, 2014 12:06 p.m.

    I applaud interest in promoting awareness of this tragedy. We should get involved in protecting the innocent. My question is whether you are helping the innocent or providing promotion for terrorism. Terrorists workin plain sight. They flaunt their identity. They intentionally draw attention to themselves. They commit crimes without impunity. So unless your public awareness campaign gets these poor girls rescued, mostly you are providing free advertising to terrorists.

    It is one thing to feel action is needed and another to think that meaningful action will actually take place.Our president didn't attempt to save our own citizens in Bengazi. If our government is so little attached to its citizens, why do you think a 3rd world country government who values women less than cockroaches wants to rescue these girls? Shame on government leaders who stand by and watch innocents killed. But, if they haven't reacted in the last month, nothing is likely to happen now other than collecting the dead and damaged young ladies. Heaven knows, the terrorists are having a field day. So sad that we as a people have chosen leaders who prefer rhetoric over action.

  • sthomaslewis Corvallis, OR
    May 9, 2014 11:43 a.m.

    Although I appreciate the efforts expressed by the Utah women, they seem to be more symbolism than substance.

    In order to free the girls from Moslem slavery, we need to more directly confront Moslem extremists on all fronts. The recent actions of Obama and Hillary Clinton have been primarily of appeasement, and we need to confront them and remove Obama from office. Obama and Clinton's backing down regarding the Benghazi incident simply added fuel to enable such activities as enslaving girls. Moslems have been enslaving people for many centuries. Islam is not a religion of peace; it is a religion of domination, torture, and cruelty.

    I am quite hopeful that a rescue mission will free the girls, and not result in their further harm. However, we still need to realize that confrontation to Islamists is more effective than appeasement.

  • environmental idiot Sanpete, UT
    May 9, 2014 10:47 a.m.

    Cardboard signs and Facebook likes don't fight terrorism or wars. And Americans have no stomach for any combat operations that have a body count or a protracted time schedule. The effort would be better spent at home on someone that will benefit from it.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    May 9, 2014 10:36 a.m.

    Nigeria has a population of nearly 175,000,000. One of four Africans are Nigerians. About half are Muslim and live in the northern half. Neighboring nations such as Ghana also have strife in the northern Muslim areas. This goes across Africa all the way to Indonesia. The Boko Haran is a terrorist group perhaps trained by Al quaeda. Sharia law is practiced in much of northern Nigeria. Women are not allowed to go to school. If it were me I would arm the populace and teachers. I hope the activity suggested helps though I am pessimistic. This is all part of a world wide Jihad and the end is not in sight.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    May 9, 2014 9:33 a.m.

    This is a nice gesture to a horrible incident, but will have no real consequences. Do you really think Islamist Extremist really care what a girl in Utah thinks? Could they even find Utah on a map? These are nice feel good intentions, with no real world results.

  • TimBehrend Auckland NZ, 00
    May 9, 2014 6:27 a.m.

    Brittany Plothow's concern is admirable, but something that's on the news every night, that dozens of celebrities are tweeting about, that has dozens of other events being organised at the same time isn't as much in need of a getting the word out campaign as things that don't make the news, become celebrity fads, etc.

  • LittleStream Carson City, NV
    May 9, 2014 6:15 a.m.

    Please Heavenly Father, don't let Satan win this one! I have been praying for these girls since I heard of this. Where is the Nigerian government? Where is the United States War on Terror? If this is not a terrorist, I don't know what is! The Nigerian government needs to care about these girls and save them.