Bring back our girls: Utahns rally in support of abducted Nigerians

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  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    May 16, 2014 9:57 a.m.

    We can't even get the administration to label Boko Haran a terrorist group. I haven't seen any Muslim concern about the kidnapping. I applaud the efforts of these young ladies, but agree it will not help much. Maybe we should arm the Christians that are losing their children.

  • LovelyDeseret Gilbert, AZ
    May 15, 2014 2:15 p.m.

    It sure seems like nobody wants to deal with local problems. I think we should prioritize.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    May 13, 2014 4:34 p.m.

    More compassionate conservative, parroting Will's comment on Sunday.
    Sad that even when people try and bring attention to world events the usual suspects attack them.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    May 12, 2014 3:43 p.m.

    I comment this group and every other group of people who take time and effort to demonstrate against this and every other evil perpetrated against women, men, children and the unborn. Well done and keep it up!!

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    May 12, 2014 9:55 a.m.

    where are all the liberals who usually scream that we are not the world's policemen? Why are they not on this board saying - keep out of this, it is not our business?

  • Robroy Murray, utah
    May 12, 2014 9:52 a.m.

    The taking of these girls is indeed horrible and I sincerely hope they are returned safely. However, I wish Mrs. Obama and the rest of the demonstrators would show equal concern for the Thousands of young girls that are being shaughtered daily in Syria, Lybia, Iraq,and Afganistan. Their plight is largely ignored by this administration.

  • RDLV Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 00
    May 11, 2014 4:59 p.m.

    While I’m sure that the Boko Haram will not be changing their tactics of brutality and terror because of a demonstration in Salt Lake City, I applaud this small group of individuals for standing up for what they believe. Maybe their voices will not reach as far as the Borno Province but their voices have been joined by literally millions around the globe. I also wouldn’t be too quick to judge the motives of the demonstrators.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    May 11, 2014 4:23 p.m.

    In Nigeria the war on women is actually real.

  • Gregg Weber SEATTLE, WA
    May 11, 2014 11:59 a.m.

    Some actions produce results, while others just good feelings in the action makers and viewers.
    Some actions are for the sake of righting a wrong, while others are just so that you and others can see that you did "good".
    What are the results you want?
    Are they good?
    What do you propose to do that will gain the results you want?
    Is it right to point to others efforts that you think may not achieve those results?

  • ECR Burke, VA
    May 11, 2014 9:54 a.m.

    Tennerifa (and Town Crier) - What have you done to let your voice be heard. Great credit to the few that turned out for this event. Condolences to rest of you who have nothing better to do that ridicule the effort.

  • Norman Wright Provo, UT
    May 11, 2014 9:06 a.m.

    Why, tennerifa, would you insert your caustic wit into the picture. Yes, it is only 30 people and no, it will not change the hearts of the monsters who have kidnapped these girls. But, why would you mock the sincere efforts of those who would promote good in the world? Why have you become so laced in cynicism that the heartfelt efforts of other human beings to right wrongs on this planet bring out of you only an insult rather than a desire to do some good in the world yourself? Is it just possible that opening one's heart to good in the world might lead to local action where we do, indeed, have influence?

    Thanks Ms. Plothow and others for caring enough to campaign for a better world. I am joining a FB group in fasting and prayer for these girls and their families. Spurred on by your example, I will also try to act within my sphere of influence today to make this world a little bit better.

  • BlueEyesBrittany Paris, 00
    May 11, 2014 5:29 a.m.

    For once, i agree with a mormon cause. We must put an end to sex trafficking, forced marriage, abuse of women sexually and otherwise. We want a safe place for women to live where noone can damage their health, their safety, their rights and their survival.

    The only way however, as i am concerned, is to create association to defend and protect women and allow them to work for a comfortable living that will allow them to be self reliant and plan their retirment so that they no longer at the mercy of men who may damage them in may ways. This until men have learned to treat women properly and not put them at risk for anything.... and since i am not sure how we can achieve that second part, i think that for the time being we must orgainise the first part.

    Stop hurting women.

  • tennerifa Orem, UT
    May 11, 2014 12:01 a.m.

    No doubt that once the kidnappers see a picture of some people holding signs outside the Utah Capitol, they will immediately free the kidnapping victims, and send them home with heartfelt apologies.