Islamic Extremist Threatens to Sell Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls
An Islamic extremist leader has taken responsibility for kidnapping 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for the April 15 kidnappings. He now is threatening to sell the girls, attack more schools and take additional girls.
UPDATE, Tuesday, May 6th: The U.S. is preparing to send military and law enforcement personnel to help rescue 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria. Read more here.
The Pentagon said Monday it had not received any request to assist in the search for the teenage girls. But Secretary of State John Kerry did vow Saturday that the U.S. would help Nigerian officials locate the schoolgirls in whatever way it can.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney also said Monday that the U.S. provides general counterterrorism assistance to Nigeria.
“This is an outrage and a tragedy and we are doing what we can to assist the Nigerian government to support its efforts to find and free the young women who were abducted,” Carney said.
Today, The Five hosts discussed a lack out outrage among the mainstream media and the Muslim community.
“This should not be okay, not even for one more second,” Kimberly Guilfoyle said. “And I think that the leadership has to come from Muslims to say that this is not okay.”
Bob Beckel wondered if the Muslim community is relatively silent against the extremists because they’re afraid.
Dana Perino said it could be because they feel they’re incapable and unequipped to defeat the extremists.
“They’re dealing with a population that lives off of less than a dollar a day, and people are just trying to feed themselves. It’s a whole different type of law enforcement and intelligence and military capability,” Perino said.