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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It was actually 29. 29 Boys Killed as Boko Haram Attacks Boarding School in Nigeria - NBC News

    Boko Haram Steps Up Its War on Kids - The Daily Beast

    Perhaps the media has become too squeamish to report this stuff, I don't know, but there should be something the world can do. And the burden to answer the call should not be taken only by the Americans. Where is the UN in all of this? Or Europe?
    The death toll from that attack was actually 59. http://www.clarionproject.org/news/b...olboys-nigeria Interesting how the kidnapping of these girls is causing vocal global outrage and calls for military intervention, but the massacre of 60 male students by the same group earlier this year didn't evoke anywhere near the same concern.

    It's blatant anti-male prejudice. In most Western nations, the comfort and happiness of women is simply valued more than the lives of men, and this is a prime example. Michelle Obama and her husband are complete hypocrites and sexists for not speaking out when those Nigerian boys were massacred earlier this year.
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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Graffias View Post
    The death toll from that attack was actually 59. http://www.clarionproject.org/news/b...olboys-nigeria Interesting how the kidnapping of these girls is causing vocal global outrage and calls for military intervention, but the massacre of 60 male students by the same group earlier this year didn't evoke anywhere near the same concern.

    It's blatant anti-male prejudice. In most Western nations, the comfort and happiness of women is simply valued more than the lives of men, and this is a prime example. Michelle Obama and her husband are complete hypocrites and sexists for not speaking out when those Nigerian boys were massacred earlier this year.
    There was a thread here on DP about it at the time. What a pity you weren't concerned enough to start your own discussion on it or to participate in this one.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/africa...di-w-11-a.html

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I don't see it that way. I see it as a way of rallying people around a cause, and there is nothing wrong with that, nor does it hurt anyone. You're claims are kind of stupid. To bring attention to a HUGE problem is not harming anyone at all.
    Only if you are then able to translate it into action capable of achieving desirable effects. The actions that all players are taking indicates that they are not interested in saving the girls, they are interested in being seen as wanting to do so. Their goal isn't retrieval of the girls, it is to be able to effect a moral pose. You rally prior to action. People who are part of the #hashtag movement aren't translating it into action, they are using it to strike a moral pose.
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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Tweets Won’t Stop Modern Barbarians
    Boko Haram and the Sultan of Brunei couldn’t care less about Western outrage.

    ...Western elites now flood Facebook and Twitter with angry postings about Boko Haram — either in vain hopes that public outrage might deter the terrorists, or simply to feel better by loudly condemning the perpetrators.

    The Obama administration has exhausted the vocabulary of outrage in condemning the aggressions of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. We habitually lecture Mr. Putin that he does not understand it is no longer the 19th century, when blood and arms once settled differences. But Putin has no apologies for his 19th-century worldview of stronger powers dictating to weaker ones as they please. (Nor does Boko Haram have any apologies for slavery.)...

    What do we do in the face of 19th-century evil that is unapologetic, has lethal weapons at its disposal, and uses savage rhetoric to goad us? Tweet it to death?

    From Greece to Jerusalem to Rome to the Enlightenment to the Founding Fathers slowly grew a standard of human rights that could be applied to anyone, regardless of race, creed, or color. But that is still not how most of the non-Western world works today...

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    There was a thread here on DP about it at the time. What a pity you weren't concerned enough to start your own discussion on it or to participate in this one.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/africa...di-w-11-a.html
    There's a grand total of 12 posts, including a mod warning. I would say that Graffias' assessment of the situation is on target.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There's a grand total of 12 posts, including a mod warning. I would say that Graffias' assessment of the situation is on target.
    And that thread was totally derailed.
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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Tweets Won’t Stop Modern Barbarians
    Boko Haram and the Sultan of Brunei couldn’t care less about Western outrage.
    When are you going to acknowledge that nobody ever said "tweets" were going to stop terrorism. The point is, that the campaign is gathering international support. In turn, the international community is putting pressure on the Nigerian government to do something about these horrible attacks. Now, since everyone cannot be in Nigeria, the next best thing is to show OUR support through the internet or any other way possible. What else would you suggest? Silence? Silence because you feel not enough stink was made about the boys who were killed? Is this like some kind of competition for you or something? That is just OUTRAGEOUS.

    What exactly is your problem with people showing their support for these girls and putting pressure on the Nigerian government through the internet or any other way, and please be specific.

    Nigeria protesters keep pressure on government | National News - WXII Home

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    And that thread was totally derailed.
    It was salvageable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Graffias View Post
    The death toll from that attack was actually 59. http://www.clarionproject.org/news/b...olboys-nigeria Interesting how the kidnapping of these girls is causing vocal global outrage and calls for military intervention, but the massacre of 60 male students by the same group earlier this year didn't evoke anywhere near the same concern.

    It's blatant anti-male prejudice. In most Western nations, the comfort and happiness of women is simply valued more than the lives of men, and this is a prime example. Michelle Obama and her husband are complete hypocrites and sexists for not speaking out when those Nigerian boys were massacred earlier this year.
    A lot of people shy away from Muslim atrocity stories, fearing they'll be called "Islamophobic".

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    Re: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    And that thread was totally derailed.
    It somehow went to abortion.

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