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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is leading a group of women who on Tuesday called for tougher international sanctions against an organization that kidnapped more than 200 girls in Nigeria last month. The Maryland Democrat along with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, organized a letter Tuesday to President Obama, urging him to advocate for tougher international sanctions against Islamic terror group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for the kidnappings. The bipartisan letter was signed by all 20 women senators.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 12, 2014
How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden. " Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan and the 2008 acid attack on Shamsia Husseini in Afghanistan, this latest outrage cements an impression that Islamic extremists are petrified of girls and what they might become with a little education.
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NEWS
May 17, 2014
Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group, has claimed responsibility for kidnapping at least 300 schoolgirls last month ("The world has finally noticed Boko Haram," May 13). Boko Haram, which means "Western education is a sin," has repeatedly affirmed that they commit such acts of violence in the name of Islam and that Islam doesn't allow girls to be educated. Its leader has even threatened to sell the girls. Yet Islam is a religion in which the education of girls is given a very high priority.
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May 22, 2014
As a Nigerian student who received most of her education there, it is soothing to hear what others are doing to show sympathy and spread awareness for this crisis. I was particularly interested when I learned that Roland Park Country School participated in the "Bring back our girls" movement and campaign several weeks ago ( "Bring back our girls," May 8). The support goes a long way, as it is substantial for the country and the mothers to understand that they are not alone. As a girl who attends St. Timothy's School, an all-girls boarding school in Baltimore County, I have been opened to so much knowledge and diversification and I've seen the importance of education.
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By R. Bennett Furlow | May 13, 2014
The kidnapping of 276 Nigerian school girls by the Boko Haram insurgency has finally drawn attention to the group's murderous, five-year-long crusade, which, unlike attacks by Islamist militants elsewhere, has largely focused on school children. In September of last year, Boko Haram raiders attacked a college dormitory at 1 a.m., killing 44 students and teachers. Last July they killed 42 people, mainly students, in a pre-dawn raid on a school. In February, they attacked a boarding school in northern Nigeria in the middle of the night, killing 59 boys.
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By Jonah Goldberg | May 19, 2014
Here's a question. If -- and this is a big if -- the United States could dispatch a swarm of heretofore secret super-drones to find and kill every member of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, would you be in favor of doing it? I'll even modify it for those of you who are squeamish about killing terrorists who slaughter men, women and children with abandon. What if the drones could simply paralyze the terrorists long enough for the U.S., or the Nigerians or some duly authorized force of U.N.-sanctioned "good guys," to apprehend them?
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 12, 2014
How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden. " Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan and the 2008 acid attack on Shamsia Husseini in Afghanistan, this latest outrage cements an impression that Islamic extremists are petrified of girls and what they might become with a little education.
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By Leonard A. Leo and Rev. William Shaw | January 23, 2012
Since the arrival of the New Year, America's Nigerian diaspora, including its significant community in Maryland, must be dismayed by the news from Africa's most populous country. The reluctance ofNigeria'sgovernment to prevent or punish violence between Muslims and Christians has invited further violations of religious freedom and losses of innocent life. During the first week of January, in one day in Adamawa State in the north, at least 20 people were killed and 15 others wounded.
NEWS
May 22, 2014
As a Nigerian student who received most of her education there, it is soothing to hear what others are doing to show sympathy and spread awareness for this crisis. I was particularly interested when I learned that Roland Park Country School participated in the "Bring back our girls" movement and campaign several weeks ago ( "Bring back our girls," May 8). The support goes a long way, as it is substantial for the country and the mothers to understand that they are not alone. As a girl who attends St. Timothy's School, an all-girls boarding school in Baltimore County, I have been opened to so much knowledge and diversification and I've seen the importance of education.
NEWS
May 6, 2014
It's now been more than two weeks since Islamic militants attacked a girls' boarding school in remote northeast Nigeria and abducted more than 300 young women between the ages of 16 and 18, carrying them off into the bush on a convoy of buses and trucks. But apart from a few dozen students who managed to escape in the first few hours after their capture, not a trace of the girls has been found so far. And the kidnappings haven't stopped: Today U.N. officials announced that at least eight more girls were seized by extremists in the same part of the country as last month's abductions.
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By Jonah Goldberg | May 19, 2014
Here's a question. If -- and this is a big if -- the United States could dispatch a swarm of heretofore secret super-drones to find and kill every member of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, would you be in favor of doing it? I'll even modify it for those of you who are squeamish about killing terrorists who slaughter men, women and children with abandon. What if the drones could simply paralyze the terrorists long enough for the U.S., or the Nigerians or some duly authorized force of U.N.-sanctioned "good guys," to apprehend them?
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | May 18, 2014
A hypothetical scenario: Your little boy lies in a hospital bed, stricken by a mysterious, potentially fatal disease. You are frightened and in despair. But your community rallies around you. Soon, the whole town is talking about your ordeal. Neighbors you've never spoken to send cards. Co-workers you've never socialized with send encouraging text messages. None of it changes the objective fact of your son's condition, doesn't kill a virus, lessen a fever or ease his pain.
NEWS
May 17, 2014
Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group, has claimed responsibility for kidnapping at least 300 schoolgirls last month ("The world has finally noticed Boko Haram," May 13). Boko Haram, which means "Western education is a sin," has repeatedly affirmed that they commit such acts of violence in the name of Islam and that Islam doesn't allow girls to be educated. Its leader has even threatened to sell the girls. Yet Islam is a religion in which the education of girls is given a very high priority.
NEWS
May 14, 2014
Nobody brings out the Republican long knives quite like Hillary Clinton does, and this week, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart coined the perfect name for it: "Brainghazi. " It's the merging of the umpteenth investigation of Benghazi with the latest slander to be directed her way, the suggestion by Republican strategist Karl Rove that she's suffered brain damage. Mr. Rove tried to walk back that little smear on Tuesday after a New York Post headline to that effect set the Internet on fire.
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By R. Bennett Furlow | May 13, 2014
The kidnapping of 276 Nigerian school girls by the Boko Haram insurgency has finally drawn attention to the group's murderous, five-year-long crusade, which, unlike attacks by Islamist militants elsewhere, has largely focused on school children. In September of last year, Boko Haram raiders attacked a college dormitory at 1 a.m., killing 44 students and teachers. Last July they killed 42 people, mainly students, in a pre-dawn raid on a school. In February, they attacked a boarding school in northern Nigeria in the middle of the night, killing 59 boys.
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By Jean Waller Brune | May 8, 2014
"I speak not for myself but for those without voice, those who have fought for their rights, their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, and their right to be educated. " - Malala Yousafzai Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai captured our hearts and minds this past year as she fought for her life after being shot in the face by the Taliban for standing up to promote the education of girls. Hers is a very powerful story of the struggle tied to girls' education around the world, and her remarkable appearance at the United Nations on her 16th birthday made her an ambassador and role model for girls everywhere and their right to education.
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By Jean Waller Brune | May 8, 2014
"I speak not for myself but for those without voice, those who have fought for their rights, their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, and their right to be educated. " - Malala Yousafzai Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai captured our hearts and minds this past year as she fought for her life after being shot in the face by the Taliban for standing up to promote the education of girls. Hers is a very powerful story of the struggle tied to girls' education around the world, and her remarkable appearance at the United Nations on her 16th birthday made her an ambassador and role model for girls everywhere and their right to education.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | May 18, 2014
A hypothetical scenario: Your little boy lies in a hospital bed, stricken by a mysterious, potentially fatal disease. You are frightened and in despair. But your community rallies around you. Soon, the whole town is talking about your ordeal. Neighbors you've never spoken to send cards. Co-workers you've never socialized with send encouraging text messages. None of it changes the objective fact of your son's condition, doesn't kill a virus, lessen a fever or ease his pain.
NEWS
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is leading a group of women who on Tuesday called for tougher international sanctions against an organization that kidnapped more than 200 girls in Nigeria last month. The Maryland Democrat along with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, organized a letter Tuesday to President Obama, urging him to advocate for tougher international sanctions against Islamic terror group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for the kidnappings. The bipartisan letter was signed by all 20 women senators.
NEWS
May 6, 2014
It's now been more than two weeks since Islamic militants attacked a girls' boarding school in remote northeast Nigeria and abducted more than 300 young women between the ages of 16 and 18, carrying them off into the bush on a convoy of buses and trucks. But apart from a few dozen students who managed to escape in the first few hours after their capture, not a trace of the girls has been found so far. And the kidnappings haven't stopped: Today U.N. officials announced that at least eight more girls were seized by extremists in the same part of the country as last month's abductions.
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