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Boko Haram and the real war on women
Posted By Joseph Farah On 05/11/2014 @ 3:13 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
It’s an election year in America, and we are hearing lots of rhetoric about a “war on women” from Democrats and progressives.
Meanwhile, a very real war on women is being waged by radical Islamists in many parts of the world. And where are these Democrats and progressives? Not just AWOL – but, increasingly, it’s on the side of the radical Islamists.
A case in point is the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.
This organization has finally forced its way on to the front pages of newspapers in the U.S. with the dramatic mass kidnaping of hundreds of schoolgirls, some of whom have already reportedly been sold into sex slavery.
Who has been aiding and abetting this group in the U.S. for years?
Democrats and progressives like former Secretary of States Hillary Clinton and a group founded to support her and her husband in the 1990s called MoveOn.org.
While Boko Haram was killing thousands of Christians in a brutal war of eradication over a period of years, burning down churches full of worshippers, targeting girls for attending school and conducting other acts of terrorism to promote Islamic Shariah law, what were Hillary Clinton and MoveOn.org doing?
She was repeatedly fighting hard against placing this al-Qaida-linked group on the official State Department list of terrorist organizations, and MoveOn.org was supporting her position with a petition on its website.
Meanwhile, just in the last week, Hillary Clinton, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, has boasted of her supposed role in protecting women and girls in her role as secretary of state. In a Tweet May 4, she characterized Boko Haram’s high-profile abductions as “abominable.” She said, “it’s criminal, it’s an act of terrorism and it really merits the fullest response possible, first and foremost from the government of Nigeria.” She claimed as secretary of state she had numerous meetings with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and had urged the Nigerian government to do more on counterterrorism.
Yet, in 2011, her State Department refused to place Boko Haram on the list of foreign terrorist organizations after the group bombed the U.N. headquarters in Abuja. The refusal came despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA and more than a dozen senators and congressmen – most of them Republicans.
She refused again in 2012, after then-Justice Department official Lisa Monaco wrote to the State Department to urge her to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. The following month, Gen. Carter Ham, the chief of U.S. Africa Command, said Boko Haram “are likely sharing funds, training, and explosive materials” with al-Qaida. Hillary Clinton’s State Department still declined to place Boko Haram on its official terrorist list.
What about MoveOn.org?
As of last Friday, the group still had a petition on its website calling on the U.S. government not to list Boko Haram as a terrorist organization.
According to Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, MoveOn.org is one of the biggest bankrollers of Democratic Party campaigns, spending $21.6 million on its programs in 2012, with 100 percent of its PAC contributions going to Democrats.
So when it comes to the real war on women, who are the collaborators?
They are the very same people who claim to be champions of women, enemies of the supposed “war on women” here in the U.S.
It’s something right out of George Orwell’s “1984.”
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