By Jeff Simpson
In Nigeria, almost 300 girls were kidnapped by armed extremists.
The girls have not been seen since Boko Haram militants abducted them on April 14 from the Government Girls Secondary School in rural Chibok, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Maiduguri and some 600 miles from the capital of Abuja.That was followed on Sunday night by another kidnapping, with villagers in Warabe accusing Boko Haram militants of taking at least eight girls between the ages of 12 and 15.Boko Haram leader takes a new tactBoko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, took credit in a video that surfaced this week for the mass kidnappings."I abducted your girls," he taunted in the video, first obtained by Agence France Presse. "There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell."Shehu Sani, a former negotiator between Boko Haram and the government, believes the group targeted the girls to force concessions from the Nigerian government -- beginning perhaps with the release of its followers from prisons.
Ramaa Mosley's campaign has grown such that many celebrities have signed on from Anne Hathaway to FLOTUS Michelle Obama.
300 young girls being kidnapped at gunpoint to be sold across Africa, is a topic that tugs on the heartstrings of most people.
Most people does not include Reince Priebus, who took advantage of these poor girls situation to take a shot at Hillary Clinton.
That @HillaryClinton refused calls to designate al Qaeda-linked Boko Haram as a terrorist org is a leadership failure. #bringbackourgirls
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) May 8, 2014
While I am glad that Reince was able to truly find the good out of the fact that 300 young girls may never see their families again, I feel bad that no one has told him the Hillary Clinton is just a private citizen at the moment.
How does the father of two daughters, look at this story and have his first thought be, "How can I make Hillary look bad"?
Hubris? lack of empathy? pure racism? unbelievable ignorance? full of hate?