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May 20, 2014 No.
5750

U.K. Islamist Women: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls' Conversion to Islam Is No Surprise – Islam Liberates Women

In a video posted online on May 19, 2014, a U.K. Islamist women respond to Boko Haram's kidnapping of 276 Nigerian girls, asking why the West is "so bothered about 276 Nigerian girls" when "the Nigerian government does not care about these girls" and "the U.S. and U.K. don't care about the welfare of women even in their own countries." Another adds, "In light of this, it is no surprise that tens of thousands of women around the world embrace Islam every year – because Islam is the only religion that liberates women from the shackles of slavery."

The following are excerpts from the video:

View this clip on MEMRI TV here.

U.K. Islamist woman, face covered by niqab: "The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram has once again focused the world's attention on Islam and the treatment of women. Images of the girls covered in khimar [head scarf] and jilbab [robe], declaring the Testification of Faith, have raised the question of whether these girls have been forced to convert to Islam.

"What should raise even more suspicion is the response of the Western world to the whole kidnapping incident. The U.S., Israel, Britain, France, and others have offered their support and assistance in locating the girls. But why are they so bothered about 276 Nigerian girls? [...]

"The fact of the matter is that the Nigerian government does not care about these girls, nor do the Western governments. Rather, they have their own strategic and economic interests in Nigeria. The truth is that the allies fear the growing support in African countries for the establishment of an Islamic state. The truth is that the U.S. and the U.K. don't care about the welfare of women even in their own countries." [...]

Second U.K. Islamist woman, face covered by niqab: "In light of this, it is no surprise that tens of thousands of women around the world embrace Islam every year – because Islam is the only religion that liberates women from the shackles of slavery, and subservience to human beings. [...]

"So no one should be surprised at the conversion to Islam of the Nigerian schoolgirls. We pray and we ask Allah for the safe return of all our sisters, such as Aafia Sidiqi, our sisters forgotten in Saudi prisons, and our sisters all over the world."