About two weeks ago, hundreds of Nigerian girls were kidnapped from their secondary school, but we’ve hardly heard a peep about it in U.S. media. Though schools in Borno, the state where the girls were abducted, have been closed due to militant attacks, the students had returned to take a physics exam. They are thought to have been taken by an Islamic group named Boko Haram, which means “Western education is a sin” or “Western education is forbidden.”
Salon staff writer Mary Elizabeth Williams poignantly asks, “Where are the girls now? And does the rest of the world care about their fate?”
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