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Salma Hayek: #BringBackOurGirls at Cannes Film Festival

Salma Hayek: #BringBackOurGirls at Cannes Film Festival

By Kimberly Ripley May 18, 2014

Salma Hayek launched a demonstration at the Cannes Film Festival this week in support of the kidnapped Nigerian school girls taken at the hands of Boko Haram. She carried at #BringBackOurGirls sign on the festival’s red carpet as she promoted …

Boko Haram: Did Hillary Screw Up?

Boko Haram has become a household word lately. The group, now known worldwide for abducting hundreds of girls from schools, sparked the hashtag campaign #bringbackourgirls (Bring Back Our Girls). They are an Islamic fundamentalist group advocating the implementation of Sharia …

Boko Haram: A Bloody Mess of Ideas Boko Haram: A Bloody Mess of Ideas

The news about the kidnapping of almost 300 girls from an area in Northern Nigeria has thrust the name “Boko Haram” into the public vernacular. What most people know is that the group is militant Islamic faction that sees no …

Boko Haram Has Kidnapped Eight More Girls

On Monday, May 5, Boko Haram, the Islamic militant group responsible for abducting 276 school girls last month, reportedly kidnapped eight additional girls. The newly abducted girls aged from 12-15 and were taken from a Northern village in Nigeria. Immediately …

Boko Haram Reportedly Abducts More GIrls

Boko Haram, the terrorist group behind the abduction of 276 Nigerian girls in April, has reportedly conducted another kidnapping of 8 girls. The group–whose name translates to “western education is sinful” or “western education is forbidden”–conducted the first abduction on …

Boko Haram Will Sell Abducted School Girls

On April 14, Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group, stormed an all-girl secondary school in the village of Chibok and kidnapped more than 200 school girls. Now, the leader of the group Abubakar Shekau has announced that he is planning …

Boko Haram: Blamed For Bombing And Kidnappings Boko Haram: Blamed For Bombing And Kidnappings

A terrorist group known as Boko Haram has been a thorn in the side of Nigerians for the last several years. From their base in the impoverished north of Nigeria, they appear to be growing stronger and more bold. The …

Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free

On Tuesday December 31, the Islamic militia of Boko Haram set free French priest Georges Vandenbeusch following a seven-week captivity. He arrived in France Wednesday, greeted by President Francois Hollande at an air base near Paris. Members of the radical …

Islamists Continue Worldwide Offensive Islamists Continue Worldwide Offensive

As the news spread of coordinated U.S. Navy SEAL strikes against Islamist leaders on either side of the African mainland, Islamists elsewhere were launching attacks of their own. Iraq was rocked by a series of suicide bombings this weekend, Reuters …

Boko Haram Insurgents Kill 42, Including Schoolkids
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Gunmen killed dozens at a school in the northeast Nigerian town of Mamudo on Saturday. Believed to be members of the Islamist Boko Haram movement, the attackers herded students and staff into a dormitory before throwing explosives inside and firing …