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Boko Haram doesn't speak for Muslims

Boko Haram doesn't speak for Muslims
Women attend a demonstration in Lagos, Nigeria, calling on the government to rescue schoolgirls kidnapped by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram. (Sunday Alamba / Associated Press)

We are witnessing the dark ages of Islam. ("U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram," May 6)

For the Boko Haram, the Islamist radical group in Nigeria, to casually kidnap more than 270 schoolgirls under the cover of darkness while screaming "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) shows just how far their understanding of Islam's message has fallen.

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Elsewhere, the Taliban in Pakistan threatens to kill anyone who sells the book written by Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who was shot on a bus because she was speaking out for education for girls. This is sufficient evidence for the validity of the saying, "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."

May Allah help these lost souls.

Syed Hussaini

Anaheim Hills

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