Michelle Obama Addresses Kidnapping Of Chibok Girls: “In Those Girls, I See My Daughters”

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The First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama has condemned the kidnapping of over 200 girls in Borno, accusing Boko Haram of trying to steal the futures of the young girls.

In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters,” Mrs. Obama said, referring to Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12. “We see their hopes, their dreams and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now.”

What happened in Nigeria is not an isolated incident, the first lady said, but is “a story we see every day as girls around the world risk their lives to pursue their ambitions.”

“This unconscionable act was committed by a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education — grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls,” she said. “Let us hold their families in our hearts during this very difficult time, and let us show just a fraction of their courage in fighting to give every girl on this planet the education that is her birthright.”

Wana

Wana

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  1. Oh Michelle, the school girls have been kidnapped for over a month now…- how quaint and promising that you deliver your address to them on this Mother’s Day eve. What about stepping in timingly, say when the events happened, rather than making a show out of it, knowing these girls have been sold off weeks ago?

    Michelle, if you gave a flying f—- about black girls, white girls, people, US citizens, you’d be outraged over the lack of #RenewUI, and speaking up about it. EUC victims on our own soil have been sold off by politics, where’s the outcry? Babe, you look so pathetic

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