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posted: 5/22/2014 5:01 AM

Where's the outcry from Muslim-Americans?

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I see that Saudi Arabia's grand mufti, the top religious authority in the birthplace of Islam, has condemned Boko Haram for kidnapping all those schoolgirls. And several Muslim-American groups are recently doing likewise. Nice to see.

But why did it take them almost a month? Why wasn't this done the day after the kidnapping? And what are Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Muslim world doing about this evil organization and their horrible act? Where is their contribution of money to Nigeria to fight this evil organization? Where is their military support? I see only Christian-centered and Jewish-centered countries doing anything.

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I checked the CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) website. There is one article speaking against Boko Haram. The rest of their site is dedicated to complaining that America isn't being fair to them, isn't doing enough for them. Where is the fund drive for Nigeria? Where is the appeal for help for Nigeria? Where is the call for the Muslim controlled countries to act?

The slow response and lack of action of the Islamic world casts doubt on their sincerity and their willingness to speak or act against fellow Muslims, no matter how evil their actions.

Rich Schwanbeck

Elk Grove Village

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