Made out to look beautiful and sent out to die - BBC News

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Made out to look beautiful and sent out to die - BBC News 5
In 2017, 133 children were used in 'suicide' attacks in north-east Nigeria. Two-thirds of them were girls. Fourteen-year-old Falmata is one of hundreds of children and young women who have been forced to become 'suicide' bombers for the militant group Boko Haram in recent years. This is the story of how she was abducted and how she escaped. Not just once, but twice.

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I am a muslim and nigerian and pray to god to stop this

Author — sanaa babaduna


Oh god. Do you remember what you were doing when you were 14? You were probably playing with your friends. Sleeping in on a lazy Saturday morning. Watching your favorite TV show. On that same day, these girls, the same age but millions of miles away, were making life or death situations -- and heading towards death. How horrific.

Author — eri139


This is REALLY what feminists should be fighting against.

EDIT: Radical feminists do tend to focus on issues that don't exist and I say this because the radicals have the loudest voice in most cases which tarnishes the image of the feminist movement but for a regular ol feminist this should be top priority and for I lot I assume it is. Thats all I was trying to say with this.

Author — Peft


I am Christian, but I fully understand that Islam is peaceful and that, like any religion, has a set of rules, these rules are followed through interpretation. Interpretation is the religion of terror, not Islam, not Christianity, not Judaism, INTERPRETATION, because you act depending on how you follow the rules set out in the Bible or Koran, but the way you see it may not be what it means. I pray for peace between religion and for the end of groups such as Boko Haram

Author — House Of Scare


Just throw the whole planet away already

Author — Gwendolin Jahns


Well killing in Islam *is* lawful according to shari'a, *but* ... only when defending your own home, family or when in extreme danger. *Dying for your faith*, or *martyrdom*, is lawful as well... but again: only when in defense. If you die protecting your home or family from aggressive invaders *that's true martyrdom* . Some groups, however, twist these easily read rules and brainwash thousands... ''Non-believers *are* the enemy! We *are* at war! They *will* kill all of us because they hate the faithful! The west is controlled by Iblis!''-type of stuff drilled into your brain combined with ''... and well... if you don't listen we'll rape and kill you'' can lead people to commit horrendous acts of violence.

Author — Kind Old Raven


boko haram is soooo wrong! they're not muslim!

Islam never told you hurt yourself and everybody around you (bomb) to get in paradise.... to get in paradise all you have to do is praying (sholat) and be nice to everyone

the girl is brave! I'm so proud of her, she's the real muslimah ❤

Author — tweet by john


It's funny, in my language (Farsi, Afghanistans most spoken language) Boko Haram means: do the bad

Author — NiggerFaggot


I really can't recommend reading the comments so so dumb

Author — Undercover Otaku


Boko haram are devils
I hope they all suffer on the day of judgement
May Allah help everyone who was hurt by these disgusting things

Author — Army For Lifeu


every year In our school we have foreign exchange students.last year a girl called Fadila came.she was so sweet and we instantly became friends. now left for Nigeria again.she did not wanted to leave, she wanted to learn how to defend herself.Now I don't know contact her. my whole class misses her so much.

Fadila if you are reading this just know we all miss you.

Author — Sefaz Kabir


Boko Haram, whoever leads them, they are immoral and are not muslim.

Author — Raja Saidatul Raja Lope


it hurts a lot to see people take a peaceful religion and turn it into something violent and full of hate. It's like the Devil is creeping into the ears of those people and begin to twist facts into ideas of their writings to put more dirt onto any religion, making them more distasteful and give them a bad reputation for people to judge as a violent, selfish, and horrible religion only use for that person's selfish reasons.

Author — Sweetly Salty


i keep laughing at the dense people who think this is islam lmao

Author — TubingDoom


Bismillah . Well in Qur'an clearly said 'suicide' is a SIN .whatever reasons behind it, it's a Sin.

Author — mei puji


This is what feminists should be fighting against.

Author — earlgrey macaroon


Astaghfirullah.Knowhere near the teachings of Islam.

Author — Raja Saidatul Raja Lope


Book haram are not muslims they are devils. Allah will punish them inshallah and give them what they deserve.

Author — Xox Girls


Can everyone stop disrespecting Islam in this comment section?
I'm just some 11 year old with no worth and I'm sitting here and crying, knowing that I won't sleep at night due to thousands and thousands of people who believe my family and I should be dead.

We just want some respect. That's all I can ask for...
We're not all terrorists. We don't all want to destroy the world.
True Muslims would never want to destroy Allah's creation. Allah wants peace in the world; therefore we should simply obey that.

It's been like this my whole life. People from school stay away from me and I decided not to wear a headscarf out of fear. Not all of us have done anything wrong.

We do normal things like any of you; we lead perfectly normal lives. We wake up, go shopping, go to work, go to school...

I know that most will refuse to listen to some upset Muslim child but I'm trying here. I don't know how long it will take, but I'm trying.

Author — hibby


Is "Koran" actually "Qur'an"?

Author — Diana Day