WASHINGTON, May 21st
Mr. Speaker, last month, over 200 Nigerian girls went to school and they never came home. They were stolen in the middle of the day by radical Islamic terrorists, the Boko Haram, and sold into sex slavery.
What is the Boko Haram? Mr. Speaker, this is a foreign terrorist organization, and it reigns terror over parts of Nigeria, primarily in the north. They get their funds by forcing people in areas they control to pay a tax to them, like a protection racket. They also get money from al Qaeda.
Boko Haram means ``western education is sinful.'' They kill, rape, and pillage in the name of radical religion. They are not only a threat to Nigeria, but the rest of us as well.
This al Qaeda-affiliated group is a bunch of thugs, bandits, and outlaws, but they are to be reckoned with. Remember the name ``Boko Haram.'' They are not going away. Boko Haram is determined to continue their terrorist lifestyle and steal little girls.
And that's just the way it is.