First Lady Condemns Kidnapping of Girls
Michelle Obama does weekly address, raises issue of girls' education worldwide
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2014 6:54 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Michelle Obama took over the weekly presidential address to mark Mother's Day weekend, and she devoted her remarks to the kidnapped girls in Nigeria, reports CNN. The first lady said that she and the president are "outraged and heartbroken" over the mass kidnapping by Boko Haram. "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."

Invoking the young activist Malala Yousufzai, she said the kidnapping should serve as a "call to action" on the issue of girls' education because "these girls embody the best hope for the future of our world." The full transcript is at WhiteHouse.gov. (US and British security experts have now joined the search, reports AP, but no breakthroughs have emerged. The 276 girls likely have been split into smaller groups by now.)

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clmsadjman
May 11, 2014 9:28 AM CDT
Her and her Muslim sympathizer husband now they are all in. Obama said in a news conference that there was very little he could really the most powerful man in the world can't do anything he doesn't want to do anything that's the real story. The old saying its better to be feared that respected is true none of these apply to the Furher!
TwoSheds
May 11, 2014 9:26 AM CDT
As a response to this speech, the House of Representatives will take up legislation mandating the kidnapping of all girls.
fandancy
May 11, 2014 12:45 AM CDT
Why does this not surprise me. Say anything about the President or the First Lady and the bigots pop up like toadstools.