THE WORLDPOST
05/08/2014 06:59 am ET

Abduction Of Girls An Act Not Even Al Qaeda Can Condone

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Boko Haram, the cultlike Nigerian group that carried out the kidnappings, was rejected long ago by mainstream Muslim scholars and Islamist parties around the world for its seemingly senseless cruelty and capricious violence against civilians. But this week its stunning abduction appeared too much even for fellow militants normally eager to condone terrorist acts against the West and its allies.

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