A group of Muslim-American organizations on Thursday condemned the abduction of a group of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram rebels.
Zainab Chaudry, a representative from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights group, assailed the rebel group, saying that its actions have no place in Islam.
Hoda Elshishtawy, a national policy analyst with the Muslim Public Affairs Council, stood in fierce opposition to their claims.
“They have violated, once again, core Islamic teachings that value all human life as sacred, prohibit depriving people of their basic freedoms, and mandate seeking knowledge as an obligatory duty of every Muslim; and access to education is a basic human right,” Elshishtawy said.
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