Who is the ‘Our’ in #BringBackOurGirls?

The girls being kidnapped are largely Christian. Their abductors are Muslims.

If the pronoun ‘our’ in #BringBackOurGirls refers to saving ‘our’ Christian girls from Muslims, I might have some enthusiasm for this cause.

If Mrs Obama wishes to go on a crusade saving Christians worldwide, I would have some sympathy – maybe even enthusiasm – for the project.

But…I doubt that is what the pronoun stands for.

Rather, I would assume that the ‘our’ refers to the global ‘our’ of the “we are the world,” “all people are on the same side” variety. The appeal is to a globalist ‘our’ vision wherein we are responsible for all people around the world with no reference to culture or opposition to us.

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