May 11 2014


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Both the Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States of America, and David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the UK, have been photographed holding signs with this hashtag in support of the still missing, kidnapped Nigerian girls.

"The hashtag has become a rallying cry for women and men fighting for the release of nearly 300 girls captured by Boko Haram, a terrorist organization in Nigeria.
In the 23 days since the girls first went missing, the hashtag has been shared over a million times. Many prominent pols–from Hillary Clinton to Michelle Bachman–have joined the movement."'

"David Cameron said on Sunday that Islamic extremism has to be "tackled", as he held a "#Bring Back Our Girls" sign calling for the rescue of over 300 Nigerian girls kidnapped last month.
"I think one of the things that really matters though is that we recognise this is not just a problem in Nigeria," Mr Cameron said.
"We are seeing this really violent, extremist Islamism. We see it with problems in Pakistan, we see it problems in other parts of Africa, problems in the Middle East. Also, let's be frank, here in the UK."
Mr Cameron was speaking during an appearance on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, where he was joined by British journalist David Aaronovitch and prominent British-Iranian journalist Christiane Amanpour.
Ms Amanpour handed Mr Cameron the sign and said the social media campaign using the trending hashtag #BringBackOurGirls drew attention to the kidnapping."

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