Muslim apologists will be quick to claim the leader of Boko Haram (translation: Western Education is Evil) is not making a correct interpretation of Islam.
"Oh, Islam is peaceful, what these guys did is wrong.," and "bla bla bla bla"
They will say that Islam holds what he did to those hundreds of girls is not okay. The problem, is that Muhammad did the exact thing that these Nigerian Boko Harem people are doing. These men are literally following in Muhammad's footsteps.
Islam does permit kidnapping non-Muslims, selling them, and forcing them to convert.
In fact, I wrote an extensive, well cited blog showing everything from Quranic verses, Hadiths and Tafsirs proving that slavery, kidnapping, selling slaves, slave rape and forced conversions is acceptable in Islam. LINK My research into that matter was very thorough. The problem, is that in our politically correct world, we are suppose to think that religion equals good, and all religion must be respected because it is religion.
If we even stop to think for a second that Islam is harmful...then suddenly we are horrible human beings. Let me be clear - Muslims do two things. First, they lie about the "peacefulness" of their religion. Second, many Muslims are uninformed about their religion - they really do believe that Islam equals good. They really believe that the good things about Islam erases the bad things.
We also must believe that atheists (like Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie, Warren Buffet, Julianne Moore, and Jodi Foster) are all a bunch of heathens incapable of ascertaining right from wrong. If we say religion is bad, we will be called haters, racists, and a great number of ad homimen attacks. So it is better for us atheists to sit back and shut up if we do not want to be insulted.
So I am thinking - if it is okay for Muhammad to take slaves, sell slaves, manipulate them into converting to Islam. (by manipulation, I mean that they cannot be freed until they convert to Islam) Then surely it is okay for Muslims to do it. After all, they want to be just like Muhammad....right?
That being said, these Boko Haram guys think Western education is evil, yet they publish their propaganda surrounded by modern guns, cameras, automobiles and even use the internet. Sometimes the ignorance of the world is enough to make me cry.
Muslims cannot say that what this man is doing is wrong unless, they are also willing to say Muhammad was wrong for doing the exact same thing. With that - people need to start opening up their "holy books" and start reading them...really read them. In doing so, one would realize that religion is poison.