Agecuck

The agecuck (you don’t have to capitalize the word. Probably better that you don’t capitalize it) is a subset of and variation on the idea of the Blue Knight, and it means an individual who is specifically obsessed with ‘protecting’ people below a certain age fron this thing or from that thing. The age which he (or she) deems to be the “turning point” from requiring special protection to not requiring special protection is always chosen arbitrarily.

For example, on 4chan’s /b/ there are people who go around saying “how dare you be sexually attracted to [X], pervert? She is just 14!” and so on.

This is a specific form of Blue Knightism which I call agecuckery or agecucking. The agecuck attaches a great deal of emotional/ideological significance to whatever arbitrarily chosen age he sees as the ‘right’ threshold, and will autistically insist that things that are okay at age X+2 and even at age X+1 are absolutely horrible and monstrous and unthinkable at age X.

For example, if the agecuck thinks that sex at the age of 14 is “ZOMG HORROR!!!1!” (despite the statistical reality that plenty of 14-year-olds are passionately doing it) then he will simply not tolerate the idea that men are sexually attracted to 14-year-olds; yet he may be surprisingly tolerant of sexuality with 15 y/os and 16 y/os, as if there is such a great difference between “X” (14) and “X+2” (16).

An agecuck may put the threshold at 13 or at 20, the point is that any suggestion of sexuality (and, honestly, it’s always about sexuality) below this arbitrarily chosen age will result in the agecuck flipping-out like crazy against the person who suggested it.

“Agecuck,” moreso than “Blue Knight,” is meant as an insult. Nobody (or, to be precise, no man) wants to be called a “cuck” of any kind. It is meant to be offensive and to be aggressively used against our enemies.

It sounds a lot like “wagecuck,” an insult common on the chans. That’s probably what got me to invent this term, in fact.

You can technically substitute “agefag” for “agecuck,” but I think that “agecuck” stings much sharper, because it implies not just that you are engaging in a lame behavior (fagging) but that you are compromising on something essential from a position of weakness (cucking).

Why is an agecuck an agecuck? Because he is not red-pilled, or not red-pilled enough, about the issue of age. He is blue-pilled i.e. deluded about the subject. He lacks age-realism. That results in him cucking out on his own interests as a man. The legalization and normalization of male sexuality is in the rational self-interest of all men, but agecucks autistically insist that “oh no, at age X it is just unfathomable and unpalatable, because blah-blah-blah.” That results in us men collectively losing our sexual liberty, becoming the slaves of a sex-hostile age-centered worldview.

When one of our enemies speaks broadly about young people, he should simply be called a “Blue Knight.”

But when he starts autistically arguing that sex is horrible at age X while being perfectly acceptable at age X+1 or X+2, or that attraction to those aged X is perverted but attraction to those aged X+1 or X+2 is absolutely normal, then is the time to call him an “agecuck” and to describe the thing that he is doing as “agecucking.”

Again — to repeat the obvious — an agecuck may be fixated on any age. He could be fixated with 13 (possibly because he himself secretely desires to bang 13-year-olds) or with 15 (ditto) or with 17.

An agecuck will often use the word “underage” to describe those whom he deems to be below his arbitrarily chosen threshold for participation in sexual things. If he is obsessed with defending the AOC (which is 16 in many places) then he will rage against those who show attraction to 15-year-olds. If he is obsessed with defending anti-CP legislation, he will vociferously denounce attraction to 17-year-olds. That’s the gist of agecuckery.

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MT Keshe discovers that water is wet

Survival and Disclosure Among the Fallen

A couple of recent events have landed things in my lap which require a response. Not so long ago, prior to the genuinely mysterious death, and it is a murder by any reasonable explanation, of Scalia, we had been pushed to begin examining pedophile rings operating in Europe.

Within the company group here, and we are defense contractors, we have an field investigations group of former FBI specializing in human trafficking.

Months ago, physicist MT Keshe brought us a complex and frankly disjointed story of his experiences coming across a pedophile ring involving the royal families of Belgium and the Netherlands, and how their activities tied to some individuals in the US, Sterling Allan, now awaiting trial, but moreover into the European defense and scientific communities as well.

We had known about the issues in Belgium and the Netherlands, how this was a landing zone for child sex trafficking according to the UN, Interpol and the US State Department. We had gotten to know Keshe when his “new physics” free energy technologies, initially seen by us as a “cult,” had attracted attention from Russia, China and European groups within the intelligence agencies.

This is where it got sticky. It wasn’t just MI 5 or 6 but rather rogue or affiliated groups tied to what I will describe as “fringe freemasonry.” I have to also apologize to Freemasons for my use of this term. 

We could spend not just months but years discussing Freemasonry as a social organization, or as in Britain, a cult that through its penetration of Scotland Yard, the Metropolitan Police and the security agencies threatened British security through covering up a pedophile ring that continues to rule Britain.

The Murdoch press organization, through wire tapping, was able to advance Israeli influence in Britain through leveraging evidence tying in Downing Street and the Palace. This led to minor public house cleaning, a few aged celebrities and the poor aging monster “Janner,” thrown to the wolves during the last hours of their lives as though 3 successive younger generations hadn’t long stepped into their shoes enjoying full protection.

This is what Keshe stepped into, this and the Washington Gwyneth Todd describes within what she is willing to tell the public, or what Jim Hanke describes during his years at the Pentagon or that I can speak of in an equally limited way.

Let’s take an anecdotal look at “Franklin.” You see, every scandal is expanded, fictionalized, subjected to the “Alex Jones treatment” until it is poisoned to the point that no mainstream journalist, no prosecutor, no investigative agency, could ever look at it.

Disclosures are seeded with disreputable information in order to kill investigations. Too often agencies themselves take part, using the term “conspiracy theory” as an excuse to turn aside.

Thus, when solid evidence came to the FBI that children from the famous “Father Flanagan’s Boys Town” in Nebraska where being trafficked into the party circles of Washington DC, this story had to be “fictionalized” and killed.

 

Keshe came to us with solid proof that Sterling Allan, working directly with an elite group in Belgium, was operating inside the “Free Energy Community” online recruiting children through sex trafficking.

He presented a wealth of solid evidence, videos, email, more, that a network existed that tied “new age” types to not only online recruiting but to NGO’s working in South and Central America, in Africa and the Middle East, were involved as well.

We found organizations that were running schools and orphanages, “Palestinian scholarships,” help for abused or displaced mothers, from Lebanon, to Morocco, to Mexico and Brazil, all involved in stealing children.

These groups plant themselves near the camps in the Middle East, preying on the Palestinians or working with ISIS to traffick Syrian and Iraqi Christians and Shiites, with full support of Turkish organized crime and suspected complicity with their intelligence services and political leadership as well.

We traced them to Syria where we met with the Minister of Justice, who found himself deeply frustrated at how many powerful friends human traffickers seemed to have. Here we were able to tie both the US and Saudi embassies in Beirut, along with a series of NGO’s operating in Ukraine, Romania, Macedonia, Turkey and, working side by side with Al Nusra and ISIS, into Iraq and Syria.

Aid workers and journalists move freely through the area, some representing the Syrian Human Rights Observatory, or so they say, other newspapers such as the UK Independent or online blogs long tied to Israeli or CIA funding.

We had similar meetings with governments in Africa, not one or two, all confronted with powerful economic and political groups clearly behind human trafficking.

In August 2015, we arranged for Keshe to meet with the FBI in Rome to hand over his evidence. As many know by now, the computers seized on January 15, 2016 by FBI agent Jeff Ross in Salt Lake City, Utah contained files that listed high level clients, details of their preferences and enough to secure the kind of protection we had been seeing in Lebanon, Syria, Nigeria, Morocco, Turkey, Belgium, Britain, Ireland and the United States.

Our information that it was Justice Scalia of the US Supreme Court who was protecting, Sterling Allan, despite nearly 2 years of him doing everything imaginable to be arrested, was confirmed.

Our report on Scalia’s murder at the hands of a secret society tied to the Bohemian Grove “satanic cult” was also confirmed, as was our information that only after Scalia’s death could Sterling Allan be arrested.

We also have seen the “spin” that has tried to move what is solid evidence into conspiracy theory through wild misrepresentations of the Scalia-Obama meeting, or even blaming Obama personally for a “pillow over the face” suffocation killing partial confirmation as well, particularly when we follow the sources of these fabrications into the midst of Washington’s pedophile sewer.

We then caught a flurry of internet troll activity attacking Keshe, by associates of Sterling Allan. When we traced the origin of one group that began with the left-handed confession… “we are not pedophiles”, we took a look, more than a look.

We came upon a group in Morocco with a minor history of petty internet fraud and bizarre “new age” tale spinning that “landed” a gig running an orphanage that was quickly cited as a “way station” for human traffickers. We, as they so often say, are unable to comment more on an ongoing investigation.

Thus far, only MT Keshe has been willing to name those involved and only at a very real risk, much more risk than the army of trolls and child traffickers pouring out invective.

Comment: Gosh and golly, rich and powerful people are doing things lesser mortals are not even allowed to think about! In a world where child molestation, child rape and child torture would be socially acceptable, rich and powerful people would fund underground networks of vigilantes who hunt those who target THEIR children. Look at the case of Prins Maurits, who got the (non-nude, non-erotic)pictures of HIS children immediately removed from the website of Martijn. Hell is eternal…

Sweden not so feminist…

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/12/13-year-old-s-rape-case-dismissed-because-her-body-is-well-developed.html

A Swedish court acquitted a 27-year-old man of raping a 13-year-old girl because she looked older. Add this to similar cases in the U.S. and U.K., and we’ve got a sickening problem.
A man who raped a 13-year-old girl has been acquitted on the grounds that her body was “well-developed” for her age. The Swedish teenager had lodged an appeal against the ruling on her perpetrator, 27, but it was thrown out of court this week as officials decided her figure exempted him from blame as he “could not have known” how old she was.

The ruling has called Sweden’s sexual assault laws into question: legislation that states a defendant must “know” or have “reasonable grounds to believe” that the child is under 15, the country’s age of consent. The statute also classifies having sex with someone below that age as “child rape.”

The girl’s lawyer, Goran Landerdahl, told the country’s national news agency that they were planning to bring the case to Sweden’s Supreme Court in the hopes of setting a benchmark for how issues of this nature are treated in the future.

“Judges read newspapers too,” Landerdahl told TT News, “so perhaps someone will realize that there are irregularities in this case.” He also criticized adults who have sex with those who look “borderline 15-years-old” without attempting to verify their age, saying that they must be held responsible for their decisions.

But chances of the Supreme Court revising the ruling on the case are slim. As legal expert Madeleine Leijonhufvud explains, verdicts for similar abuse issues are often passed without a conviction for the alleged offenders. “The Supreme Court has been very restrictive when it comes to applying legal sexual abuse clauses to cases involving young teenagers,” she told TT.

This latest case is horrifying, but it’s not the first in recent history to expose how authorities around the world mistreat young rape victims. Earlier this year, a London judge accused a 16-year-old girl of “grooming” her 44-year-old teacher for sex, likening her actions to a stalker and telling the older man: “If anything, it was she who groomed you. You gave way to temptation at a time when you were emotionally vulnerable because of problems with your wife’s pregnancy.”

Judge Joanna Greenberg, QC, added: “There is no evidence you encouraged her in any way”—a comment that seemed all the more misguided given that the accused, Stuart Kerner, had taken the girl’s virginity in a school storage cupboard. Elsewhere in the U.K., victims of a gang who coerced hundreds of children into underage sex were labelled as “very difficult girls making bad choices” by their care workers—an attitude that led to abuse ensuing for many more years.

Add to this the Montana judge who dismissed a 14-year-old girl as “older than her chronological age” after she was raped by her 47-year-old teacher, and therein lies a very bleak picture of our attitudes toward young victims of sexual assault.

The regular refrain espoused by prosecutors and judges—that these girls seem beyond their years, and therefore cannot benefit from the protective laws afforded to others of their age group—is a paltry excuse. Either we design legislation to protect people or we don’t, but denying someone the legal justice they deserve because their chest is a little bigger than average is frankly embarrassing. If the law won’t safeguard these girls, who will?

There comes a time when we must ask ourselves why blame keeps being placed on young women. Perhaps one of them did, as the judge alleged, become overly infatuated with an older man and spend too much time trying to court his affections. But shouldn’t a man in his 40s, who is in an even greater position of power by way of being that girl’s teacher, be the one to demonstrate what is right and wrong? Dealing with personal distress is one thing, but sleeping with your pre-legal student because your wife has just miscarried simply should not be an alibi we find acceptable.

This constant misdirection of fault is a stain on punitive justice worldwide. How can we expect rape victims to come forward when they so frequently receive blame for such acts of sexual assault? And how can we expect men who target vulnerable girls to stop doing so when they know they will never be punished for their behavior? Laws designed to protect young women from sexual violence exist. It’s about time we started using them.

50 Shades of Grey – Pedophilia Hiding In Plain Sight

The story of convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky is well known.  So too is the 50 Shades of Grey phenomena, a book that has become so popular among women that some are referring to it as “Mommy Porn” for the masses.  That description is actually a lot more disturbing than a lot of folks are currently realizing.

Yes, 50 Shades is pornography. Like most pornography, the storyline is weak, the characters one-dimensional, while the sex itself graphic, detailed, but formulaic.  The underlying theme to 50 Shades is something far more sinister and appalling though than your mere run-of-the-mill porn.  It is pedophilia.  It is child porn.  Kiddie porn.

Now I know after saying that, many female fans of 50 Shades, many of them mothers, will naturally put up a defense against that kind of description.  These women, being mothers, are naturally wired to protect kids.  People like Jerry Sandusky are viewed with hatred, revulsion, and disgust.  Rightfully so.  What mother would want to condone anything having to do with the sexual abuse of children?  Of innocents?

But that is exactly what 50 Shades of Grey is really about.  It is a story of a girl being sexually molested, over and over again, by a male figure with all the power, all the control.  It is the classic abuse scenario.  And mothers are, in some cases, quite literally getting off on it, which takes the disgust of this phenomena to a whole other frightening level.

So having put that out there, and I hope I haven’t lost any of you just yet.  I owe you an explanation after having made that kind of accusation about a book some of you may be reading right now.  I’ll start with a bit of background first.

My professional experience centers around nearly 20 years with Child Protective Services.  Over that time, I’ve seen situations that do, literally, keep me up at night.  The amount of abuse that is going on in our society, that sexualization of our kids…well basically, what you hear about, what is reported in the news, that is only a small sample of just how large of a problem and the disgusting acts that are going on every day.  Kids are being raped.  Kids are being abused.  Every single day.  Over and over and over again.

I didn’t seek out 50 Shades of Grey.  It was brought to my attention by a longtime friend who is also a clinical psychologist at a university.  She’s a bit older than me.  She grew up in the counter culture era and did her fair share of experimentation of all kinds.  So she’s hardly a prude.  What she today though is a mother and grandmother.  And she’s smart.  One of the things that fascinates her is this age of cultural phenomena.  How due to technology things now spread so quickly throughout society and become the next big thing at an increasingly rapid pace.  She says sometimes this phenomena is pretty much harmless, and other times it can be very damaging to kids and or adults who begin to emulate something out of a need to belong to the “next big thing”.

Her reaction to 50 Shades of Grey though was much more aggressively negative than anything I could recall her talking about before.  It came up because I mentioned it to her offhand.  I had seen a couple mentions of it on the news and knowing her interest in cultural trends, asked her about it.  She stopped talking, looked right at me, and said the book was about pedophilia.   And it was her who then connected it to the Sandusky tragedy where so many young boys had been sexually abused. Sandusky committed his acts of crime under the cover of actually helping youth.  That is how he gained access.  My friend said 50 Shades was basically the same exact thing.  Its cover was a story of a young woman engaging is a very graphic sexual relationship with a somewhat older man.

The problem for her, and it was a BIG PROBLEM, was that the narrator in the story, was in fact, an underage girl.  My friend indicated, based on the use of language in the narration, that this girl was likely no more than 12 or 13 years of age.  I made mention that the girl in the story was actually getting ready to graduate college.  My friend, a woman with years of experience as a clinical psychologist, whose expertise I had personally witnessed a number of times over the years, shook her head and told me that she would not be able to convince me by simply talking about it.  She said I should read the book myself, but do so with the eyes of somebody whose job it had been for many years to try and protect children.  As someone who has seen over and over the signs of abuse, and the damages of abuse.   Because there are always warning signs.  I know that.  How many times have I heard people horrified in saying “I can’t believe I didn’t see that”  “How couldn’t I have known?”  Or even worse, “I knew something wasn’t right but I didn’t want to believe they were capable of doing something like that.”

I’ll try and summarize my friend’s words at this point as best I can.

“Sexual predators are cons.  They almost always have a cover.  It’s that cover which allows them access.  50 Shades of Grey is a con.  It now has access to millions of readers.  It is a story about abuse from beginning to end.  And it’s not just the abuse of a man and a woman – it’s the abuse of a man and a girl.

When you read it, look for the signs.  They are all there.

The female character has no sexual experience.  None.  She is given the age of 21, but that age is itself a cover.  Her true emotional age is much-much younger.  She has never even masturbated.  She has never even experienced an orgasm.  That alone is one of the greatest attractions to the pedophile.  That is the psychology of that kind of act.  You get off on taking purity.

But move from the fact the girl has no sexual experience whatsoever.  Now pay attention to her narrative dialogue.  Really listen to how she talks.  Again, she’s not talking like a young woman, she’s talking like a girl.  She talks about cartwheels, and skipping, over and over again it is the language and the imagery of a girl.

After that this girl has her innocence taken from her.  The abuser, the older man, makes her think its her choice.  Again, you and I both know that is one of the primary tools of the pedophile.  They create an environment where the child feels it’s their idea.  It’s what they want. But what happens after that innocence is taken away?  Then the abuser becomes more openly abusive. Controlling.  In this story he tells the little girl how to speak.  What to wear.  What to eat.  He is Daddy and she is daughter.  When you read it read it like a mother who is also a woman who is experienced with the real life tragedy of abuse.

And there is many more themes about that abuse in this book.  There is spanking and the use of Baby oil.  Why baby oil?  Think about it.  The girl wears pigtails.  She complains that he is treating her like a child.  He says she acts like a child.  There is even a scene where the abuser creates a situation to take her innocence from her again.  He rips out her tampon and engages in forceful sex yet again.  Her hymen is ripped, and the bloody remnants of it are again symbolized in an act of pedophile rape.”

She went on to say there are women now defending the book, and she understands that, but it concerns her.  A great deal, because she is absolutely convinced the book is purposely advocating the raping of a child and attempting to normalize that atrocity.

So, I left that conversation thinking maybe my friend was exaggerating.  I had a hard time believing something so popular could actually have such a sinister and revolting theme, and while I respected her expertise and experience, thought this time she had to be seeing something that just wasn’t there.

I got the book, I sat down, and I read it.

The first thing that struck me was how poor the writing was.  It wasn’t just bad.  It was horrible.  But horrible writing is no crime, (thank goodness or I would have been put away a long time ago) and it doesn’t make the content of the story evil.  But in my reading of it, just like my friend said, the theme of child abuse, of pedophilia, was right there in plain sight.  I remember being told a long time ago that sometimes the best way to hide something is in plain sight.  That is what 50 Shades of Grey is really doing.

The main character had no sexual experience.  None.  She was an innocent.  She was a kid who had just had her first drink of alcohol.  No way that was an accident by the author.  That author had to have purposely made her, despite her given age of 21, by any other measure, a little girl.  At that point, it struck me as odd.  In my business, we call that a warning signal. A sign we may have a problem.

From there, just like my friend had warned, it got worse.  Much worse.  And she was right, her telling me about it did not have the impact of me reading it myself with eyes open.  She had given me the signs to look for, and as I turned the pages, those signs confirmed it over and over again.

The narration, which is the voice of the girl talking to the reader, was the voice of a little girl.  It’s unmistakable.  There is very little emotional maturity and absolutely no sexual maturity.  She is seduced by this man in the very same way a pedophile seduces a child.  The male character is Gerry Sandusky.  He makes a show of his money, his power, the things he can buy for her, but while this is going on, we are reading the thoughts of a child.  We are reading the seduction of a little girl by a pedophile.  She is almost completely powerless.  She is naïve even for a teenager, and certainly much much more naïve than a college student.  She is incapable of even making the most simple of every day decisions and must be told what to do by her abuser, who in turn though spends a lot of time and effort convincing this child this is really what she wants.  I’ve seen this before.  Too often.  Too many times.  And it always leaves me sickened.

We are reading child pornography.  Remove the false age of the girl, which has no basis in reality, and what we are actually reading is the abuse of a little girl.

The main character is described in pigtails, given words like “Holy Cow”  “down there”, “jeez”  “double crap” she can’t operate a computer (but is supposedly a college graduate), describes skipping and doing cartwheels, repeatedly says she is made to feel like a child, has her imaginary friend (inner goddess) feels shame, is spanked and slathered in BABY OIL, told what to say, what to eat, what to do, until finally and sadly so predictably, is physically beaten.  (But she returns to him soon after, which is again, a very common theme of abuse, including pedophilia)

And beyond all of this evidence there is the fact that the male character is himself a product of sexual abuse at the hands of a pedophile.  The girl whose thoughts we listen in on as she is being abused, recognizes this aspect of the male abuser, but apparently, is too naïve or unwilling to realize she has continued this cycle of abuse herself. (Which again reinforces the idea that she is actually herself just a child)  There is no way the author did this by accident.  She puts out the theme of pedophilia openly, therefore hiding it in plain sight.

People who have had to deal with the real world of sexual abuse of children will understand this perhaps more easily than others.  How the pedophile is so often themselves victims of earlier abuse.  They enter society, they become fathers or mothers, but so often they too become abusive.  They seek out dominance, control, and the taking of innocence just as it was taken from them.  Those who were once abused, become the abuser.  It is the sad sick and tragic cycle of pedophilia.

With 50 Shades of Grey this abnormal condition is trying to be normalized.  Thanks to the insight of my friend, and my own experience,  I know it for what it truly is – a story of the sexual abuse of child, wrapped in the cliché cover story of a mysterious and troubled wealthy man.  That is another thing my clinical psychologist friend pointed out later.  Take away the aspect of money, and the character of the abuser becomes much less attractive and therefore it would have been much more difficult to pull of the deception.  Are women actually that shallow?  Yes, we can be.

But women, the vast majority of us, are not people who knowingly condone the sexual abuse of children.  We do not condone in any way, the horror that is pedophilia.

Sadly though, that is exactly what is happening with the popularity of 50 Shades of Grey.  It’s a pedophilia con.

It is one of the most horrible and sickening acts against the most powerless of our society, hiding in plain sight.

Maybe my friend put it best when we talked all of this over.  50 Shades of Grey didn’t excite her.  She didn’t find it interesting, sexy, or romantic.

50 Shades of Grey made her weep.  It made her sick.  It made her think of the abuses of all of those kids by a demented, warped monster like Jerry Sandusky, who, just like the pedophilia of 50 Shades of Grey, was hiding in plain sight.

Butlerites

Meanwhile, others among the feminists warned of the dangers of repression. In an 1897 lecture, feminist Josephine Butler cautioned against overzealous vigilance vigilantes. Moral crusades, she suggested, had a tendens to exaggerate regressive notions of female innocence and male vice—and thus undermine the feminist claim for equality. And they were, by necessity, coercive endeavors. “Beware of ‘Purity Societies’ … ready to accept and endorse any amount of inequality in the laws, any amount of coercive and degrading treatment of their fellow creatures,” Butler warned, “in the fatuous belief that you can oblige human beings to be moral by force.” But even the Butlerites couldn’t always heed their own advice, at times falling back on coercive strategies to control the sexual behavior of young girls…

Boko’s Harem

http://www.dailystormer.com/radio-stormer-bokos-harem-and-other-negro-adventures/

May 7, 2014

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These signs were obviously not produced by the people holding them.

Andre and Sven take a look at the media’s attempts to hide the fact that Blacks hunt and enslave other Blacks, with reference to the current Boko Haram situation where slaves have been renamed ‘wives.’

Comment: It is obvious from this and earlier reblogs of mine that WN and Counter-Jihad aren’t fully compatible. Again.

How Nigerian police also detained women and children as weapon of war

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/06/how-nigerian-police-also-detained-women-and-children-as-weapon-of-war

Before Boko Haram started routinely kidnapping girls in northern Nigeria, more than 100 relatives of militants were held by authorities. Their leader vowed to retaliate

Elizabeth Pearson and Jacob Zenn

theguardian.com, Tuesday 6 May 2014 14.05 BST

Demonstrators opposite the Nigerian high commission in London calling for the government to step up efforts to rescue the schoolgirls.
Demonstrators opposite the Nigerian high commission in London call for the government to step up efforts to rescue the missing schoolgirls. Photograph: Ruth Whitworth/Demotix/Corbis

The gunmen seized Hajja while she was picking corn in a field near her home in a small village in north-eastern Nigeria in July 2013. The 19-year-old had no choice but to follow her captors, insurgents with the Islamist group Boko Haram. It was the beginning of a three-month ordeal in which she was forced to convert to Islam, to cook, clean, and march.

In the worst moments she was beaten and threatened with execution. She was also made to lure soldiers into positions where they could be targeted, and watch as her Boko Haram abductors attacked them.

We know what happened to Hajja only because she managed to escape. But we also know that her experience is not unique. The kidnapping of more than 270 girls from Chibok three weeks ago has captured the world’s attention, but Boko Haram, whose name means “western education is sinful”, has been systematically taking women from schools or villages across north-eastern Nigeria since May last year.

The town of Konduga in Borno State was all but razed to the ground in an attack in February – after which insurgents left with 20 girls. Two weeks later, at the Federal government college in Buni Yade in Yobe state, Boko Haram fighters murdered dozens of male students in their beds and captured at least 16 girls. More than a dozen young women are missing from Gwoza, where Hajja was taken, and families from across the region say they have lost their daughters.

Boko Haram’s move towards using the kidnapping of women as a tactic appears to have come hand-in-hand with a similar strategy deployed by the Nigerian authorities. From December 2011, the Nigerian police began to detain the wives and children of militants leaders – possibly to put pressure on the group, possibly to bring about negotiations.

Whatever the reasons, from 2011 to 2012 more than 100 Boko Haram family members were arrested, with no evidence to suggest they had any part in Boko Haram’s crimes. Among them were relatives of Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau.

A grab made on May 5, 2014 from a video by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in a video released by the group. Photograph: Ho/AFP/Getty Images

These detentions became a source of grievance for Shekau, and were repeatedly mentioned in a series of video messages in 2012. One Shekau film threatens: “Since you are now holding our women, just wait and see what will happen to your own women… to your own wives according to sharia law.”

In 2013 the kidnappings began. In May of that year a film released by Boko Haram shows the leader alongside a split-screen image of a group of captured women and children, silently huddled together. Shekau says, “We kidnapped some women and children… including teenage girls”. This was payback, he added. In another video message he promised to make female hostages his servants if certain conditions, including the release from prison of Boko Haram members and their wives, were not met. A tit-for-tat cycle of arrests and abductions was established, with Shekau explicitly threatening the kidnap of more girls.

Video messaging is a key tool in Boko Haram’s propaganda war and the medium chosen by Shekau to claim responsibility for the abduction of the Chibok girls, announcing that “God instructed me to sell them, they are his properties and I will carry out his instructions”. This message echoes a film released by Boko Haram in March, in which he talked of kidnapped girls as the “spoils of war”. At the same time, local sources report that Boko Haram told the Chibok schoolgirls they were “infidels” for attending schools where western education, including English, is taught. They were warned they would have to pay jizyah, a form of tax from non-Muslims, or be raped as compensation. Just weeks after these threats, the girls were taken.

The scale of this kidnapping, with some reports that as many as 300 girls were taken, makes it unlike anything seen so far in northern Nigeria, or anywhere else. It has woken up the world to what is happening in the region, with pledges of help from the US and UK. But still the girls are missing and families have little faith in the Nigerian military, or the government, to find them.

Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan on Monday 5 May.
Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan on Monday 5 May. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

On Sunday, in his first comments on the kidnapping, president Goodluck Jonathan said the government was doing all it could, but admitted the military did not know where the girls are. A leader of the widespread protest movement to bring back the girls has reportedly been arrested. All this has done little to reassure the community of Chibok, whose elders have publicly expressed a lack of confidence in the efforts taken so far. Others across Nigeria are critical too.

Near Chibok, a rescue becomes increasingly difficult as the girls are thought to have been separated and taken to several different locations. Parents have mounted their own search efforts in the Sambisa forest, without success. Boko Haram militants know the area better than both the military and locals.

Time is not on the Chibok families’ side. Nor is it on the side of the government. With more than 1,500 deaths so far this year, 2014 is the most violent yet in Boko Haram’s insurgency. The country is preparing for presidential elections in 2015, and there are no signs that the insurgents will be “crushed” as President Jonathan has promised, by then. Worse, the government strategy of pressuring Boko Haram through arresting family members has backfired.

Elizabeth Pearson is a freelance radio journalist who has recently completed an MA in International Conflict Studies at King’s College London. Jacob Zenn is an analyst of African and Eurasian Affairs for the Jamestown Foundation in Washington DC

A similar solution to child molestation

A similar solution solves child molestation. Both the molested child and the molester are put to death with a sharp sword. Accusation counts as proof. After all, if the child was really molested, its life is over anyway. Some may say the molester gets off to easy, but the reply will be that many, especially powerful people and intellectuals, think even the death penalty is too harsh. So lets split the difference.