The Rape of the Sabines

A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from

The British daily newspaper Telegraph reports today

The leader of Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has issued a new video in which he denied claims of a deal to free the 200 girls kidnapped in April from a school in the northern town of Chibok.
Abubakar Shekau, the mercurial leader of the Islamist group, smirked as he said that the girls would never be released because they had been “married off” to fighters.
“The issue of the girls is long forgotten because I have long ago married them off,” he said, laughing. “In this war, there is no going back.”

I don’t think the Sheik Abu-Bakr knows of the precedent, but Romulus founded the Roman Empire with a similar act.


About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.
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