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Amanpour asks PM Cameron to join #BringBackOurGirls

Amanpour asks PM Cameron to join #BringBackOurGirls
May 11th, 2014
07:50 AM ET

Appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr show on Sunday, CNN's Christiane Amanpour asked fellow-guest UK Prime Minister David Cameron whether he would join the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

"I don't know, prime minister, whether you would like to hold this and join this campaign," she asked, holding up a sign with the now-famous hashtag written on it.

"Happily," he said, according to the BBC.

Photo courtesy the BBC.

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  1. desertvoice

    My comment has been censored!

    May 11, 2014 at 10:18 am | Reply
    • tiredofthepandering

      if you said anything that doesn't follow cnn ideology, you will be censored,,,

      May 11, 2014 at 8:39 pm | Reply
      • Fred Kite

        Oh goody. Hows about this then.

        Is it true, That Amanpour is really Arnold Schwartzenegger in her previous life?

        She sure seems sure as hell a good fit to play American Football and not in a Ladies team either!

        May 12, 2014 at 7:47 am |
    • roze

      English and us kill Innocent people in other country then Claim protect the innocent
      It's like joke.

      May 12, 2014 at 8:11 am | Reply
  2. William

    People, these kids are not coming back, they have been sold, killed or used. Read the Koran, it's there !!! What they are doing is perfectly normal and in line with the teachings of Mohamed, get used to it.

    May 11, 2014 at 10:18 am | Reply
    • alumette

      where do you get your information ? a terrorist camp ?

      May 11, 2014 at 10:40 am | Reply
    • Ariel

      You are right.

      May 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      Read the Koran-burn it. Clean out the Boko Haram like a disease they are.

      May 11, 2014 at 5:12 pm | Reply
  3. desertvoice

    My comment was: stop this farce! Stop the flow of oil in Nigeria, until the girls are found!

    May 11, 2014 at 10:19 am | Reply
  4. Joe

    Doesn't the french president want to hold the card too ? The nigerian oil is more than enough to go round for everybody. As for wanting the girls back, this is not happening until Africom is relocated from germany to africa.

    May 11, 2014 at 10:21 am | Reply
  5. desertvoice

    To the oil barons I say: join the search for the girlls! Forsake the search for oil!

    May 11, 2014 at 10:25 am | Reply
  6. desertvoice

    And to Jonathan Goodluck I say: no more good luck for Nigeria, until you find the girls!

    May 11, 2014 at 10:26 am | Reply
    • Ariel

      Those girls are gone. No one will bring them back, much less some corrupt, ignorant, typical African leader.

      May 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm | Reply
  7. alumette

    What's holding the sign going to do ? Rabid dogs do not read so someone needs to explain to them they have been misled and lied to in terms of Islam treating girls like vegetables. Any God or prophet has respect for life....all lives. To think these men are human is mistaken. They are sick degenerates who have been brainwashed to believe girls are to be used by them as slaves and incubators. They need to be eliminated. Where are the drones ? perfect use for drones.

    May 11, 2014 at 10:38 am | Reply
    • tiredofthepandering

      nothing, because this country has been turned into a bunch of skirt wearing cissys and all the countries now know we are nut less, and all we have now is hashtag messages on cardboard.

      May 11, 2014 at 8:42 pm | Reply
      • Nonsense

        Uh, sorry. Don't you remember how Joseph Kony was discovered in the Congo and brought to justice for his war crimes in Uganda after being shamed on Facebook? Hashtag justice is swift and brutal, but it is fair.

        May 11, 2014 at 9:30 pm |
      • Lawrence

        Hashtags have nothing to with anything except western narcissism. There is no such thing as "hashtag juistice" and you may want to check your facts on Joseph Kony. He has never been caught or brought to justice unless I am missing some recent news. And hashtags have nothing to do with his pursuit anyway – in reality, they're an advertisement of total impotence. Moreover, I don't remember any hashtags about Boko Haram while they were killing 10,000 people over the last ten years. Most kidnap victims of Boko are shot immediately when rescuers approach, as the Nigerians know all too well.It has happened many times. In the end, does anyone really think holding up pieces of cardboards will ever make one iota of difference to an Islamic warlord? This is a continent-wide Islamic revolution, alas, and sending in a few advisors to deal with it is patently absurd – as the Nigerians also know. After all, their own army can't defeat Boko Haram.

        May 12, 2014 at 6:05 am |
  8. Mark

    Cameron or Cameroon? I Ask when Cameroon will join to bring back Chibok girls?

    May 11, 2014 at 10:52 am | Reply
  9. Defender

    Dear Mr.Prime Minister, Just holding Placards will do nothing...Send in your troops, flood the place, decimate the Terrorists and for God's sake change that incompetent President who is holding on to the Govt. like a leach...He is purely incompetent as a President, replace him with someone forceful and someone "Who walks the talk"....

    May 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm | Reply
    • Madex

      Is Nigeria your country for you to insult our President, how is Cameron who backs Boko Haram in Syria called Islamic Front or FSA better than Jonathan? You think we are primitive people because we have black skin and you white skin? Nigerians are going about their normal business knowing that we are under foreign attack in the name of Boko Haram and this CNN marketing campaign is not sold on us Nigerians.
      Now go take your insanity drug its past 12 already!

      May 12, 2014 at 5:16 am | Reply
      • Fred Kite

        Best of Luck to Bad Luck, sorry, Good Luck Jonathan – he is sure going to need allt he Luch he can get!

        May 12, 2014 at 7:43 am |
      • AKState

        Well I am a Nigerian watching this whole disaster unfold, and I will agree with Defender. When the president of a nation is incompetent to the point that the whole world rises up in outrage because he cannot appropriately handle a situation, then yes he is open for insult by whomever. If I had a say he would be removed by now because this is not something new, Boko Haram just decided to escalate because of the freedom they have been given. I am a Nigerian, and I believe Badluck is an incompetent fool.
        And for the record, I really don't know what prompted the skin color and primitive talk, please read carefully and reply with sense.

        May 12, 2014 at 10:49 pm |
  10. Ariel

    If it is not something event remotely against Russia there will be little sympathy from Britain, Europe or the US. After all "nobody" really cares about Africa.

    May 11, 2014 at 12:53 pm | Reply
    • faster

      Are your eyes brown? If not, they should be, considering what you're full of.

      May 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm | Reply
    • Fred Kite

      Many care about Africa but thanks to the Africans themselves, everyone is powerless to do anything about it.

      The Africans are not self-sustaining and that is the big problem – they cannot take care of themselves.

      May 12, 2014 at 7:41 am | Reply
  11. friendly foe

    So army is to be sent only when overthrowing a government ? Is leaders too stand protesting holding placards who is gonna act?

    May 11, 2014 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  12. Matthew

    Hashtag sings won't do a god damn thing. 21st century is the most mind numbing time to live in. Actually do something.

    May 11, 2014 at 2:55 pm | Reply
  13. Shame on You West Double Standards

    You are rescuing the girls (I agree) but NO any info re massacre in Ukraine by own army !!! killing unarmed Slavic people is the only True face of US and EU/NATO. We will never forget and no excuse at all. Ban by population of Russia against any american-european goods!

    May 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  14. sikander

    America eu should help to get rid of boko haram entirely once and for all time,they could if they wanted to do it

    May 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Reply
    • Fred Kite

      US is still looking for Nigeria on the Map pal – watch this space but don't hold your breath.

      Can we exchange Amanpour for the girls and as a boobie prize hand over Michelle Obama too?


      May 12, 2014 at 7:39 am | Reply
  15. Andy W

    hashtags will not persuade the Nigerian government to take action. Cameroon, not Cameron, should be getting involved here. They are Nigeria's neighbor and the most likely place that these girls are at right now from what I've read.

    May 11, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Reply
  16. Penny

    I think the social media marketing and PR campaign of solidarity is positive but what exactly does "joining #BringBackOurGirls" entail? Holding up a sign? CNN is muckrakering and pushing it with that headline, photo and a few scant lines of information worthy of a mere Tweet. Remember the days when CNN was a real legitimate news source...? The only reason I come on here are for the video exclusives and I occasionally get baited by a headline like this. Ah well. My prayers go out to these innocent young women. I think these countries should form a united task force from Britain, other European nations and the US and go in there TOGETHER and actually bring back the girls.

    May 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm | Reply
    • Fred Kite

      IF we can exchange the Obamas for the Girls I would support the campaign.

      Failing that give the Obamas for free to Boka Haram (!)and they can keep the girls too!

      May 12, 2014 at 7:37 am | Reply
  17. Chuck

    They are All Talk...........Zero Action just like the whole Obama Administration

    May 11, 2014 at 5:08 pm | Reply
    • Fred Kite

      Amanpour reminds me of Demi Moore – both people want to wear men's trousers and dominate!

      May 12, 2014 at 7:35 am | Reply
  18. shrinkDave

    The tragedy is, that if these girls are raped, they may not be accepted back to their families, and will certainly never marry.

    May 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  19. Ben

    Wow this is what the world has resorted to..Imagine this happening during ww2. FDRs wife and Churchill holding up signs that read "stop Hitler." Lol Michelle Obama is a idiot as well as these two non-doers.

    May 11, 2014 at 6:45 pm | Reply
    • Nonsense

      Spoken like a true scholar of history. The comparison could not be more historically fitting. Was it Texas Professor of Law Michael Godwin who prompted you to make the insightful observation mayhaps?

      May 11, 2014 at 9:36 pm | Reply
    • Jerohstones

      Comparing Boko Harem to Hitler is alil over the edge

      May 11, 2014 at 11:16 pm | Reply
      • Detective Fish

        The Manson Family plus M.O.V.E. in Philadelphia – that's about Boko Haram's speed

        May 11, 2014 at 11:50 pm |
  20. Nonsense

    Speaking of useless twitter gestures, someone on Twitter suggested that Michelle's husband is responsible for drone-killing MORE innocent Muslim girls/women than this Islamic cult had kidnapped.

    May 11, 2014 at 9:32 pm | Reply
    • Madex

      Nigeria has more OIL than Yemen. So when Obama drones wedding parties it makes little news here and Michelle Obama doesn't carry a placard with the inscription #STOP DRONING OUR GIRLs#

      May 12, 2014 at 5:10 am | Reply
  21. TheGreenMan

    As a Briton, I can state that the kidnapped black muslim students of the koran who are to be sold by their own kind in the traditional Nigerian Slave Trade; are not "our girls". They are black Nigerian students of the Koran (literally 'Taliban') and are THEIR GIRLS, let THEM sort it out. The fact that Nigeria has done nothing to rescue the girls from its internal slave market, is the best reason for adopting the race-industry's policy of regarding Nigeria's abhorrent behavior as 'vibrant minority culture' that should be 'respected' rather than allowing over-sensitive liberals such as the 'Cameron and Amanpour Show' be 'judgementa' about black culture and tradition.

    May 11, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Reply
    • Detective Fish

      hear hear

      May 11, 2014 at 11:49 pm | Reply
  22. faster

    One man, whose 2 daughters were taken, with 4 other members of his family, said there were helicopters that came once a week and dropped things into the bush for Boko Haram.

    Where did the choppers come from? Who provided them that could AFFORD to own even one? Why had no one informed the government about it? Or if they did, why didn't the government do surveillance to see the choppers for themselves, and maybe even shoot them down?

    If Boko Haram needs food and other supplies to be airlifted to them, it seems rational that if these deliveries can be cut off, they'd have to find another source, at least for food. They made a BIG point of stealing food from the school when they took the girls, which tends to support the concept that the airlifts WERE bringing food. And that they live constantly on the edge of hunger. Maybe they were forestalled somehow. Maybe the abduction made them unable to get a shipment, because the men were away from the drop area.

    Find out whose helicopters these are. Prevent them from making deliveries and shoot them down, if possible. Then when forces are sent against them, they'll all be hungry.

    These shipments are Boko Haram's jugular. Sever it.

    And if the girls have been removed across borders, all the easier to go in and mow the Boko Haram fighters down – down to the last man.

    I also have to wonder if Goodluck Johnathan is a Muslim. He did virtually nothing for 3 weeks. That tells me he doesn't care one bit about the girls, and maybe that he DOES care about Boko Haram. So IS he a Muslim, or not? What OTHER excuse could he have for such vile negligence?

    May 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm | Reply
    • Detective Fish

      bein a stoopid african

      May 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm | Reply
  23. riviera

    Amanpour has lost her mind: she's a reporter not an active participant in political affairs. What self-delusion!

    May 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  24. Detective Fish


    May 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm | Reply
  25. Graeme M

    A question rather than a comment. Most of the girls as I understand it are christian, some are muslim. So not all muslims in Northern Nigeria are islamists. So are there two groups of muslims, 1. Sensible ones who say modern education has strong muslim, strong christian and strong jewish roots. Everyone should avail themselves and their children of this wonderful resource & 2. Boko Haram/Al Qaeda types who want to return to the middle ages or before (In the middle ages, the islamic world was the most educated) Are there competing groups/mosques/mullahs in Northern Nigeria & other places?

    May 12, 2014 at 12:48 am | Reply
  26. TruthSeekaTSA

    Time for Zio nist News Network to promote a new invasion.

    May 12, 2014 at 1:04 am | Reply
  27. selfie journalism

    Saddened that it's difficult (actually nearly impossible) to find a journalist today who does not eventually place themselves as the story. Ms Amanpour. Go back. No need to post this comment. I'd prefer for Ms Amanpour's eyes only.

    May 12, 2014 at 1:39 am | Reply
  28. Clay

    The Fox (Klan) News Channel won t join the "bring back our girls campaign". Fox News was created by the Klu Klux Klan. The Klan stopped burning crosses, left the corn fields and created The Fox ( Klan) News Channel. It is unbelievable that racist could create a hateful channel like Fox News in this day and age.

    May 12, 2014 at 2:58 am | Reply
  29. Clay

    Fox News, created by the Klu Klux Klan and watched by racists. The Fox ( Klan ) News Channel is anti black, so don t expect much support for the girls in Nigeria. People are finally realizing the truth about the Fox ( Klan) news channel and the ugly hatred they spread.

    May 12, 2014 at 3:16 am | Reply
  30. Barnes Wallis

    The president goes by the name "good luck " , swans around in full tribal dress and a baseball cap. The people still practice black magic and visit witch doctors, it is totally corrupt end to end. Add a bunch of lunatics chanting extracts from the Koran riding around in Toyota pickups with their obligatory AK 47s, why would anyone be suprised. This is just another pleasant valley Sunday in bonga bonga land.

    May 12, 2014 at 3:56 am | Reply
    • Fred Kite

      Right on Barnes – right on!

      May 12, 2014 at 7:28 am | Reply
  31. Madex

    Who still believes that Amanpour is a journalist?
    I personally don't, I think she is more of a politician. Next page please!

    May 12, 2014 at 5:06 am | Reply
  32. Fred Kite

    Has CNN found Nigeria on the map yet – I think they would have trouble finding Central Park!

    Africa is totally different to anywhere else and you had better believe it or you will get your fingers burned!

    May 12, 2014 at 7:27 am | Reply
  33. Brian

    Amanpour's a joke. She's only adept at giving the illusion of impartiality, all the while spewing the party line. Her reporting is one-sided, and worse, she condemns the action of some (while condoning the same actions taken by others.) Case in point, her shambolic coverage of the Ukrainian crisis.

    May 12, 2014 at 8:00 am | Reply
  34. ironore068

    MMMmmmmm Amanpour!

    May 12, 2014 at 8:40 am | Reply
  35. ironore068

    I would love to smack her!

    May 12, 2014 at 8:40 am | Reply
  36. Sohrab

    Andrew Marr told David Cameron to shut up on the same show, it was great 😉

    May 12, 2014 at 9:56 am | Reply

    Hope the govt of america can give us weapons to fight terrorism.i would like the american university for a tab to fight dialysis

    May 12, 2014 at 10:30 am | Reply
  38. Hector

    Amanpour is a JOKE.

    May 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm | Reply
  39. Histo Chabangu

    It is very sad reading some of the comments here! Children have been abducted and some People say such comments!
    Be weary of yourselves because some of you are going to get themselves into very serious trouble in life, i can tell by reading your comments; sick jokes, disrespect, racism, uncultured, you name it. Thanks for mankind who show compassion for the plight of this Children.

    May 13, 2014 at 5:52 am | Reply
  40. hoyal09

    Reblogged this on orhun hakan yalincak.

    May 14, 2014 at 10:24 am | Reply
  41. Tolan

    There is another call: Ask your husband do not kill kids with drones. Wille they support it too?

    May 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Reply
  42. John

    Amanpour,and CNN i thank you all for doing a good job.
    For more information to get all those who are involved in the Bomb Blast in Abuja and the Boko Haram I suggest that the Governor of Borno State,the state police commissioner,the state Army commander,the Chaiman of Chibok local govt,the school principal and the teachers should all be arrested for an interrogation.THEY WILL ALL CONFESS.

    May 16, 2014 at 7:38 am | Reply
  43. Maurice

    A big appreciation to CNN team for their visit to chibok Nigeria' felt very sorry for the accident during your visit ...You guys are really doing good work by keeping the world updated.... Just hoping that the Authorities concern will act soon to bring the girls back home....

    May 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm | Reply
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