We must find a way to help rescue the missing girls in Nigeria

People take part in a protest demanding the release of abducted secondary schoolgirls from the remote village of Chibok, in Lagos May 5, 2014.
People take part in a protest demanding the release of abducted secondary schoolgirls from the remote village of Chibok, in Lagos May 5, 2014.

Let me finish tonight with this horror in Africa.

Over 200 school girls aged 15 to 18 were hauled away in trucks by a fanatic group out to destroy modern education. Some have been forced to marry. Others have died already.

The question, always, is this: what can we do?

What can our country do to rescue these girls from what could end up being a lifelong captivity--one of degradation, fear, and, very possibly, death at the hands of men who believe women are to be subjected to the worst in order to make them, in their twisted eyes, pure?

I hope we can find a way to help. I hope the Organization of African Unity gets to work and, most of all, I hope the world can pressure or inspire the government of Nigeria to do its duty and protect its own people.

Imagine the horror those young girls are facing.