Now, as every schoolboy knows, slavery was abolished by the West, specifically Britain, over 200 year ago. Unfortunately, especially for the slaves, it appears that there are more slaves world-wide today than there ever were in history. We have Anti-Slavery International (ASI) to thank for this interesting information.
So the Brits and the Yanks are at it again, are they? Well, no, not quite.
Rescued Sudanese slaves
So where, then? Well, quelle surprise, mainly in Africa, from the very people who are now trying to shake down the rest of us. It’s most severe in
The abduction and operation of the practice involves unspeakable cruelty and general abuse.
Now when I hear the words cruelty and abuse, my mind naturally turns to the Religion Of Peace. A little further research and, ah yes, there it is.
Check this BBC report from Sudan:
Arab militias rode in to her village on horseback, firing their guns. When the adults fled, the children and cattle were rounded up and made to walk north for five days before they were divided between members of the raiding party. The report goes on to quote one rescued victim:
"My abductor told me that I was his slave and I had to do all the work he told me to - fetching water and firewood, looking after animals and farming. When I was 12, he said he wanted to sleep with me. I could not refuse because I was a slave, I had to do everything he wanted, or he could have killed me."
According to a study by the Kenya-based Rift Valley Institute, some 11,000 young boys and girls were seized and taken across the internal border - many to the states of South Darfur and West Kordofan. Most were forcibly converted to Islam, given Muslim names and told not to speak their mother tongue.
Ali - Yemeni slave in Saudi
Physical mutilation is practiced upon these slaves not only to prevent escape, but to enforce the owners' ideologies. According to an ASI report: "Kon, a thirteen-year-old Dinka boy, was abducted by Arab nomads and taken to a merchant's house. There he found several Dinka men hobbling, their Achilles tendons cut because they refused to become Muslims. Threatened with the same treatment the boy converted."
The report goes on “Animist tribes in southern Sudan are frequently invaded by Arab militias from the North, who kill the men and enslave the women and children.”
“Kill the men and enslave the women and children”. Now where the hell could they have got an idea like that? Well, from the
I take the following from another post I made, and in turn take it from ‘sacred’ Islamic texts.
Sahih Bukhari, volume 5, Book 59, Number 512: Narrated Anas: Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their men killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives, She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet (prophet took her away from him after giving Dahya two women and five men in exchange for Safia, Ref. Sahih Muslim 8:3328) .
Spot any connection? That's why slavery is rampant throughout the Islamic world. They're just doing what 'the perfect man' did all the time.
One of Pakistan's 'Shackled Slaves'
Anyway, the question is, if there’s more slavery today than ever, why is the West being singled out for reparations, 200 years after we put a stop to it? The answer of course is, because we’re the West. We’re seen as naïve fools who’ll fall for any cock-and-bull story as long as it’s from our non-white brethren. And they’re right.
You’ll wait a long time to see claims going in against their fellow Africans, Arabs, or Indians/Pakistanis, where hundreds of thousands of shackled slaves are still held.
Don't blame the reparationistas, blame us fools.