Believe it or not, in 2016, slavery very definitely exists in the Muslim world. The rhetoric that is perpetrated about what a wonderful religion Islam is, and how peaceful it is, is truly a lie and a really big one. Among its many horrors Islam is also guilty of enslaving millions of people.
It is true that, at one time, there was an active slave trade in America and many Americans participated in it and owned slaves. This was a shameful and extremely regrettable time in our history. Eventually, slavery in the United States was abolished.
Slavery has been around since ancient times and certainly during the days of Mohammed, who took slaves from the peoples he conquered. It is important to understand the Muslim mindset when it comes to slavery. Many believe that it is okay because Allah willed it, it’s in the Quran, and Mohammed did it.
Let’s look at modern day Muslim countries and the situation regarding slavery in each: Afghanistan…each year thousands of Afghan boys and girls are sold into slavery and sent to neighboring countries; Egypt…there exists a very active slave trafficking of women for sex; Indonesia…child trafficking for sexual exploitation; Mauritania…slavery has been officially abolished, but the law has never been enforced and there are an estimated 600 thousand slaves in the country; Pakistan…one million families in one area of the country living in conditions of debt-bondage. Millions held in “private prisons” across the country. It was supposed to be a five year sentence for violators but there has been not a single conviction recorded. 1.7 million bonded laborers; Saudi Arabia… children between 5 and 12 years old are sold to wealthy men and held as sex slaves. When they reach maturity many are thrown out on the street. Arab market well supplied with child brides from Mauritania; Yemen…slavery was abolished in 1962 but it’s still going on. There is a sex industry in Yemen which offers sex with minors to rich men from Gulf states; Sudan…slave raids on Southern villages conducted by Murahaleen, who are government-backed Arab militias. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of blacks, mostly women and children, were captured and enslaved.
Slavery was officially outlawed in all Muslim countries, but researchers estimate that 21 to 36 million people are enslaved world-wide, generating 150 billion dollars a year in illegal profits for traffickers. In looking at the different kinds of slavery, labor slavery is about 78%, which is forced labor in jobs where manual labor is needed. There is about 22% sex slavery, which is enforced prostitution. There are 26% of today’s slaves which are children.
Let’s not forget the kidnapping of 329 girls from the government girls secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria, on April 14, 15, 2014 by Boko Haram. Many of those students were forced to convert to Islam and marry members of Boko Haram. Others were taken to neighboring countries and were sold.
Any denial of this evil practice by Muslims and dhimmi sympathizers is baloney. As a matter of fact, a recent fatwa was issued by Islamic State theologians which gives very specific ruling in detail on having sex with female slaves.
It is totally repulsive to think of any man, woman, or child, enslaved anywhere, but it does exist and in the Islamic world. Many Muslims feel that slavery is sanctioned by Allah and is permissible. This is against everything that we, in the West, believe in. It is contrary to our Judeo-Christian culture and tradition which is America’s foundation.
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