Monday, January 01, 2018

Desperate Migrants Sold as Slaves in Libya

"Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ... " Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800. Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not "merchandise" at all, but two human beings. ... The auctions take place in a seemingly normal town in Libya filled with people leading regular lives. Children play in the street; people go to work, talk to friends and cook dinners for their families. But inside the slave auctions it's like we've stepped back in time. The only thing missing is the shackles around the migrants' wrists and ankles.

Comments

Africa has been plundered many times over. The governments are corrupt and the commoners are plagued with disease and pestilence. With all that said, there's enough evidence to suggest that one or two times in the distant past some African civilizations were very sophisticated.

I think of Memphis, Alexandria and Giza then shake my head and wonder wtf happened?

#1 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-12-30 06:54 PM

I think of BOAZ then shake my head and wonder wtf happened?

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-12-31 08:01 AM

#1

Don't forget Wakanda

#3 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2017-12-31 08:14 AM

North Africa is predominantly Islamic. Slavery is encouraged under Islam. Why is this news?

#4 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-12-31 05:46 PM

Slavery is encouraged under Islam.

Slavery is DISCOURAGED under Islam... exception being WAHABI/ISIS.

The original intent of the Qur'an, when understood properly, was to abolish slavery altogether... In fact, the Quran provides for emancipation of a slave as a means of religious atonement for sins.

Lie Much???

Meanwhile:

Slavery in the United States

en.wikipedia.org

OOPS!

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-01-01 04:25 AM

Some anti-trafficking organizations, stateside and global:

en.wikipedia.org

#6 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-01-01 10:38 AM

#5,

Really? OOPS?

The Arab slave trade was most active in West Asia, North Africa, and Southeast Africa. In the early 20th century (post World War I), slavery was gradually outlawed and suppressed in Muslim lands, largely due to pressure exerted by Western nations such as Britain and France.[5] For example, Saudi Arabia and Yemen only abolished slavery in 1962 under pressure from Britain; Oman followed suit in 1970, and Mauritania in 1905, 1981, and again in August 2007.[12] However, slavery claiming the sanction of Islam is documented presently in the predominantly Islamic countries of Chad, Mauritania, Niger, Mali, and Sudan.

Bigger "OOPS". So without the pressure of western nations, slavery would still be common place..

At least the rest of the civilized world stopped slavery in the 19th century. Islam, the only religion AND culture practicing slavery in today's world.

en.wikipedia.org

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2018-01-01 11:41 AM

And just who do you think sold those people into slavery to the white westerner? Yep, it was the muslim African chiefs, selling their conquered African brethren.

Islam, putting people in slavery for thousands of years before anyone else.

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2018-01-01 11:46 AM

"Islam, putting people in slavery for thousands of years before anyone else." - #8 | Posted by pfc. boazo at 2018-01-01 11:46 AM

Islam wasn't founded until the 7th century AD.

The Old Testament talks about slavery before the birth of Christ.

Typical of pfc. boazo: Pulling excrement from his rear, posting it here, and expecting it to be accepted as "fact."

#9 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-01 12:30 PM

Pfc. boazo just blames some random Muslims for selling his ancestor to the white man.

Islam, the only religion AND culture practicing slavery in today's world.

It's not the Koran's fault, these WAHABI types can't read.

Rest assured, 99% of the world's Muslims no longer believe in slavery.

Also notice, most of the nations Pfc. BOAZ mentioned are from his own Africa.

Again... it is not Islam's fault, Africans love slavery, both Muslims and Non-Muslims. Part of their culture I guess, to sell off their brothers and sisters. Nothing to do with religion. They would do it even if they were Freemasons.

#10 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-01-01 12:56 PM

Islam, the only religion AND culture

Islam is a religion, not a culture, stupid fellow. There are supposed to be a few things common in all cultures that are Muslim majority (for example Halal Food), but over 90% of that culture has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.

A Muslim from Pakistan, for example, has nothing in common with a Saudi. The first one has an INDIAN culture and he would not like the Saudi's food or understand his language or dress the same way. Even his marriage and dating customs would be vastly different. And one's a British Democracy and the other is a Monarchy.

DUH!

#11 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-01-01 01:02 PM

How do we get North Africans to fix their own culture?

You could say it's not our problem but the refugees flooding into NATO countries make it ours.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-01 01:51 PM

#12,

Stop them from coming. Close your borders. Necessity is the mother of all inventions. If they have no where to go, maybe they will fix their own country.

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2018-01-01 01:55 PM

Stoping their arrival doesn't fix the culture.

We may literally have to teach them the value of forgiving and forgetting.

And crazier yet we may have to encourage universal basic income be provided by the governments in countries that were part of the arab spring....least for a few years.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-01 02:02 PM

"Islam, the only religion AND culture practicing slavery in today's world."

USA is #1 in child sex trafficking in the world, Boaz.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-02 12:48 AM

en.wikipedia.org

#16 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-02 12:58 PM

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain What sort of BS are you pushing? The criminal that dictated the Koran was a slaver, he made people slaves through aggression and conquest. He owned slaves and he sold and gave away slaves as gifts. He especially liked his sex slaves. There is not one word in the Koran, not one, condemning the practice of slavery. Child sex trafficking? When it is not considered a crime, no one looks for it. Ask any soldiers who have been in that cesspool for a few years, sex slavery is endemic in every Islamic country I have been in, especially young boys, under 10 years of age.

#17 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-01-03 06:55 AM

sex slavery is endemic in every Islamic country I have been in, especially young boys, under 10 years of age.

Muslims are moonlighting as Catholic Priests???

Boy buggery is a Catholic specialty, my friend, not Muslim (Afghans being the exception).

he made people slaves

He FREED thousands of slaves and even adopted one....

I told you before that mixture of Meth, Booze, Trump=Worship and Jihad-Watch plus a 3rd Grade education, is gonna rot your brain.

#18 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-01-03 01:20 PM

"The criminal that dictated the Koran was a slaver"

So were the criminals who wrote the Constitution.
You really need new material. Something from this century, perhaps?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-03 09:28 PM

#18 | Posted by J_Tremain I say you are lying or repeating a lie, source? Where did you hear this crap? Why do you believe it? It ain't true. Mohammad never freed anyone. He was just a 6th century war lord with good press.

#20 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-01-04 06:28 AM

#19 | Posted by snoofy, and slavery is still practiced in every Islamic country in north Africa.

#21 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-01-04 06:33 AM

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