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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Enyi, May 19, 2017.
This was then. Has slavery stopped in Africa? Food for thought.
Coonery, Uncle Tomism and Uncle Remusim never had a better expression or perpetuator than when dressed up and expressed through an "academic" garb of "respectability" like that we find in coons like Henry Gates.
But no self respecting or conscious black man that i know of even gives a second though to this self abnegating colonial-mentality, coonish rubbish
Why didn't this thread gain some traction.
Wia are the thinking beings..
Eherm no mischief makers?
Probably because these kinds of touchy subjects only provoke raw emotions. It's a history full of subjective "facts" and some inconclusive endings which are good indications that no one has the entire body of facts. You notice for example that the Arab section of that history hardly gets mentioned?.
It is hard to imagine, that at one stage of man's evolution,.. lasting several centuries, he did consider morally reprehensible practices as "norm".
You make that sound as if it has been eradicated. A family in the UK had many members sent to jail last week for committing "modern day slavery". And, this was white-on-white.
That is even before we bring in "people traffickers".
In reality, minimum wage jobs, contractual agreements and forced marriages also bear the traits of slavery. However, these and other forms of subjugation are a lot different from Trans-Atlantic slave trade (as an institution) that this thread is about.
Maybe due to the fact that the Arabs are still holding black people slaves from Saudi Arabia to Sudan to Mauritania and everywhere in between, including their religious siamese twins in the northern part of Nigeria.
Can you imagine a southerner kidnapping a Fulani underaged girl and impregnating her? His blokos will be chopped off, roasted and fed to him before he is buried alive. Surely!
Over a year now, the fuckboy is roaming free.
Ese Oruru: Yunusa finally released on bail
July 10, 2016
Yunusa Dahiru, the alleged abductor of Ese Oruru, has been released on bail and reportedly taken to Kano.
Yunusa is facing a five-count charge of abduction, illicit intercourse, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor, Ese Oruru.
Confirming Yunusa’s release on Sunday in Yenagoa, his lawyer, Kayode Olaosebikan, said the accused family took him away. He did not disclose where he was taken to.
A source within the prison, who sought anonymity as he was not permitted to speak to journalists, also confirmed Yunusa’s release.
“Yunusa left custody of the Okaka prison, Bayelsa after spending over four months,” the source said on Sunday evening, adding that the accused was taken to Kano.
Yunusa’s legal team, which includes a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, had battled since March to secure his release from prison following the bail conditions given by Justice Ajiya Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court in Yenagoa.
More from: http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/206678-ese-oruru-yunusa-finally-released-bail.html
Inside the World of Gulf State Slavery
People around the world were shocked by a video of a Saudi man assaulting his maid. Sadly, it’s all too common.
ASRA Q. NOMANI
10.11.15 12:01 AM ET
“La, Baba,” a young woman, pleads in Arabic, as she stands in a tidy kitchen trying to escape the attention of her cajoling Saudi boss, seconds before he gropes and sexually molests her. “No, father. It is nothing.”
The heart-breaking scene, filmed secretly as part of a grainy half-minute clip, shot around the world this week after a courageous—and angry—wife apparently posted it to the Internet from Saudi Arabia, shocking viewers and inspiring a social media campaign, #SaudiWomanCatchesHusbandCheating. The case, which the government of Indonesia says it is investigating and trying to confirm, became even more outrageous when media accounts reported the wife faces jail time for allegedly “defaming her husband in line with the law on information technology crimes.”
But the clip of the Saudi man stalking and sexually harassing his family’s “maid servant” is more than just an Internet meme. It is emblematic of the de facto slave subculture that thrives in modern day Saudi Arabia, supported by fatwas from Saudi clerics from the country’s dogmatic Wahhabi and Salafi schools of Islam, which argue that the Quran gives owners—most usually men—rights over “those whom your right hand possess,” or, in Arabic, “mā malakat aymānukum“ (4:3, 4:24, 4:24, 16:71, 23:5-6, 24:33, 24:58, 33:50).
One verse reads: “And if you fear that you will not be fair to the orphans, then marry whomever you like from the women, two or three, or four but if you fear that you won’t be fair to them, then marry only one or the slaves that your right hands possess. That is the closest way to prevent injustice.” (Quran, Surat Al-Nisa, “The Women,” 4:3)
For sure, abuse of power is global and universal. But to progressive Muslim thinkers, the notion of power over “those whom your right hand possess” is the theological underpinning of a cultural mindset that sanctions acts of brutality, like the media reports this week of a Saudi employer in New Delhi raping two “maids” from Nepal and, then, an employer in Saudi Arabia cutting off the arm of a woman worker from India, after she filed a complaint of torture. The government of Saudi Arabia did not return a request for comment.
It is time for the Saudi establishment, to reject and condemn this regressive, inhumane and, importantly, illegal interpretation of Islam.
We are wrestling with laws created in the name of Islam by men, specifically eight men. The Muslim world of the 21st century is largely defined by eight madhhab, or Islamic schools of jurisprudence, with narrow rulings on everything from criminal law to family law. But the first centuries of Islam’s 1,400-year history were quite different—characterized by scores of schools of jurisprudence, many progressive and women-friendly. It is not Islam that requires women to wear a headscarf, but rather the scholars in the contemporary schools.
More from: http://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the-world-of-gulf-state-slavery
The abolitionist fighting to free Mauritania's slaves
June 21, 2017
Anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid
A modest office block squeezed between a doctor's surgery and a south London housing project is an unlikely setting to find a man described on Time's most recent 100 List as "an inspiration to thousands."
Yet there is much about Biram Dah Abeid, a prominent anti-slavery activist from the North African nation of Mauritania, that confounds convention.
In recent years Abeid has run for president of his home nation, founded a mass anti-slavery movement and been feted internationally for his work as an abolitionist.
Last year, former US Secretary of State John Kerry presented Abeid and fellow activist Brahim Ramdhane with a Trafficking in Persons Report Heroes Award. Abeid also received the UN Human Rights Prize in 2013, an honor previously bestowed upon the likes of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King.
In Mauritania, however, Abeid's protests have seen him jailed on three separate occasions, become a hero to his supporters and a thorn in the side of those he says refuse to address the slavery issue.
More from: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/21/africa/mauritania-slavery-biram-dah-abeid/index.html
The fact that Africans sold Africans into slavery is well established and incontrovertible. That, perhaps, was the reason why the thread had "no traction", as Madam EMJ noted.
Anonee has run on with the Arab angle of modern-day slavery. A major concern for Africa today is that our people are actually now paying for the cost of the passage by themselves in order to be taken across the Sahara and over the Mediterranean Sea. Females who survive the horrible conditions end up working as sex-slaves. Most of the men get deported before long because Europe is fed-up with offering refuge to people who bring them more woes than blessing.
It is terrible.
In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty ~ Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley) 1945 - 1981
The bodies of at least 74 migrants have been washed ashore in western Libya, in the latest tragedy along the dangerous trafficking route to Europe. The Libyan Red Crescent posted photos of dozens of bodies in black and white bags lined up along the shore near the western city of Zawiya.
A spokesman for the aid organisation said there were still bodies floating out at sea as the agency had no way of retrieving them.
He said the migrants were all adults, mostly from sub-Saharan African countries, and all but three were men.
The UN migration agency, the International Organisation of Migration (IOM), said the dinghy had set off on Saturday with 110 people on board. The agency said traffickers deliberately took the engines from the boat and then abandoned it to drift.
The traffickers generally know that an inflated rubber dinghy and its' occupants will never make it to anywhere in Europe unless spotted and rescued within 90 minutes. You'll be surprised the number of highly misinformed sub-Saharans roaming around Libya, or stuck in one of many halfway houses while waiting for this trip.
A pity but the truth must be said -
Black Americans - I mean the well informed amongst them - must be grateful that their ancestors were sold into slavery. They only have to read the news and see the suicidal desperation of Black Africans trying to reach the purgatory of Europe or the Anglo-Saxon heavens of UK and North America.
I thank God for the United States.
Africa is for animals.
! Get Yours !
Slavery was not peculiar to Africans, Negro slaves were preferred because they were stronger and more resilient. That owning of Negro slaves remained fashionable until the late centuries made Africans the poster images for slavery.
People of African decent are not very good at advocating against slavery and we always mix in other issues like poverty (in African countries); systemic racism, human trafficking etc. The Jews never let us forget what happened to them. They make movies, organise tours, arrange unending campaigns and daily uncover villains .........
Arabs are the worst culprit for modern day enslavement of Africans. They do not even consider us human as evident in the arabic name for blacks which translates to slave. Because of the glamour and myth of expansive wealth, African and sometimes Indian low skilled labour is easily recruited and are as easily expendable
The Kagame-led, Tutsi-dominated government of Rwanda is also mining its 1984 genocide to the maximum.
Those who call themselves Biafrans should have done something similar since 1970 but individual self-aggrandizement and pursuit of personal prosperity irrespective of societal well-being has made that an impossibility.