Skip to comments.Goodbye Washington and Jackson…Hello What?
Posted on 08/30/2017 4:19:03 PM PDT by davikkm
A pastor from Chicago, James Dukes, has taken the next, almost inevitable step of calling for the erasure of prominent historical figures from public view; specifically folks like George Washington and Andrew Jackson. After the events in Virginia made it acceptable to erase history that some people (any peple) find offensive, it is completely unsurprising that the whole nations history is under attack.
Did George Washington own slaves? Yes!, But should we condemn people for essentially living what was a normal life for the time? Consider, the people at that time in history didnt think it out of the ordinary to own slaves; they were condoning slavery
almost all of them. And what of black folks who were slave owners in those days? Did they too accept it as part of everyday life? So were they too condoning slavery? Native Americans also kept slaves.
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Not “Hello, Columbus.”
How long before people start demanding erasure of everything connected to Martin Luther King, JR.???
If he’s that sensitive, he needs to take the entire book of Philemon out of the New Testament and never quote Paul again.
Mohammad owned slaves, erase Islam.
That is what they are after, delegitimizing the entire nation, its founding and its history.
Islam still practices and condones slavery.
Only statues of the great dear former leader, O-BA-MA?
But wait, wasn’t he closely aligned with people that tried to violently overthrow the US government? ie, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Michael Klonsky, etc. He also attended some bogus ‘church’ where his pastor of 20+ years said the US was responsible for 911 and screamed “G-D America” from the pulpit. That plus much more. So I guess we can’t have statues of him either.
Slavery in modern Africa
Slavery in Africa continues today. Slavery existed in Africa before the arrival of Europeans - as did a slave trade that exported millions of sub-Saharan Africans to North Africa, the Middle East, and the Persian Gulf. However, slavery and bondage are still African realities. Hundreds of thousands of Africans still suffer in silence in slave-like situations of forced labour and commercial sexual exploitation from which they cannot free themselves.
Modern-day enslavers also exploit lack of political will at the highest levels of some African governments to effectively tackle trafficking and its root causes. Weak interagency co-ordination and low funding levels for ministries tasked with prosecuting traffickers, preventing trafficking and protecting victims also enable traffickers to continue their operations. The transnational criminal nature of trafficking also overwhelms many countries law enforcement agencies, which are not equipped to fight organised criminal gangs that operate across national boundaries with impunity.
Slavery by African country
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks) of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports children being sold to Arab herdsmen in Chad. As part of a new identity imposed on them the herdsman "...change their name, forbid them to speak in their native dialect, ban them from conversing with people from their own ethnic group and make them adopt Islam as their religion."
The Malian government denies that slavery exists, however, the slavery in Timbuktu is obvious. Slavery still continues with some Tuaregs holding Bella people.
A system exists now by which Arab Muslims -- the bidanes -- own black slaves, the haratines. An estimated 90,000 black Mauritanians remain essentially enslaved to Arab/Berber owners. The ruling bidanes (the name means literally white-skinned people) are descendants of the Sanhaja Berbers and Beni Hassan Arab tribes who emigrated to northwest Africa and present-day Western Sahara and Mauritania during the Middle Ages. According to some estimates, up to 600,000 black Mauritanians, or 20% of the population, are still enslaved, many of them used as bonded labour. Slavery in Mauritania was finally criminalized in August 2007. Malouma Messoud, a former Muslim slave has explained her enslavement to a religious leader:
"We didn't learn this history in school; we simply grew up within this social hierarchy and lived it. Slaves believe that if they do not obey their masters, they will not go to paradise. They are raised in a social and religious system that everyday reinforces this idea."
In Mauritania, despite slave ownership having been banned by law in 1981, hereditary slavery continues. Moreover, according to Amnesty International:
"Not only has the government denied the existence of slavery and failed to respond to cases brought to its attention, it has hampered the activities of organisations which are working on the issue, including by refusing to grant them official recognition".
Imam El Hassan Ould Benyamin of Tayarat in 1997 expressed his views about earlier proclamations ending slavery in his country as follows:
"[it] is contrary to the teachings of the fundamental text of Islamic law, the Quran ... [and] amounts to the expropriation from muslims of their goods; goods that were acquired legally. The state, if it is Islamic, does not have the right to seize my house, my wife or my slave."
In Niger, where the practice of slavery was outlawed in 2003, a study found that almost 8% of the population are still slaves. Slavery dates back for centuries in Niger and was finally criminalised in 2003, after five years of lobbying by Anti-Slavery International and Nigerian human-rights group, Timidria. More than 870,000 people still live in conditions of forced labour, according to Timidria, a local human rights group.
Descent-based slavery, where generations of the same family are born into bondage, is traditionally practised by at least four of Nigers eight ethnic groups. The slave masters are mostly from the nomadic tribes the Tuareg, Fulani, Toubou and Arabs. It is especially rife among the warlike Tuareg, in the wild deserts of north and west Niger, who roam near the borders with Mali and Algeria. In the region of Say on the right bank of the river Niger, it is estimated that three-quarters of the population around 1904-1905 was composed of slaves.
Historically, the Tuareg swelled the ranks of their slaves during war raids into other peoples lands. War was then the main source of supply of slaves, although many were bought at slave markets, run mostly by indigenous peoples.
Francis Bok, former Sudanese slave. At the age of seven, he was captured during a raid in Southern Sudan, and enslaved for ten years.(Courtesy Unitarian Universalist Association/Jeanette Leardi)
There has been a recrudescence of jihad slavery since 1983 in the Sudan.
Slavery in the Sudan predates Islam, but continued under Islamic rulers and has never completely died out in Sudan. In the Sudan, Christian and animist captives in the civil war are often enslaved, and female prisoners are often used sexually, with their Muslim captors claiming that Islamic law grants them permission. According to CBS news, slaves have been sold for $50 apiece.  In 2001 CNN reported the Bush administration was under pressure from Congress, including conservative Christians concerned about religious oppression and slavery, to address issues involved in the Sudanese conflict. CNN has also quoted the U.S. State Department's allegations: "The [Sudanese] government's support of slavery and its continued military action which has resulted in numerous deaths are due in part to the victims' religious beliefs." 
Jok Madut Jok, professor of History at Loyola Marymount University, states that the abduction of women and children of the south by north is slavery by any definition. The government of Sudan insists that the whole matter is no more than the traditional tribal feuding over resources.
It is estimated that as many as 200,000 people had been taken into slavery during the Second Sudanese Civil War. The slaves are mostly Dinka people.
Child slave trade
The trading of children has been reported in modern Nigeria and Benin. The children are kidnapped or purchased for $20 - $70 each by slavers in poorer states, such as Benin and Togo, and sold into slavery in sex dens or as unpaid domestic servants for $350.00 each in wealthier oil-rich states, such as Nigeria and Gabon. 
Ghana, Togo, Benin
In parts of Ghana, a family may be punished for an offense by having to turn over a virgin female to serve as a sex slave within the offended family. In this instance, the woman does not gain the title of "wife". In parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, shrine slavery persists, despite being illegal in Ghana since 1998. In this system of slavery, sometimes called trokosi (in Ghana) or voodoosi in Togo and Benin, or ritual servitude, young virgin girls are given as slaves in traditional shrines and are used sexually by the priests in addition to providing free labor for the shrine.
Mahider Bitew, Children's Rights and Protection expert at the Ministry of Women's Affairs, says that some isolated studies conducted in Dire Dawa, Shashemene, Awassa and three other towns of the country indicate that the problem of child trafficking is very serious. According to a 2003 study about one thousand children were trafficked via Dire Dawa to countries of the Middle East. The majority of those children were girls, most of whom were forced to be sex workers after leaving the country. The International Labor Organization (ILO) has identified prostitution as the Worst Form of Child Labor.
In Ethiopia, children are trafficked into prostitution, to provide cheap or unpaid labor and to work as domestic servants or beggars. The ages of these children are usually between 10 and 18 and their trafficking is from the country to urban centers and from cities to the country. Boys are often expected to work in activities such as herding cattle in rural areas and in the weaving industry in Addis Ababa, and other major towns. Girls are expected to take responsibilities for domestic chores, childcare and looking after the sick and to work as prostitutes.
The schools will tell the dumbed down students that the USA began in 2008, with the 0bama the first POTUS.
Think the kids won’t buy it? They will. And anyone who says otherwise will be arrested and sent into a 5-yr re-education camp.
Is this your blog? If it is you need to be banned.
Well Obama is the first to not have American slave trading in his lineage. Of course, one would have to be an American.
"Muhammad made it legal for his men to marry their slaves and the women they captured in war, giving them full marriage rights.
In addition, according to Muslim theologians, he made it lawful for male masters to have sexual relations with female captives and slaves."
See Tahfeem ul Qur'an by Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, Vol. 2 pp. 11213 footnote 44; Also see commentary on verses [Quran 23:1]: Vol. 3, notes 7-1, p. 241; 2000, Islamic Publications
Tafsir ibn Kathir 4:24
"YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
"Slavery in Islam," BBC Online, November 7, 2009
This is an attempt to destroy American nationalism and replace it with one world government. Rule by democracy - seen as racist and fascist - wil be replaced by rule by elites (corporations and judges and planners).
The attack on statues is meant to destroy our pride in our country. Then we will be willing to accept open borders and control from outside.
The statues are just a symptom. Greater goal is to destroy nations and replace them
If you’re an inhabitant of Earth, and you have any freedom, it’s probably because of the USA.
Hello Mayor Harold Washington and Jessie Jackson
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