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Timbuktuís slaves liberated as Islamists flee
WaPo ^ | June 1 | Sudarsan Raghavan,

Posted on 06/04/2013 4:42:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin

TIMBUKTU, Mali — Her light-skinned master no longer beats her with a camel whip. He no longer makes her work from dawn to night without pay. He fled with his family four months ago, along with the Islamists who briefly ruled this historic city.

“I am free,” said Aminaya Traore, a 50-year-old woman who was born into slavery. “I can do whatever I want.”

Across this sand-swept city, hundreds of modern-day slaves are experiencing a sense of liberation, many for the first time. Nearly all the lighter-skinned Tuaregs and Arab Moors who for generations exploited them have fled the city, fearing reprisal attacks for supporting supporting the Islamists or the Tuareg separatists whose rebellion helped ignite the Islamist takeover of Mali’s north last year.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam
Not sure why Washington Post puts the emphasis on skin color...when the problem is Islam.
1 posted on 06/04/2013 4:42:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Oh, we know why.


2 posted on 06/04/2013 4:46:56 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: BenLurkin
“I can do whatever I want.”

She might beat Hillary in 2016. Tremendous story of triumphing over adversity. Very hard to top that.

3 posted on 06/04/2013 4:48:16 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder if they still castrate the male slaves as they did for centuries?


4 posted on 06/04/2013 4:56:57 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: BenLurkin
Since the elite media sees everything in terms of race, class, gender, or sexual orientation, they were confused about how to run a story dealing with a favored ideology like Islam. Not wanting to show a favored ideology in a negative light, they turned the story into one about race.
5 posted on 06/04/2013 4:59:24 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: cradle of freedom

Shhh. The feminists might get ideas.


6 posted on 06/04/2013 5:01:10 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: BenLurkin
Interesting classification:

“Under the Islamists, blacks were exploited even more by the pink-skinned people,” said Roukiatou Cisse, a social worker with Temedt, a human rights group, referring to the Tuaregs and Arab Moors.

“Now, the slaves have profited by the pink-skinned people leaving.”

“The pink-skinned people wanted to bring back the old way of slavery,” said Traore, the former slave.

7 posted on 06/04/2013 5:02:12 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: cradle of freedom
If they do clitectomies on 11-year old (or even younger) girls for showing a natural interest in boys, why wouldn't these barbarians castrate male slaves?
8 posted on 06/04/2013 5:02:57 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: BenLurkin

The people refer to themselves by skin color. After the Islamists, who come from light skinned tribes to the north, came to town light skinned people in town felt entitled to take slaves.


9 posted on 06/04/2013 5:05:56 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Zhang Fei

I’ve never seen a Tuareg who was “pink-skinned” but them again I haven’t seen them neked.

However, you don’t ride a camel au naturel in the desert unless you want to become a human lobster.


10 posted on 06/04/2013 5:07:30 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: attiladhun2
If they do clitectomies on 11-year old (or even younger) girls for showing a natural interest in boys, why wouldn't these barbarians castrate male slaves?

Back in the day, that's exactly what happened. It was literally cheaper to embark on raids for fresh slaves than to feed existing slaves adequately. These days, large scale slave raids would result in UN intervention. So they do a cross between chattel slavery and old-style Arab slavery (males are castrated and worked to death, but paid nominal amounts for their services).

11 posted on 06/04/2013 5:10:02 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: attiladhun2

In the new style slavery, slaves are paid nominal mounts but no longer castrated. Because castrated slaves can’t beget new slaves.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 5:11:44 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: BenLurkin
emphasis on skin color...

they are doing it because the arabs do it the lighter your skin tone the higher your status like when my bro brought my nephew over to egypt all those people wanted to touch the nephew cause touching a white blue eyed baby brought you good luck

13 posted on 06/04/2013 5:17:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe they should ask the liberated slaves how they felt about pink skinned but mostly brown eyed French troops being their liberators.


14 posted on 06/04/2013 5:24:35 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: cradle of freedom

Got one in the White Howse right now.


15 posted on 06/04/2013 5:33:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
The fact is that the vicious activities of the Oxford ring are bound up with religion and race: religion, because all the perpetrators, though they had different nationalities, were Muslim; and race, because they deliberately targeted vulnerable white girls, whom they appeared to regard as ‘easy meat’, to use one of their revealing, racist phrases.

Indeed, one of the victims who bravely gave evidence in court told a newspaper afterwards that ‘the men exclusively wanted white girls to abuse’.

But as so often in fearful, politically correct modern Britain, there is a craven unwillingness to face up to this reality. Commentators and politicians tip-toe around it, hiding behind weasel words...... But all this is deluded nonsense. While it is, of course, true that abuse happens in all communities, no amount of obfuscation can hide the pattern that has been exposed in a series of recent chilling scandals, from Rochdale to Oxford, and Telford to Derby. In all these incidents, the abusers were Muslim men, and their targets were under-age white girls.

UK Muslim Paedophile Rings Are an Epidemic

16 posted on 06/04/2013 5:33:46 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Zhang Fei
In the new style slavery, slaves are paid nominal mounts but no longer castrated

So, it's like an internship?

17 posted on 06/04/2013 5:41:20 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: workerbee

An Australian mullah made a very controversial statement about how women who did not wear the covering were like a dish of uncovered meat, if the cat eats the meat, you can’t blame the cat for eating uncovered meat. Women who do not dress in the Islamic way are uncovered meat and therefore are there for the taking.

A Muslim woman on an Arab tv show actually said that the Muslims should steal women from non-Muslim countries such as Russia and force them into sex slavery so that Muslim husbands could have their sex slaves so that they would not be tempted to commit adultery. You can’t make this stuff up.

One of the Saudi princes murdered a male sex slave in a London hotel. He was captured on tape beating the man in an elevator.


18 posted on 06/04/2013 5:48:22 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: BenLurkin

Now arm them or they will be slaves again the minute the ragheads return.


19 posted on 06/04/2013 5:49:02 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: BenLurkin

The race gambit is a tired attempt to deflect the discussion from a religion (Islam) followed by people representing all “colors,” and “race,” which is not an area where Islam has a pristine track record, if the ignorami who write for the MSM would realize, if they did any serious research.

To call someone a “racist” for critiquing Islam is so absurd as to be risible.


20 posted on 06/04/2013 7:40:19 PM PDT by man_in_tx
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To: BenLurkin

Terrific. Another touching tale of the blessings of “The Religion of Peace,” so named by former President Bush, and, thereafter, repeated my many others.


21 posted on 06/04/2013 7:41:41 PM PDT by man_in_tx
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