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  • Islamic cleric, 17 others arraigned in court for engaging in slavery

    06/21/2012 9:50:30 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    tribune.com.ng ^ | 19JUN12 | Yemi Banjo
    AN Islamic Cleric,Mojeed Oyelami, 36,and three of his suspected accomplices; Ganiyu Lateef, 22; Moshood Nurudeen, 24; and Alfa Hassan Yusuf, 21, were last Wednesday arraigned before a Chief Magistrate in Ibadan on a three-count charge of conspiring, unlawful imprisonment and deprivation of liberty of 18 children and seven adults without their consent. Fourteen others, who are parents of the children were arraigned with the Islamic Cleric and his suspected accomplices on a one-count charge of unlawfully abandon and exposing their children to danger. The parents charged along with the Islamic cleric and his suspected accomplices were Alfa Isiaka Olorungbebe, 60;...
  • Adidas Blasted Over New 'Shackle' Sneaker (Evokes Imagery of Slavery & Prison Chain Gangs)

    06/18/2012 3:08:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Adidas Blasted Over New 'Shackle' Sneaker Critics are fit to be tied over footwear giant Adidas' latest sneakers, which feature what looks like shackles attached to them. The JS Roundhouse Mids, which are due to be released in August, were previewed on the Adidas Originals Facebook page in a photo posted on June 14. Although the German company insists the design has nothing to do with slavery, its own promotional material isn't likely to quell criticism. “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” reads a tagline posted beneath the picture. Many users left comments...
  • Migrant workers in Qatar risk forced labour, human rights group says

    06/14/2012 1:33:49 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    AFP - GulfNews ^ | June 13, 2012
    Migrant workers in Qatar risk forced labour, human rights group says Report highlights range of labour issues amid construction boom for 2022 World Cup AFP Published: 00:00 June 13, 2012 Doha: Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Tuesday that migrant construction workers in Qatar, which is preparing to host the 2022 World Cup, risk serious abuse amounting to ‘forced labour’. “The government needs to ensure that the cutting edge, high-tech stadiums it’s planning to build for World Cup fans are not built on the backs of abused and exploited workers,” said HRW Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson in a...
  • German Teenager Harnessed to Horse Cart Rescued

    05/27/2012 8:51:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 May 2012
    A German teenager has been rescued from a Bosnian couple who are accused of starving and beating her for years and of harnessing her to a horse cart and making her pull it.The 19-year-old, kept in a hamlet near the northeastern town of Kalesija since 2004, had been taken to safety and the couple had been detained for investigation, regional prosecutors said on Sunday. Damir Arnautovic, a spokesman for the prosecution in Tuzla, said the woman had been in a bad physical and psychological state and had no papers. She was not named. He said Milenko Marinkovic, 52, and his...
  • History: In the service of the Sultan (Islam's Black Slaves, history they don't teach)

    05/25/2012 9:41:06 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 6, 2002 | Fiachra Gibbons
    Islam's Black Slaves: A History of Africa's Other Black Diaspora Ronald Segal 241pp, Atlantic Books, Ł20 At a time when the United States, crusading Christianity's last outpost, is again mounting its mangy charger, along comes another book documenting a dark, half-forgotten and deeply unsavoury aspect of Islam. Until Ronald Segal, author of the excellent and similarly panoramic survey of the Atlantic slave trade, The Black Diaspora, began to pick at the scars Arab raiders and their black African outriders left on large parts of the continent over 14 centuries, this had been one of the great untold stories. /..../ Unlike...
  • Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan & The Black Panthers: Shocking New Details on Their Meeting & the ‘Beast’...

    05/22/2012 11:34:07 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 22, 2012 | Benny Johnson
    Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan & The Black Panthers: Shocking New Details on Their Meeting & the ‘Beast’ Axis That Was Forged According to New Black Panther Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz: Envisions the “glory” of “paroling on the Israeli embassy with a hundred New Black Panthers” fighting for Palestine. Fighting white people is an “international struggle against a common enemy.” Whites are trying to “divide the non-white” population against each other Because “half of Africa” was involved in slavery “we say Africa owes us reparations, too.” Black radicals should seek “alliances that are possible right now with people who got solid track records...
  • The Film Class (Black Slaves under Muslim Palestinians)

    05/21/2012 8:54:36 AM PDT · by Righting · 14 replies
    PetachTikvaMuseum ^ | February 9, 2012
    The Film Class, Uri Rosenwaks, current exhibitions, (Petach Tikva Museum) 9 Feb 2012 – The community of black Bedouins ("Afro-Bedouins") in the desert town of Rahat faces racial and class discrimination deeply rooted in the social conventions of the traditional Bedouin community in the Negev. The black Bedouins' roots lie in East Africa, where they were captured by Arab slave traders and sold in the markets of Zanzibar and Saudi Arabia to white Bedouin tribes. These markets operated until the early 20th century; many of those abducted and their offspring continued to serve as slaves in Palestine until 1948 (when...
  • Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘Scheme’

    05/17/2012 5:33:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘Scheme’ Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has a status update for Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin: Stop attempting to dodge your taxes by renouncing your U.S. citizenship or never come to back to the U.S. again. In September 2011, Saverin relinquished his U.S. citizenship before the company announced its planned initial public offering of stock, which will debut this week. The move was likely a financial one, as he owns an estimated 4 percent of Facebook and stands to make $4 billion when the company goes public. Saverin would reap...
  • Fisk: Arab Spring washed region's appalling racism out of the news [extremist-liberal admits]

    05/07/2012 9:11:54 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    Topnewstoday/Independent ^ | May 7, 2012 | Robert Fisk
    Robert Fisk: Arab Spring has washed the region's appalling racism out of the news The Long View: Migrant workers from the subcontinent often live eight to a room in slums – even in oil-rich Kuwait Robert Fisk Monday 07 May 2012
  • New Law Set to Sweep Across the Nation that Would Strip All Americans of their Constitutional Rights

    05/04/2012 4:07:25 PM PDT · by freeliberty21 · 76 replies
    PRNewsWire ^ | Federal Ethics Center
    WASHINGTON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Ethics Center (FEC), a watchdog organization protecting the rights of United States citizens, urges Congress to promptly hold hearings regarding troubling events occurring in the United States 5th Circuit.   FEC's letter to members of Congress outlined several examples of recent erratic 5th Circuit initiatives as follows: 5th Circuit Judge Jerry Smith, in disregard of the law, recently demanded that Attorney General, Eric Holder Jr. confirm that the rule of Marbury v. Madison applies to the President of the United States. 5th Circuit District Judge, W. Royal Furgeson, Jr., in coordination with 5th Circuit...
  • The Middle East's Real Apartheid

    04/30/2012 8:14:38 PM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | March, 2012 | E. Karsh
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons.In light of Israel Apartheid Week, which hit cities and campuses throughout the world recently, supporters of the Jewish state find it difficult to agree on the best response to this hate fest. Some suggest emphasizing Israel’s peacemaking efforts, others propose rebranding the country by highlighting its numerous achievements and success stories. Still others advocate reminding the world of “what Zionism is – a movement of Jewish national liberation – and what it isn’t – racist.” Each of these approaches has its merits yet none will do the trick.Peace seeking and/or prosperity are...
  • Sales of women and girls booms in Europe (slavery)

    04/29/2012 9:32:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 26.04.12 @ 18:21 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Human trafficking is booming in Europe, the Hague-based Eurojust, the EU’s crime-fighting unit, said on Thursday (26 April). But the number of cases brought against traffickers is grossly disproportionate to the number of reported victims. “Something is wrong; not enough people are being brought to justice. One thing is sure is that it is a booming business,” said Michčle Coninsx, President-elect of Eurojust. Eurojust, which coordinates with national judicial authorities on serious cross-border crimes, is aiming to get member states to bring more cases to it. Despite the alarming numbers, Eurojust handled 74 registered cases in 2009, up from only...
  • Jamaica Talks Reparations, So What About Us? (Ruined keyboard warning)

    04/25/2012 4:18:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | April 25, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    A few Jamaican lawmakers recently announced a quest to explore reparations for the transatlantic slave trade. This is the second effort to discuss reparations, after the first one failed in 2010 due to financial difficulties. The effort involves the restoration of a commission that will investigate the issue and possibly ask for compensation from Britain or repatriation of some Jamaicans to Africa. Most people of color might agree that Jamaica is not the only country where its citizens deserve reparations for slavery. African Americans continue to endure the consequences of the slave trade to this day: Whites have a wealth...
  • The Savage Lands of Islam

    04/23/2012 11:57:10 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has ruled that ten year old girls can be married off, because in his words, "Good upbringing makes a girl ready to perform all marital duties at that age." The Mufti, who also recently called for destroying churches in the Arabian Peninsula, is descended from Mohammed Wahhab who gave birth to Wahhabism and his descendants have controlled the Saudi religious establishment, which has given them control of Islam around the world. For all his power and influence, the Mufti is blind and hasn't seen a thing in the last 52 years, an apt metaphor...
  • The Medicalization of Rebellion - The long, shameful history of using science to stigmatize dissent

    04/23/2012 7:02:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Reason ^ | April 21, 2012 | Sheldon Richman
    In 1861 Samuel A. Cartwright, an American physician, described a mental illness he called “drapetomania.” As Wikipedia points out, the term derived from drapetes, Greek for “runaway [slave],” and mania for madness or frenzy. Thus Cartwright defined drapetomania as “the disease causing negroes to run away [from captivity].” “[I]ts diagnostic symptom, the absconding from service, is well known to our planters and overseers,” Cartwright wrote in a much-distributed paper delivered before the Medical Association of Louisiana. Yet this disorder was “unknown to our medical authorities.” Cartwright thought slave owners caused the illness by making “themselves too familiar with [slaves], treating...
  • The Racism and Slavery of Islam

    04/20/2012 1:22:32 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    islam-watch.org ^ | 17APR12 | Jake Neuman
    Racism is one of the greatest criminal acts practiced by man against man. And Islam is the most racist, bigoted, discriminatory ideology ever created by man. Racism is the belief that inherent different traits in human racial groups justify discrimination. It is applied especially to the practice or advocacy of racial discrimination of a pernicious nature (i.e. which harms particular groups of people). Modern usage often equates "racism" and "racial discrimination" and defines the latter term only as applying to pernicious practices. Racism is popularly associated with various activities that are illegal or commonly considered harmful, such as extremism, hatred,...
  • From Man Alive! - "Indomitable you."

    04/18/2012 9:48:24 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 2 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 11. Indomitable you. If you have been paying attention to the slow-motion train wreck going on among the allegedly capitalist nation-states and their undeniably socialist central banks, you will have heard terms like “crony-capitalism” or “entitlement mentality.” Perhaps the pundits you have read have been honest enough to use a more comprehensive coinage – such as “moochers.” All of these ugly phenomena, and many others, are manifestations of a practice economists call “rent-seeking.” That term is used to mean market or legislative manipulations by which someone...
  • Bashir: Conservatives Cool With Slaves Building White House But Can't Accept Black President There

    04/06/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 96 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The odious Martin Bashir is at it again. On his MSNBC show today, Bashir suggested that conservatives, racists that they are, were happy to have slaves help build the White House, but can't accept a black president living there. View the video here.
  • Understanding The Slave Mentality

    04/04/2012 10:52:41 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 4 replies
    Alt-market ^ | 04/02/2012 | Brandon Smith
    In the initial stages of nearly every recorded tyranny, the saucer eyed dumbstruck masses exhibit astonishing and masterful skill when denying reality. The facts behind their dire circumstances and of their antagonistic government become a source of cynical psychological gameplay rather than a source of legitimate concern. Their desperate need to maintain their normalcy bias creates a memory and observation vacuum in which all that runs counter to their false assumptions and preconceptions disappears forever. It is as if they truly cannot see the color of the sky, or the boot on their face. The concrete world of truth becomes...
  • After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?

    03/30/2012 7:33:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Journal of Medical Ethics (yes, believe it or not) ^ | February 23, 2012 | Alberto Giubilini, Francesca Minerva
    Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus' health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.