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    05/28/2014 12:12:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Ohio State Research News ^ | Jeff Grabmeier,
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study suggests that a million or more European Christians were enslaved by Muslims in North Africa between 1530 and 1780 – a far greater number than had ever been estimated before. In a new book, Robert Davis, professor of history at Ohio State University, developed a unique methodology to calculate the number of white Christians who were enslaved along Africa’s Barbary Coast, arriving at much higher slave population estimates than any previous studies had found.Most other accounts of slavery along the Barbary coast didn’t try to estimate the number of slaves, or only looked at...
  • A Reparations Plan That Makes Sense

    05/26/2014 5:44:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 58 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | May 26, 2014 | Jim Goad
    Writing in The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coatesyou can thank his Black Panther dad for giving him that self-segregating first namerecently penned a sprawling essay called The Case for Reparations....[SNIP to last paragraph]... the word reparation is derived from a Latin word meaning to restore or repair. So if you want to get literal and borderline Aspergery about it, real reparations would consist of returning African Americans to roughly the state theyd be in if theyd never been plucked from their ancestral homelands. If ex-Africans have truly been damaged by being transported to America and increasing their numbers a hundredfold in the...
  • Group Frees Pakistan Christian Slaves From Brick Kiln

    05/25/2014 11:30:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Bos News Life ^ | May 24, 2014 | Stefan J. Bos
    ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- Five Christian families have been freed after being held for more than two decades as slaves in a Muslim-run brick kiln in eastern Pakistan, Christian officials involved in the rescue operation told BosNewsLife. The Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), a major advocacy and aid group, said it provided two vehicles for the May 6 raids at the brick kiln in the industrial city Wazirabad in Punjab province. Nasir Saeed, a CLAAS director, told BosNewsLife that "a total of eight" Christians were found working as slaves in the area, representing five families.
  • The Point of a Truly Honest Discussion of Race

    05/25/2014 8:02:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | May 25, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    In reply to a recent article in which I disclosed some neglected facts concerning race and slavery, a reader inquired as to the point in unveiling them. Before answering, lets review some of the tidbits that I shared in the interest of that honest discussion of race that the Eric Holders of the world continually charge the rest of us with deferring: (1) For centuries, millions of white European Christians were enslaved by Asian and African Muslims; (2) The first slaves in Colonial America were white; (3) Blacks were in America prior to slavery; (4) A significant portion of African...
  • Cliven Bundy Makes Ridiculously Racist Comments, Says Blacks 'Better Off' As Slaves

    04/24/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/24/2014 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher around whom some Republicans and conservative activists have rallied in a high-profile fight against the federal government, made disparaging comments about African-Americans in an interview with The New York Times published Thursday.  Bundy wondered if African-Americans might have been "better off" as slaves, referring to them as "the Negro."From The Times' Adam Nagourney:“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the...
  • Medieval slave trade in Eastern Europe from Finland, the Baltic Countries to Central Asia (Blondes)

    04/21/2014 3:36:20 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4-15-2014 | University of Eastern Finland
    Medieval slave trade routes in Eastern Europe extended from Finland and the Baltic Countries to Central Asia April 15, 2014 University of Eastern Finland Summary: The routes of slave trade in Eastern Europe in the medieval and pre-modern period extended all the way to the Caspian Sea and Central Asia. A recent study suggests that persons captured during raids into areas which today constitute parts of Finland, the Russian Karelia and the Baltic Countries ended up being sold on these remote trade routes. The routes of slave trade in Eastern Europe in the medieval and pre-modern period extended all the...
  • The Forgotten Slaves: 1400 Years of Muslim Enslavement

    03/09/2014 3:29:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | March 9, 2014 | Staff
    While much documentation is known of the American slave trade, the Muslim enslavement of Africans (and Europeans) encompassing the last 1400 years has been hushed up. This remarkable documentary films shows the story historians have neglected. New York Times:October 27, 2007:Todays Hidden Slave Trade
  • Europe's Modest Proposal To End Unemployment: Slavery

    01/24/2014 4:28:51 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 24 Janaury 2014 | Tyler Durden
    Having spent weeks talking amongst themselves about the chronic and dangerous rise of youth unemployment in Europe (as we warned here), the Center of planning and Economic Research in Greece has proposed a controversial measure. As GreekReporter reports, the measure includes unpaid work for the young and unemployed up to 24 years old, so that companies would have a strong motive to hire young employees. "Unpaid" work sounds a lot like slavery to us... but it gets better; the report also suggested "exporting young unemployed persons." No comment... Europe's youth unemployment problem is epic - 24.4% of Europe's under-25 population...
  • British couple accused of holding women for decades led leftist collective.

    11/27/2013 10:24:36 AM PST · by gooblah
    foxnews ^ | november 26 2013 | foxnews
    This week in Washington, Senator Marco Rubio accused a fellow American of treason. Edward Snowden drew the Republican's ire by informing hundreds of millions of innocent people that the NSA is spying on them... Anyone familiar with the Snowden story will understand why Rubio's comments are misleading. Americans are concerned about their civil liberties because of the accurate information the former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor leaked. He isn't responsible for any conspiracy theories, except in the sense that a conspiracy is "an agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act," and he exposed NSA and GCHQ cooperation on...
  • We British Would Be Delighted To Accept Reparations For The Slave Trade And Slavery

    09/15/2013 1:31:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 26, 2013 | Tim Worstall
    Theres another attempt afoot to collect reparations for the appalling effects of the slave trade and slavery. This time its certain of the Caribbean countries demanding that Britain, Holland and France should cough up compensation for those horrors. The unfortunate point about such attempts to collect money being that actually, in the British case at least, the money should be flowing the other way. To the British, not from them that is. Even the most basic economic analysis proves this so Im always amused by the repeated attempts to make us pay rather than collect. Before anyone gets too hot...
  • Obama: 'The Planet Will Boil Over' If Africans Are Allowed Cars and Air-Conditioning

    07/01/2013 2:20:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 300 replies
    Obama: Planet Will Boil Over' If Africans Are Allowed Cars and Air-Conditioning July 1, 2013 - 4:22 PM By Ryan Kierman ( President Barack Obama said at a town hall event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday that unless we find new way of producing energy "the planet will boil over" if people in Africa are allowed to attain air conditioning, automobiles and big houses. Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got...
  • Kenyan Woman Claims She Was Kept as Domestic Slave for Months ( Saudi Arabia in Va )

    05/25/2013 6:49:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    News4 ^ | May 25, 2013 | By Jackie Bensen
    A 25-year-old Kenyan woman has come forward with allegations that she was kept as a domestic slave for three months by Saudi Arabian diplomats living in Northern Virginia. The allegations come to light two weeks after News4 first reported an investigation into possible human trafficking at a Saudi-owned compound in McLean, Va. The Kenyan woman -- who goes by the name Sheila -- said she was brought to the U.S. from Kenya by way of Saudi Arabia last summer, by people who forced her to work long hours each day, seven days a week, as a domestic worker. "I used...
  • Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were necessary [OK, FR Ladies Get Angry]

    05/14/2013 6:16:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 52 replies
    An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle. The comments made Monday are already raising ire in neighboring countries that bore the brunt of Japan's wartime aggression and have long complained that Japan has failed to fully atone for wartime atrocities.
  • Its time for Democrats to ditch Andrew Jackson

    05/03/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | STEVE YODER
    As Biden speaks at event named for Old Hickory tonight, more appalling stories show party should dump him as icon Spring means that appeals for money are bursting forth from both major political parties. It also means Democratic officials in states and counties around the country are busy getting people out to their major fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. And they’re bringing in the big guns: Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the South Carolina Democrats’ dinner tonight.But after an election in which Democrats rode a wave of minority support to keep the White House and Senate, party activists should...
  • Feds Investigating A Saudi Compound In Virginia For Possible Human Trafficking

    05/02/2013 10:27:53 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-2-2013 | Rebecca Baird-Remba
    Feds Investigating A Saudi Compound In Virginia For Possible Human Trafficking Rebecca Baird-RembaMay 2, 2013Screenshot via NBC Washington Immigration officials rescued two women from this Saudi-owned home in McLean. Immigration officials are investigating a possible case of human trafficking at a home in McLean, Va., owned by the Saudi government, according to various media sources. Department of Homeland Security agents rescued two women, possible victims of domestic servitude, from a Saudi diplomatic compound early Wednesday morning, a local NBC affiliate reports. One woman tried to escape by "squeezing through a gap in the front gate as it was closing," according...
  • Marco Rubios press secretary likens non-citizen permanent residency to slavery

    04/21/2013 10:09:55 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 191 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Monday April 22, 2013
    Alex Conant @AlexConant: "We haven't had a cohort of people living permanently in US without full rights of citizenship since slavery". Mind you, he isnt talking only about illegal immigrants. Hes talking about any non-citizen who lives in this country permanently, including millions of Green Card holders. And by implication: Conn Carroll @conncarroll: For those of you keeping score at home, Rubio spokesman @AlexConant just compared all Schumer-Rubio opponents to slave owners If this is Team Rubios strategy for winning over conservatives, good luck with that.
  • Arabs Have Black Slaves

    03/30/2013 3:18:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/3/13 | Charles Jacobs
    Israel Apartheid Week has come and gone this year....However much one says that Arabs in Israel suffer, and whoever is to blame for that alleged suffering, there is no apartheid in Israel. Meanwhile, however, in Sudan and Mauritania, racist Arab societies enslave blacks. Today. Most of the slaves are African Muslims. Yet there is no Arab Apartheid Week on American campuses. Why not? One might think American student activists would be upset about Mauritania, the West African country with the largest population of black slaves in the world estimates range from 100,000 to more than a half-million. In Mauritania,...
  • Op-Ed: Arabs Have Black Slaves - Today

    03/29/2013 10:06:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 3/29/13 | editor
    Tthere is no Arab Apartheid Week on American campuses, but there should be. Slavery, in its most barbaric form, still exists in the Arab world and there is no Exodus in sight either. A shocking article for Passover. Israel Apartheid Week has come and gone this year on many American campuses. It was, of course, a hoax: However much one says that Arabs in Israel suffer, and whoever is to blame for that alleged suffering, there is no apartheid in Israel. Meanwhile, however, in Sudan and Mauritania, racist Arab societies enslave blacks. Today. Most of the slaves are African Muslims....
  • Jesse Jackson Compares Hugo Chavez to Founding Fathers

    03/09/2013 3:35:46 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 42 replies
    conservative videos .com ^ | 3-9-13 | conservative videos
    Wolf Blitzer: What do you say to the Venezuelans, not only in the opposition but those who have fled the country, who considered Hugo Chavez a vile dictator? Jesse Jackson: Well, you know, democracies mature, Our first 15 presidents owned people. They owned slaves. Democracies mature. Read more:
  • Did Black People Own Slaves?

    03/07/2013 9:16:14 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 77 replies
    The Root ^ | 3/4/2013
    One of the most vexing questions in African-American history is whether free African Americans themselves owned slaves. The short answer to this question, as you might suspect, is yes, of course; some free black people in this country bought and sold other black people, and did so at least since 1654, continuing to do so right through the Civil War. For me, the really fascinating questions about black slave-owning are how many black "masters" were involved, how many slaves did they own and why did they own slaves? The answers to these questions are complex, and historians have been arguing...
  • (Documenting today's Arab slavery) Film Stolen exposes modern-day slavery in Polisario camps

    10/05/2012 2:33:19 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    Al-arabiya ^ | Friday, 05 October 2012
    Last Updated: Fri Oct 05, 2012 07:26 am (KSA) 04:26 am (GMT) Film Stolen exposes modern-day slavery in Polisario camps Friday, 05 October 2012 The film, Stolen, the story of a Sahrawi girl called Fatim Sellami, herself a slave, who was reunited with her mother after 35 years of separation with the help of the United Nations. (Image grab from film Stolen By KHADIJA FATHI AGADIR / MOROCCO A controversial documentary film that exposes slavery in the Western Sahara camps controlled by the Polisario front has been screened in Moroccos coastal resort city of Agadir. The film, directed by Violeta...
  • Welcome to Africas Alqaedastan-Obamas Libyan war breeds horror in Mali.

    01/08/2013 4:31:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    When it was my turn, they took me blindfolded, the thief said. Suddenly I felt a pain in my right hand that was out of this world. My hand had just been chopped off. This is Gao, once the seat of an empire, and then a glorified village, and now a city the size of Scranton under the boot of its Islamist conquerors. Gao has become a place where thieves have their hands cut off, where women are forced to wear the stifling Hijab in 113 degree heat or be lashed and where unmarried couples are stoned to death. Borders...
  • Muslim Country With 25% Slave Population Elected VP of UN Human Rights Council

    12/16/2012 12:27:33 PM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies ^ | December 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    But look on the bright side, at least it wasnt Sudan, Syria or Saudi Arabia. Im coming around to the opinion that we should do everything possible to keep the UN Human Rights Council around. Not only is it the greatest source of irony since fish in a blacksmith shop, but its also a living reminder that the United Nations is to human rights as an exploding train is to transportation safety. The UN Human Rights Council met today in Geneva and elected Mauritania as its Vice-President and Rapporteur for the next year, the second highest position at the worlds...
  • Slave Master Becomes an Abolitionist

    03/27/2012 5:40:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat March 17, 2012 | John D. Sutter
    As a member of Mauritania's slave-owning class, Abdel Nasser Ould Ethmane could have had anything he wanted as a present for his circumcision ceremony: a toy, money, a camel, or, as his brother would choose, a bicycle. But the 7-year-old wanted something more sinister. He chose Yebawa Ould Keihel, a young boy with skin the color of coal. At that moment, Abdel became a slave master. It's an experience that's common here in Mauritania, a vast country in West Africa's Sahara Desert where activists and the United Nations estimate 10% to 20% of people are enslaved -- usually dark-skinned people...
  • Obama Administration Silent After Egyptian Constitution Restores Slavery

    12/01/2012 2:38:07 PM PST · by george76 · 57 replies
    gateway ^ | December 1, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Its no secret that Egyptian slavery is as old as the pyramids. Its also common knowledge that Barack Obamas ancestors owned slaves... So its really no surprise that he helped usher in a radical Egpytian regime that is restoring slavery. ... The Obama administration declined to criticize Egypts constitution despite its slavery clause.
  • Cuba scraps exit visa requirement [doctors,scientists, military still restricted - "human capital"]

    10/16/2012 1:40:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 16, 2012 | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
    .........."As part of the work under way to update the current migratory policy and adjust it to the conditions of the present and the foreseeable future, the Cuban government, in exercise of its sovereignty, has decided to eliminate the procedure of the exit visa for travel to the exterior," the notice read. The measure also extends to 24 months the amount of time Cubans can remain abroad, and they can request an extension when that runs out. Currently, Cubans lose residency and other rights including social security and free health care and education after 11 months. Still, the notice said...
  • Sordid trade in the 'summer brides': Arab tourists are 'buying underage Egyptian sex slaves' to

    07/16/2012 11:47:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/15/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Wealthy tourists from the Persian Gulf are paying to marry under-age Egyptian girls just for the summer, according to a report. These temporary marriages are not legally binding and end when the men return to their homes in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. The tourists pay a 'dowry' to poor families through intermediaries with prices ranging from 320 to 3,200. The young victims - some under 18 - suffer sexual slavery and are forced to be servants to their 'husbands', claims the U.S. State Department report 'Trafficking in Persons'. BRIDE, 17, WHO WAS SOLD FOR 2,120 The...
  • Today is The Day U.S. Citizens Became Slaves of Their Government

    06/28/2012 7:34:44 AM PDT · by catnipman · 193 replies
    Self | 6/28/2012 | Self
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Government can tax citizens because they exist, not because they earn income, but because they exist. There are no limits on the amount we can be taxed to exist. We are all now officially slaves owned by and for the U.S. Federal Government.
  • Europeans cannot shake suicidal habit (cigarette smoking)

    06/02/2012 10:41:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 31.05.12 @ 09:16 (May 31) | Andrew Rettman
    It killed 695,000 people in the EU last year. But despite restaurant bans and gruesome health labels, the number of smokers is hardly going down. A European Commission survey published for the UN's international anti-smoking day on Thursday (31 May) shows that 28 percent of the EU population smokes today compared to 29 percent in 2009. The number is still going up in the Czech Republic, Finland and Slovenia. Another 21 percent used to smoke but say they have given up. The typical smoker's profile is unflattering: it is the most prevalent among young men aged 15 to 54 who...
  • 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, 20 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama, Shakira Join Forces at Colombian Cultural Event [vanity]

    04/16/2012 7:16:23 AM PDT · by edge919 · 59 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | 04-16-2012 | edge919
    <p>Standing alongside President Santos of Colombia and singer Shakira in the Plaza de San Pedro, Obama reflected on his own ancestry.</p> <p>"Early in my presidency, my family and I visited Ghana in West Africa and we visited the historic Cape Coast Castle and I'll never forget my two young daughters, the descendents of Africans and African-Americans, looking out through the door of no return where so many Africans began their forced journey to this hemisphere," he said.</p>
  • Obama Campaign Stiffs Vermont Police

    04/06/2012 12:03:46 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 16 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 6, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    Trevor Whipple, the police chief in South Burlington, told Fox News that his department incurred $4,200 in overtime expenses as a result of separate fundraising events featuring President Obama and the First Lady. ...... The president is the president wherever he goes and whatever he does, Vermont Democratic Party Chairman Jake Perkinson told Fox News. I dont think theres any credible reason to be nickel and diming the security of the President of the United States or his family. Perkinson said taxpayers should be happy to cover the cost of the presidents fundraising visit to Vermont.
  • Did St. Patrick sell slaves to the Irish?

    03/17/2012 3:03:31 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/16/2012 | MSNBC Staff
    LONDON -- St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, may well have been a tax collector for the Romans who fled to Ireland where he could have traded slaves to pay his way, according to new research by a University of Cambridge academic published on Saturday. The generally accepted account of the saint's life, albeit based on scant evidence, says Patrick was abducted from western Britain as a teenager and forced into slavery in Ireland for six years during which time he developed a strong Christian faith. Afterwards, the account continues, he escaped his captors and went back to Britain before...
  • Slaves that Don't Work

    11/22/2011 9:23:48 AM PST · by hawkins · 18 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 11/22/11 | Travis Main
    Recently, a good friend of mine gifted a book to me called Slave. The book is written by John MacArthur. Though it ultimately contains a Calvinist flavor which is a sorely faulty doctrine, the information and viewpoint the book has to offer on the chosen slavery of Christians is exceptional. I highly recommend the book. However, the purpose of this article is not to provide a book review. The objective is to demonstrate how the corruption of slavery has abounded in the world and how it is currently crippling nations. Examined in this article will be the Christian, slavery in...
  • Kuwaiti held after Ethiopian maid beaten to death

    11/17/2011 4:24:22 AM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies ^ | 11-15-11 | AFP
    A Kuwaiti citizen has been arrested for allegedly beating his Ethiopian housekeeper to death, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Tuesday. Citing legal sources, Al-Jarida daily said the man, who was not named, confessed that he "brutally beat up" the maid for seven days because she refused to work. A preliminary forensic report showed that the maid died of "severe beatings that led to serious physical injuries and severe internal bleeding," and that she showed signs of dehydration. The daily said the suspect took the maid to a recruitment office in Hawalli, 15 kilometres (nine miles) south of Kuwait City, where...
  • Does the Government work for us or do we work for the government?

    11/11/2011 1:38:27 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 11, 2011 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    In America, the federal government seems to control everything. Light bulbs, shoe leather, refrigerators, even the water strength in your shower. Your banker, your doctor, your lawyer, your computer all are regulated beyond belief. What is it in America that the feds can’t control? The answer is simple: human nature. We need to eat, and we need to move about; and that means we will use the free market in order to do so, with or without the government.Every capable human engages in market exchanges, even in those countries where it’s illegal. Through all of history, humans have advanced civilization...
  • Islam, the Religion of Slavery

    11/09/2011 8:42:04 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    The slow collapse of Dubai, a desert mirage built on oil money, human misery and the greed of Western businesses, reminds us once again of the fate of all slave economies in the end. But for all the skyscrapers in Dubai, the glittering avenues built by slave labor and the abundance of luxury American and European automobiles-- the story of Dubai and Saudi Arabia is very much an old story in a Muslim Middle East, of fat prosperous sheiks clutching their ill gotten gains to themselves and ruling over harems and companies of slaves, until the end comes. Like Muslim...
  • Perry tells NH no to border fence

    09/03/2011 1:35:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 742 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/3/11 | Steve Peoples - ap
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he opposes a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico. Speaking to hundreds of New Hampshire voters at a private reception Saturday afternoon, the Texas governor says a fence would be ineffective and take too long to build. The comments, which produced one angry shout, expose a rift with some conservative voters over Perry's immigration record. Tea party activists in Texas have been particularly upset by his steady opposition to the fence. He also signed a law giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition for Texas universities.
  • Cherokee Nation Revokes Citizenship Rights of Black Slave Descendants

    08/30/2011 5:16:20 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 44 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 29 August 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Just a week ago this Monday, the Cherokee Nations Supreme Court ruled that the tribe may revoke the citizenship rights of black members. The case stemmed from a 2007 vote in which the Nation amended its constitution to allow the expulsion of the descendants of Cherokee-held slaves; this inspired a lawsuit by the Freedmen, as the black Cherokee are known. A district court found in favor of the Freedmen, but the Supreme Court overturned that ruling, arguing that the Cherokee alone have a right to determine who is and is not a fellow tribesman. The result is that these erstwhile...
  • Second-largest U.S. Indian tribe expels slave descendants

    08/25/2011 11:23:37 AM PDT · by BUGSWOL · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue, Aug 23, 2011 | Steve Olafson
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The nation's second-largest Indian tribe formally booted from membership thousands of descendants of black slaves who were brought to Oklahoma more than 170 years ago by Native American owners.
  • Vancouver woman faces human trafficking charge

    08/06/2011 4:32:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Postmedia News ^ | August 6, 2011 | Mike Hager,
    A West Vancouver woman accused of keeping a 21-year-old African woman in slave-like conditions in her mansion will appear in court Aug. 10 after her arrest last month. RCMP said Thursday they arrested Mumtaz Ladha, 55, on July 19 when she arrived at Vancouver International Airport from an African country. Ladha faces one charge of human trafficking and one charge of human smuggling after the 21-year-old alleged she had been confined to Ladhas British Properties home and was forced to work 18 hours a day, seven days a week with no pay. ... On Thursday, Elizabeth Empetin, 51, answered the...
  • Officials react to pot for votes scandal in Michigan

    07/28/2011 10:35:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The American Independent ^ | July 28, 2011 | Todd A. Heywood
    Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope tells Michigan Messenger he has been investigating the allegations that a Lansing medical marijuana clinic, Your Healthy Choice Clinic, is offering inducements for votes something that would violate state law. Swope says it is not completely clear what the dispensary is offering a free 1/2 gram of pot or a free medible (edible product made with marijuana) for. On the one hand, the text of the website says the offer is for registering to vote, but the second half of the website posting indicates that voters should vote for and against certain candidates for...
  • Egyptian Cleric Clarifies His Human Groceries CommentBy Justifying Taking Sex Slaves

    06/13/2011 2:05:58 PM PDT · by Baynative · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/12/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    A couple weeks ago we showed you the shocking video of an Egyptian Muslim cleric advocating jihad and saying financial problems could be solved by selling captives like groceries. Now, that same cleric is back, and hes supposedly claiming his words were taken out of context. But the way hes defending himself is curious, especially when you consider it involves him justifying buying sex slaves. The website Translating Jihad, which first published the earlier video, explains that in the follow-up video (which consists of a 20-minute phone interview), Egyptian Shaykh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni contends that his words in that clip were...
  • Salwa Al-Mteiri Calls for a Law Permitting Purchase of POWs to Turn Them into Slave Girls

    06/13/2011 9:48:49 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    Memri TV ^ | May 25, 2011
    Kuwaiti Political Activist Salwa Al-Mteiri Calls for a Law Permitting the Purchase of POWs in Order to Turn Them into Slave Girls Following are excerpts a video posted by Kuwaiti political activist Salwa Al-Mteiri, which aired on the Internet on May 25, 2011: Salwa Al-Mteiri: I asked [a Saudi mufti]: What is the law with regard to slave girls? The mufti told me that the law requires there to be a Muslim country raiding a Christian country sorry, a non-Muslim country and taking POWs. I asked him whether it was forbidden [to turn them into slaves], and he...
  • Book: Lincoln sought to deport freed slaves

    02/10/2011 7:41:41 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/9/2011 | Stephan Dinan
    The Great Emancipator was almost the Great Colonizer: Newly released documents show that to a greater degree than historians had previously known, President Lincoln laid the groundwork to ship freed slaves overseas to help prevent racial strife in the U.S. Just after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Lincoln authorized plans to pursue a freedmens settlement in present-day Belize and another in Guyana, both colonial possessions of Great Britain at the time, said Phillip W. Magness, one of the researchers who uncovered the new documents. Historians have debated how seriously Lincoln took colonization efforts, but Mr. Magness said the...
  • Mayoral debate gets heated when slave reparations come up (Chicago)

    02/10/2011 6:43:40 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 43 replies · 1+ views
    WBEZ Chicago ^ | Feb 10, 2011 | Sam Hudzik
    Mayoral debate gets heated when slave reparations come up Sam Hudzik February 10, 2011 All six candidates for Chicago mayor claim they support reparations for descendants of United State slaves, but they have different definitions of what that means. The topic came up at a debate Wednesday evening sponsored by the Chicago Defender newspaper at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Intermixed with questions about schools, the city budget, recidivism and Tax increment Financing districts, was the question about reparations. Some of the answers, which follow below, include perhaps the most heated rhetoric of the evening. Carol Moseley Braun...
  • The end of The World: Dubai island development sinks back into sea

    01/24/2011 11:00:47 AM PST · by FromLori · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/2011 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    It exemplified the booming property market and ambition of Dubais entrepreneurs. But after the global financial crisis led to the collapse of the emirates home-building market, a unique development known as The World is reportedly facing Armageddon. The project, a man-made archipelago designed to resemble a map of the planet, is facing disaster as its islands have begun sinking, a tribunal heard this week. The development, which sits a mile and a half from the mainland, is all but vacant after investors who bought up its nations saw their finances collapse after the economic crash.
  • N. Korea offers to send 2,000 female workers to China: sources

    01/19/2011 12:01:21 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    Yonhap ^ | January 19, 2011
    SHENYANG, China, Jan. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has offered to send 2,000 female workers to work at laminated timber factories in northeastern China as part of increasing economic cooperation between the countries, sources here said Wednesday. The offer was made when North Korea's consul-general in Shenyang, Ri Ki-bom, held talks with the mayor of China's Mudanjiang City on Jan. 7, the sources said, asking not to be identified.
  • Democrats Think We're Slaves

    10/18/2010 12:33:31 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 10/17/10 | reasonmclucus
    he scariest part of the Democrats "Obamacare" legislation is the fact that Democrats believe we are nothing more than elements of Interstate Commerce. The last time the federal government treated human beings as elements of Interstate Commerce was during slavery. The federal government has traditionally excluded small businesses with under $500,000 in sales that don't sell across state lines from Interstate Commerce regulations such as the minimum wage law. So how can individual Americans be considered elements of Interstate Commerce? Commerce involves the transfer of money or property by entities that exist for that purpose. Democrats seem to feel that...