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  • 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...
  • A Glimpse Behind the Plot Against the American Embassy in Paris

    10/27/2001 5:40:41 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 28 replies · 448+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/28/2001 | CHRIS HEDGES
    The chemicals were stored in vats in the basement of an Egyptian restaurant in downtown Brussels. The suicide bomber, a former soccer player who had fallen into drug use and petty crime, had been selected. The target, the American Embassy in Paris, had been scouted. All that remained was the signal from Osama bin Laden's operatives in Afghanistan to strike. The nod was to come from a Frenchman of Algerian origin who was on his way back from training in Afghanistan. But he was arrested in transit, and he talked, spilling to French interrogators details of what could have been ...